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Missouri fishing report 6-18-09

June 18, 2009 at 12:57 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 78 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 73 degrees, muddy; black bass slow; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass fair. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 75 degrees, muddy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 75 degrees, muddy; crappie slow; catfish good; black bass good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 75 degrees, muddy; black bass fair with some success on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, some fish being caught on jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows in the brush; flathead catfish good on limb lines using live baits; blue catfish good on jug lines using cut baits. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 75 degrees, muddy; black bass fair with some success on crankbaits and spinnerbaits, some fish being caught on jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows in the brush; flathead catfish good on limb lines using live baits; blue catfish good on jug lines using cut baits. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Little Dixie: 70 degrees, rising, dingy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 71 degrees, high, muddy; river at flood stage, all species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 70 degrees, high, muddy;  river at flood stage; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 73 degrees, muddy; catfish good on cut shad and turkey liver; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; white bass good on spinnerbaits; black bass fair on plastic worms. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 80 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good; largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Montrose: 75 degrees, high, muddy; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 79 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 77 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Smithville: 72 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on nightcrawlers; walleye fair off shallow points using Road Runner jigs with nighcrawlers or leeches and some success using fire tiger shallow diving crankbait; largemouth bass good around the newly submerged stumps, beaver dens and grass using brush hawgs or jigs; crappie good in the deep water using crappie jigs and minnows with some success using black/chartreuse or blue/chartreuse jigs; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Truman: 80 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good on trotlines, jug lines and limb lines using cut shad; black bass good on plastic worms in coves off secondary points;  crappie fair on minnows and jigs; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair on Sassy Shad and spoons;  (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 80 degrees, muddy; releasing 500 cfs; catfish good on cut baits and shad; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on cheese bait; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill fair on Road Runners; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Long Branch: 72 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and leeches; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Mark Twain: 81 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on liver; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Sever: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; bluegill good on crickets; largemouth bass good on soft plastic worms and lizards; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Thomas Hill: 75 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 71 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits, minnows and nightcrawlers; carp good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 70 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 70 degrees, high, clear; bass are good, some fish being caught over rock piles and deep structures; channel catfish good on cut bluegill; crappie and bluegill good on live baits; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Mozingo: 70 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good in shallows on nightcrawler pieces; crappie fair over deep brush on minnows or jigs; bass good; channel catfish good on cut bluegill; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Paho: 73 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish, crappie and bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Pony Express: 72 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on liver and cut baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 66 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 73 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish good on worms; flathead catfish fair on worms and live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 74 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on various artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Norfork: 76 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 72 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 65 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Bryant Creek: 72 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Current: 67 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 72 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 75 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 69 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and small spinnerbaits. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

North Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 83 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Council Bluff: 76 degrees, high, channel catfish good on liver; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; redear sunfish fair on live worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Cypress Lake: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; 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 6/17/2009)

Duck Creek: 81 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Perry County Lake: 84 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on waxworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on natural baits and soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Wappapello: 80 degrees, rising, channel catfish good on live baits and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill good on crickets and worms; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 76 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 79 degrees, high, muddy; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 68-71 degrees, high, clear; black bass fair on jigs and soft plastics; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on jigs and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  trout good on Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/16/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 75 degrees, high, clear; lake level is 3’ high with 1000 cfs being released into the river; crappie good in 12’ to 20’ of water around structures; black bass good in 10’ to 15’ of water around structures; walleye and white bass good trolling with crankbaits; catfish good on live baits; muskie slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Stockton: 72 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits and tube baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair trolling on diver baits on upper end of lake; walleye fair off points using bottom bouncers with minnows or nightcrawlers; catfish fair off rocky areas on shrimp or liver. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass good on crankbaits trolling in main river channel from point 15 up to Asher bottom; catfish fair on cut baits, stink baits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 79 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits, topwater lures in early morning, black or green tube baits, soft plastic crayfish and soft plastic salamanders in watermelon, motor oil, pumpkin seed or black; goggle-eye good in evening and early morning on small jigs, soft plastic crayfish or nightcrawlers around large chunk rock or root wads; catfish fair on cut baits, stink baits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 72 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; trout fair on bright colored Power Baits; goggle-eye fair on worms and other live baits. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

James River (lower): 75 degrees, high, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/17/2009)

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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 6/18/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 80 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good 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 6/18/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 65 degrees, rising, 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 6/18/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 71 degrees, rising, 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 6/18/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 64 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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 6/18/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 65 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and natural baits; all other species good on shad and cut baits. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; stream is up about 12 inches due to recent rains; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, ginger); mini-jigs (beadspread and john deere); glo balls (any 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, and bumblebee rooster tails,  white and orange Power Baits and trout nip. For more info call 417-532-4418.  Weed cutting is scheduled for Tuesday June 23.
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 6/18/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, falling, dingy; spring branch is a little high; murky conditions persist; use heavier line and bright colors; fishing has been fair. (Report made on 6/18/2009)

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 6/18/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; visibility 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 6/17/2009)

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