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Missouri fishing report 6-25-09

June 25, 2009 at 03:10 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 82 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass slow; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass fair. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 82 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 82 degrees, dingy; crappie slow; catfish good; black bass good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 82 degrees, dingy; black bass fair at night with a red/black or blue/black worm or jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows around docks with brush, with some success night fishing with lights; catfish good using garlic-scented baits and cut shad. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 82 degrees, dingy; black bass fair at night with a red/black or blue/black worm or jig & pig; crappie fair using minnows around docks with brush, with some success night fishing with lights; catfish good using garlic-scented baits and cut shad. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Little Dixie: 76 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on white jigs; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; bluegill good on crickets; Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; flathead catfish fair on goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 78 degrees, high, muddy; drum good on crayfish; channel catfish fair on worms, dip and cut bait; all other species poor. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 81 degrees, dingy; 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 6/24/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 85 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Montrose: 88 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 85 degrees, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 85 degrees, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Smithville: 74 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on nightcrawlers; walleye fair off shallow points using white Rooster Tails and fire tiger shallow diving crankbaits; largemouth bass good around 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 6/25/2009)

Truman: 85 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good using leeches and cut baits; black bass fair on plastic worms in coves and off secondary points; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair on Sassy Shad and spoons; crappie fair in fence rows at 6’ to 10’ depths and off bluffs at 20’ depths on minnows and jigs. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 85 degrees, dingy; releasing 28,000 cfs; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 86 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on plastic worms and jig & pig; bluegill good on red wigglers; crappie fair on Twister Tails; channel catfish fair on chicken liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Long Branch: 81 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Mark Twain: 83 degrees, high, muddy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on liver; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Sever: 83 degrees, normal, dingy; 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 6/25/2009)

Thomas Hill: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 73 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 sweet corn; walleye and shovelnose sturgeon good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 75 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on chicken liver and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 73 degrees, high, clear; bass are good, some fish being caught over rock piles and deep structures; channel catfish good; crappie and bluegill good; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Mozingo: 73 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good in shallows on worms; crappie fair over deep brush on minnows or jigs; bass good on crankbaits; channel catfish good; walleye slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Paho: 84 degrees, high, dingy; crappie and bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Pony Express: 84 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on worms, cut baits and prepared baits at inflows; all other species fair; hot weather has slowed fishing during hottest part of day. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 67 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 76 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish fair on worms; flathead catfish good 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 6/24/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 88 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Norfork: 87 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 77 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, falling, clear; sunfish good on live baits and various artificial lures; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures and live baits. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Current: 71 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass good on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Eleven Point: 66 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on small plastic baits; sunfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 69 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures.  (Report made on 6/24/2009)

North Fork: 69 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 86 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Council Bluff: normal, channel catfish good on liver and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Cypress Lake: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and chicken livers; crappie slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Duck Creek: 90 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Perry County Lake: 86 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Wappapello: 85 degrees, falling, channel catfish good on live baits and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill good on crickets and worms; black bass good early morning and late evening using spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in the river channel. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures and buzzbaits early morning and late evening along weedbeds and where riffles transform to pools; channel catfish good in deeper holes on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/24/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 81 degrees, high, muddy; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 76-79 degrees, high, clear; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 52 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies, Rooster Tails and marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 77 degrees, falling, clear; 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 6/25/2009)

Stockton: 78 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on crankbaits and tube baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/24/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 84 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass fair on crankbaits trolling in the main river channel from point 15 up to Asher bottom; bluegill fair on crickets and meal worms around bridge piers in 25’ deep water. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 84 degrees, rising, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits, topwater lures in early mornings, black or green tube baits, soft plastic crayfish and soft plastic salamanders in watermelon, motor oil, pumpkin seed or black colors; goggle eye fair in early morning and evening on small jigs, soft plastic crayfish or nightcrawlers around large chunk rocks or root wads. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 74 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on soft plastics; rainbow and brown trout good on bright colored Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair on worms and live baits. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

James River (lower): 76 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on minnows and soft plastics; white bass good; catfish good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 88 degrees, high, muddy; black bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits; channel catfish fair on liver; crappie slow; bluegill fair on worms; carp good on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 90 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms; black bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 6/25/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 73 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass slow on plastic worms and live worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish slow on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 74 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass fair on plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 74 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 69 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair 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 6/25/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; 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. 
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 6/25/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is somewhat murky; fishing good; white colored lures and baits working well. (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, falling, clear; fishing is good; the river remains a few inches above normal and is beginning to clear up;  in the bait area, corn, doughbaits and Power Baits in white, yellow, green, cheese and pink are producing good numbers of fish; 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. Fishing Hours for June and July are 6:30am to 8:30pm. Weed cutting will take place on Tuesday, June 30th, beginning at 9:00 am.  Montauk Lake, Spring Branch and above the Mill dam will be cut.  (Report made on 6/25/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; the river continues to clear with visibility down to about 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 6/25/2009)

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