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Missouri fishing report 7-15-10

July 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic frogs and plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 83 degrees, normal, dingy;  all species slow; this lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 7/13/2010)

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


(Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 88 degrees, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark colored soft plastics off points; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and light colored Rooster Tails; catfish fair using stinkbaits, worms and chicken livers.

(Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 88 degrees, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark colored soft plastics off points; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and light colored Rooster Tails; catfish fair using stinkbaits, worms and chicken livers.


 


(Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on jigs, go a little deeper than you think and get to the brush; crappie fair on minnows; catfish fair with cut bait on jug lines at 15 feet deep.
(Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 88 degrees, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark colored soft plastics off points; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and light colored Rooster Tails; catfish fair using stinkbaits, worms and chicken livers.

(Report made on 7/14/2010)

Little Dixie: 82 degrees, high, muddy; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and topwater lures; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and chicken liver; 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 7/14/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, high, muddy; river is at flood stage; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 78 degrees, high, dingy; crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow using worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish fair using stinkbaits, worms and cut shad.


(Report made on 7/14/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 82 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Montrose: 87 degrees, dingy; full pool; black bass fair; catfish good; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 88 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 89 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Smithville: 82 degrees, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers, sunfish and shad with some being taken on stinkbaits, trotlines and limb lines; walleye fair using nightcrawlers and crankbaits; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits, jigs, buzzbaits and some success using crankbaits and stickbaits; crappie fair using minnows with jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles in 4-6’ of water; all other species slow.

 

(Report made on 7/15/2010)

Truman: 87 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 23,250 cfs; catfish good using live and cut bait; crappie good using minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good using plastic worms; white bass and hybrid bass good with crankbaits and Sassy Shad or drifting with live bait. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 87 degrees, dingy; white bass and hybrid bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 82 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on Rapalas; channel catfish good on cheese bait; bluegill good on Beetle Spins; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Long Branch: 79 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Mark Twain: 85 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair using trotlines and limb lines on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Sever: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good; bluegill fair on live bait and small jigs; crappie fair on minnows in the brush; black bass good on Rapalas and medium crankbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Thomas Hill: 84 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 80 degrees, high, muddy; river is at flood stage, channel catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 82 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on topwater; channel catfish good on liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Mozingo: 78 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good, especially on natural bait like live minnows or nightcrawlers; black bass, walleye and bluegill fair; crappie good.  (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Paho: 81 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Pony Express: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on dead minnows, cut shad and prepared baits; all other species slow; best success likely during evening through early morning. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 77 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 79 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 87 degrees, high, dingy; catfish fair on trotlines. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Norfork: 86 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on trotlines. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, rising, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 79 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair early in the day and late in the evening on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Bryant Creek: 81 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Current: 74 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on worms; all other species good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 76 degrees, rising, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 81 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 81 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on brown grubs. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 90 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Council Bluff: 86 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Cypress Lake: 81 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 7/14/2010)

Duck Creek: 86 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; black bass good on artificial baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 72 degrees, normal, black bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Perry County Lake: 89 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: All species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Wappapello: rising, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on live bait and worms at night; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 79 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 74 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures early and late; channel catfish fair on live bait and worms; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, channel catfish fair on cut baits using jugs and with stinkbaits on pole and line; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow.  (Report made on 7/14/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 87 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live bait such as small bluegill and goldfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): normal, dingy; dam area:  temperature 77-80; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and crankbaits; Beaver Creek:  temperature 86-89; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 48 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on crankbaits and black, olive, and white marabou jigs; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange and chartreuse Power Baits. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 84 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows in 25’ of water around structure; black bass good on plastics in 20’ of water around structure; catfish good on cut bait and live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Stockton: 79 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows; black bass good on soft plastics; walleye fair on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers; catfish fair on nightcrawlers while drifting. (Report made on 7/12/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits or soft plastic crayfish. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits or soft plastic crayfish around bridge piers or docks in at least 25’ of water. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass slow, best on soft plastics; goggle-eye slow, best on soft plastics and jigs; trout slow, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

James River (lower): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on live baits, try crayfish, cut bait and minnows; bluegill fair on crickets, nightcrawlers, and small crankbaits; black bass slow on live baits and lures, try topwater lures in morning and evenings. (Report made on 7/14/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 82 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 7/15/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 79 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 76 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on worms, minnows and stinkbait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 79 degrees, rising, muddy;  all species slow due to recent storms and high river level. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 81 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits; channel catfish good on natural baits; drum good on worms; carp good on corn; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 81 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, the spring level is about normal and clearing; best lures: pink and white colored and olive/black colored marabou jigs, John Deere colored jigs, cream midges, orange with brown stripe colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, brown roach, salmon peach colored and Power Baits and trout nip, orange plastic worms and tri-colored glo balls. July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Report made on 7/15/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, the water is becoming cloudy and rising due to recent rains.  Fishing has been very slow.  Fish early in the morning.  Try deep holes and around cover during the afternoon sun.  Small Rapalas and white jigs have been effective.  (Report made on 7/14/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, the river level is normal and steady as of 6:30 a.m. on July 15th. The water is 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 7/15/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, normal, the water is getting very clear, use 2 lb test or lighter; white and orange plastic baits are working well; red plastic worms working well in deeper holes; brown Power Bait eggs and worms are doing great; spinners and marabou jigs are working well. (Report made on 7/15/2010)

 

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