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Missouri fishing report 7-2-09

July 02, 2009 at 03:15 PM

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CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 83 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass good. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 88 degrees, clear; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 88 degrees, dingy; crappie slow; catfish good; black bass good; white bass slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using black worms or Chompers, trolling on secondary points; crappie slow, some success using minnows around brush in water 12’-15’ deep; catfish good on stinkbaits and hotdogs with added scent fished in the backs of coves. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using black worms or Chompers, trolling on secondary points; crappie slow, some success using minnows around brush in water 12’-15’ deep; catfish good on stinkbaits and hotdogs with added scent fished in the backs of coves. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Little Dixie: 79 degrees, falling, dingy; crappie fair on white jigs; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets; Area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; blue catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, falling, muddy; drum good on crayfish; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 85 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 7/1/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 87 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good; channel catfish, crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Montrose: 87 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Smithville: 76 degrees, high, dingy; 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; catfish fair in the back of coves using variety of baits along the riprap and in rocky areas; walleye fair using minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches and deep diving crankbaits along the flats; white bass good on pepper spoons on the main lake flats.


(Report made on 7/2/2009)

Truman: 85 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good using cut baits and shad; black bass good off windy points; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair on humps at 15’ depths using Sassy Shad and spoons; crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10’ to 12’ depths. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 84 degrees, clear; releasing 14,720 cfs; catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 81 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken liver; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Long Branch: 82 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish and hybrid striped bass fair on natural baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Mark Twain: 83 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Sever: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and meal worms; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and Rapalas; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish and bullheads good on liver, nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Thomas Hill: 84 degrees, normal, muddy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; crappie fair along rip-rap using minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 78 degrees, falling, 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 7/2/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass good on grubs and Beetle Spins; crappie good below Mark Twain Lake using chartreuse jigs; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 80 degrees, rising, clear; bass good; channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and walleye slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Mozingo: 78 degrees, rising, clear; bass good on deep points and brush using crankbaits and plastics; crappie good on jigs and Crappie Nibbles; bluegill good on worms; walleye slow on crankbaits. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Paho: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie and bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Pony Express: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits, liver and cut shad; panfish good on crickets and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 69 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair; all other species good. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 78 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms; flathead catfish good on live baits and fair on worms; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 88 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Norfork: 87 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, normal, clear; black bass slow but some success on topwater lures in early morning and late evening; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Current: 72 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures; goggle-eye good on jigs. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on corn and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 80 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye fair on jigs and soft plastic lures; channel catfish and flathead catfish good on live baits. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass, goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 71 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic worms and Flukes. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

North Fork: 69 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Council Bluff: normal, largemouth bass good on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Cypress Lake: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and chicken livers; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Duck Creek: 84 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets in 4 to 5 foot depths; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Perry County Lake: 84 degrees, clear; channel catfish good on liver and worms; bluegill fair on wax worms. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: channel catfish fair on natural baits; largemouth bass fair; crappie fair in deeper water; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Wappapello: 85 degrees, falling, black bass good early morning and late evening on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; channel catfish good on live baits and nightcrawlers using trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 79 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; channel catfish fair using natural bait on pole and line and jug line; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

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 7/1/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 86 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, red worms, chicken livers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 77-80 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastics, and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 52 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on scuds, San Juan worms, Rooster Tails and olive/white marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on chartreuse/bubble gum colored Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 83 degrees, falling, clear; crappie good in 12’ to 15’ of water over brush piles; black bass good in 12’ of water around structures on plastic baits; walleye good on crankbaits while trolling in the flats; catfish good on live baits; white bass slow; muskie slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Stockton: 77 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on crankbaits; walleye fair off points using bottom bouncers and deep divers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 85 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic salamanders in dark colors, black or green tube baits in at least 20’ of water, soft plastic crayfish in dark colors in at least 20’ of water with the best fishing in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 6/30/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 85 degrees, rising, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic salamanders in dark colors, black or green tube baits in at least 20’ of water, soft plastic crayfish in dark colors in at least 20’ of water with the best fishing in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

    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 good on worms and other live baits. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

James River (lower): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass good on minnows and soft plastics; catfish good on limb lines. (Report made on 6/30/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits; channel catfish good on liver; crappie slow; bluegill fair on worms; carp fair on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 86 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish good on worms; black bass good on soft plastics and topwater lures; bluegill slow; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.

 

(Report made on 7/2/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on plastic worms and live worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on minnows and plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 76 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; black bass good on minnows, plastic worms, plastic crawdads and crankbaits; all other species good on worms and minnows. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 74 degrees, normal, dingy; 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 7/2/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on worms; all other species good on shad and cut baits. (Report made on 7/2/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, high, dingy; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, white); mini-jigs (brown roach and john deere); glo balls (any 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, and bumblebee rooster tails,  yellow 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 7/2/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water has greenish cast and is clearing; fishing good; white colored lures and baits working well. (Report made on 7/1/2009)

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.  (Report made on 7/2/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, falling, clear; 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 7/1/2009)

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