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.
Channel catfish Fair 1.5-4 lbs Some action on cut bait, nightcrawlers and livers.  Some being caught in the outlet.
Drum Fair 1-4 lbs Some drum being caught in the outlet on crankbaits.
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General Comments
Lake was 21.14' above normal, water temperature = 81 F, release = 1000 cfs (July 15).  Note:  this release is subject to change based upon Kansas River level.  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.