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Missouri fishing report 7-8-10

July 08, 2010 at 11:39 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 85 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on plastic frogs and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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 7/7/2010)

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


(Report made on 7/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 87 degrees, dingy; black bass fair off points using dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using worms, cut bait and stinkbaits.


(Report made on 7/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 87 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species slow.

 


(Report made on 7/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 87 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 7/7/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 87 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 7/7/2010)

Little Dixie: 80 degrees, high, muddy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and earthworms; channel catfish good on chicken livers and stinkbait; 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 7/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, muddy; water level is high and rising, some accesses may go under water; all species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, muddy; river is high and rising, Miami Access may go under water; fishing for all species should be good in and near tributaries on cut bait and live bait; may be too high to launch a boat from some fishing accesses. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 76 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; catfish good on cut shad and turkey livers; white bass good using spinners; black bass slow on topwater lures and plastic worms.


(Report made on 7/7/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 79 degrees, high, clear; bluegill good; channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Montrose: 84 degrees, dingy; full pool; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 80 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 80 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Smithville: 81 degrees, dingy; catfish good using nightcrawlers, sunfish and shad with some being taken on stinkbaits, trotlines and limb lines; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8’ of water around brush; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits, jigs, buzzbaits and some success using crankbaits and stickbaits; crappie fair using minnows in 4-6’ of water; all other species slow.

 

(Report made on 7/8/2010)

Truman: 82 degrees, high, clear; releasing 35,100 cfs; catfish good using live baits and cut bait; crappie good using minnows and jigs at 6 to 12 feet deep in 15 to 25 foot depths of water; largemouth bass good off points early and late using topwater lures and during daytime using plastic worms; white bass and hybrid bass good trolling with crankbaits and Sassy Shad or drifting with live bait. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 82 degrees, clear; white bass and hybrid bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 79 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits; channel catfish good on cheese bait; bluegill fair on worms; crappie fair on Little Cleos; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Long Branch: 77 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms, leeches and cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

Sever: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good; bluegill fair on small Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Thomas Hill: 82 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 79 degrees, high, muddy; river is 3’ above flood stage, many ramps are unusable due to high water; no report due to inactivity. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 74 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 80 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on crankbaits and topwater lures during low light hours; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Mozingo: 80 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good over deep brush; black bass good on topwater lures during low light hours; channel catfish good at night; walleye fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Paho: 80 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Pony Express: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken livers; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 75 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

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

Norfork: 87 degrees, high, dingy; catfish fair on trotlines; black bass fair on topwater lures and soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 74 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

Bryant Creek: 78 degrees, low, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Current: 74 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout good on corn and minnows; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 81 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

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

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 89 degrees, normal, clear; catfish slow on jugs with live bait; largemouth bass slow on topwater lures. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

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 fair on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Duck Creek: 84 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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 7/7/2010)

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

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Wappapello: Black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

    RIVERS

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

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

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

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms in backwater sloughs; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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

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

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 84 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live bait such as small bluegill and goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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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; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; Beaver Creek:  temperature 84-87, black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 47 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, Rooster Tails and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange, chartreuse and bubblegum colored Power Baits and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 80 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows in 15’ of water around structure; black bass fair on plastic baits around structure and points; catfish fair on shad and stinkbaits. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Stockton: 79 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows; walleye fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers while drifting; black bass fair on soft plastics around standing or bank structure. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits or soft plastic crayfish. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 80 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 7/7/2010)

    RIVERS

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

James River (lower): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on live baits, try crayfish, cut bait and minnows; bluegill good on crickets, nightcrawlers, and small crankbaits; black bass slow on live baits and lures, try topwater lures in morning and evenings. (Report made on 7/7/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 80 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 7/8/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 79 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 76 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on minnows and plastic worms; channel catfish good on live bait and stinkbait;  carp fair on doughbait and corn; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on natural baits; carp good on doughbait and corn; drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on natural baits; bluegill slow; carp good on doughbaits and corn; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

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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 gingersnap 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, peach colored and yellow colored Power Baits and cheese balls, white rubber worms and tri-colored glo balls. July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Report made on 7/8/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, water is clear and flow is normal for this time of year.  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 7/7/2010)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, the river level is normal and steady as of 8:30 a.m. on July 8th. 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 7/8/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, normal, we will be cutting aquatic weeds Friday July 9th, cutting will not start until after 10:00 a.m. and should be complete by 2:00 p.m. The water is getting very clear, use 2 lb test or lighter, white and orange plastic baits are working well, brown Power Bait eggs and worms are doing great, spinners and marabou jigs are working well. (Report made on 7/8/2010)

 

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