Melvern Reservoir

Current Temperature:
52°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.84 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Melvern Reservoir
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Melvern Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Melvern Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Melvern Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Melvern Lake is a 6,930-acre impoundment on the upper reaches of the Marais des Cygnes River Valley nestled into the eastern fringes of the beautiful Flint Hills Region. Opportunities abound for any angler who may gain easy access to the lake at any of the six large boat ramps located strategically on the northern and southern shores. The fish that are available in Melvern Lake are: walleye, crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black bass, white bass, striped bass and small mouth bass. [Melvern Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/05/2008]
State:
Kansas

County:
Osage

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
7000

Lake Management:


Latitude:
38.507596

Longitude:
-95.801124

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
55

Normal Elevation (ft):
1034

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Melvern Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Melvern Reservoir at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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- Found some submerged trees dropped for fish attractants. We caught a few good smallmouth on inline spinners in this area. Excellent cove here at Turkey Point.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Melvern Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Melvern Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Melvern Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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Melvern Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fishing at the spillway is great. Fishing live crawdads will get some monster drum. worms at the bottom will get you catfish.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Melvern Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Melvern Reservoir White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Melvern Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Melvern Reservoir Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Trout Rating:
   3.5/5
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Melvern Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
07:09 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:43 CST







Melvern Reservoir Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us  

State Fishing Licensee
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State Fishing Records
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...  

State Parks
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/state_parks  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/news/fishing...