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Missouri fishing report 8-19-10

August 19, 2010 at 03:52 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 87 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and topwater lures; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Report made on 8/19/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 87 degrees, low, 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 8/19/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 87 degrees, high, dingy; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass slow using light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut baits, stinkbaits and chicken livers.


(Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 89 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastic worms; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails; crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using worms, cut baits, stinkbaits and hotdogs.
(Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 89 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; black bass fair; all other species slow.


(Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 89 degrees, dingy; black bass good on brown and black jigs; crappie fair using minnows, go deep; catfish fair using green sunfish, also try cut shad.

(Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 89 degrees, dingy; black bass good on brown and black jigs; crappie fair using minnows, go deep; catfish fair using green sunfish, also try cut shad.  (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Little Dixie: 83 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow.  Area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 83 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on live bait and shad sides at night, blue catfish good on goldfish and bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 82 degrees, high, muddy; all catfish fair on live bait, all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 84 degrees, high, dingy; catfish fair on hotdogs and cut shad; white bass fair using spinners; black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie slow on minnows and jigs.


(Report made on 8/18/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 83 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass fair with better success early and late in the day; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Montrose: 85 degrees, dingy; slightly low pool; catfish fair; crappie and black bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 82 degrees, low, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 82 degrees, low, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Smithville: 85 degrees, dingy; catfish fair using shrimp on trotlines; walleye slow using Rattle Traps off the points; largemouth bass slow with some success using topwater lures in the early morning and late evening; crappie slow with some success using minnows in 10-15 feet of water around bridge pillars and brush coves; white bass fair using topwater lures in the early morning and late evening and using crankbaits during the day off the points; Smithville Lake Spillway: all species slow.

 

(Report made on 8/19/2010)

Truman: 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; white bass fair on jigs and spoons. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 86 degrees, clear; catfish good; white bass fair mornings and evenings; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: Catfish good using goldfish. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 81 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on chicken livers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Long Branch: 83 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Mark Twain: 89 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Sever: 86 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows in the brush; bluegill fair on crickets and mealworms; channel catfish good on hotdogs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Thomas Hill: 85 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 86 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver and cut bait, largemouth bass good on topwater during low light on plastics; crappie and bluegill fair on live bait. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Mozingo: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish, bluegill and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Paho: 80 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Pony Express: 80 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbait and chicken liver; largemouth bass good on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 82 degrees, high, muddy; blue catfish good on live bait and cut bait; channel catfish good on worms and cut bait; flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms; carp fair on worms. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 91 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Norfork: 90 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and jigs. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 76 degrees, low, clear; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live baits. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Bryant Creek: 77 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Current: 74 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Eleven Point: 63 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 83 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 83 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 81 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 88 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Council Bluff: 85 degrees, normal, all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Cypress Lake: 88 degrees, dingy; bluegill fair on small jigs at one to two feet deep, worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Duck Creek: 82 degrees, dingy; bluegill good on crickets; black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, black bass good on topwater lures; all other species fair.  (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Perry County Lake: 88 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver; black bass fair on topwater lures; sunfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish fair early morning using stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits early and late in the day; crappie fair on minnows and jigs near the river channel; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 80 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 74 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures early in the mornings and late in the evenings; walleye fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): rising, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 8/18/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 88 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live goldfish and small sunfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): normal, clear; dam area:  temperature 80-83; bluegill good on crickets and worms; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; Beaver Creek:  temperature 88-91; bluegill good on crickets and worms; catfish good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on flies, Rooster Tails and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 87 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows in 25 to 30’ of water around brush piles; black bass fair in 20 to 25’ of water around structure early in the morning or late evening; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Stockton: 83 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair in deeper water around bridges; walleye fair off of points while trolling with deep divers or bottom bouncers; bluegill fair on crickets in back of coves; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 88 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits, 10” purple plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish early in the morning around deep points. (Report made on 8/17/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 88 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits, 10” purple plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish early in the morning around deep points. (Report made on 8/17/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 77 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and jigs; trout fair on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass slow, best on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

James River (lower): 85 degrees, low, clear; catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut baits in evenings; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; black bass fair on live crayfish and small plastic baits, salty craws and small crankbaits. (Report made on 8/18/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on jerkbaits and topwater baits; carp good on doughbait; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good due to recent stocking, try chicken livers and stinkbait, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 8/19/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; flathead catfish fair on live bluegill, goldfish or freshly chunked bighead carp; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood baits and worms; black bass fair on spinners and topwater baits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 84 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on bluegill, cut bait and prepared bait; black bass fair on minnows and crankbaits; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 84 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on natural baits; black bass good on topwater lures; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 81 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

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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 white colored marabou jigs, bedspread colored and John Deere colored mini jigs; moss colored and brown colored roaches, coach dog colored and brown trout colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, white colored and chartreuse colored Power Baits and trout nip, orange plastic worms and white colored and easter egg colored glo balls.  August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Report made on 8/19/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 57 degrees, the water is clear with good flow; fishing early in the morning is producing the best fishing; pink, white, green and yellow doughbait is working well; shady areas of water lower in the park are holding good numbers of fish in the late afternoons. Whistle hours for August are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Report made on 8/19/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, the river level is currently normal for this time of year and steady as of 6:00 p.m. on August 18th. 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 8/18/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 59 degrees, Saturday, August 21 is Kids Fishing Day; the upper portion of the Spring Branch will be reserved for kids fifteen and under. The water is low and clear; the use of 2 lb clear line is recommended; jig fishing is good; white, yellow and orange are good colors; in zone one, brown power eggs are working; in zone three, nightcrawlers, minnows and white Power Bait paste are working.

(Report made on 8/18/2010)

 

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