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Missouri fishing report 6-3-10

June 03, 2010 at 04:16 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 72 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on plastic lizards and spinnerbaits; bluegill good on crickets; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 75 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 6/3/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 57 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow using worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass good on light colored soft plastics; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on cut bait, shad, worms and stinkbaits.



(Report made on 6/2/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 79 degrees, muddy; black bass slow on dark colored plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; catfish good on cut bait, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Report made on 6/2/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 77 degrees, muddy; black bass and catfish fair; white bass and crappie slow.



(Report made on 6/2/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 77 degrees, muddy; black bass fair, try any crayfish looking bait, Rebel crankbaits are working well, also jig and pig; crappie fair, a lot of little fish right now, go deep and in brush for the bigger fish; catfish good in the backs of creek coves using cut shad or live bluegill. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 77 degrees, dingy; black bass fair, try any crayfish looking bait, Rebel crankbaits are working well, also jig and pig; crappie fair, a lot of little fish right now, go deep and in brush for the bigger fish; catfish good in the backs of creek coves using cut shad or live bluegill.

(Report made on 6/3/2010)

Little Dixie: 63 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets; crappie fair on live 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 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 67 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 66 degrees, falling, muddy; all catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 67 degrees, high, muddy; black bass slow on plastic worms; white bass good on spinners; crappie slow on jigs and minnows; catfish fair using shad.


(Report made on 6/2/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 75 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish good; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Montrose: 77 degrees, high, dingy; full pool; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 80 degrees, high, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 81 degrees, high, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Smithville: 74 degrees, dingy; catfish good using green sunfish; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8 feet of water around brush; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits, jigs and buzzbaits in 6-8 feet of water; crappie fair, they are scattered; all other species slow.

(Report made on 6/3/2010)

Truman: 77 degrees, high, muddy; releasing 45,000 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; black bass fair using plastic worms; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using jigs; crappie slow using minnows in 20’ to 25’ of water at 12’ depths. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 77 degrees, dingy; catfish good on live baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass good on jigs; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 76 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish good on livers; bluegill good on Twister Tails; crappie good on Crappie Nibbles; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Long Branch: 77 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and leeches along Highway AX causeway riprap; hybrid striped bass fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Mark Twain: 69 degrees, high, dingy; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines using cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Sever: 81 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill good using crickets and red wigglers; channel catfish good using live baits and nightcrawlers; black bass fair using Carolina-rigged lizards and buzzbaits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Thomas Hill: 78 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 68 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on setlines using bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 66 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on setlines using worms and live baits; flathead catfish fair on setlines using live baits; drum good using worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 78 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish and largemouth bass good in early morning or at dusk; bluegill, crappie and walleye fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Mozingo: 79 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good along weedlines or mid depth brush; crappie good with some still near the shore and some near deep brush; bluegill good in backs of coves; channel catfish good up to the shallows on the face of the dam; walleye fair and scattered on points, along weedlines or in the coves. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Paho: 80 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Pony Express: 78 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair in deeper water around structures; blue catfish good on goldfish; largemouth bass good on spinners; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 74 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 71 degrees, high, muddy; flathead catfish fair on live bait; blue catfish fair on live bait and cut baits; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 79 degrees, high, dingy; walleye good on crankbaits and nightcrawlers; black bass good on soft plastics; catfish fair on trotlines. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Norfork: 78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 69 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and jigs of crayfish colors. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 67 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics; sunfish good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Bryant Creek: 74 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Current: 68 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics and live bait. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 69 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and jigs; catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye and sunfish good on live bait and soft plastics. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; black bass and goggle-eye good on brown grubs. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 84 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on artificial baits in the morning and evening; bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Council Bluff: 76 degrees, normal, largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Cypress Lake: 80 degrees, dingy; bluegill good using worms and crickets on jigs at 1-2 foot depths; crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 3-4 foot depths; black bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and soft plastics; channel catfish good on worms, cut bait and stinkbait. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Duck Creek: 84 degrees, dingy; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 72 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; all other species fair.  (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Perry County Lake: 82 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill good on crickets; channel catfish good on stinkbaits. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: all species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on worms and live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass fair on artificial bait; white bass slow on live minnows. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): high, clear; all species good. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, channel catfish good on worms and crayfish. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 72 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live bait such as small bluegill and goldfish; black bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 68-72 degrees, high, clear; dam area:  temperature 54-58, black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; Beaver Creek:  black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on nightcrawlers while trolling; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, falling, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on olive and black/white marabou jigs and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on jigs, Rooster Tails, crankbaits, Power Baits and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 80 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on plastics in early morning and late evening in 15’ to 20’ of water around main lake points; crappie good on minnows in 15’ to 20’ of water around structure; walleye good trolling along flats; catfish good on live baits using limb lines or trotlines along flats; white bass slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Stockton: 69 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on crankbaits, jig and pig and Texas rigs; crappie good on minnows in 20’ to 25’ of water; channel catfish good on shrimp off of rocky areas; walleye fair on bottom bouncers and deep diving crankbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 75 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on large deep diving crankbaits, soft plastic crayfish on secondary points, and blue or gray jigs; catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits, and live or cut shad, best results using pole and line or trotlines; bluegill good on live worms by docks or bridge piers. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 69 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on large deep diving crankbaits, soft plastic crayfish on secondary points, and blue or gray jigs; catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and live or cut shad, best results using pole and line or trotlines; bluegill good on live worms by docks or bridge piers. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 68 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye good on natural baits and jigs; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass slow, best on natural baits and plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/2/2010)

James River (lower): 68 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on live baits and Texas rigged plastic worms; catfish good on live baits, try 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 with a split shot and hook dragged across the bottom of the river. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 73 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft jerkbaits; crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs; bluegill fair on worms; catfish fair on chicken liver, shrimp and stinkbaits, limit 4; all other species fair on crickets and wax worms. Please remove litter. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 73 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken livers, stinkbaits and shrimp, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 6/3/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 65 degrees, high, muddy; black bass fair on crayfish and live minnows; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 65 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on natural bait;  all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 64 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow due to rains. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 65 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on worms; black bass fair; bluegill fair; crappie fair; carp good on doughbait; all other species good on worms.  (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 66 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species slow on worms and natural baits. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, high, dingy; spring level 2 inches above normal and dingy;  best lures: ginger snap colored, orange colored and orange and white colored marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, pearl grizzly and blue colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, brown colored and white colored Rooster Tails, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, yellow colored Power Baits and kapok. June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
(Report made on 6/2/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, dingy; Spring Branch is high. Use bright colors and scented baits to attract fish.  (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, clear; the river is 2” to 4” above normal and falling slowly as of June 2nd.  The main channel and Spring Branch are clear. Fishing is good on all baits with the best fishing in the morning and evening hours.

For up to date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 6/3/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, stream is somewhat off color and just a little higher than normal; below Dry Hollow will be a little more murky; fishing has been good; Power Eggs and plastic worms in zone one are working well; use bright colors; white and black are working well in all zones; 2 to 3 lb test will work in the murky water. (Report made on 6/3/2010)

 

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