Area fishing conditions
Friday, July 26, 2002
Clearwater Lake: 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair in the p.m. on topwater lures; channel catfish fair in upper creeks on worms & stinkbaits; all other species slow.
Council Bluff: 77 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on liver & worms in early a.m. & late p.m.; green sunfish fair in deep water on crickets & worms; all other species slow.
Cypress Lake: No report was made available this week.
Duck Creek: 84 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass good on plastic worms.
Lake Girardeau: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow.
Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits & crankbaits; crappie slow to fair on minnows & jigs; bluegill good on crickets & worms; channel catfish fair on worms and live baits.
Black River (near Annapolis): No report is available this week.
Castor River (above Zalma): 78 degrees, low, clear; all species fair.
Mississippi (below Charleston): 79 degrees, low, dingy; all species remain slow.
St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow.
St. Francis (below Wappapello): 81 degrees, catfish good on liver & stinkbaits; all other species slow.
Note: This report may not reflect current floating conditions. Special regulations apply to designated portions of water bodies. Some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions. Please check regulations carefully. For more information, go to www.conservation.state.mo.us or www.waterworkswonders.org
-- Mo. Dept. of Conservation