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Missouri fishing report 6-17-10

June 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388
LAKES

Binder: 78 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on Rattle Trap; all other species slow; this lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 60 degrees, high, dingy; crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics; catfish fair on worms, cut baits, stinkbaits and chicken livers.

(Report made on 6/15/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 83 degrees, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on dark colored soft plastic worms and buzzbaits; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish fair on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits.


(Report made on 6/17/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 81 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; black bass fair; all other species slow.


(Report made on 6/15/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass good on jigs and crayfish style baits; crappie fair on minnows, get into the brush for the bigger fish; catfish good on cut baits and live bluegill on overnight poles or trotlines.
(Report made on 6/17/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 79 degrees, dingy; black bass good on jigs and crayfish style baits; crappie fair on minnows, get into the brush for the bigger fish; catfish good on cut baits and live bluegill on overnight poles or trotlines.


(Report made on 6/17/2010)

Little Dixie: 71 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and earthworms; channel catfish good on chicken livers and stinkbait; crappie fair on minnows; 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 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 69 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on live bait, dip bait and cut bait; blue catfish fair on cut bait and live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 76 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 69 degrees, high, muddy; black bass slow on plastic worms; white bass fair on light colored soft plastic worms; crappie slow on jigs and minnows; catfish fair using worms, stinkbaits, chicken livers and cut baits.

(Report made on 6/16/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 75 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Montrose: 80 degrees, high, dingy; full pool; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 85 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 85 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Smithville: 77 degrees, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers, sunfish and shad with some being taken on stinkbaits; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8 feet of water around brush; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits, jigs and buzzbaits (green and/or chartreuse seem to be working well); crappie fair using assorted color pattern jigs, they are still spread out; all other species slow.

 

(Report made on 6/16/2010)

Truman: 80 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good using live baits; largemouth bass good using jigs and spinnerbaits; white bass and hybrid striped bass good using jigs and spoons; crappie good using minnows. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 80 degrees, dingy; catfish fair on live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 76 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on Twister Tails; channel catfish fair on doughbait; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; bluegill fair on Beetle Spins; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Long Branch: 77 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on leeches, worms and bait shrimp; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Mark Twain: 76 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on trotlines using cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Sever: 81 degrees, normal, muddy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and mealworms; black bass good on Carolina-rigged lizards, buzzbaits and Scum Frogs; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Thomas Hill: 78 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 71 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair using stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair using live baits; blue catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 75 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on bank lines using live baits; drum good using worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits; crappie fair; bluegill good, but small; channel catfish good on chicken liver at night. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Mozingo: 77 degrees, high, muddy; black bass good; crappie and bluegill fair on small jigs; channel catfish good on cut bait; walleye good on crankbaits. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Paho: 78 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Pony Express: 77 degrees, high, dingy; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 74 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 75 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 81 degrees, high, dingy; walleye fair on crankbaits and worms; black bass fair on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Norfork: 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 69 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures and jigs. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 77 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; bluegill good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Bryant Creek: 73 degrees, low, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on limb lines; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Current: 71 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on purple and white 4” worms. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on on corn, minnows or Power Baits; black bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 70 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass, goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 73 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on brown grubs. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

North Fork: 65 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; trout fair on assorted baits and lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 84 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on artificial baits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on jug lines with chicken livers or live minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Council Bluff: 81 degrees, normal, largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish good on liver and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Cypress Lake: 82 degrees, dingy; bluegill fair on crickets and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish good on crickets and stinkbait. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Duck Creek: 85 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 72 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on jerkbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Perry County Lake: 87 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on worms and live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow.
NOTE: Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 75 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass slow on artificial bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 74 degrees, low, dingy; bluegill fair on crickets; black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on live baits and cut baits at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, channel catfish slow on worms and cut baits. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 72 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; black bass good on plastic worms and tube baits; channel catfish good on large minnows drifted in deeper holes; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 84 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on chicken liver, worms and stinkbaits using pole and line or limb lines; flathead catfish fair on live bait such as small bluegill and goldfish using pole and line or trotlines; black bass fair on artificial lures such as worms or spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): high, clear; dam area:  temperature 72-76, walleye good on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; Beaver Creek:  temperature 57-62, black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on flies, San Juan worms, scuds, and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 78 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on plastics and spinnerbaits along main lake points; crappie good on minnows and jigs in 15’ to 20’ of water around structure; walleye good on crankbaits along flats; catfish good on live baits, better on trotlines and jug lines. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Stockton: 76 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows or jigs in 25’ of water; black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; walleye good off of points using a jig and minnow combination; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on large 10” purple-colored soft plastic worms or green or brown soft plastic crayfish in at least 20’ of water; catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and live or cut shad, best using pole and line or trotlines, channel catfish being caught on trotlines with goldfish, shrimp or nightcrawlers; flathead catfish are being caught on live shad or small perch. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on large 10” purple-colored soft plastic worms or green or brown soft plastic crayfish in at least 20’ of water; catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and live or cut shad, best using pole and line or trotlines, channel catfish being caught on trotlines with goldfish, shrimp or nightcrawlers; flathead catfish are being caught on live shad or small perch. (Report made on 6/17/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 70 degrees, normal, clear; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass fair on soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on natural baits and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

James River (lower): 69 degrees, normal, muddy; black bass good on live baits and lures; catfish good on live baits, especially crayfish and minnows on trotlines; bluegill good on crickets, nightcrawlers, and small crankbaits; catfish, white bass, goggle-eye and black bass can be caught on minnows and cut baits with a split shot and hook dragged across the bottom. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 75 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie slow on minnows; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4. Please remove litter. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 75 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie slow on minnows; black bass fair on plastic worms; channel catfish good on chicken livers and stinkbait, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 6/16/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and livers (with pole and line); flathead catfish good on limb lines using live 3-4” bluegill; all other species fair.  (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 74 degrees, falling, muddy; fishing is slow for all species; river has been flooded but is returning to normal levels.  (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): No report available.

Meramec (below Eureka): 68 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on cut bait and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): high, muddy; channel catfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, the spring level is about normal and clearing; best lures: ginger snap, persimmon and pink colored marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, pearl grizzly and blue colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, orange with brown stripe colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, red brassies, yellow colored Power Baits and kapok. June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
We will be cutting weeds in the stream Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 and 23.  We will begin around 9 a.m. and be done by 3 p.m. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, normal, dingy; water is slightly cloudy and higher than normal, but below the sidewalks and trails.  The weeds were cut this week so popular fishing holes have been cleaned out.  The new rootwads in the lower section are holding fish well. Try small Rapalas if they are not hitting on the usual doughbait and plastic worms. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, the river level is normal and holding steady as of 3:20 p.m. on June 16th. The water is clear. Fishing is good on all baits with the best fishing in the morning and evening hours.

Aquatic vegetation removal will be conducted in Montauk Lake, Spring Branch and the Mill Dam Hole on June 23rd.

For up to date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 6/16/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, water is getting very clear; use 2 lb test or lighter; white and orange plastic baits are working well; brown Power Bait eggs and worms doing great; spinners and marabou jigs are working well. (Report made on 6/16/2010)

 

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