Melvern Reservoir Fishing Report -
         
Crappie Fair-Good 0.25-0.5 lbs Using jigs around the Marina.  Anglers are catching lots fish just under the 10 inch length limit, but they did catch a few more keepers this past week.  
         
         
         
         
         
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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
Lake level was 0.61 feet above normal, water temp was 43 o F, and release rate = 20 cfs (March 22).  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.