Scott State Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Fair Most in the 13 to 18 inch range Fishing shrimp, cut or prepared baits up in the creek or toward the upper end of Timber Canyon Cove has been best.
Crappie Fair Up to 13 inches There is still some spawning activity taking place so fish can be found concentrated in shallow water in places around the lake.  Try casting a jig under a small bobber along shallow shoreline habitat.  If you don't catch fish move on, if you do work the area more thoroughly.  Anglers report getting into some nice 10 to 12 inch fish on the right day.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting soft plastics and slow-rolling spinner baits around shoreline habitat.
Sunfish Fair/Good Up to 8 inches Worms and small jigs fished around laydown trees and shrubs along the shoreline has been productive for some pretty nice fish in the 6-7 inch range.
Saugeye/Walleye Good Up to 7 lbs. Casting minnow imitating swimbaits or crankbaits over points, shallow flats adjacent to drop-offs, and along lines of cattails.  Overall, anglers report catching good numbers of fish and a fair number of fish in the 18 to 23 inch range have been reported.
General Comments

Release all walleye/saugeye less than 18 inches and largemouth bass less than 15 inches.

Please discard of leftover bait in a trash can, even baitfish. Remember it is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water!

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