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Missouri fishing report 7-9-09

July 09, 2009 at 01:50 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 83 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on buzzbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on river worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 87 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass good. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 88 degrees, clear; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 88 degrees, dingy; catfish good on chicken livers; black bass fair; white bass slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using black plastic 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 7/9/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 88 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using black plastic 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 7/9/2009)

Little Dixie: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; 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 7/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; flathead catfish good on set lines with bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on chicken livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 87 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 7/8/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 87 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Montrose: 87 degrees, high, clear; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 82 degrees, dingy; catfish good using cut shad; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 82 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good using cut shad; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Smithville: 76 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair using Brush Hawgs in the flooded willows; crappie fair using jigs and minnows in brush piles; catfish fair in the back of coves using a 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 flats. Smithville Lake Spillway fair on all species.


(Report made on 7/9/2009)

Truman: 81 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good using cut baits and shad; crappie good on minnows and jigs at 12’ to 15’ depths; black bass fair off windy points; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair on humps at 15’ depths using Sassy Shad and spoons;  (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 81 degrees, clear; catfish fair; crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 81 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on Rapalas; bluegill fair on Beetle Spins; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Long Branch: 80 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on setlines using live baits; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Mark Twain: 82 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 7/9/2009)

Sever: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill good on crickets; redear sunfish good on meal worms; channel catfish good on liver; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Thomas Hill: 82 degrees, normal, muddy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 76 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 7/9/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 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 7/9/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 80 degrees, normal, clear; bass good in the evening on top water lures; channel catfish good on cut bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Mozingo: 79 degrees, normal, clear; bass and bluegill good; crappie and channel catfish good; walleye fair using natural baits in morning and the late evening. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Paho: 80 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Pony Express: 84 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 72 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish good on dip type stinkbaits; flathead and blue catfish are fair on setlines using live baits; carp and drum fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 76 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 7/9/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 80 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures; white bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Norfork: 89 degrees, high, dingy; white bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 76 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on live baits; goggle-eye fair on small crankbaits; black bass fair on topwater lures. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Current: 78 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on jigs; suckers good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, low, clear; rainbow trout good on brown Rooster Tails, corn and minnows. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; channel catfish good on live baits. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass, goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 73 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic Flukes and baby Brush Hogs. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

North Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Council Bluff: 85 degrees, normal, channel catfish fair on livers; largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Cypress Lake: 85 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 7/9/2009)

Duck Creek: 82 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Perry County Lake: 84 degrees, dingy; channel catfish good on liver and worms; redear sunfish good on worms; black bass good on topwater lures. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: normal, catfish fair on natural baits; bluegill fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Wappapello: falling, black bass fair early morning and late evening using spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish fair using live baits and nightcrawlers on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; crappie slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 79 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): normal, channel catfish fair using natural bait on jug lines; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow.  (Report made on 7/8/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 85 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 7/9/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 76-80 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastics, and crankbaits; bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 54 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on scuds, San Juan worms, and olive/white marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on orange, chartreuse and bubble gum colored Power Baits and Gulp. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 84 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows in 12’ to 15’ of water over brush piles; black bass good on plastic baits in 12’ of water; white bass good on crankbaits while trolling in the evening; catfish good on live baits; walleye slow, best while trolling; muskie slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Stockton: 79 degrees, falling, 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 7/9/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 85 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic salamanders in dark colors, black or green tube baits in at least 20’ of water,  and 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 7/9/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 85 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on pole and line using nightcrawlers or live crayfish; black bass fair on soft plastic salamanders in dark colors and black or green tube baits in at least 20’ of water with best results in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

    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 7/9/2009)

James River (lower): 81 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on green and pumpkin seed colored soft plastics; catfish good on minnows; all other species fair. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 88 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits; channel catfish good on commercial baits; crappie slow; bluegill fair on worms; crappie good on tube jigs at dusk; carp fair on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 88 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on commercial baits; black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures; bluegill slow; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 7/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 75 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow on plastic worms and live worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 75 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on cut baits, blood baits and worms; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass slow; all other species slow. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 76 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; black bass slow on minnows, plastic worms, plastic crayfish and crankbaits; all other species slow on worms and minnows. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 72 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut shad and bluegill; black bass slow on jigs and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on worms. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on shad and cut baits. (Report made on 7/8/2009)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees, normal, clear; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, ginger); mini-jigs (bedspread and John Deere);dry flies(#12 Cracklebacks and #18 renegade); glo balls (any 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, and black/yellow Rooster Tails,  yellow 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 7/9/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is clearing; white colored lures and baits working well; we will be cutting aquatic weeds July 14, 15, and 16 after 9:00 AM. (Report made on 7/9/2009)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, falling, clear; in the bait area: corn, doughbaits and Power Baits are producing good numbers of fish. Colors to try include white, yellow, green, cheese and pink. In the fly area: very small dry flies, scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float 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.
(Report made on 7/9/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, falling, water is 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 7/9/2009)

 

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