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

The following fishing and lake 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: 8/15/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 0.33-1.5 lbs On jigs and minnows around brushpiles in 10-15 feet of water.
Walleye Fair 1-4 lbs Drifting the flats using jig and nightcrawler.
Channel catfish Fair 1-6 lbs Stinkbait, shad and nightcrawlers. Stinkbait working best over baited areas.
Boat ramp conditions All ramps in Corps parks and state park have sufficient depth for launching.
General Comments
Lake level was 1.67′ below normal, release was 20 cfs, and temperature was 77 F, August 15. 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: 8/19/2013

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 fish feeders are on. anglers baiting areas with sour soybeans having good success, 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, wipers are following the schools of shad, minnows or shad colored lures, off the Corps swim beach
Crappie Slow Most were 9 – 14 inches Lakewide, marina docks, over brush piles, black and pink tube jigs, minnows.about 6 ft., most fish are over 10 inches, fish are slowly moving in

OSAGE STATE FISHING LAKE – Last Updated: 8/15/2013

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using stinkbait, shad, nightcrawlers, minnows and sunfish.
Bluegill Fair Up to 0.33 lb Using small spinners, jigs, and worms.

Fishing reports thanks to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. 

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

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