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Missouri fishing report 5-7-08

May 08, 2008 at 11:32 AM

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CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388 LAKES

Binder: 62 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on river worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 52 degrees, high, dingy; white bass good on light-colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie good on crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms and cut shad. (Report made on 5/6/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 59 degrees, high, muddy; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs (chartreuse/white, chartreuse/black or blue/clear); catfish slow on worms and chicken livers. (Report made on 5/6/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 59 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on jigs about 5 to 10 feet off the bank, if the weather stays good, we will see great crappie fishing; black bass fair; white bass slow; catfish good on chicken liver. (Report made on 5/6/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on Carolina rigs on secondary points; crappie good off banks in early afternoon using chartreuse or white jigs; catfish slow with some success using stinkbaits. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 63 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on Carolina rigs on secondary points; crappie good off banks in early afternoon using chartreuse or white jigs; catfish slow with some success using stinkbaits. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Little Dixie: 58 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbait; crappie fair on live minnows & jigs;  all other species slow; area is closed for all activity (including fishing) from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Lamine: 60 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish good on nightcrawlers and chicken livers; largemouth bass fair on earthworms; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Missouri (Middle): 59 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 52 degrees, high, dingy; black bass and paddlefish closed; white bass slow but responding on spinnerbaits; crappie slow with some success using minnows; catfish slow, try using cut shad and turkey livers. (Report made on 5/6/2008)

KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254 LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 64 degrees, high, dingy; crappie, largemouth bass and bluegill good; channel catfish and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Montrose: 64 degrees, dingy; catfish good; black bass and crappie fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 65 degrees, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 66 degrees, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Smithville: 58 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on shad sides and nightcrawlers; crappie good using jigs in 1 to 2 feet of water; largemouth bass good on crankbaits and other plastic baits in 2 feet of water; all other species slow; Smithville Lake Spillway: all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Truman: 60 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good using shad; crappie good near the banks using jigs; black bass good in coves at 3 to 5 feet of water using plastic worms; catfish good using cut shad. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Truman Tailwaters: 60 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 31,000 cfs; all species good. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Missouri River: high, muddy; catfish good on nightcrawlers, goldfish, bluegill and shad. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420 LAKES

Hunnewell: 72 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on cheese baits; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on Rapalas; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Long Branch: 61 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Mark Twain: 57 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Sever: 64 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and jerkbaits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; crappie good on jigs and minnows; bluegill good on nightcrawlers and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Thomas Hill: 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 56 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 62 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3111 LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good in wood near brush piles, bass good in shallow coves; bluegill good and walleye good on rock piles. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Mozingo: 60 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie excellent on the banks in 2 feet of water, walleye good off channel near structure. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Paho: 60 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Pony Express: 64 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie and black bass are fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on worms; muskie have been spotted in the extreme shallow portions of the lake; all other species are slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Grand: 61 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good; blue catfish and flathead catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 53 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561 LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 64 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on limb lines; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Norfork: 66 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on limb lines; white bass fair on Swimming Minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 61 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic lures and jigs. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24.  (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Big Piney (Upper): 62 degrees, normal, clear; black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and live baits. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Bryant Creek: 63 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Current: 67 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on jigs. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Eleven Point: 57 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 62 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastic lures and jigs; suckers and drum good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Gasconade (upper): 59 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye and sunfish good on small grubs and live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Jack’s Fork: 60 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

North Fork: 61 degrees, high, clear; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858 LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 70 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Council Bluff: 65 degrees, high, clear; black bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and Rapalas; channel catfish fair on cut baits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Cypress Lake: 68 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits and worms; bluegill good on crickets and small spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on cut baits and nightcrawlers; crappie slow on minnows and jigs. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Duck Creek: 67 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; crappie slow on crickets; aquatic vegetation is increasing. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Lake Girardeau: 64 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on crickets; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Perry County Lake: 61 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on worms; crappie fair on jigs; bluegill fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Robert DeLaney Lake: crappie good on minnows and jigs around structures; bluegill good on waxworms and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Wappapello: black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish fair on live bait and nightcrawlers; white bass slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 62 degrees, clear; smallmouth bass fair on live minnows and tube baits. Water level normal above K bridge; water level high below K bridge. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Castor River (above Zalma): 63 degrees, normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Mississippi (below Charleston): all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; goggle-eye and other sunfish good on small minnows, worms and small spinnerbaits; channel and flathead catfish good in deep holes on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): No report available.

SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881 LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 57 degrees, high, clear; water levels extremely high; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; walleye fair on jerkbaits and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Lake Taneycomo: 47 degrees, high, dingy; upper lake: trout good on olive and white marabou jigs and chrome and black, purple Rapalas and Rogues; lower lake:  trout good on orange and chartreuse Power Bait, corn, marabou jigs and chartreuse Rooster Tails.  (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Pomme de Terre: 67 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; white bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs in upper portion of lake; catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs over structure; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Stockton: 65 degrees, high, muddy; catfish fair on nightcrawlers or cut shad; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; crappie fair on spinners and jigs. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Table Rock (James River arm): 61 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on nightcrawlers and shad, catfish can be caught on reel and line and trotlines, bait trotlines with live sunfish to catch large flathead catfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Table Rock (main lake): 57 degrees, high, dingy; water levels 15 feet high; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

RIVERS

Big Niangua: 60 degrees, rising, clear; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; trout good.  NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24.
(Report made on 5/7/2008)

James River (lower): 58 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye good on soft plastics and crawdads; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953 LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: high, muddy; black bass fair; bluegill fair on worms; crappie good on bright colored jigs at dusk; carp fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: high, muddy; catfish good on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.

RIVERS

Big River: falling, dingy; crappie good on small worms and minnows at dams. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 61 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on minnows and spinners; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow on worms. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Meramec (below Eureka): high, clear; black bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish good on cut baits and live bait; carp good on doughbaits and corn; drum good on worms. NOTE: black bass are catch and release only until May 24. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Missouri (below New Haven): falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; crappie fair on minnows. (Report made on 5/7/2008)

TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, falling, clear; water level is almost back to normal; successful lures and baits include: jigs (red & white, black & yellow), mini-jigs (bedspread and John Deere), glo-balls (Easter egg 3-color, anything with pink), other lures; Rooster Tails in bright colors and Power Baits (orange glitter, and yellow glitter colors) all fished deep; May Fishing hours are 6:30am to 8:15pm;
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 5/6/2008)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, stream is getting back to normal; water is still a little dingy and has a slightly greenish cast; fishing has been good; try using scented baits and bright colors; May fishing hours: 6:30am to 8:15pm.  (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Montauk State Park: 57 degrees, normal, clear; fishing has been good; bait fishermen have been doing well with natural baits such as corn, worms, garlic scented doughbaits, and brown Power Bait; try Power Bait fished beneath a bobber; fly and lure fishermen have been catching fish on various wet flies, spinners and crawdad lures; try black, yellow, white, and green marabou jigs for best results. May fishing hours are 6:30am to 8:15pm.  (Report made on 5/7/2008)

Roaring River State Park: 56 degrees, falling, dingy; river is down to near normal levels; 4 lb test line should work well; fishing is good with a little extra weight on the line; plastic eggs and worms are working well in zone 1; check local fly shops for flies that are working well; rain is predicted over the next few days so for current streamflow information check the real time streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv/?site_no=07050152&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060  (Report made on 5/7/2008)

 

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