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Missouri fishing report 5-15-10

May 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 64 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish good on liver and aromatic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 57 degrees, dingy; black bass season closed; white bass good on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms and stinkbaits; crappie slow using crappie jigs and minnows.


(Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 66 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on soft plastic worms and crank baits; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms and hot dogs; crappie slow using crappie jigs and minnows.
(Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 66 degrees, dingy; white bass good; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good in the back of muddy coves.



(Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 67 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on jigs around docks with brush, black and blue are best color; crappie fair on minnows in deeper water; catfish good on limb lines with live bluegill and cut shad on lines in deeper water. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 67 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on jigs around docks with brush, black and blue are best color; crappie fair on minnows in deeper water; catfish good on limb lines with live bluegill and cut shad on lines in deeper water.

(Report made on 5/12/2010)

Little Dixie: 60 degrees, high, muddy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on worms; crappie fair on minnows; area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair on live bait. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms at tributaries; blue catfish fair on cut baits at tributaries; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

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

(Report made on 5/13/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 66 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish good; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Montrose: 70 degrees, high, muddy; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 66 degrees, high, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 65 degrees, high, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Smithville: 59 degrees, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8 ft of water around brush; largemouth bass fair using jigs and Brush Hawgs over brush piles in 2-6 feet of water; crappie fair, in deeper water 6-10 ft; all other species slow.

(Report made on 5/13/2010)

Truman: 63 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows and are moving to their summer pattern; white bass and hybrid bass fair on the points and humps using spoons and jigs; black bass fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 63 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 61 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill fair on Beetle Spins; crappie fair on Twister Tails; largemouth bass fair on Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Long Branch: 60 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, leeches and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Mark Twain: 68 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines using cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Sever: 66 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Thomas Hill: 65 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 61 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 62 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 63 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; bluegill and crappie fair on live baits; channel catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Mozingo: 59 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass slow; crappie fair, they have moved into deeper water; bluegill fair on worms in shallows; channel catfish good on cut baits; walleye slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Paho: 58 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Pony Express: 51 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on jigs; blue catfish good on cut shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 61 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 61 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 67 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Norfork: 68 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 64 degrees, rising, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 64 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Bryant Creek: 64 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Current: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastics and grubs. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Eleven Point: 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 65 degrees, rising, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 63 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 64 degrees, high, muddy; black bass closed; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

North Fork: 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 71 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on worms; largemouth bass fair on artificial lures; crappie slow on jigs. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Council Bluff: 64 degrees, normal, redear sunfish good on live worms; black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics;  all other species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Cypress Lake: 63 degrees, dingy; bluegill good on worms, crickets and jigs at one to two feet depths; crappie fair on minnows and jigs three to four feet deep; black bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics; catfish good on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits with some being caught on jigs and minnows while crappie fishing. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Duck Creek: 70 degrees, clear; black bass fair on minnows; bluegill good on crickets and jigs and slow on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 72 degrees, normal, bluegill and readear sunfish good on crickets; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species fair.  (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Perry County Lake: 75 degrees, normal, largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: bluegill fair on crickets, wax worms and live worms; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Wappapello: 70 degrees, falling, crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on worms and live baits using trotlines and jug lines at night; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie.  (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 64 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; goggle-eye fair on live minnows and artificial baits; bluegill fair on live worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 67 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 63-67 degrees, normal, clear; dam area:  black bass fair on jigs and soft plastics; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; white bass fair on swimming minnows.  Beaver Creek:  black bass good on soft plastics, jigs and topwater lures; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; white bass slow, best while trolling with crankbaits; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 51 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on flies, Rooster Tails, and marabou jigs; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on bubblegum, chartreuse and orange colored Power Baits, nightcrawlers and crankbaits. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 65 degrees, high, clear; crappie good in 10’ to 12’ of water around structures on minnows; black bass good in 6’ to 8’ of water near shore; catfish good; walleye good on crankbaits and nightcrawlers on flats; muskie and white bass slow.  (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Stockton: 60 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows or jigs; walleye good on bottom bouncers and deep diving lures on flats; white bass fair on Texas rigged worms and spinnerbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 67 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good on live worms by docks or bridge piers; black bass good on shad or chartreuse colored lures in early morning or late evening; crappie fair on live minnows and small tube jigs, try 1/16th oz. or 1/8th oz. yellow/white jigs with around good structure. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 67 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good on live worms by docks or bridge piers; black bass good on shad or chartreuse colored lures in early morning or late evening; crappie fair on live minnows and small tube jigs, try 1/16th oz. or 1/8th oz. yellow/white jigs with around good structure. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on natural baits and jigs; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

James River (lower): 64 degrees, rising, clear; black bass closed; crappie good on minnows and small jigs while fishing over brush piles; bluegill good on crickets, worms, small jigs and crankbaits; catfish slow on live baits and trotlines. (Report made on 5/12/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 71 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic baits; crappie good on minnows and tube jigs; catfish good on live baits and stinkbaits, limit 4; all other species fair on crickets and wax worms. Please remove litter. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 71 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on live baits, stinkbait and liver, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 5/13/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 64 degrees, high, muddy; black bass closed; bluegill good on crickets; catfish fair on blood baits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 64 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and blood bait; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 63 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; channel catfish good on minnows; crappie fair on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 62 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; channel catfish good on prepared baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; carp and other species fair.  (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and cut baits; all other species fair on worms and natural baits. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, normal, clear; spring level about normal and slightly off color;  best lures: black/yellow and white/pink marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, pearl grizzly and blue colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, skunk colored Rooster Tails, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, garlic and yellow colored Power Baits and kapok.
May fishing hours are 6:30a.m. to 8:15p.m.
We will be cutting aquatic vegetation May 18 and 19, beginning around 9am and be finished by 3:30pm. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, rising, dingy; orange worms with a white stripe working well; green and brown woolies good; spring is rising, river is high and muddy but within banks. Kids Fishing Day is May 15. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, rising, dingy; river is stained from the recent rains and is rising slightly. 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. For up to date stream conditions check out—http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 5/13/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; use three pound test line or lighter; Rooster Tails, micro jigs and marabou jigs working very well; white, olive, black/yellow, tan, pink and black/olive in zones where allowed, power eggs, power worms, nightcrawlers and minnows are working well; Kids Fishing Day is May 15. (Report made on 5/13/2010)

 

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