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Missouri fishing report 4-10-09

April 10, 2009 at 09:25 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 49 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on river worms; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 47 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow; paddlefish good; black bass closed in the Osage River. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 49 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good; black bass fair; catfish and white bass slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 49 degrees, high, dingy; crappie and black bass good; white bass and catfish slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 49 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow, try jerkbaits on steep banks; crappie slow using jigs in the brush at 10 to 15 feet deep; paddlefish slow, some fish are being snagged but they are hard to come by. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 49 degrees, dingy; black bass slow, try using jerkbaits on steep banks; crappie slow, try jigs in the brush at 10 to 15 feet deep.  (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Little Dixie: 57 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows; channel catfish fair on chicken livers; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 50 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on dough baits; paddlefish snagging slow; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 51 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on dough baits; blue catfish good on stinkbaits
and livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 47 degrees, dingy; crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow; paddlefish good; black bass closed. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 47 degrees, dingy; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Montrose: 53 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 48 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 46 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Smithville: 45 degrees, low, dingy; largemouth bass fair using jigs in shallow water; catfish fair using nightcrawlers on the upper ends of the lake; white bass good on the upper ends of the lake; crappie slow with some success in brush piles; walleye slow with some success using floating Rogues. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Truman: 49 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on secondary points using crankbaits; crappie slow; catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 49 degrees, dingy; releasing 30,000 cfs; walleye, white bass and hybrids good on jigs; catfish fair on live baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: No report available.

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 51 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on jig & pig; channel catfish fair on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Long Branch: 49 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Mark Twain: 52 degrees, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Sever: 49 degrees, normal, muddy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows beneath bobbers near woody structures; bluegill fair on jigs; muskie good on large jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Thomas Hill: 52 degrees, normal, muddy; small channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 44 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 48 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3111

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 43 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Mozingo: 42 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on tube jigs or minnows in deeper brush; walleye good and moving out into the main channel from the dam; all other species slow.  (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Paho: 44 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Pony Express: 44 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 54 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 45 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish and carp fair on earthworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 55 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass fair on various baits and lures; crappie fair on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Norfork: 54 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass good on various lures and baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 56 degrees, falling, dingy; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 48 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Bryant Creek: 52 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Current: 57 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Eleven Point: 58 degrees, normal, clear; all species good on all lures and baits. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 56 degrees, falling, dingy; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 58 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 62 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

North Fork: 50 degrees, high, clear; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on wet flies. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 61 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs and live minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Council Bluff: 55 degrees, black bass good on spinnerbaits and jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Cypress Lake: 56 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on small jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; bluegill fair on small spinnerbaits and live baits (crickets and worms); channel catfish slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Duck Creek: 54 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on crickets; crappie slow on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Lake Girardeau: 58 degrees, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Perry County Lake: 58 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie slow on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: No report available.

Wappapello: 57 degrees, black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on live bait and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 54 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): 56 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): No report available.

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; channel catfish fair on large minnows drifted in deep holes; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): No report available.

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 51 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs; walleye fair on jerkbaits; white bass good on swimming minnows; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 45 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: trout good on white/olive colored marabou jigs and black/chrome or blue/chrome Rapalas; lower lake:  trout good on chartreuse/orange colored Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 51 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on plastics and crankbaits in 12 to 20 ft of water; crappie good on minnows and tube jigs in 12 to 20 ft of water around structures; white bass fair on white or chartreuse Road Runners upstream; walleye slow but are being caught trolling with crankbaits; catfish slow using shad, worms or stinkbaits sitting on the bottom. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Stockton: 51 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on crankbaits and Texas rigged worms on Big Sac arm, fair on crankbaits on Little Sac arm; walleye fair on crankbaits near dam, slow up river on both Big and Little Sac arms; crappie fair on minnows or white jigs; white bass fair up river on Big and Little Sac arms; catfish slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 53 degrees, high, clear; white bass good just below the city of Galena in eddies or back waters. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 53 degrees, high, clear; white bass good on white spinners, pearl swimming minnows and live minnows. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 48 degrees, high, clear; goggle-eye bass good on worms and live baits; brown and rainbow trout good on Power Baits. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

James River (lower): 58 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 56 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair; catfish slow; crappie good on minnows; all other species slow; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 56 degrees, high, muddy; black bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits; catfish slow; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.

(Report made on 4/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: No report available.

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 52 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits, blood baits and worms; all other species slow with some success on worms. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 62 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 54 degrees, falling, muddy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on worms; channel catfish slow on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 54 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species good on shad and cut baits. (Report made on 4/9/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; stream is up a few inches due to recent rains, somewhat off color; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow), ginger and pink; mini-jigs (brown roach and John Deere); glo balls (original tri-color and white); also successful are Rooster Tails, hot pink brassies, rainbow Power Baits and pink and black/yellow plastic worms. April fishing hours will be: 7:00 am to 7:30 pm.
Weed cutting is planned for Tuesday, April 14 from 9am-3pm weather permitting.
For current streamflow information check the streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv/?site_no=06923500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060  (Report made on 4/8/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; stream is up slightly and somewhat murky; still a greenish cast; use bright colors.  (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Montauk State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; Fishing times are 7:00am to 7:30pm for the month of April. The water in the park is clear with good flow.  Fishing is good. In the fly area scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float are producing good numbers of fish, also Cracklebacks and brassies are producing well. Check at the lodge for other good fly choices; in the bait area, corn, doughbait and Power Baits in white, yellow, green, cheese and pink are producing good numbers of fish. Good fishing and good luck! (Report made on 4/9/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, rising, clear; water is up still but mostly clear; 2-3 lb test line is recommended; fishing is from 7:00 am until 7:30 pm; plastic eggs in white, brown and yellow or plastic worms in white, cheese, pink or orange are working well; Rooster Tails in black, skunk and brown are also working well;  for current or detailed information call 417-847-2430.

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