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Missouri fishing report 7-30-09

July 30, 2009 at 01:42 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 83 degrees, normal, muddy; largemouth bass good in the early mornings on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on river worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass good. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 83 degrees, clear; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 83 degrees, dingy; catfish good on chicken livers; black bass fair; white bass slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on Texas rigged worms, 6” long in pumpkin seed and watermelon colors fished at night; crappie fair on minnows 18’ to 20’ deep around brush but sizes are small; catfish good on flats in 20’ to 25’ deep water using cut shad or stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass and white bass fair at Ha Ha Tonka, best using live shad after a good rain when plenty of water is flowing. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on Texas rigged worms, 6” long in pumpkin seed and watermelon colors fished at night; crappie fair on minnows 18’ to 20’ deep around brush but sizes are small; catfish good on flats in 20’ to 25’ deep water using cut shad or stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 78 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 81 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 7/29/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 83 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Montrose: 84 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 80 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 81 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Smithville: 80 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair using Brush Hawgs or plastic worms around submerged brush piles and topwater lures in 6 to 8 ft of water around vegetation; crappie good using jigs and minnows with some success using black/chartreuse or blue/chartreuse jigs in water 17 to 20 feet deep; catfish good using green sunfish; walleye fair using a Road Runner jig head with a nightcrawler on shallow points or bouncing a fire tiger crankbait off the bottom; all other species slow.


(Report made on 7/30/2009)

Truman: 82 degrees, clear; crappie good along the bluffs in 30’ to 35’ of water at 20’ depths using minnows and jigs; black bass good in the timber on the breaks and main lake tree rows using jig & frog; catfish fair on jug lines and trotlines using cut baits and leeches; white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 82 degrees, low, dingy; catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using aromatic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 79 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on doughbait; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass good on Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Long Branch: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Mark Twain: 82 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows, jigs and crappie niblets around brush; channel catfish fair on trotlines; largemouth bass fair on plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Sever: 82 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows around brush; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; bluegill good on Beetle Spins and Rooster Tails; largemouth bass good on crankbaits and stink worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Thomas Hill: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; carp and buffalo good on nightcrawlers and doughbaits; shovelnose sturgeon fair on nightcrawlers; white bass fair on small spinners; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish, drum and carp good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 75 degrees, normal, clear; bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and walleye fair; live baits working best for all species. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Mozingo: 77 degrees, normal, clear; bass good on crankbaits and plastic lures in mid-depths; channel catfish fair on cut baits; crappie good on minnows, twisters or tubes in standing timber or over deep brush; bluegill good on worms; walleye fair on crankbaits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Paho: 83 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Pony Express: 78 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good in the evening into the night on jigs; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 78 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 81 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and crayfish; flathead catfish good on live baits and fair on worms; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 85 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Norfork: 84 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; white bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 73 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye and black bass good on soft plastic lures and small crankbaits; sunfish good on worms. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Current: 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, jigs and soft plastic lures; suckers good on worms. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on corn, cheese and brown spinners. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 73 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 81 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Council Bluff: 85 degrees, normal, all species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Cypress Lake: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Duck Creek: 84 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species good; channel catfish good very late and very early on live and cut baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Perry County Lake: 80 degrees, dingy; channel catfish good on liver and cut baits in the evening; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass good on soft plastic lures and topwater lures. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Wappapello: black bass fair on spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 76 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow.  (Report made on 7/29/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 83 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, red worms, chicken livers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on goldfish and sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 78-83 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastic lures and crankbaits; bluegill good on crickets and worms; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 56 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on scuds, San Juan worms, and olive/white marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on orange, chartreuse, white and bubble gum colored Power Bait and Gulp. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 80 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows in 15’ to 20’ of water over brush piles; black bass good on soft plastic lures around structures; catfish good on shad and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Stockton: 75 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on crankbaits and tube baits; white bass fair on crankbaits while trolling; walleye fair on bottom bouncers and deep divers fishing off of points; crappie fair on minnows or jigs in 20’ of water around structures; catfish fair on goldfish using trotlines. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, Shakey head jigs in 21’ or deeper water with bait fished slowly back to the bank or boat, and Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fished off gravel points by dragging bait across the point; white bass good on topwater lures or medium sized crankbait in blue/silver or black colors; catfish fair on nightcrawlers or live crayfish using pole and line. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, Shakey head jigs in 21’ or deeper water with bait fished slowly back to the bank or boat, and Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fished off gravel points by dragging bait across the point; white bass good on topwater lures or medium sized crankbait in blue/silver or black colors; catfish fair on nightcrawlers or live crayfish using pole and line. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 72 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on worms and other live baits; rainbow and brown trout good below Bennett Spring on bright colored Power Baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

James River (lower): 80 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 7/29/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 80 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic lures and crankbaits; channel catfish good on commercial baits; bluegill fair on worms; crappie fair on tube jigs at dusk; carp good on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 80 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish good on commercial baits; black bass fair on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; bluegill fair; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 7/30/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 76 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on liver; crappie fair on minnows; carp fair on dough balls; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 74-78 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on cut baits, blood baits and worms; black bass fair on minnows or plastic worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 76 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish slow; black bass good on natural baits and plastic crayfish; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 76 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and limb lines using cut baits; black bass fair on crankbaits and spinners; crappie slow; carp good on corn; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 79 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on worms; all other species good on natural baits. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, normal, clear; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, pink/white); mini-jigs (brown roach and John Deere);dry flies(#12 Cracklebacks and #18 renegade); glo balls (original 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, bumblebee Rooster Tails,  orange Power Baits and trout nip. Our next weed cutting is planned for August 11. 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 7/28/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is clearing; use bright colored baits, white, rainbow, orange and chartreuse; nightcrawlers and jigs also working well. (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, normal, clear; in the fly area: scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float and very small dry flies are producing good numbers of fish. Also heavier weighted, dark colored marabou jigs fished in the swift water are doing well; check at the lodge for other good fly choices. In the bait area: corn, doughbaits and Power Baits are producing good numbers of fish. Colors to try include green, yellow, cheese and pink.  (Report made on 7/30/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, falling, water is still very clear so 2-3 lb. test line is recommended; check at park store or local fly shops for best flies and baits; 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 7/29/2009)

 

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