Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, & Location
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Channel catfish Slow-Fair 1.5-5 lbs Drifting with shad.  Some being caught on cut bait and sunfish.  Stinkbait, chicken liver and worms working around feeders.
Black bass Slow-Fair 0.5-4 lbs Mainly smallmouth are being caught - many small ones.  Using jigs and crankbaits.
Crappie Slow 0.3-1 lb Using minnows and jigs over cover.
White bass Slow-Good 0.3-1.5 lbs Casting shad imitation crank baits into surfacing schools of shad or trolling crank baits.
General Comments
Sept. 25 water level 0.04 feet low, release rate = 20 cfs , water temperature = 73.   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.