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Missouri fishing report 8-13-09

August 13, 2009 at 12:02 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 80 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on topwater batis and plastic worms; bluegill fair on river worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass good. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 83 degrees, clear; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 83 degrees, dingy; catfish good on chicken livers; black bass fair; white bass slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using white or chartreuse spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie fair using minnows in brush or around vertical structure like bridge pillars; catfish good if the water is coming up using stinkbaits; hybrid bass fair, try using live shad and go to Ha Ha Tonka in the evening for best results. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using white or chartreuse spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie fair using minnows in brush or around vertical structure like bridge pillars; catfish good if the water is coming up using stinkbaits; hybrid bass fair. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species fair; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, normal, muddy; flathead catfish good on trotlines using goldfish; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, rising, muddy; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

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 8/12/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 81 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Montrose: 86 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 79 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 79 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Smithville: 80 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair on Brush Hogs and jigs off points in the Camp Branch arm; crappie good on minnows in the main lake brush and along treelines; channel catfish good on a variety of baits in the coves; walleye fair on crankbaits along jetties; all other species slow.


(Report made on 8/12/2009)

Truman: 81 degrees, clear; crappie good off the bluffs at 8’ to 12’ depths using minnows; black bass good off main points at 12’ depths using plastic baits; catfish good on jug lines, trotlines and pole and line using cut baits and leeches; white bass and hybrid striped bass good using spoons but small in size. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 81 degrees, clear; catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using goldfish. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 81 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on Rapalas; channel catfish good on doughbait; bluegill fair on Twister Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Long Branch: 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on leeches and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Mark Twain: 84 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good on plastic lures and spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Sever: 83 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; bluegill good on live baits and Rooster Tails; largemouth bass good on topwater plugs, jerkbaits and spoons; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Thomas Hill: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, leeches and prepared baits; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 81 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; carp and buffalo fair on nightcrawlers and doughbaits;  all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish, drum and carp good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 79 degrees, normal, clear; all other species fair; best during morning and evening. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Mozingo: 79 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good,crappie good on live minnows; walleye good on jigs and crankbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Paho: 82 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Pony Express: 76 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 81 degrees, rising, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish slow; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on dip bait and fair on worms and crayfish; flathead catfish fair on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 85 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

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 8/12/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 76 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic lures; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Current: 73 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, jigs and soft plastic lures; suckers good on worms; goggle-eye good on jigs and soft plastic lures. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and crayfish. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Council Bluff: 83 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastic lures during low light periods; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Cypress Lake: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Duck Creek: 80 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets in 4 to 5 foot depths; black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Perry County Lake: 85 degrees, muddy; 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 8/12/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Wappapello: 86 degrees, channel catfish fair using live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; black bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 78 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 85 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, red worms, chicken livers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on goldfish and sunfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 78-83 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastic lures and crankbaits; walleye fair on jerkbaits; white bass fair on swimming minnows; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 51 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies, Rooster Tails and marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on orange and bubble gum colored Power Bait, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 78 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 8/12/2009)

Stockton: 78 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on tube baits and Texas rigs; crappie fair over structures in 20’ to 25’ of water; walleye fair off points using bottom bouncers and deep divers while trolling; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/12/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, using shakey head jigs cast in 21’ or deeper water and worked slowly back to bank or boat, or try Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fish gravel points by dragging bait across the point. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 81 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, using shakey head jigs cast in 21’ or deeper water and worked slowly back to bank or boat, or try Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fish gravel points by dragging bait across the point. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 76 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 8/12/2009)

James River (lower): 78 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/11/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic lures and crankbaits; channel catfish good on commercial baits; bluegill good 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 8/13/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 82 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish good on commercial baits; black bass good on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; bluegill fair; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 8/13/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 78 degrees, low, dingy; black bass slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish slow on cut baits, blood baits and worms; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass slow on minnows or plastic worms; all other species slow on natural baits. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 78 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on prepared baits; black bass good on minnows, crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 78 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on worms, shad, hotdogs and stinkbaits; black bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater baits; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

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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 “Jemi Hendrix”); also successful are kapok flies, hot pink brassies, wooly spinner,  orange Power Baits and trout nip. 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 8/13/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is clear; use bright colored baits in white, rainbow, orange and chartreuse; nightcrawlers and jigs also working well. (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, normal, clear; use light line for best results; in the fly area: very small dry flies are producing good numbers of fish, scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float and Rooster Tails are also doing well, check at the lodge for other good fly choices. In the bait area: Power Bait in white, yellow, green and blue is working well; corn and prepared doughbaits are also producing good numbers of fish.  (Report made on 8/13/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, falling, water is low and 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 8/13/2009)

 

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