Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
       
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Crappie Slow-Fair 0.33-0.75 lbs Fish being caught on jigs and minnows over brush.  High percentage of small fish, but few keepers.
Black bass Slow-Fair 0.5-3 lbs Casting crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs along rocky shorelines.
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using cut bait and dead minnows.
General Comments
Lake level was 0.48' below normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 80 on August 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.