Melvern Reservoir

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.36 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 17 Knots (20 MPH)

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Melvern Reservoir General Information
Welcome to 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., 02/05/2008]


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Melvern Reservoir Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 79
Water Temp is finally climbing a bit on Melvern Lake. Good fishing. Walleye and Smallmouth bass are biting if you can find them.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 77
8/19/13 Fishing was excellent this weekend. Kids caught several good smallmouth and white bass while fishing around Turkey Point. Water temperature was around 77.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
crappie good at dock with ruby minnows and ice fishing jigs.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Nice Crappie being caught of the dock. Ruby Minnows 15-20 ft deep
Melvern Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Melvern Reservoir at 57 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Melvern Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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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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Melvern Reservoir Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 57 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Melvern Reservoir Walleye Fishing

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Melvern Reservoir Catfish Fishing

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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

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Melvern Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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Melvern Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Melvern Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
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