Fishing Report



Stockton Lake Fishing Report

June 21, 2016

Water temp mid 80’s

Water level is 1 foot over

I have been doing a lot of walleye fishing the past 3 weeks, right up thru all of this hot weather.  About 2 weeks ago the walleye started getting a little harder to catch, but we were able to find some on a summer pattern.  That bite only lasted a day, but for the last week the walleye have been biting really good in 17 foot of water with a jig head and ½ of a crawler.  For the most parts it’s a light bite, but we have had 4 fish over 20” and several over 18.  Catching a few sub legal fish also, but most of them are measuring about 16 to 18.  The other great way to catch them is on a bottom bouncer and a worm.

Crappie, and I like sound that.  I’ve been hitting the walleye so hard I hadn’t gotten to go much, plus they have been a little harder to catch.  For now they are hiding out in brush piles in 17 foot of water, and they have some really good size to them.  BRING MINNOWS, or do like me and make it hard on yourself. The little fella’s I have been catching 6 to 1 over jigs.

Catfish are moving up on the flats following their spawn.  Had a 13 lb channel last night with some people, along with a couple more cats, and lots of walleye and crappie

Over the past week I have seen lots of shad schooling up where the whites usually are this time of year, so keep a rooster tail ready. 

And finally the bass fishing is doing decent with large worms in brush piles around 17 foot of water.  Work them slow and be ready to fight a big one out of the brush.

Good luck and tight lines,

Bob Bennett  417-637-2277

Stockton Lake Guide Service




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