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Missouri fishing report 4-22-10

April 22, 2010 at 02:34 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 62 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill good on worms; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 55 degrees, dingy; black bass season closed; white bass good on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms and stinkbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 65 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms, stinkbaits and hot dogs; crappie good on jigs and minnows.
(Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 66 degrees, dingy; black bass good close to the bank; crappie good on minnows close to the bank; white bass fair; catfish fair.


(Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 63 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie good, they are moving up to the shallows to spawn; catfish good up the river on cut shad; paddlefish good between the 52MM and the 60MM. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 63 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie good, they are moving up to the shallows to spawn; catfish good up the river on cut shad; paddlefish good between the 52MM and the 60MM.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)

Little Dixie: 56 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on live minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow. This area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 52 degrees, falling, muddy;  all species fair on live baits. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 51 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 55 degrees, dingy; paddlefish fair; white bass slow on spinners; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on shad; black bass closed. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 65 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish, largemouth bass and bluegill good; redear sunfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Montrose: 73 degrees, clear; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 62 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 62 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Smithville: 62 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers, shad sides and shrimp; walleye fair on the dam, they should start moving towards the flats but will be scattered for a while; largemouth bass fair using chartreuse spinnerbaits over brush piles in 4 to 8 feet of water; crappie fair using minnows and a bobber in about 6 feet of water; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/22/2010)

Truman: 66 degrees, high, clear; releasing 3,900 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; crappie good using jigs and minnows; black bass good using spinnerbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 66 degrees, clear; catfish good using live baits; crappie good using jigs and minnows; white bass and hybrid bass good using jigs; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers and shad sides. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 64 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on cheese baits; largemouth bass good on flukes; crappie fair on Power Baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Long Branch: 59 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Mark Twain: 57 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Sever: 64 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good near brush and points with jigs or minnows; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; bluegill good on jigs and small Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Thomas Hill: 64 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 60 degrees, falling, dingy; flathead catfish fair on nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 57 degrees, falling, muddy; smallmouth bass fair; drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 63 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on worms or cut baits; bluegill and crappie good on live baits near cover; bass good on anything in the evenings. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Mozingo: 61 degrees, rising, clear; crappie good on jigs over brush; bass and channel catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Paho: 65 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Pony Express: 67 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows; channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms; largemouth bass good on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 62 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 68 degrees, falling, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; black bass fair on soft plastic lures;  white bass fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Norfork: 70 degrees, falling, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; black bass fair on soft plastic lures; white bass fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 64 degrees, high, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 64 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; sunfish good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Bryant Creek: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Current: 64 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Eleven Point: 61 degrees, high, dingy; rainbow trout fair on corn and Power Bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 65 degrees, high, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 63 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye and sunfish good on soft plastic grubs and live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 65 degrees, high, clear; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on jigs. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

North Fork: 62 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 68 degrees, normal, clear; crappie slow on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Council Bluff: 64 degrees, normal, black bass good on minnows and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Cypress Lake: 68 degrees, dingy; bluegill good on jigs especially chartreuse and black at one to two feet deep; crappie good on jigs and minnows at one to two feet deep; black bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits; catfish fair tightlining on bottom using cut baits, worms and stinkbaits. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Duck Creek: 68 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets and jigs; crappie fair on minnows. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 54 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair.  (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Perry County Lake: 71 degrees, normal, crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: crappie fair on live baits and jigs; channel catfish and bluegill fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Wappapello: low, black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish slow.

Note: Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.  (Report made on 4/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 61 degrees, normal, clear; white bass slow on jigs and Road Runners; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and chicken livers; sturgeon fair on southern end of Mississippi County on worms. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 61 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; crappie fair on small minnows; channel catfish fair on large minnows drifted in the deeper holes; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbait and chicken liver; black bass fair on artificial bait and spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 52-55 degrees, high, clear; dam area:  white bass fair on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows; black bass fair on crankbaits and jigs; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers.  Beaver Creek:  white bass good on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows or while trolling with crankbaits; black bass good on crankbaits and jigs; walleye fair on jerkbaits; crappie slow on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, low, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on scuds and San Juan worms, Rooster Tails and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange and chartreuse colored Power Bait, live nightcrawlers, crankbaits and Rooster Tails. (Report made on 4/20/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 67 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows in 4’ to 8 ’ of water; black bass good on plastics or crankbaits along the shore; catfish good on cut baits on the flats; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Stockton: 61 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs near the bank; black bass good on crankbaits in brushy areas; walleye good on bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers or minnows in the upper arms of the lake; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 62 degrees, falling, clear; white bass good on 1/8 oz small white spinners and 1/8 oz jigs with blue and gray 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 4/22/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 62 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good on 1/8 oz small white spinners and 1/8 oz jigs with blue and gray 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 4/22/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 57 degrees, normal, clear; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass closed; goggle-eye fair on natural baits and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/21/2010)

James River (lower): 63 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on green and watermelon soft plastics; paddlefish still scattered from Table Rock to Springfield Dam; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 65 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs; catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 65 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on live baits and stinkbaits; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 4/22/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 64 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and chicken livers; crappie good on minnows; carp fair on doughbaits; all other species fair on worms and crickets. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 63 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms, cut baits and liver; black bass closed; crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species fair on live baits. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; all species fair on worms, minnows and crickets. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; all species fair on worms, minnows and crickets. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, normal, dingy; spring level about normal and slightly off color; flow is strong;  best lures: black/yellow and white/pink marabou jigs, pale pink globalls, red and cream colored Cracklebacks, bumblebee and metallic brass colored Rooster Tails, wooly buggers with gold plated head, white Power Baits and kapok.
April fishing hours are 7:00am to 7:30pm.
Kids Fishing Day is Saturday May 1. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, normal, clear; orange and white worms working well; fly fishing below the cable with droppers has been effective. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Montauk State Park: 56 degrees, falling, clear; fishing/whistle hours for the month of April are 7:00am to 7:30pm. 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. 2010 Kid’s Fishing Day is Saturday May 1st. (Report made on 4/22/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; there are some good hatches coming off in the afternoon; black and olive micro jigs, San Juan worms, white colored lures, Power Bait eggs and nightcrawlers are working well in the allowable zones; Kids Fishing Day is May 15; 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 4/22/2010)

 

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