Kanopolis Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Channel Catfish Good 16 - 21" Channel Cats are being caught on dip bait, and cut bait throughout the reservoir. Many from 1 to 4 lbs. Look for them shallow at night and try deeper humps and river channel areas throughout the day. 
Crappie Good 10 to 14 inches Few reports of crappies but some are still being caught on brush piles. Try live minnows or 1/16 and 1/32 oz. jigs with curly-tailed grubs or other small soft baits.
Trout     No reports. The trout season is over until next year.
Saugeye Fair 14 - 22" Fair. The Saugeye bite has picked up and keepers are accounting for 1/3 of the angler catch. Some are still being caught along the river channel breaks in the early morning and late evening. Try deep jerkbaits and chartreuse jigs tipped with earthworms.
White Bass Good All sizes - up to 17 inches Good. Folks are catching a lot of whites in the reservoir on humps and structure near the river channel. Try areas from 8-14 feet in depth along the river channel southwest of buzzard bay. Chartreuse grubs, castmasters, and small jigs work well.
Wiper Fair. All sizes Fair. Several reports of 3-8 lb. fish being caught near the river channel and Loder's point area. Try 1/8 oz. jigs with swimbaits.
General Comment

Elevation: 4 ft. above conservation pool and dropping for dam inspection next month.

Water Temperature: 69-71

Current lake elevation and water temperature is available on the location page linked to this fishing report. It is updated daily by the Corps of Engineers.