Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, &Location
Part Time Job Opening - Creel Clerk     Person needed to interview anglers at Melvern Reservoir, March through October on selected days.  March, July-October average monthly work hours = 96; other months work hours = 144.  Incumbent needs to be to able to identify common sport fish and interact with the public well.  Must provide own vehicle.  Pay is $ 11.79/hr.  Person is reimbursed for mileage at 54 cents/mile.  If interested contact Richard Sanders, 785-832-8413, richard.sanders@ksoutdoors.com
       
Fisheries Newsletter     If you would like to receive additional information about this lake a couple of times a year, sign up for the newsletter at the following link http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-Lawrence-Fishing-District
Blue Catfish     35 inch minimum length limit and 5 fish daily limit went into effect January 1, 2016.  This regulation change is to protect adult brood fish which hopefully will allow increased production of young blue catfish, translating into increased numbers of blues in Melvern.
Crappie Poor -Fair 0.3-1 lb Bite has been erratic, one day good the next no good.  Anglers are using ice spoons and small jigs over structure in 18-30 feet of water.
General Comments
Feb. 4  water level 1.66 feet low, release rate = 20 cfs, water temp = 33.  Most of lake open.  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.