Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Crappie Fair 0.33-0.75 lbs Fish being caught on jigs and minnows over brush.  Lots of crappie up to 9.5 inches, but few keepers.
Black bass Fair 0.5-3 lbs Casting spinnerbaits along rocky shorelines.
Channel catfish Good 1-5 lbs Using cut bait and dead minnows.
Walleye Fair 1-4 lbs A number were reported caught this past week by anglers throwing crank baits off rocky areas.
General Comments
Lake level was 0.16' below normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 79 on 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.