Conditions will be mostly poor to fair at the beginning and end of the month, but will be fairly solid for about an 11-day span beginning June 5 and ending June 16
June 23-24 will offer the last good fishing days of the month, followed by poor to fair fishing through the first day of July.
The month looks to start out rather cool on the back end of a storm system that will leave the sky with heavy cloud cover through June 4 before warming into the 80s, according to Accuweather.com.
June 5 will be partly sunny with a high of 88 with several thunderstorms possible throughout the week. The following week looks to be mild but sunny, hitting 79 degrees on June 12 before warming to 82 on June 15 with partial cloud cover beginning to take over throughout the weekend.
June 19-25 looks to be hot and humid, hitting a high of 89 of June 23 coupled with thunderstorms hanging around throughout the week. The humidity looks to stick around throughout the end of June and high temperatures once again will flirt with the 90s on June 28.
Banner Creek (Holton) -- Fair to good channel catfish bite with fish measuring up to 12.5 pounds being caught from the shore using cut bait, stink bait or livers. Fair largemouth population up to 3.5 pounds being caught along the shoreline and in structure, with walleye up to 6.25 pounds being caught along the dam.
Clinton Reservoir -- Crappie bite has slowed but still good as they have moved to deeper waters in the 4- to 10-foot range, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Many crappies in the 8- to 9.5-inch range, with keepers measuring 11 to 13 inches. Fair to good wiper and white bass fishing trolling the flats with crankbaits.
Jeffrey Energy Center -- Good white bass fishing in both Auxiliary and makeup lake, with good smallmouth bass and wiper fishing along rocky shoreline in the auxiliary lake. Few largemouth bass, mostly small in size. Walleye up to 5 pounds, wipers up to 12 pounds.
Milford Reservoir -- Good fishing near outlet with water releasing. Largemouths up to 5 pounds being caught on points by flooded coves using spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and jigs. Smallmouths up to 4 pounds caught near gravel banks and points near dropoffs. Catfish weighing up to 60 pounds caught near wind-blown shorelines and channel ledges in the upper end.
Perry Reservoir -- Good channel catfish, blue catfish populations being caught near dam and along flats. Crappie still biting off the banks.
Lake Shawnee -- Just fair fishing for crappie, bass, walleye and channel cats.
Shawnee State Fishing Lake -- Fair to good largemouth bass population and strong channel catfish presence. Lake has been stocked with 1,400 pounds of catfish this year.
Tuttle Creek -- Water levels still pretty high, making for tough fishing. Blue cat population is pretty young but can reach up to 40 pounds. Slow bass, saugeye fishing, crappie bite slow with frequent changes in water levels.
Reservoir … Pool … Elev. … Dis.
Milford … 1,144.4 … 1,150.58 … 4,792
Tuttle Creek … 1,075 … 1,092.08 … 8,000
Perry … 891.5 …897.01 … 25
Clinton … 875.5 … 877.63 … 21
Pomona … 974 … 978.71 … 500
Melvern … 1,036 … 1,038.99 … 500