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Missouri fishing report 7-22-10

July 22, 2010 at 08:22 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic frogs and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Report made on 7/22/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.  Anglers need to be reminded that the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

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 7/21/2010)

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 7/21/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 88 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species slow.

 

 

 

(Report made on 7/21/2010)

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 7/21/2010)

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 7/21/2010)

Little Dixie: 82 degrees, normal, muddy; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; 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 7/22/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 81 degrees, high, muddy; river is at flood stage; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 80 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 80 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 7/21/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 83 degrees, high, clear; bluegill fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Montrose: 88 degrees, dingy; full pool; tributaries are muddy; catfish fair; crappie and black bass fair; fishing pressure very light. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 88 degrees, low, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 86 degrees, low, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Smithville: 83 degrees, clear; catfish good using nightcrawlers, sunfish and shad with some being taken on stinkbaits, trotlines and limb lines; walleye fair using jigs, 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 7/22/2010)

Truman: 81 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 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. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 86 degrees, dingy; white bass and hybrid bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using nightcrawlers and stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 77 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on chicken liver; bluegill fair on earthworms; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Long Branch: 82 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Mark Twain: 85 degrees, high, clear; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Sever: 87 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, livers and dipbaits; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on red wigglers; crappie fair on minnows in the brush; black bass fair on crankbaits and spoons; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Thomas Hill: 86 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair using setlines; crappie fair in deeper water using minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 79 degrees, high, muddy; river is 3’ above flood stage, many boat ramps unusuable due to high water; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and fair on worms and shad; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait and corn; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 76 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 83 degrees, rising, clear; black bass good on topwater or crankbaits; channel catfish good on liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/20/2010)

Mozingo: 83 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good in timbered coves or over deep brush, look for schools of shad, fish can turn on any minute; channel catfish good on cut bait; largemouth bass good in early morning and on topwater; walleye fair in timbered coves, on weedlines in shallow water, off the main lake points. (Report made on 7/20/2010)

Paho: 82 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish and largemouth bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Pony Express: 82 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair; fishing best in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 7/20/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 78 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): No report available.

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 86 degrees, high, dingy; catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Norfork: 87 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on crankbaits and jigs. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

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 7/21/2010)

Bryant Creek: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Current: 75 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on worms; all other species good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Eleven Point: 62 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on crankbaits and jigs; channel catfish good on live bait. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 82 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 81 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 90 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Council Bluff: 87 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair during low light periods on dark colored soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Cypress Lake: 84 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 7/21/2010)

Duck Creek: 85 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Perry County Lake: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Wappapello: normal, 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 7/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 79 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 76 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures early and late; channel catfish fair on live bait; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, channel catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; channel catfish good on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/21/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 86 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live bait; black bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): normal, clear; 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 7/21/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 48 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on Power Baits, nightcrawlers, and corn. (Report made on 7/20/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 84 degrees, falling, clear; crappie good on minnows in 25’ of water around structure; black bass good on plastics in 20’ of water around structure; catfish fair on cut bait and live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Stockton: 85 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair in early morning on topwater lures with large crankbaits or plastic worms; crappie fair on jigs in 20’ to 25’ of water; bluegill fair on crickets and nightcrawlers; catfish fair on shad sides and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/19/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits or soft plastic crayfish around bridge piers and docks in at least 25’ of water; walleye good on spinnerbaits in early morning or late evening, fish deep holes up the James River Arm of the lake. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 80 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits or soft plastic crayfish around bridge piers and docks in at least 25’ of water; walleye good on spinnerbaits in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 75 degrees, normal, dingy; trout fair, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair, best on soft plastics and jigs; black bass slow, best on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

James River (lower): 84 degrees, normal, clear; catfish fair 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 7/21/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastics and minnows; carp fair on doughbait; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 82 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and stinkbait, limit 4; please remove litter.

 

(Report made on 7/22/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 79 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on natural bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 78 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on worms, cut bait and blood bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 79 degrees, falling, dingy;  channel catfish fair on live baits; black bass fair on plastic worms and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 79 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 7/22/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

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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 and brown and black colored roaches, cream midges, orange with brown stripe colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, salmon peach colored and Power Baits and trout nip, orange plastic worms and easter egg colored glo balls. July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
We will be cutting weeds August 10 and 11.  We will start around 9 a.m. and be finished by 4 p.m. each day. (Report made on 7/21/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, falling, dingy; the water is starting to clear up and is falling back to normal levels after a flood event. 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 7/22/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, normal, clear; the river level is normal and steady as of 6:00 a.m. on July 22nd. 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 7/22/2010)

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; spinners, brown and green jigs and red plastic worms are working well in deeper holes; brown Power Bait eggs and worms are doing great; spinners and marabou jigs are also working well. (Report made on 7/22/2010)

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