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KDWP released their most current fishing reports for Linn County. These reports were made on March 12.

La Cygne Lake

Fishing currently is pretty slow at La Cygne Lake with catfish, channel, blue, and flathead, being the only fish rated good at the moment. Every other fish, crappie, largemouth bass, white bass, wiper, and carp are rated slow. 

The catfish are biting on worms, shad, liver, sunfish, and prepared baits. Trotlines are also doing well currently.

Crappie and bass are being caught on the damn/hot water outlet and among the numerous brush piles.

Marais Des Cygnes Wildlife Area

All fishing currently is slow at the wildlife area. The catfish are being caught on stink baits, shad, liver, and bluegill. White bass, wipers, and crappie are primarily being caught on jigs and minnows.

Critzer Lake

Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie fishing is slow at Critzer Lake while smallmouth bass and walleye is poor. 

Crappie and bass are in deeper water among brush. Jigs for crappie and crank baits, jig and pig, and plastic worms for bass. Catfish are being caught on shad, sunfish, worms, liver, and prepared baits.

Mound City Lake

Largemouth fishing is good at Mound City Lake while everything else is slow.

The bass are among rock and timber and are being caught on plastics and jig and pig. Crappie are in deep water while sunfish and bluegill are in shallower water. Both are being caught on jigs. Catfish are being caught on stink bait, chicken liver, sunfish, and shad.

Pleasanton East Lake

The Pleasanton East Lake may be one of the better spots now as channel catfish, largemouth bass, and crappie is rated good. Wiper and Walleye is rated slow.

Catfish is being caught on bluegill, worms, liver, and shrimp. The lake was recently stocked with 2,000 channel cats. 

Bass and crappie in deeper water along drop offs and brush are where these fish primarily are. Crank baits and plastics for bass while crappie as normal are biting on jigs.

Pleasanton West Lake

The only fish rated good at West Lake is the bluegill which can be caught with a jig or small worm. Channel catfish, largemouth bass, and crappie are currently slow at the lake.

Catfish are along the dam being caught with liver, shrimp, worms, and prepared baits. Crappie and largemouth are among brush. Crappie being caught on jig and minnows while the bass are biting crank baits and spinners.


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