Scott State Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Most in the 13 to 18 inch range Fishing cut and prepared baits off the bottom over shallow flats on warmer days.
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 13 inches Vertically fishing jigs or minnows around the fish attractors has been good over the past couple of weeks with anglers reporting catches of a respectable number of fish ranging from 11 to 13 inches in length.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Fishing suspending jerkbaits and swimbaits around structure in sun-warmed shallows.
Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Vertically fishing small jigs around the fish attractors.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair/Good Up to 7 lbs. Casting brightly colored jigs and crankbaits off the dam at night.
Rainbow Trout Excellent 0.5 lb. average

We conducted the fourth and final stocking of the season on February 27, 2017 with the release of 1,240 rainbow trout.  A valid trout permit must be possessed by anglers 16 years and older to fish for and harvest trout.

Anglers report catching limits of nice fish weighing approximately 1.5 lbs. each on corn, powerbait, and salmon eggs.

General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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