Outdoors: Fishing reports for Melvern Lake and Osage County Fishing Lake

The following fishing and lake reports for Osage County lakes were provided by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Melvern Lake – Last Updated: 7/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Slow 0.33-1 lbs. Fish being caught on jigs and minnows over brush.
Black bass Fair-Good 0.5-3 lbs. Casting spinner baits along rocky shorelines.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lbs. Using nightcrawlers and chicken livers.
General Comments
Lake level was 0.1′ above normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 79 on July 28.  Melvern Reservoir has zebra mussels. Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading them to other lakes.

Osage State Fishing Lake – Last Updated: 7/28/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Bluegill Fair-Good Up to 0.3 lbs. Using worm under bobber
Largemouth Bass Fair 0.5-3 lbs. Using jigs, crankbaits and spinners.
Channel catfish Fair 1-6 lbs. Using worms, chicken liver, stinkbait around feeders.

Local fishermen are invited to comment below to update fishing conditions or other local lake information.

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