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.
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