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Missouri fishing report 8-27-09

August 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 77 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on buzz baits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 79 degrees, dingy; crappie and black bass slow; catfish and white bass fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 80 degrees, dingy; crappie and white bass slow; catfish and black bass fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 80 degrees, dingy; catfish slow on chicken livers; black bass, white bass and crappie slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 80 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using white or chartreuse spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie good using minnows around brush; catfish good using stinkbaits if the water is rising; hybrid bass fair, try using live shad at Ha Ha Tonka in the evening for best results. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 80 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using white or chartreuse spinnerbaits on windy points; crappie good using minnows around brush; catfish good using stinkbaits if the water is rising; hybrid bass fair. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Little Dixie: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; flathead catfish good on goldfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, falling, muddy; flathead catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 79 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 74 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good; crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2009)

Montrose: 83 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 84 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 82 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Smithville: 78 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair using dark colored jigs or crankbaits around flooded willows; channel catfish good using nightcrawlers in shallow water off of deep channels; walleye fair using a Road Runner jig head with a nightcrawler on the shallow points; white bass fair using crankbaits and pepper spoons in six feet of water; crappie good using minnows in 25 feet of water about 8 - 10 foot depths; all other species slow.


(Report made on 8/27/2009)

Truman: 79 degrees, clear; crappie fair off the bluffs at 12’ to 15’ depths using minnows; black bass fair off main points at 8’ to 12’ depths using jig and frog and plastic worms; catfish fair on jug lines, trotlines and pole and line using cut baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using Sassy Shad and spoons. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 79 degrees, clear; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 77 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; crappie fair on Crappie Nibbles; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Long Branch: 75 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Mark Twain: 75 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and leeches; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Sever: 81 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on meal worms and Rooster Tails; largemouth bass fair on topwater frog baits and Sassy Shad; crappie fair on minnows around brush; channel catfish good on liver and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Thomas Hill: 78 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 76 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; carp and buffalo fair on nightcrawlers, corn and doughbait; shovelnose sturgeon fair on nightcrawlers; white bass fair on small spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 76 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 76 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good; bass good around brush and along weedlines; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Mozingo: 76 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish, crappie and bass good; walleye fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Paho: 77 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Pony Express: 76 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 83 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 77 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, dip bait and crayfish; flathead catfish fair on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 83 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Norfork: 84 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic grubs and jigs.  (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 73 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic lures; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Bryant Creek: 75 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Current: 78 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures; suckers fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Eleven Point: 63 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic worms; catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 75 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 75 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and tube jigs. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

North Fork: 63 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 81 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Council Bluff: normal, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastic lures during low light periods; channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Cypress Lake: 74 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and chicken livers; bluegill and crappie slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Duck Creek: 78 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake Girardeau: 83 degrees, normal, black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill and green sunfish fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Perry County Lake: 82 degrees, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: normal, bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Wappapello: channel catfish fair using live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; black bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits early and late; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 76 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 83 degrees, normal, 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 8/26/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 78-82 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastic lures and nightcrawlers; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  trout good on Power Bait, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 80 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good around structures and main lake points, using plastic lures; white bass good in the morning or evening on the flats; catfish good on shad and nightcrawlers in 10’ to 15’ of water; crappie slow but better in 20’ of water around structures; walleye slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Stockton: 76 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and plastic jigs; bluegill good on crickets in back of coves; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 80 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 80 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 74 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on soft plastic lures and minnows; goggle-eye good on worms and other live baits; rainbow and brown trout good on bright colored Power Baits below Bennett Spring. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

James River (lower): 78 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on brown soft plastic lures; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 80 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic lures and crankbaits; channel catfish fair on commercial baits; bluegill slow on worms; carp slow on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

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


(Report made on 8/27/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 79 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass fair on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 72 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish slow on cut baits, blood baits and worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on live baits or soft plastic lures; all other species slow with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 78 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers; black bass good on minnows, crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 77 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on worms, cut baits and shad; black bass good on spinners, topwater lures and crankbaits; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 81 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

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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 (original 3 color combo and “Jimi Hendrix”); also successful are kapok flies, red or pink brassies, wooly spinners,  white 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 8/27/2009)

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. Girl’s Gone Fishing will be held September 12, for more information visit http://www.mdc.mo.gov/2921. (Report made on 8/27/2009)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, normal, clear; use light line, 2 to 3lb test 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 8/27/2009)

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.Go to the new park store near bridge on Hwy 112 to purchase tags and permits.  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 8/27/2009)

 

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