Outdoors: Fishing reports for Pomona Lake, Melvern Lake, Osage County Fishing Lake

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

Melvern Lake

Reported April 17, 2013

Crappie – fair, 0.33-1.5 pounds, on jigs in 10-25 feet of water.

All boat ramps in Corps and state parks have sufficient depth for launching. Lake level was 3.92 feet below normal, with release at 20 cfs, and temperature 50 degrees F on April 17. Fishermen are reminded that Melvern Lake has zebra mussels: Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading the mussels to other lakes.

Osage State Fishing Lake

Reported April 17, 2013

Channel catfish – poor to fair, 1-5 pounds, using shad sides.

Crappie – poor to fair, 0.4-1 pound, using jigs in 15-20 feet over brush.

Pomona Lake

Reported April 19, 2013

Channel catfish – slow, 2-7 pounds. Use worms or dip baits and crappie entrails or cut shad, stink or prepared baits. Fishfeeders are off, lakewide or stilling basin.

Walleye – slow, size varies; walleye population is improving; try off of windy points, crank baits or jigs tipped with nightcrawler.

White bass or wipers – slow, size varies, lakewide and the windy side of the points, minnows or shad colored lures, off the Corps swim beach.

Crappie – slow, most were 9-14 inches, most over 10 inches, lakewide, marina docks, over brush piles, black and pink tube jigs, minnows, about 6 feet, fish are slowly moving in.

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




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