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 up to 2 lbs Some being taken on jigs and minnows in 5-15 feet of water.
Channel catfish Fair-Good 1.5-4 lbs Using nightcrawlers in flowing water.  Some action on cut bait.
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General Comments
Lake was 11.52' above normal, water temperature = 66 F, release = 21 cfs (May 20).  All boat ramps in the State and CORPS Parks are closed due to high water.  Fish feeders will not be operational until water levels recede to normal.