Scott State Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good Most in the 13 to 18 inch range Fishing cut or prepared baits, and shrimp over shallow flats, toward the upper end of Timber Canyon Cove, or up in the creek.
Crappie Fair/Good Up to 13 inches Minnows under a bobber around deeper brush or drifting jigs or minnows in deeper, open water.  Anglers report catching fish up to 12 inches in length.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5.5 lbs. Casting soft plastics and swim baits around shoreline habitat and brush piles.
Sunfish Good Up to 8 inches Worms under a bobber and small jigs fished around laydown trees and shrubs along the shoreline or along edges of cattails and submerged weed beds.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair/Good Up to 7 lbs. Casting minnow-imitating swim baits or crank baits over points, along edges of cattails, or over edges of the dredge channel.  Live minnows or sunfish under a bobber fished around the previously mentioned habitat or up in the creek can be productive too.
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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