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Missouri fishing report 4-23-09

April 23, 2009 at 03:00 PM

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CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388
LAKES

Binder: 56 degrees, normal, clear;  crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; bluegill fair on worms;  all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 49 degrees, dingy; crappie, catfish and white bass slow; paddlefish fair. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 51 degrees, dingy; crappie good; black bass fair; catfish and white bass slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 51 degrees, dingy; crappie good near banks; black bass fair; white bass, catfish and walleye slow; paddlefish fair. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 51 degrees, dingy; crappie good, they are starting to spawn now so try clear water areas; black bass good on Carolina rig lizards; white bass fair up the Niangua River and Glaize Arm, try white Road Runners. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 51 degrees, dingy; crappie good, they are starting to spawn now so try clear water areas; black bass good on Carolina rig lizards; white bass fair, try white Road Runners; paddlefish fair above Wigwam School Access. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Little Dixie: 55 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair in deep water with plastic worms; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

RIVERS

Lamine: 52 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 51 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair on live baits and worms. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 49 degrees, dingy; crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow; paddlefish good; black bass closed. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254
LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 60 degrees, dingy; channel catfish and crappie good; largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Montrose: 60 degrees, high, muddy; catfish fair; crappie and bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 57 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 58 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Smithville: No report available.

Truman: 52 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; catfish good on live baits and cut shad; white bass fair on crankbaits. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 52 degrees, dingy; releasing 16,500 cfs; crappie good on minnows and jigs; hybrid striped bass good on minnows and jigs; catfish fair on cut shad and live baits; walleye fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

RIVERS

Missouri River: No report available.

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420
LAKES

Hunnewell: 51 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on cheese bait; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Long Branch: 51 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Mark Twain: 52 degrees, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish good on cut shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Sever: 53 degrees, normal, muddy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows near woody structures; bluegill fair on jigs near underwater weedlines;  largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; muskie good on large jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Thomas Hill: 56 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 52 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on shad guts and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 55 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3111
LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 52 degrees, normal, dingy; bass good working lures slow on the brush and rock piles; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Mozingo: 50 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good; all other species good on natural baits; live baits over the brush piles have been producing the most fish. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Paho: No report available.

Pony Express: 54 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie are fair on jigs and good on minnows; catfish are good on shad. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

RIVERS

Grand: 48 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): No report available.

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561
LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 58 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair on jigs, minnows and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Norfork: 58 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs, minnows and crankbaits; white bass fair on jigs, minnows and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 61 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 52 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Bryant Creek: 55 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Current: 55 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Eleven Point: 59 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 54 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

North Fork: 55 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858
LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 61 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Council Bluff: 56 degrees, black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Cypress Lake: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets, worms and small spinnerbaits; channel catfish slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Duck Creek: 62 degrees, clear; crappie good on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets; black bass slow on jig & pig. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Lake Girardeau: high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Perry County Lake: 58 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: crappie fair at 4-5 foot depths on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on jigs and natural baits. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Wappapello: 61 degrees, channel catfish best on live baits and nightcrawlers in rising waters; crappie good on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms.

Anglers should note the 9 inch minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): 58 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, all species slow.  (Report made on 4/22/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 61 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881
LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 55-58 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs; white bass good on swimming minnows; walleye fair on jerkbaits; crappie fair on minnows. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 45 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: trout fair on jigs, Rooster Tails and glo balls; lower lake:  trout fair on chartreuse/orange colored Power Baits and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 52 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on crankbaits in 12 to 14 feet of water; white bass good on Road Runners; crappie fair on minnows in 12 to 20 feet of water; catfish slow but some success on nightcrawlers; walleye slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Stockton: 50 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good using crankbaits on flats; white bass fair on Twister Tails in upper arms of lake and up river; walleye fair on crankbaits and worms or minnow bottom bouncers in the Big Sac and Little Sac arms of the lake and near the dam; crappie fair on minnows and white or chartreuse jigs in upper arms of lake; catfish slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 52 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on blue, gray, smoke or pearl soft plastic minnows or live minnows in 12’ to 16’ water, fish tree tops or brush piles; black bass good on spinnerbaits or Carolina rigged soft plastic worms near banks, crankbaits that dive 10’ to 12’ deep are also good, nightcrawlers or shad working well; all other species slow.  (Report made on 4/22/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 54 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on blue, gray, smoke or pearl soft plastic minnows or live minnows in 12’ to 16’ water, fish tree tops or brush piles; black bass good on spinnerbaits or Carolina rigged soft plastic worms near banks, crankbaits that dive 10’ to 12’ deep are also good, nightcrawlers or shad working well; all other species slow.  (Report made on 4/22/2009)

RIVERS

Big Niangua: 58 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye good on worms and live baits; brown and rainbow trout good on bright Power Baits. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

James River (lower): 55 degrees, high, dingy; water is up and all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953
LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 58 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; bluegill fair; catfish slow; crappie good on minnows; all other species slow; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 59 degrees, high, muddy; black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; catfish good on prepared baits, liver and worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.

RIVERS

Big River: 50 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 52 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow with some success on worms. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 54 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 54 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; stream is up 6 inches due to recent rains, flow is strong;  successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow), ginger and pink; mini-jigs (white floss and John Deere); glo balls (original tri-color and white); also successful are Rooster Tails, kapok, orange Power Baits and salmon eggs. Saturday May 2, is our annual Kid’s Free Fishing Day for kids 15 and younger.  For more info call 417-532-4418.
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 4/23/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; white and pink marabou jigs, bright colored Power Baits and nightcrawlers working well. (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Montauk State Park: 57 degrees, falling, dingy; park staff has cut aquatic vegetation, there is still quite a bit of free-floating vegetation on the spring branch and Montauk Lake. Fishing is good. In the fly area scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float are producing good numbers of fish; check at the lodge for other good fly choices; in the bait area, corn, doughbaits and Power Baits in white, yellow, green, cheese and pink are producing good numbers of fish. Kid’s Free Fishing Day is on Saturday May 2nd from 6:30am till 8:15pm. Good fishing and good luck!  (Report made on 4/23/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, high, dingy; more weight will be necessary to get bait down; 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.
For current real time streamflow information check the streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR:

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