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

The following fishing reports for Osage County lakes were provided by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

MELVERN RESERVOIR – Last Updated: 6/13/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Crappie Good 0.33-1.5 lbs On jigs and minnows around brushpiles in 10-15 feet of water. Good reports coming from Turkey point area to Sundance on north bank.
Walleye Fair-Good 1-4 lbs Using jig and nightcrawler on the flats.
Channel catfish Fair-Good 1-6 lbs Shad on windy side of lake.
Smallmouth bass Fair-Good 0.5-2.5 lbs Using jigs and small crankbaits off rocky banks.
Boat ramp conditions All ramps in Corps Parks and State Park have sufficient depth for launching.
General Comments
Lake level was 2.25′ below normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 71 F, June 13. 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.


POMONA RESERVOIR – Last Updated: 6/14/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Good 2-7 pounds Use worms or dip baits and crappie entrails or cutshad, stink/prepared baits, The fishfeeders are ON. Lakewide or stilling basin.
Walleye Slow varies the walleye population is improving, tryoff windy points, crank baits or jigs tipped with nightcrawler.
White bass/Wipers Good 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 lakewide, marina docks, over brushpiles, black and pink tube jigs, minnows, about 6 ft., most fish are over 10 inches, fish are slowly moving in.
General Comments
When large releases of water occur at the stilling basin fishing there can be better. Overall the fishing has really improved in the last couple of weeks and it is expected to continue to improve and the water warms.Have FUN, get the kids, get your friends and go fishing. Remember to “CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY” your boats and equipment.


OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE – Last Updated: 6/13/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using shad sides, nightcrawlers, minnows and sunfish. Feeders started running May 7, so these should be good places to try.
Crappie Fair 0.4-1 lbs Using jigs and minnows in 4-12 feet of water.
Bluegill Fair-Good Up to 0.33 lb Using small spinners, jigs, and worms.
Largemouth bass Fair-Good 0.5-2.5 lbs Using jigs and crankbaits.
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