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Missouri fishing report 7-29-10

July 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and dark plastic worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Report made on 7/28/2010)

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 7/28/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 85 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow on minows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on cut shad, chicken livers and stinkbaits.


(Report made on 7/29/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using crankbaits and dark colored plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, stinkbaits, cut shad and hotdog. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

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


(Report made on 7/29/2010)

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 7/29/2010)

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 7/29/2010)

Little Dixie: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; 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 7/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 81 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on goldfish and shad; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 80 degrees, high, muddy; all species fair on live and cut bait. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 85 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 7/29/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 86 degrees, high, clear; bluegill good; channel catfish fair; largemouth bass fair with better success early and late in the day; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Montrose: 87 degrees, high, muddy; full pool; all species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 86 degrees, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 86 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

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

 

(Report made on 7/29/2010)

Truman: 84 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 8450 cfs; catfish good using cut shad and cut bait on all methods; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair using plastic worms; white bass good, starting to surface all over the lake; hybrid bass good on Sassy Shad and spoons. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 84 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: Catfish fair using cut bait, nightcrawlers and stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 83 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on doughbait; largemouth bass fair on Rooster Tails; bluegill fair on red wigglers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Long Branch: 83 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Mark Twain: 86 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Sever: 88 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on mealworms; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Thomas Hill: 85 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 81 degrees, high, muddy; river is 3’ above flood stage, many boat ramps unusuable due to high water; channel catfish good on stinkbaits, fair on worms and shad; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait and corn; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: No report available.

Mozingo: 80 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Paho: 85 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Pony Express: 81 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 78 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 81 degrees, all species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 88 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Norfork: 88 degrees, high, dingy; black bass and walleye fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on plastic worms and grubs. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 78 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair early and late in the day on soft plastics and live baits; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Bryant Creek: 77 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on trotlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Current: 75 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on worms; all other species good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on plastic worms and grubs. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 82 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 81 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, low, clear; goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 91 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Council Bluff: 85 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair during low light periods on dark colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on liver and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Cypress Lake: 83 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 fair on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

Duck Creek: 87 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; black bass good on artificial baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/27/2010)

Perry County Lake: 89 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: All species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 82 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 78 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish fair on live bait; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on large minnows and topwater lures; channel catfish good on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.  (Report made on 7/27/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 89 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live bait; black bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/27/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): normal, clear; dam area:  temperature 77-80; walleye fair on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; 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 7/27/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 48 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on olive, black, and white marabou jigs, florescent orange glo balls and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on bubble gum, and florescent orange Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 88 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on plastics before 10:00 a.m. around deep structure; catfish good on live baits; crappie fair in early morning around deep structure; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Stockton: 87 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 7/28/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; walleye fair on spinnerbaits in deep pools; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 80 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on ten inch purple worms or green colored tube baits; spotted bass fair on nightcrawlers near bridge piers.  (Report made on 7/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 76 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 7/27/2010)

James River (lower): 88 degrees, normal, clear; catfish fair on live baits, try cut bait and minnows; bluegill fair on crickets, nightcrawlers and small crankbaits; black bass slow, best on live baits and topwater lures in early morning. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 85 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on jerkbaits and spinners; carp fair on doughbait; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and stinkbait, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 7/29/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; flathead catfish good on live bluegill or goldfish at least 4 inches long; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 81 degrees, low, dingy; the river is in good condition and fishing for most species is fair; live bait is working well. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 79 degrees, high, muddy;  channel catfish fair on live baits; black bass fair on plastic worms and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 79 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, the spring level is about normal and clear; best lures: pink and white colored and olive/black colored marabou jigs, John Deere colored mini jigs; brown and black colored roaches, cream midges, orange with brown stripe colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, white colored and yellow colored 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. August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We will be cutting weeds August 10 and 11.  We will start around 8 a.m. and be finished by 4 p.m. each day. (Report made on 7/28/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, the water is clear and the water level is normal. Fish early in the morning.  Try deep holes and around cover during the hot afternoon sun.  Small Rapalas and white jigs have been effective. White doughbait is very popular. (Report made on 7/29/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, normal, clear; the river level is normal and steady as of 8:00 a.m. on July 29nd. 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 7/29/2010)

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 7/28/2010)

 

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