Melvern Reservoir: Channel catfish Slow 1.5-5 lbs Using crappie entrails and chicken livers.
Blue catfish Slow 15-20 lbs A couple were reported this past week. Anglers were using crappie entrails and dead minnows.
Black bass Fair 0.5-4 lbs Mainly smallmouth are being caught - many small ones. Using jigs and crankbaits.
Crappie Fair 0.3-1 lb Lots of little ones. Using minnows and jigs over cover.
White bass Fair 0.3-1.5 lbs Casting shad imitation crank baits into surfacing schools of shad or trolling crank baits. Some action vertically fishing jigs over drop-off points.
Nov 5 water level 0.88 feet low, release rate = 20 cfs , water temperature = 61. Melvern Reservoir has Zebra Mussels, Remember to clean, drain, and dry your boat and fishing equipment when leaving the lake to keep from spreading them to other lakes.