Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report -
         
Crappie Fair 0.25-0.75lb on jigs and minnows near brush piles.  
Walleye Slow 0.5-3 lbs    
White bass Fair 0.5-2 lbs on jigs and minnows lake wide  
Smallmouth bass Fair 0.25-3 lbs    
Catfish Fair 1-5 lbs drifting cutbait and worms near ledges  
         
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Blue Catfish     35 inch minimum length limit and 5 fish daily limit went into effect January 1, 2016.  This regulation change is to protect adult brood fish which hopefully will allow increased production of young blue catfish, translating into increased numbers of blues in Melvern.  
Sauger     18 inch minimum length limit went into effect Jan. 1, 2016.  This change makes sauger and walleye have the same regulations at Melvern Reservoir.  
Spotted Bass     18 inch minimum length limit went into effect Jan. 1, 2016.  This change makes all black bass (i.e. largemouth, smallmouth and spotted) have the same regulations at Melvern Reservoir.  
General Comments
 Note:  Melvern Reservoir has Zebra Mussels, Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading them to other lakes.