Kanopolis Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Channel Catfish Good 16 - 21" Good. Try worms and liver or dip bait in coves and throughout the reservoir. Jug lines and set lines near channel breaks is a good technique this time of year. A lot are catching catfish near the river channel throughout the reservoir.
Crappie Fair 10 to 14 inches There are reports of 10-13" crappie being caught on light jigs and minnows in 15 - 20 feet depths in brush piles now that the lake is normalizing again. Try 1/8 or 1/16 oz. jigs on light line with small plastic trailers.
Trout     TROUT SEASON BEGINS FRIDAY, NOV. 1. We stocked approximately 1,000 Rainbow Trout throughout the stream prior to the opener.
Walleye/Saugeye Fair 14 - 22" Fair. The cooler water has Saugeye more active, especially in the lower end of the reservoir. Try trolling crankbaits and jigging near wind-blown points and around the dam.
White Bass Good All sizes - up to 17 inches Good. Whites are actively moving along channel breaks and can be caught over structure and cover (brush piles). Reports of whites being caught in Yankee Run. Some folks are having success for whites in the spillway.
Wiper Poor All sizes Poor. No reports for this species.
General Comment

Elevation: 1.5 feet below conservation pool. The lake is being kept low for silt removal around the outlet tower.

Water Temperature: 45 degrees

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.