Outdoors: Fishing reports for Melvern 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.

MELVERN RESERVOIR – Last Updated: 4/23/2014

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
Crappie Fair 0.33-1 pound Fish being caught on jigs and minnows over brush.
Boat ramp conditions All ramps in Corps parks and state park have sufficient depth for launching.
General Comments
Lake level was 3.26′ below normal, release was 20 cfs, and temperature was 50 F on April 23. 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 COUNTY STATE FISHING LAKE – Last updated 4/19/2014 – Crappie were reported to be slow to fair 1/3 to 1 pound, fishing with jigs over brush piles.

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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