Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report

Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Crappie Fair-Good 0.33-0.75 lbs Good reports Sunday and Monday, then fishing slowed some.  Most anglers are fishing in 15-20 feet of water using minnows and jigs.  Some limits taken Sunday and Monday, but by Tuesday most were catching 6-7 keepers.
Channel catfish Fair 1-5 lbs Using crappie guts.
Blue catfish Fair 5-20 lbs Using crappie guts or sunfish.
General Comments
Lake level was 0.1.52' below normal, release = 20 cfs, and temperature = 43 on November 19.  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.