Melvern Reservoir: Crappie Poor 0.33-1.5 Fishing has been slow recently. Anglers are picking a few off brushpiles.
Smallmouth bass Fair 0.5-3 lbs Anglers have had some success using deep running crankbaits.
Channel Catfish Fair 1-4 lbs Some anglers have done well on nightcrawlers, stinkbait, cut shad and sunfish.
White bass Poor - Fair 0.5-1.5 lbs Using minnows and jigs.
July 28 water level 0.23 feet high, release rate = 20 cfs, water temp = 83. 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. Feeders are operational.