by Ruth Foreman
R&R Sporting & Tackle
They are fishing for big catfish using big bait in the Osage. A couple of weeks ago they had one that weighed 30 lbs. and a couple that weighed 20 lbs. They bait their trotlines in the evening and run them in the morning to help prevent fish from dying on the line.
Lake Stockton Report
by Harry Lefferts
Stockton State Park Marina
One of my good fishermen went out this morning. He caught two walleye – one was short and the other one got away – two crappie and one bluegill. He was fishing 24 ft. deep with worms.
Catfish are doing fair. And nice big bluegill on crickets on bridge piers and off the cliffs. A guy I just talked to caught his catfish off the bank.
by Linda McCallister
Dains Fish Farm
The river really came up over the weekend. They got that rain north of here. There was a lot of trash coming down. By Friday night, we had some people fishing from the bank with nightcrawlers. They caught several smaller blue cats and had a few channel cats.
Then Monday, I weighed a 55 lb. blue cat some guys had caught at the river road over at Schell using perch. Another guy came in. He said he was fishing about the same time using shad and caught one that went 50 or 60 lbs.
I don’t know of anybody crappie fishing.