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Missouri fishing report 5-27-10

May 27, 2010 at 03:02 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 71 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on plastic lizards and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow; this lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 57 degrees, dingy; water very high, flood gates opened.  Black bass slow using soft plastic worms; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics; catfish fair using cut shad, stinkbaits and worms; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs.


(Report made on 5/27/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 75 degrees, muddy; black bass slow on soft plastic worms or crankbaits; white bass slow using light colored soft plastics; catfish fair on cut shad, stinkbaits and worms; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs.
(Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 65 degrees, muddy; black bass and catfish fair; white bass and crappie slow.



(Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 74 degrees, muddy; black bass fair, try any crayfish looking bait, Rebel crankbaits are working well, also jig and pig; crappie fair, a lot of little fish right now, go deep and in brush for the bigger fish; catfish good in the backs of creeks using cut shad or live bluegill. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 74 degrees, dingy; black bass fair, try any crayfish looking bait, Rebel crankbaits are working well, also jig and pig; crappie fair, a lot of little fish right now, go deep and in brush for the bigger fish; catfish good in the backs of creeks using cut shad or live bluegill.

(Report made on 5/26/2010)

Little Dixie: 62 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on earthworms; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and chicken livers; all other species slow. Area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 65 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. Some of the parking lots are under water. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 64 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 67 degrees, muddy; black bass slow on plastic worms; white bass good on spinners; crappie slow on jigs and minnows; catfish fair using shad.


(Report made on 5/26/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 70 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Montrose: 77 degrees, high, dingy; full pool; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 75 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 72 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Smithville: 70 degrees, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8 feet of water around brush; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water; crappie fair, they are scattered; all other species slow.

 

(Report made on 5/27/2010)

Truman: 76 degrees, high, muddy; releasing 49,400 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; black bass fair using plastic worms; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using jigs; crappie fair using minnows in 20’ to 25’ of water at 12’ depths. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 76 degrees, dingy; catfish good on live baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass good on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 77 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on doughbait; crappie fair on Little Cleos; bluegill fair on red worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Long Branch: 65 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms, leeches and stinkbait; flathead catfish good using setlines with live bait; hybrid striped bass fair on lures resembling shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Mark Twain: 68 degrees, high, dingy; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair using trotlines and limb lines with cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Sever: 67 degrees, high, muddy; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on Rattlin Rogues; bluegill good on crickets and mealworms; channel catfish fair on shrimp and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Thomas Hill: 67 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 61 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on setlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 62 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 74 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good; channel catfish good on cut bait; bluegill and crappie good; walleye fair. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Mozingo: 73 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good at mid-depths, with a few still on or near the bank, channel catfish good in shallow water on cut bait; black bass good; bluegill good along bank in backs of coves. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Paho: 72 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Pony Express: 72 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs, moving to deeper water around structures; bluegill good around brush using bobbers and worms; channel catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 70 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 63 degrees, high, muddy; flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on live bait, channel catfish fair on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 76 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on a variety of lures; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Norfork: 76 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish fair on a variety of lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 68 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; channel catfish fair on minnows and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 65 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; sunfish good on live baits. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Bryant Creek: 66 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Current: 65 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 68 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; channel catfish fair on minnows and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 67 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

North Fork: 63 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 78 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Council Bluff: 71 degrees, normal, black bass good on dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits during low light periods; redear sunfish good on live worms; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Cypress Lake: 79 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish are on beds and good on crickets and jigs; black bass good on artificial baits; channel catfish good at night on stinkbaits. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Duck Creek: 83 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, bluegill good on crickets; all other species fair.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Perry County Lake: 81 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: bluegill moving into the shallows, fair on crickets, jigs and wax worms; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Wappapello: falling, 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 plastic worms; crappie slow; anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 70 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass fair on plastic worms and tube baits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): high, clear; all species good. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Catfish fair on worms and crayfish; all other species slow due to changing water levels. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): rising, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; channel catfish fair on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver, stinkbaits and worms; flathead catfish good on live bait such as small bluegill and goldfish; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill fair on waxworms and crickets; crappie slow.  (Report made on 5/26/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 68-72 degrees, high, clear; dam area:  temperature 54-58, black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; Beaver Creek:  black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on nightcrawlers while trolling; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, falling, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, crankbaits, bubblegum/florescent green Power Baits and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 67 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on plastics and topwater lures in bushes; crappie good on minnows around structure in 20’ of water; catfish good on live bait, better on limb lines, trotlines and jug lines; walleye good on crankbaits on flats; muskie slow, better in early morning and late evening. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

Stockton: 69 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs in 25’ - 30’ of water; black bass good on crankbaits and Texas rigs; walleye fair on bottom bouncers and deep diver crankbaits off points; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 69 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on topwater lures in early morning or late evening, try shad or chartreuse colored lures; bluegill good on live worms around docks and bridge piers. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 69 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on topwater lures in early morning or late evening, try shad or chartreuse colored lures; bluegill good on live worms around docks and bridge piers. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow on natural baits; goggle-eye slow on natural baits and jigs; trout slow on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

James River (lower): 65 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on live baits and plastic worms; catfish good on live baits like crayfish and minnows on trotlines; bluegill good on crickets and nightcrawlers; catfish, white bass, goggle-eye and black bass can be caught on minnows with a split shot and hook dragged across the river bottom; crappie slow, best on minnows and small tube jigs in brush piles. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 71 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft jerkbaits; crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs; bluegill fair on worms; catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp and stinkbaits, limit 4; all other species fair on crickets and wax worms. Please remove litter. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 73 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken livers, stinkbait and shrimp, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 5/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 66 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass fair on crayfish and live minnows; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 65 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural bait;  all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 64 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow due to rains. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 64 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; black bass fair; crappie fair; carp good on corn; all other species good on natural baits.  (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 65 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow on worms and natural baits. (Report made on 5/27/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, spring level a little above normal and off color;  best lures: ginger snap and persimmon and white colored marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, pearl grizzly and blue colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, orange colored and white colored Rooster Tails, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, yellow colored Power Baits and kapok.
May fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.  June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
(Report made on 5/27/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, Spring Branch is high but starting to fall.  Water is very muddy.  Use bright colors and scented baits to attract fish.  (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, the river is 6” to 8” above normal and falling as of May 26th at 1:00 p.m.  The main channel and Spring Branch are dingy. Fishing is good on all baits with the best fishing in the morning and evening hours.

For up to date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 5/27/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, stream is somewhat off color and just a little higher than normal; fishing has been good; Power Eggs and plastic worms in zone one are working well; use bright colors; white and black are working well in all zones; 2 to 3 lb test will work in the murky water. (Report made on 5/26/2010)

 

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