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Missouri fishing report 4-1-10

April 01, 2010 at 01:14 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 48 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass are fair on spinnerbaits; crappie are good on jigs;
channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers; all other species are slow.
(Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 44 degrees, dingy; black bass, crappie, white bass and catfish slow . (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 48 degrees, dingy; black bass and crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 48 degrees, dingy; black bass and white bass slow; catfish slow; crappie good on jigs under docks. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 48 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits on main channel points with some success on soft plastics on deep ends of docks; crappie fair on shad color baits, fish are in pre-spawn mode and are in the brush around docks; catfish fair on cut shad in shallow water 5 to 10 feet deep. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 48 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits on main channel points with some success on soft plastics on deep ends of docks; crappie fair on shad color baits, fish are in pre-spawn mode and are in the brush around docks; catfish fair on cut shad in shallow water 5 to 10 feet deep. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Little Dixie: 52 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 51 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 50 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and shad gizzards; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 43 degrees, dingy; paddlefish fair; white bass slow on spinners; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on shad. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 52 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish, crappie and trout good; largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Montrose: 61 degrees, muddy; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 52 degrees, low, dingy; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 53 degrees, low, dingy; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Smithville: 46 degrees, high, clear; walleye fair on the dam; all other species slow.


(Report made on 4/1/2010)

Truman: 47 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 32,000 cfs; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines using cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 47 degrees, dingy; catfish good using cut baits; crappie and walleye fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 46 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on Twister Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Long Branch: 47 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Mark Twain: 45 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Sever: 46 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Thomas Hill: 68 degrees, high, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 45 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on shad guts; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 46 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 44 degrees, high, dingy; bass fair at mid depth in brush or on rock piles; crappie and bluegill fair on very small baits; channel catfish good on cut baits; walleye fair and moving to face of dam with more success at night. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Mozingo: 44 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good in brush on jigs or minnows; bass fair; channel catfish fair; walleye fair with more success at night. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Paho: 47 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Pony Express: 50 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 60 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 58 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on various lures; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Norfork: 58 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on various lures; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; walleye fair on jigs and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 56 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 57 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Bryant Creek: 57 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Current: 55 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Eleven Point: 58 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 56 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 54 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 64 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

North Fork: 56 degrees, high, dingy; striped bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 55 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good trolling with jigs at 8 to 10 feet; white bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Council Bluff: 53 degrees, high, black bass fair on dark colored tube baits and jigs; crappie fair on brown jigs and minnows in four to eight feet of water; all other species slow.  (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Cypress Lake: 53 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair two to three feet deep on jigs and minnows;  all other species slow.  (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Duck Creek: 57 degrees, clear; black bass good; bluegill fair on jigs; crappie slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 50 degrees, normal, all species fair. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Perry County Lake: 55 degrees, high, muddy; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: 57 degrees, all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Wappapello: rising, crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 50 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 58 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 57 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 52-54 degrees, high, clear; dam area:  white bass fair on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows; black bass fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers.  Beaver Creek:  white bass fair on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows; black bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 44 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout fair on white/olive colored jigs; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange/chartreuse Power Bait and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 50 degrees, normal, clear; walleye good around the dam and upstream; white bass good upstream; black bass good, better on crankbaits; crappie slow, better in late evening; catfish and muskie slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Stockton: 42 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on jigs and minnows; black bass fair; white bass fair but small in size; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 54 degrees, rising, dingy; white bass good on white 1/8 oz Vibric Rooster Tails and soft plastic swim baits; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs; black bass good on 1/4 oz jigs and soft plastic crayfish. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 54 degrees, rising, dingy; white bass good on white 1/8 oz Vibric Rooster Tails and soft plastic swim baits; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs; black bass good on 1/4 oz jigs and soft plastic crayfish. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 52 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye fair on bright jigs and worms; trout good on bright Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

James River (lower): 48 degrees, high, dingy; paddlefish are moving upstream and are scattered from Table Rock to Springfield Dam; all other species slow. (Report made on 3/31/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 52 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on plastic worms and crayfish; crappie fair on minnows; catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 52 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits;  all other species fair on worms; catfish limit 4; please remove litter.

 

(Report made on 4/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 51 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 51 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): high, muddy;  all species slow with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; carp fair on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 4/1/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; spring level about 6 inches high and slightly off colored; flow is strong;  best lures are;  black/yellow, and ginger/orange marabou jigs, brown rooster tails and bumblebees, white Power Bait and kapok.
April fishing hours are 7am to 7:30pm.
Weed cutting is scheduled for April 6 and 7.  They should begin around 9am and finish by 3 pm.  (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; stream is green, murky and slightly high but within its banks; fishing is good early in the morning.  Currently the best lures have been a white or green rubber leg jig, rainbow colored tinsel jig, white rooster tails, and olive colored scuds.  If you prefer bait fishing the hot colors are white, yellow, and orange power bait.  Orange rubber worms have also been popular.  The stream is very murky due to recent rains so anything with some flash or brightly colored will help attract fish.

  (Report made on 3/31/2010)

Montauk State Park: 56 degrees, normal, clear; fishing/whistle hours for the month of April are 7:00am to 7:30pm. There is good flow due to recent rains; the water has a slight gray hue but is mainly clear.  For best results come early and get your spot, use light line, 2 to 3 lb test is best. Check at the lodge for advice on what is working the best. In the Fly zone: wooly buggers, scuds and nymphs are working well, there is a good evening hatch right now, so dry flies are producing good numbers of fish in the late afternoons; in the bait area: dough and putty baits of all colors are catching nice fish, along with corn and cheese fished under a bobber.  (Report made on 4/1/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; the spring branch is somewhat greenish in color and clearing; olive, black and brown working well with some success on white and fluorescent orange; Power Bait eggs and nightcrawlers are working well in the allowable zones; for current or detailed information on stream conditions call 417-847-2430. Nearest permit vendor to the park is Sportsman’s Corner at the junction of Hwy 112 and Hwy 76.  For current real time streamflow information check the streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv/?site_no=07050152&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060
(Report made on 4/1/2010)

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