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Missouri fishing report 4-8-10

April 08, 2010 at 11:54 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 49 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs; all other species slow.
(Report made on 4/8/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 44 degrees, dingy; black bass and crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 53 degrees, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie fair on shad colored baits around brush; catfish fair on trotlines using bluegill. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 53 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; catfish fair on chicken livers; crappie good on jigs under docks; white bass slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 53 degrees, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie fair on shad colored baits around the brush; catfish fair on trotlines using bluegill. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 53 degrees, dingy; black bass and crappie fair; white bass and catfish slow.  (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Little Dixie: 52 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 52 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 50 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 43 degrees, dingy; paddlefish fair; white bass slow on spinners; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on shad; black bass closed. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 59 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish and crappie good; largemouth bass, trout, bluegill and redear sunfish fair. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Montrose: 60 degrees, dingy; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 63 degrees, dingy; all species good. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 60 degrees, dingy; all species good. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Smithville: 48 degrees, normal, dingy; walleye fair on the dam; all other species slow.


(Report made on 4/8/2010)

Truman: 55 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 24,000 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using cut baits; crappie good using jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 52 degrees, dingy; catfish good using cut baits; crappie and walleye fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 61 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on spoons; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Long Branch: 52 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Mark Twain: 54 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Sever: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish fair on shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Thomas Hill: 57 degrees, high, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 50 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on shad guts and nightcrawlers; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 51 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 60 degrees, high, dingy; black bass and channel catfish good; walleye good on dam. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Mozingo: 57 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish, walleye, black bass and crappie good; bluegill fair. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Paho: 52 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Pony Express: 62 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish and blue catfish good on red worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 61 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 60 degrees, high, dingy; white bass good on minnows and jigs; crappie good on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Norfork: 65 degrees, high, dingy; white bass good on minnows and jigs; crappie good on jigs; walleye fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 62 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Bryant Creek: 58 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Current: 56 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures and jigs. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Eleven Point: 53 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 63 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 65 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

North Fork: 53 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 67 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Council Bluff: No report available.

Cypress Lake: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Duck Creek: 69 degrees, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill fair on jigs; crappie slow on minnows. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 51 degrees, normal, largemouth bass good on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Perry County Lake: 64 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: 68 degrees, crappie fair on live baits like minnows and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Wappapello: high, white bass good in upper end of the lake; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow; fishing in spillway area good.  (Report made on 4/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, muddy; catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 59 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): 56 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bluegill fair on worms; white bass fair on jigs; all other species slow; water level is above normal but you still need to be cautious of rock outcroppings. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 55-58 degrees, high, clear; dam area:  white bass good on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows; black bass fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers.  Beaver Creek:  white bass good on chartreuse, white and purple swimming minnows; black bass good on crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 45 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on white/olive colored jigs and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange, bubblegum and chartreuse colored Power Bait, corn, and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 53 degrees, high, clear; crappie good in 10’ to 15’ feet of water, better in late afternoon; black bass good in 10’ of water with crankbaits; white bass good on jigs and Rooster Tails, better upstream; walleye good on points near the dam and upstream; muskie good; catfish good. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

Stockton: 52 degrees, high, clear; walleye and white bass good on upper portions of the lake and up the Big and Little Sac Rivers flowing into the lake; crappie good on upper arms of the lake on minnows and jigs; black bass fair off rocky structures; catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 57 degrees, rising, dingy; 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, use chartreuse/white spinner baits on windy days. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 57 degrees, high, dingy; 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, use chartreuse/white spinner baits on windy days. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 53 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye fair on natural baits and bright jigs; trout fair on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

James River (lower): 53 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/7/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 53 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 4/8/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 53 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 4/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 64 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and chicken livers; crappie fair on minnows; carp fair on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 56 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on live baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 57 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 57 degrees, falling, muddy;  catfish fair on trotlines with live bait; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 56 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow on natural baits. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; spring level about 6 inches high and slightly off color; flow is strong;  best lures: black/yellow and ginger/orange marabou jigs, brown Rooster Tails and bumblebees, white Power Bait and kapok.
April fishing hours are 7:00am to 7:30pm.
  (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, falling, dingy; water starting to clear up; water flow is higher than normal; fish are still hitting on orange worms and white doughbaits; fish are hanging tight to the bottom so fish deep.  (Report made on 4/8/2010)

Montauk State Park: 56 degrees, falling, dingy; 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. 2010 Kid’s Free Fishing Day is Saturday May 1st. (Report made on 4/8/2010)

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 4/8/2010)

 

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