mARION RESERVOIR (7-25-08)
Creek clerks will be conducting a creel survey from March to October of this year. They will be asking you some questions about fishing. Results from the survey will help manage the fishery at Marion Reservoir.
CHANNEL CAT: slow to fair, 12 inches and larger. Catfish can be caught in the chum hole using prepared baits. Fish also have been caught drifting shad sides in the river channel. Feeders are in the lake at Hillsboro and Cottonwood Coves and should be attracting fish. They are set to go off at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
WHITE CRAPPIE: slow to fair, up to 15 inches. Crappie fishing has slowed down and fish can be caught using jigs around brush.
WALLEYE: fair, 15 to 26 inches. Walleye can be caught trolling crank baits on humps and points. Fish also have been caught on humps around the refuge in shallow water using a jig and crawler combo. Remember to measure your catch, all walleye less than 18” must be released.
WHITE BASS: slow, up to 2 pounds. White bass can be caught trolling crank baits.
WIPER: fair, up to 8 pounds. Fishing for wipers has picked up and fish can be caught on points using crank baits.