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Missouri fishing report 6-3-09

June 05, 2009 at 06:31 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 71 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on livers and stinkbaits;  all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 71 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; white bass fair; black bass slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 74 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; white bass slow; black bass fair; crappie fair. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 74 degrees, dingy; crappie slow; catfish good; black bass good; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 74 degrees, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits, with some success on jig & pig around docks; crappie fair around brush in 10’-15’ of water on minnows; catfish good on cut baits in shallow water at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 74 degrees, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits, with some success on jig & pig around docks; crappie fair around brush in 10’-15’ of water on minnows around brush; catfish good on cut baits in shallow water at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Little Dixie: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on earthworms.  Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 62 degrees, normal, muddy; flathead catfish good on trotlines with goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 61 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 71 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 6/3/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 74 degrees, clear; largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish good; crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Montrose: 75 degrees, high, dingy; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 74 degrees, high, muddy; catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 74 degrees, high, muddy; catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Smithville: 69 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on green sunfish; walleye fair off shallow points using Road Runners with nightcrawlers or leeches, with some success using a fire tiger shallow diving crankbait; largemouth bass good around structures using dark colored jigs; crappie good with some success using black/chartreuse or blue/chartreuse crappie jigs and minnows with bobbers in shallow water; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Truman: 73 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on trotlines, jug lines and limb lines using cut shad, leeches and sunfish; crappie good at 10 to 12 foot depths on minnows and jigs; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair at 12 to 20 foot depths off points on spoons; black bass fair in coves off secondary points on plastic baits and topwater lures. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 73 degrees, dingy; releasing 22,500 cfs; catfish good on cut baits and shad; white bass and hybrid bass fair on spoons; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, muddy; catfish good on shad. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 74 degrees, high, muddy; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish good on doughbaits; largemouth bass fair on jerkbaits; crappie good on Twister Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Long Branch: 70 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on leeches and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Mark Twain: 80 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Sever: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill good on crickets and mealworms; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Thomas Hill: 75 degrees, normal, muddy; small channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

    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; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 66 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good below Clarence Cannon Dam on jigs and minnows near the boat ramp; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 68 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill and bass good near the bank; crappie good around brush at mid-depth; channel catfish good on cut baits; walleye fair on Twister Tails, crankbaits and minnows. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Mozingo: 68 degrees, normal, clear; bass good on spinnerbaits; channel catfish good on cut bluegill; bluegill and crappie good on live baits; walleye fair on crankbaits; natural baits such as nightcrawlers, leeches, chicken livers and cut shad are working best for all species. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Paho: 70 degrees, high, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Pony Express: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits fished on top of the water; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and worms. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: No report available.

Missouri (below Iowa line): 71 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish good on worms; flathead catfish fair on worms and live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits and live baits; carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 73 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Norfork: 74 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 68 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 70 degrees, normal, clear; black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and live baits; sunfish good on small grubs and spinnerbaits. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Bryant Creek: 67 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Current: 66 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on jigs. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on corn and cheese; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 69 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 60 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on nightcrawlers and soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on jigs and soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

North Fork: 62 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 82 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Council Bluff: 72 degrees, normal, bluegill and redear sunfish good on live worms and crickets; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Cypress Lake: 72 degrees, dingy; black bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; bluegill good on live baits; channel catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits; crappie slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Duck Creek: 79 degrees, clear; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets; all other species good. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Perry County Lake: 76 degrees, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; bluegill good on waxworms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: No report available.

Wappapello: Channel catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9 inch minimum length limit regulation for crappie. Call 1-877-lake-info for closures. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 75 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): 73 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): clear; smallmouth bass and largemouth bass good on large minnows, nightcrawlers and buzzbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 76 degrees, flathead catfish fair on goldfish and small sunfish; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 65-68 degrees, high, clear; white bass fair on swimming minnows; walleye fair on jerkbaits; black bass fair on jigs, crankbaits and spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: trout fair on black/blue with chrome Rapalas, Little Cleos, white/olive marabou jigs, and glo balls; lower lake:  trout fair on orange/chartreuse Power Baits, corn, and floating nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 78 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows in 12’ to 20’ of water; black bass good on crankbaits and plastics; catfish good on live baits; walleye good on crankbaits; white bass good; muskie fair. (Report made on 6/3/2009)

Stockton: 68 degrees, high, clear; crappie good near shoreline in 12’- 15’ of water on chartreuse/white jigs or minnows; walleye fair on bottom bouncers with worm or minnow trailers; white bass fair with Texas rigged or purple worms; catfish fair on the upper ends of the lake. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 70 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on pole and line, limb lines and trotlines using cut baits, stinkbaits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish; black bass good in 8’ to 10’ of water on crankbaits, black/green tube baits and soft plastic crayfish early in the morning; bluegill good on crickets. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 70 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on pole and line, limb lines and trotlines using cut baits, stinkbaits, live shiners, nightcrawlers, small sunfish or goldfish; black bass good in 8’ to 10’ of water on crankbaits, black/green tube baits and soft plastic crayfish early in the morning; bluegill good on crickets. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 70 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 6/4/2009)

James River (lower): 70 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; bluegill good on crickets; catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 82 degrees, high, muddy; black bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures; channel catfish good on liver; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 83 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 6/4/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 65 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass slow on plastic worms and live worms; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 64 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers, cut baits and blood baits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 63 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass fair; bluegill fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 63 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish slow on cut shad and bluegill; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on worms. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 65 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on live baits. (Report made on 6/4/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, normal, clear; stream is at near normal conditions; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, pink/white); mini-jigs (beadspread and John Deere); glo balls (any 3 color combo); also successful are bright colored Rooster Tails, hot pink brassies, yellow and white Power Baits and bright colored plastic worms. 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 6/4/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, clear; spring branch is at near normal conditions; fishing has been good; green and white colored lures working well.  (Report made on 6/4/2009)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, rising, clear; fishing is good; the river has nice flow with a greenish color to the water; the river is slowly rising due to rains in the area, 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 6/3/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; water is clear with visibility down to about 5 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 6/3/2009)

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