Conditions had been unseasonably hot this past week prior to a storm front moving in over the weekend, and temperatures look to stay in the mid- to upper-90s in the coming weeks with heat indexes reaching potentially dangerous levels because of humidity.
Date — June 29
Banner Creek, Holton — Fair to good channel catfish, black crappie and white bass populations along rocky shorelines and standing timber.
Clinton Reservoir, Lawrence — Fair to good walleye/sauger bite bouncing jigs and nightcrawlers off the flats, especially using worm harnesses. Fishing weighing up to 3 pounds common, according to the KDWPT. Wiper and white bass seen chasing shad at the surface. Using crankbaits, buzzbaits or swim baits can be effective. Channel cats up to five pounds being caught near feeders on nightcrawlers, livers and stinkbait. Crappie bite has slowed but there are still some being caught near submerged timber.
Jeffrey Energy Center Aux. Lake, St. Marys— Good smallmouth bass and white bass populations. Wiper up to 12 pounds caught by trolling crankbaits. Also good channel catfish and white bass and fair walleye and wiper numbers at makeup lake.
Milford Reservoir, Junction City — Good smallmouth and largemouth populations, with fair to good white bass and blue catfish. Bass being caught mostly deep, but also near cover on the shore. Fair numbers of walleye scattered near deeper flats, points and ledges on jigs, worms and crankbaits in 12 to 30 feet of water. 21-inch minimum length, creel limit of two/day on walleye.
Perry Reservoir, Ozawkie — Good channel catfish bite with fish up to 10 pounds, especially at dusk. Good-sized crappie out there.
Lake Shawnee, Topeka — Fair bass, channel catfish bites from shore. Rock bass and warmouths showing up near rocks, bridges. Channel cats biting on shrimp, minnows and other typical catfish baits.
Shawnee State Fishing Lake, Silver Lake — Good channel catfish bite during dusk using nightcrawlers, shrimp, wax worms and chicken liver. Tons of bluegill, some small crappie caught near rocks, big carp spotted jumping near lily pads. Good-sized bass catchable.
Tuttle Creek, Manhattan — Fair to good catfish up to 40 pounds, fair crappie bite up to 2 pounds. Saugeye up to 6 pounds catchable.