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Missouri fishing report 6-24-10

June 24, 2010 at 09:52 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and new penny Gulps; bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on Rattle Traps; 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 6/24/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 65 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass fair using light colored soft plastics and light colored Rooster Tails; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits.


(Report made on 6/23/2010)

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


(Report made on 6/23/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 83 degrees, dingy; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow.

 


(Report made on 6/24/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass good using black and blue jigs around docks and secondary points; crappie fair, a lot of little fish being caught, try trolling in deeper water; catfish good using cut bait in 15 to 20 feet.  (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass good using black and blue jigs around docks and secondary points; crappie fair, a lot of little fish being caught, try trolling in deeper water; catfish good using cut bait in 15 to 20 feet.
(Report made on 6/24/2010)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and earthworms; channel catfish good on chicken livers and stinkbait; 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 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 78 degrees, falling, muddy; debris in river, all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair on cut baits and live bait. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 71 degrees, high, muddy; catfish good using turkey liver and cut shad; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; white bass fair using spinners; black bass fair on plastic worms.


(Report made on 6/23/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 84 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Montrose: 87 degrees, dingy; full pool; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 85 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Smithville: 79 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 6/24/2010)

Truman: 81 degrees, high, clear; catfish fair using live baits; crappie fair using minnows; largemouth bass fair using jigs and spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 81 degrees, clear; catfish fair on live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 83 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers; crappie good on Crappie Nibbles; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Long Branch: 79 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on leeches, worms, cut bait and bait shrimp; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Mark Twain: 78 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair using trotlines and limb lines on cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Sever: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill good on crickets; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbait; largemouth bass good on topwater lures at dawn and dusk; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Thomas Hill: 81 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 73 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on live baits and worms; carp fair on worms and doughbait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 75 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 78 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow; best early morning and before dark. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Mozingo: 76 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Paho: 80 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Pony Express: 83 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on cut bait and chicken liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 76 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 76 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 84 degrees, high, clear; catfish fair on trotlines; black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Norfork: 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic and topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines.  (Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic worms. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 77 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics in early morning and late evening; goggle-eye fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Bryant Creek: 77 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Current: 73 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on corn, cheese and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic worms; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 77 degrees, low, dingy; sunfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 79 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 89 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on artificial baits; bluegill fair on crickets and nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on jug lines with live minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Council Bluff: 84 degrees, normal, channel catfish good on liver and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Cypress Lake: 86 degrees, dingy; bluegill fair on small jigs at one to two feet deep, worms and crickets; crappie fair on jigs and minnows at three to four feet deep; black bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastics; channel catfish good on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Duck Creek: 90 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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 6/24/2010)

Perry County Lake: 91 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on worms and live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 78 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on crickets; black bass fair on topwater lures early and late in the day; channel and blue catfish fair on worms and live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on worms especially after dark; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 72 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good on cut bait; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow.  (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): high, clear; dam area:  temperature 75-78, walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; Beaver Creek:  temperature 82-85, black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 47 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, Rooster Tails and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange/chartreuse Power Baits. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 88 degrees, normal, clear; catfish good on cut baits and live baits; black bass good on plastics in 15’ of water; crappie good on minnows in 20’ of water over structure; walleye slow; muskie slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Stockton: 81 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows in 15 to 25’ of water in brushy cover; walleye good on bottom bouncers with a minnow or worm; black bass good on spinnerbaits and jig and pig in the coves; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on purple-colored, large 10” soft plastic worms or green or brown soft plastic crayfish in at least 20’ of water, also fair on buzzbaits from sunrise to 9:00 a.m.; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on purple-colored, large 10” soft plastic worms or green or brown soft plastic crayfish in at least 20’ of water, also fair on buzzbaits from sunrise to 9:00 a.m.; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 73 degrees, low, clear; goggle-eye good on natural baits and jigs; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

James River (lower): 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on live baits and lures, try topwater lures in mornings and evenings; catfish good on live baits, especially crayfish and minnows; bluegill good on crickets, nightcrawlers and small crankbaits. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 75 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4. Please remove litter. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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


(Report made on 6/23/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 74 degrees, normal, dingy; 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 6/23/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish slow on cut bait and blood bait; black bass slow on minnows and plastic worms; all other species slow on worms. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits, Slug-Go and minnows; channel catfish good on shad, blood baits and small bluegill; all other species fair on worms. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 70 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits and Rapalas; channel catfish good on worms; bluegill good; carp good on doughbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 69 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

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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, brown roach, peach colored and yellow colored Power Baits and kapok, easter egg colored glo-balls. June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
(Report made on 6/23/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, water is clear and flow is normal for this time of year.  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 6/23/2010)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, the river level is normal and steady as of 8:50 a.m. on June 23rd. 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 and June 24th.

For up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 6/24/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, normal, 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 are doing great; spinners and marabou jigs are working well. (Report made on 6/23/2010)

 

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