Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Crappie Slow 0.33-1 lbs Fish being caught on jigs and minnows over brush.
Black bass Fair 0.5-3 lbs Crankbaits and minnows.
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using nightcrawlers and chicken livers.
General Comments
Lake level was 0.35' above normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 78 on July 18.  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.