Melvern Reservoir

Current Temperature:
37°

Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.87 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Melvern Reservoir
National Pro Reports

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2015-01-29
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Melvern Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Melvern Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Melvern Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Melvern Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   3.8/5
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- 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 going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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:
08:31 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:41 CST







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State Parks
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