McPherson State Fishing Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel catfish Fair 1 - 5 lbs. Fair. Catfishing has been slow recently. Try dip-bait on sponges, worms, and/or liver near the shore during the evenings or deeper during the day.
Crappie Fair 8-13" Fair. Few reports of crappie being caught near the bank and on brush piles. Small chartreuse and pink jigs have been working well. The bite has slowed but should pick up as the water temps decrease a bit.
Largemouth bass Fair Up to 6 lb. Fair. Slow, but a few large bass have been caught and several smaller fish are active. The topwater bite is fair in the mornings and evenings. Try darker colored soft plastics in the brush and vegetation. Try vibrating jigs and spinnerbaits on windy days. With warm water temps, bass aren't as shallow during the day. Try offshore flats and creek channels with finesse tactics on the bottom (shaky-head worm, jig).
Saugeye Poor 15-26" Poor. Only a few Saugeye have been reported. Try dragging chartreuse, white, or pink jigs tipped with an earthworm around points. Small, deep-running crankbaits should produce as well. Fish slow and on the bottom towards evening and at night. Remember) The minimum length limit has changed from 18" to 21" and only 2 fish can be kept per day.

General Comments

Water temperature: 78 degrees




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