Clinton Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
       
       

Zebra Mussels are present at Clinton Reservoir

Be sure to CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY all equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from spreading them to another lake.

Current Fishing Conditions
Blue Catfish     35 inch minimum length limit and 5 daily creel limit went into effect January 1, 2016.  This regulation was implemented to protect brood fish, so that the population could have a chance to improve.
       
Smallmouth Bass     18 inch minimum length limit went into effect Jan. 1, 2016.  This regulation change makes smallmouth bass regulations the same as those for largemouth bass.
       
Crappie Slow-Fair 0.5-1.5 lbs Crappie are being caught in water 10-20 feet deep around brush piles and standing timber vertically fishing jigs.
Channel catfish Fair 0.5-5 lbs Some action using shad, cut bait, sunfish, minnows and nightcrawlers. 
Wiper Fair-Good 4-8 lbs Using swim baits and large jigs, either casting or jigging over channel breaks.  Trolling crankbaits are producing some fish.  Evening bite has been good at times, as fish are chasing shad at the surface.  Casting imitation crankbaits in this situation as produced some good fish.
White bass Fair 0.5-2 lbs Trolling crankbaits or targeting surface feeding schools, or vertically fishing jigs over channel breaks.
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General Comments
Anglers please remember to practice proper social distancing, especially at boat ramps areas and other locations that naturally concentrate users.  Lake was 0.01' above normal, water temperature = 74 F, release 21 cfs on Sept. 18.  All boat ramps are open in the State Park.  Also, the Bloomington Ramps are open, except for Bloomington West (i.e. north of town of Clinton).    Be sure to Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat when you leave, to keep from spreading Zebra mussels to other lakes.