Butler State Fishing Lake Fishing Report -
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method & Location|
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|Channel Catfish||Good||up to 12 lbs|| |
Creel limit 2/day Length Limit 15-inches.
Stink bait or cut bait near the fish feeders.
|Largemouth Bass||Fair||up to 17 inch||Spinnerbaits and crankbaits next to cover. Large plastics including creature type baits worked along vegetation edges and topwater works well early and late in the day. Fishing has been a little tougher during mid-day. Early morning and late evening are the better bets.|
|Crappie||The majority of the crappie in the lake are small and the crappie population density needs to be reduced. Take those smaller crappie home (as long as you don't exceed the 50/day creel limit!) as they won't get much bigger in Butler if you throw them back. Overpopulation of the crappie has created slow growth rates so don't feel bad about taking home a nice bucket of smallish crappie...you'll be doing the lake a favor!|
|Bluegill||Good||up to 7 inch||Small live bait offerings near shoreline cover and in the water willow beds.|