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Missouri fishing report 4-29-10

April 29, 2010 at 11:53 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

LAKES

Binder: 62 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Report made on 4/29/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 54 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 4/29/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 62 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms, stinkbaits; crappie good using jigs and minnows.
(Report made on 4/29/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 64 degrees, dingy; all species fair to slow. 


(Report made on 4/28/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 61 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on chartreuse and white crankbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie fair, cooler weather has pushed them back a little so try deeper water for the bigger females; catfish fair on jug lines using cut shad and whole bluegill.
(Report made on 4/29/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 61 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on chartreuse and white crankbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie fair, cooler weather has pushed them back a little so try deeper water for the bigger females; catfish fair on jug lines using cut shad and whole bluegill.


(Report made on 4/29/2010)

Little Dixie: 57 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. This area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 53 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 52 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 61 degrees, muddy; paddlefish slow; black bass closed; white bass good on spinners; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on shad.

(Report made on 4/29/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 62 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass and bluegill good; channel catfish, redear sunfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Montrose: 67 degrees, dingy; catfish good; black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 59 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 58 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Smithville: 64 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers, shad sides and shrimp; walleye fair, they have started moving towards the flats but will be scattered for a while; largemouth bass fair using chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over brush piles in 4 to 8 feet of water; crappie slow, but anglers are having some success in 20-25 feet of water; all other species slow.

(Report made on 4/29/2010)

Truman: 61 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 32,000 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; crappie good using jigs and minnows over brush piles; black bass good using spinnerbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 61 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers and shad sides. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 60 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on cheese bait; crappie fair on Beetle Spins; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Long Branch: 59 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Mark Twain: 59 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines using cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Sever: 60 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in brush and off points; bluegill fair on small jigs in shallow areas; largemouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on cut shad in deep water; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Thomas Hill: 66 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in shallow water; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 64 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and good on shad guts; flathead catfish fair on live baits; bluegill, carp and drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 58 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass and channel catfish good, crappie and bluegill good on live bait. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Mozingo: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good in backs of coves on jigs; black bass, bluegill and channel catfish good, cold fronts are moving fish back out from the shallows, but fish are becoming more active in shallows during stable weather. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Paho: 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Pony Express: 61 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: No report this week. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 65 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Norfork: 64 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 63 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass season closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 63 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Bryant Creek: 59 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Current: 62 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Eleven Point: 58 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 63 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass season closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 64 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

North Fork: 58 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 62 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Council Bluff: 61 degrees, normal, black bass good on minnows and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; redear sunfish fair on live worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Cypress Lake: 61 degrees, bluegill fair on worms and crickets and on jigs at one to two feet depths; crappie fair on minnows and jigs one to two feet deep; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Duck Creek: 64 degrees, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets; crappie slow on minnows. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 55 degrees, normal, bluegill good on jigs; all other species fair.  (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Perry County Lake: 66 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Bluegill and channel catfish slow on worms, waxworms, crickets and jigs; crappie are moving to beds. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Wappapello: low, crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish fair on worms and live bait at night; black bass fair on crankbaits; anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.  (Report made on 4/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 58 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and crayfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 59 degrees, rising, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; crappie fair on small minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on large minnows and nightcrawlers drifted in the deeper holes; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 61 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms, liver and crayfish on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 52-55 degrees, normal, clear; dam area:  white bass fair on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows and trolling using crankbaits; 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, jigs, and topwater lures; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; crappie slow on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on scuds and San Juan worms, white and black Rooster Tails and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on bubblegum and yellow colored Power Bait, live nightcrawlers, and white and black Rooster Tails. (Report made on 4/28/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 62 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows in 6’ to 10’ of water; black bass good on plastic baits in 2’ to 6’ of water; catfish good on cut baits; walleye good while trolling main lake points and flats; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Stockton: 63 degrees, high, dingy; 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 4/29/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on 1/2 oz. jigs and soft plastic crayfish, on windy days try using chartreuse/white spinnerbait or watermelon colored soft plastic worms or white grubs on soft gravel points; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs, use blue/gray or purple jigs with 1/16 or 1/8 oz. jigs in good structure, stumps, stick-ups, submerged brush piles or trees; white bass fair on white 1/8 oz. small white spinnerbaits or 1/8 oz. jigs with blue/gray soft plastic swim baits and live minnows. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on 1/2 oz. jigs and soft plastic crayfish, on windy days try using chartreuse/white spinnerbait or watermelon colored soft plastic worms or white grubs on soft gravel points; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs, use blue/gray or purple jigs with 1/16 or 1/8 oz. jigs in good structure, stumps, stick-ups, submerged brush piles or trees; white bass fair on white 1/8 oz. small white spinnerbaits or 1/8 oz. jigs with blue/gray soft plastic swim baits and live minnows. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 61 degrees, normal, clear; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass season closed; goggle-eye fair on natural baits and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

James River (lower): 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass season closed; bluegill good on crickets, worms, small jigs, and crankbaits; white bass fair on minnows and Road Runners; catfish slow on live baits and trotlines. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 65 degrees, high, dingy; 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 4/29/2010)

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


(Report made on 4/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 64 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and chicken livers; crappie good on minnows and jigs; carp fair on doughbaits; all other species fair on worms and crickets. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 63 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, all other species slow. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 62 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass season closed; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; crappie good on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): falling, dingy; black bass season closed; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; crappie good on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; all other species fair on worms and natural baits. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, normal, clear; spring level about normal and slightly off color; flow is strong;  best lures: black/yellow and white/pink marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, red and cream colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, bumblebee and metallic brass colored Rooster Tails, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, salmon, peach and yellow colored Power Baits and kapok.
April fishing hours are 7:00a.m. to 7:30p.m.
May fishing hours are 6:30a.m. to 8:15p.m.
Kids Fishing Day is Saturday May 1. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, rising, clear; orange worms with a white stripe working well; green and brown woolies good; spring is rising, river is high and muddy but within banks. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

Montauk State Park: 56 degrees, falling, fishing/whistle hours for the month of April are 7:00a.m to 7:30p.m.  May hours are 6:30a.m. to 8:15p.m. 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, and dry flies can produce 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 4/29/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; water is clear and dropping; use three pound test line or lighter; Rooster Tails and marabou jigs working well; use brown, olive or black; in zones where allowed, nightcrawlers and minnows are working well; Kids Fishing Day is May 15. (Report made on 4/29/2010)

 

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