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Missouri fishing report 5-7-09

May 07, 2009 at 12:21 PM

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CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 61 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good on plastic worms & spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 58 degrees, dingy; crappie slow; white bass and catfish good. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 60 degrees, muddy; crappie fair; black bass, white bass and catfish slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 60 degrees, dingy; white bass, crappie, catfish good; black bass fair. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 65 degrees, dingy; black bass fair, in shallow areas using grubs or topwater lures in the morning and at dusk; crappie fair in clear water and fishing a little deeper for the spawning fish; catfish fair with some success on shad and live bluegill. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 65 degrees, dingy; black bass fair, in shallow areas using grubs or topwater lures in the morning and at dusk; crappie fair in clear water and fishing a little deeper for the spawning fish; catfish fair with some success on shad and live bluegill. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Little Dixie: 60 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows; bluegill good on crickets; all other species slow. Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 59 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 58 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 58 degrees, dingy; catfish good using cut shad; white bass good on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 68 degrees, dingy; channel catfish, largemouth bass and crappie good; bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Montrose: 68 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good; crappie and black bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 64 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 64 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Smithville: No report available.

Truman: 63 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on live baits and cut shad; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair on jigs; black bass fair on crankbaits. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 63 degrees, dingy; releasing 41,500 cfs; white bass good on jigs; catfish fair on cut baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: No report available.

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 63 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on Twister Tails; largemouth bass good on jig & pig; channel catfish fair on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Long Branch: 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and leeches; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Mark Twain: 63 degrees, falling, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; channel catfish fair on trotlines using cut shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Sever: 63 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush structures and weedlines; bluegill good on jigs and live baits near shore and weeds; muskie fair on jerkbaits; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and spoons; channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Thomas Hill: 62 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 60 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 60 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on live baits; carp fair on prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3111

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 62 degrees, high, clear; bass good in the evening; crappie and bluegill good; channel catfish good; walleye slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Mozingo: 50 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish, black bass and bluegill good, crappie good near bank; walleye slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Paho: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Pony Express: 63 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill and redear good on worms, crappie good on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass good on topwater lures. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 53 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 51 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and dip baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 64 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Norfork: 63 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 60 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Bryant Creek: 57 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Current: 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 60 degrees, high, dingy; sunfish and goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and small plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 62 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

North Fork: 56 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 65 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on Road Runners; goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on jigs and live minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Council Bluff: 61 degrees, black bass good on spinnerbaits and swimbaits in shallow water; crappie fair on live minnows; redear sunfish fair on live worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Cypress Lake: 61 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jigs and Rattle Lures; bluegill good on live bait and small spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and small jigs.  (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Duck Creek: 68 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets 3 to 4 feet deep; black bass good on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Lake Girardeau: high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Perry County Lake: 68 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; redear good on crickets; black bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: normal, crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Wappapello: 64 degrees, channel catfish good on live baits and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass slow; bluegill fair on crickets and worms.

Anglers should note the 9 inch minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 61 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): rising, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair in backwaters; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/6/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 56-59 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs; white bass fair on swimming minnows; walleye fair on jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: trout fair on marabou jigs, spinners and orange/chartreuse glo balls; lower lake:  trout fair on Power Baits. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good close to the bank; white bass fair; crappie fair in upper arms of lake, better in the evening; walleye fair; catfish fair in upper arms of lake; muskie slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Stockton: 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good using crankbaits on flats; white bass fair on Twister Tails in upper arms of lake; 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 5/6/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on live minnows or soft plastic minnows with a 1/16 oz. jig head on the bank in 1’ to 2’ of water; white bass good on white Rooster Tails or soft plastic minnows with a 1/8 oz. jig head up the James River arm; black bass good on smoke colored grubs or black tube baits on the bank in 3’ to 4’ of water.  (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 59 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on live minnows or soft plastic minnows with a 1/16 oz. jig head on the bank in 1’ to 2’ of water; white bass good on white Rooster Tails or soft plastic minnows with a 1/8 oz. jig head up the James River arm; black bass good on smoke colored grubs or black tube baits on the bank in 3’ to 4’ of water.  (Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 62 degrees, high, dingy; trout good on bright colored Power Baits; black bass fair on soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on worms and other live baits. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

James River (lower): 62 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 67 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; catfish good on prepared baits, liver and worms; crappie good on minnows; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 67 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good on prepared baits, liver and worms; crappie good on minnows; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 5/7/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 54 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; crappie fair on white grubs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 59 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood baits, cut baits and worms; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair on worms. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 64 degrees, high, muddy; bluegill good on worms; channel catfish good on worms; crappie good on minnows; carp good on corn; all other species good on natural baits. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 56 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cutbaits; all other species fair on shad. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; stream is up 6 inches due to recent rains;  successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, red/chartreuse, ginger/pink); mini-jigs (beadspread and John Deere); glo balls (“easter egg” tri-color and white); also successful are white Rooster Tails, kapok, orange, and yellow Power Baits and Berkley Power Chow. Wednesday, May 20 is scheduled for vegetation cutting. 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 5/7/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; spring branch has greenish cast; white is a good color; fishing has been good. (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; river is slightly off color with good flow; in the bait area, corn, doughbaits and Power Baits in white, yellow, green, cheese and pink are producing good numbers of fish; 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.  (Report made on 5/7/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, dingy; the river is flowing swift, so use ample weight; consult local fly shops for best flies and lures; for current or detailed information call 417-847-2430.
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 5/7/2009)

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