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Missouri fishing report 6-11-09

June 11, 2009 at 12:53 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 71 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets and river worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 71 degrees, dingy; black bass slow; white bass fair; crappie slow; catfish fair. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 73 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; white bass slow; crappie fair; catfish good. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 73 degrees, dingy; crappie slow; catfish good; black bass good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 74 degrees, dingy; black bass fair with some success on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, bigger fish are being caught on jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows in the brush; flathead catfish good on live baits on limb lines; blue catfish are good on jug lines using cut baits. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 73 degrees, dingy; black bass fair with some success on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, bigger fish are being caught on jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows in the brush; flathead catfish good on live baits on limb lines; blue catfish are good on jug lines using cut baits. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Little Dixie: 70 degrees, rising, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on earthworms; all other species slow. Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 63 degrees, rising, muddy; blue catfish are good on goldfish; crappie are fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 62 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish are fair on worms and cut baits; blue catfish are fair on cut baits and dead or cut silver carp; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 72 degrees, dingy; catfish fair using cut shad and turkey livers; white bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on plastic worms. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 75 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Montrose: 77 degrees, high, dingy; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 73 degrees, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 72 degrees, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Smithville: 72 degrees, high, dingy; flathead catfish good on live bait; channel catfish good on most natural or prepared baits; walleye fair off shallow points using Road Runners tipped with nightcrawlers or leeches, or trolling with small crankbaits; largemouth bass good around structures using dark colored jigs; crappie fair on small jigs near brush in 5-15’ of water and trolling Road Runners and small crankbaits; white bass fair trolling shad-imitating crankbaits like Shad Raps on wind-blown points; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Truman: 73 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on trotlines, jug lines and limb lines using cut shad; crappie good on minnows and jigs; white bass and hybrid striped bass good on spoons at 12 to 20 foot depths off points; black bass good on plastic worms in coves off secondary points. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 73 degrees, dingy; releasing 24,000 cfs; catfish fair on cut baits and shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: No report available.

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on Hot-n-Tots; crappie good on marabou jigs; channel catfish good on doughbaits; bluegill fair on Beetle Spins; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Long Branch: 71 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on leeches and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Mark Twain: 80 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Sever: 75 degrees, high, muddy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on crickets; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; channel catfish good on cut baits and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Thomas Hill: 75 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 70 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; blue catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish good on live baits; carp good on nightcrawlers and corn; walleye good on nightcrawlers; shovelnose sturgeon fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 69 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair below Clarence Cannon Dam near the boat ramp on jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 70 degrees, high, clear; bass are good; bluegill and crappie good but small in size; channel catfish good along dam or south shore on cut bluegill; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Mozingo: 70 degrees, high, dingy; bass and crappie good; bluegill good; channel catfish good in 4-8 feet of water on cut baits; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Paho: 70 degrees, high, dingy; catfish, crappie and bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Pony Express: 71 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on liver and cut baits; bass good on topwater lures. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 64 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): No report available.

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 77 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Norfork: 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 70 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 70 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Bryant Creek: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Current: 67 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Eleven Point: 62 degrees, normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 71 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 71 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye and black bass good on soft plastic spinnerbaits and small crankbaits; sunfish good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 67 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

North Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on live baits (in the red ribbon area only)or artificial lures. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 81 degrees, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Council Bluff: 75 degrees, normal, channel catfish good on livers; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures during low light periods; redear sunfish fair on live worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Cypress Lake: 74 degrees, muddy; black bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; bluegill good on live baits and small spinnerbaits; channel catfish good on cut baits and nightcrawlers; crappie slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Duck Creek: 79 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; channel catfish good at night on nightcrawlers and cut baits; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Perry County Lake: 76 degrees, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; bluegill good on waxworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: 74 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits; largemouth bass fair on natural baits and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Wappapello: 78 degrees, channel catfish good on live baits and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 75 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): channel catfish and blue catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and large minnows in deeper holes; smallmouth bass good on large minnows and topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 67-69 degrees, high, clear; white bass fair on swimming minnows; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and jerkbaits; black bass fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies, Little Cleo’s and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  trout good on orange, bubblegum and chartreuse Power Baits. (Report made on 6/9/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 75 degrees, high, clear; crappie good over brush piles in 12-15’ of water; black bass good on plastic baits and crankbaits on main lake points; catfish good on live baits, better on trotlines and limb lines; walleye good on flats and crankbaits; white bass good on flats; muskie fair. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Stockton: 68 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits and tube baits; catfish good off rock banks on bait shrimp; white bass fair trolling with deep divers; walleye fair off points and mud flats in upper sections of Big Sac and Little Sac arms using bottom bouncers and trolling with deep divers; crappie fair on minnows or jigs in 15’ to 20’ of water in timber. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 73 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good using cut baits, stinkbaits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish; black bass good using crankbaits, black/green tube baits and soft plastic crayfish or salamanders; bluegill good on crickets and meal worms.  (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 73 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures using Red Fin in early morning, black or green tube baits, soft plastic crayfish and soft plastic salamanders using watermelon, motor oil, pumpkin seed or black colors; catfish good on cut baits, stinkbaits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish; bluegill good on crickets and meal worms around bridge piers 20’ deep.  (Report made on 6/11/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 72 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; trout good on bright colored Power Baits; goggle-eye fair on worms and other live baits. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

James River (lower): 73 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; bluegill good on crickets; catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/10/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures; channel catfish fair on liver; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms; carp good; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 80 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on liver; black bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.

(Report made on 6/11/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 65 degrees, high, muddy; black bass slow on plastic worms and live worms; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 67 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers, cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass fair on plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 63 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 64 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish slow on limb lines and trotlines using cut shad and bluegill; black bass slow on jigs and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on worms. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 65 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and natural baits; all other species good on shad and cut baits. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, normal, clear; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, moss green); mini-jigs (beadspread and white floss); glo balls (original 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, yellow and orange Power Baits and bright colored plastic worms. For more info call 417-532-4418.  Weed cutting is scheduled for Tuesday June 23,  it should start around 9:00am and be done by 4:00pm.
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 6/11/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, clear; spring branch is up somewhat; fishing has been good; green and white colored lures working well. (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, falling, clear; fishing is good; the river has nice flow with a greenish color to the water; the river remains a few inches above normal;  in the fly area scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float are producing good numbers of fish; also heavier weighted marabou jigs fished in the swift water are doing well; check at the lodge for other good fly choices; in the bait area, corn, doughbaits and Power Baits in white, yellow, green, cheese and pink are producing good numbers of fish.  (Report made on 6/11/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; visibility down to about 5 to 6 feet; 2-3 lb. test line is recommended; check at park store or local fly shops for best flies and bait; for current or detailed information on stream conditions call 417-847-2430. The next Kids Fishing event will be August 15.
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 6/10/2009)

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