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Want to do some late fall fishing? Here are the current Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fishing reports for Linn County. These reports were updated on Nov. 9.

La Cygne Lake

Currently at La Cygne lake crappie fishing is excellent and catfish, carp, and largemouth bass fishing is good. Wiper and white bass are both rated fair at the moment.

Catfish are around the hot water outlet and are being caught on cut shad, worms, liver, and prepared baits. La Cygne has blue, channel, and flathead catfish.

Jigs and minnows near structure for crappie and bass are along the shoreline in shaded areas mostly being caught on plastic worms. Wiper and white bass are around the hot water outlet being caught on shad imitations and spoons.

Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area

At the Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area the catfish are rated good while everything else, white bass, wipers, crappie, carp, and buffalo, are rated slow.

The catfish are in the river concentrated below riffles. Stink baits, shad, liver, and live bluegill seem to be working at the moment.

Critzer Lake

Largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie are rated good currently at Critzer lake while smallmouth bass and walleye are rated poor.

Bass are around structure being caught on jig and pig, plastic worms, and crank baits. Crappie are in deep water being caught on jigs and minnows while the catfish are being caught on shad, sunfish, prepared baits, worms, and liver. Jigs and spinners are working on smallmouth and walleye when they are caught.

Critzer Lake was recently stocked with 1,500 channel catfish and 200,000 saugeye fry.

Mound City Lake

Channel catfish, crappie, and largemouth are rated good at Mound City Lake while bluegill and sunfish are rated fair.

Catfish are along the shore line being caught on stink baits, liver, shad, and sunfish. Minnows and dark jigs are best for crappie in deep water and bass are along rocks and timber being caught on jig and pig and plastics. A jig, small hook, and worm work on bluegill and sunfish when they are caught.

Pleasanton East Lake

The Pleasanton East Lake has the most variety when it comes to current fishing conditions. Both catfish and crappie are rated good while largemouth fishing is fair. Walleye and saugeye fishing is slow and wiper fishing is poor.

This lake is known for catfish and they are caught lake wide right now on bluegill, worms, liver, shrimp, and prepared baits. Crappie are in deeper water along brush. Pink, blue/white, green jigs with minnows seem to be working.

Bass are in weed beds and drop offs. Crank baits and soft baits are the bait of choice at the moment. Walleye/saugeye are in deep water and the few wipers being caught are near the surface biting spoons and crank baits.

Pleasanton West Lake

Channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill are currently good at the West Lake while largemouth bass is rated fair.

This lake is made for bank fishing and most fish can be caught along the shore line.

Catfish are mostly along the dam and are caught on liver, shrimp, worms, and prepared baits. Crappie go in and out of deep water depending on temperature. Blue/white jigs with minnows is the bait to use. Blue gill are being caught on worms on a small hook under a float.


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