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Missouri fishing report 8-5-10

August 05, 2010 at 11:26 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 88 degrees, normal, clear;  bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Report made on 8/4/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 82 degrees, normal, 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 8/4/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 85 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 8/4/2010)

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 8/4/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 88 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; black bass fair; all other species slow.


(Report made on 8/4/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 88 degrees, 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 8/4/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 88 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 8/4/2010)

Little Dixie: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; 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 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 82 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 81 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair on live and cut bait. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 82 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 8/4/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 86 degrees, high, clear; bluegill good; largemouth bass fair with better success early and late in the day; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Montrose: 89 degrees, dingy; full pool; all species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 86 degrees, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 87 degrees, low, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Smithville: 82 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live bait in the shallows; walleye fair using Rattle Traps off the points; largemouth bass fair using topwater lures in the early morning and late evening; crappie fair using minnows in 10-15 feet of water around bridge pillars and brush coves; white bass good using topwater lures in the early morning and late evening and using crankbaits during the day off the points; Smithville Lake Spillway: all species fair.

 

(Report made on 8/4/2010)

Truman: 86 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good using jigs and crankbaits; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; white bass and hybrid bass fair using jigs and spoons; catfish slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 86 degrees, clear; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; catfish fair using live baits; white bass and hybrid bass fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: Catfish good using goldfish. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 85 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Long Branch: 81 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Mark Twain: 84 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Sever: 90 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and livers; bluegill good on crickets; black bass fair on crankbaits and jig & pig; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Thomas Hill: 84 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 82 degrees, high, muddy; flathead and blue catfish good on cut bait; channel catfish good on stinkbait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on topwater at dusk; channel catfish good on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Mozingo: 83 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish and crappie good; black bass, bluegill and walleye fair. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Paho: 85 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Pony Express: 84 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on artificial worms in shallow water; all other species fair. Best times to fish are early morning and late evening due to intense heat. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 83 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 91 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Norfork: 89 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 79 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on crankbaits and jigs. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 81 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Bryant Creek: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Current: 79 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on jigs; suckers good on worms. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Eleven Point: 60 degrees, low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 80 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on crankbaits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 83 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 81 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

North Fork: 69 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 93 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Council Bluff: 88 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair during low light periods on dark colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on liver and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Cypress Lake: 83 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Duck Creek: 87 degrees, dingy; bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Perry County Lake: 90 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish fair early morning using stinkbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms early and late in the day; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 83 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 76 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures early in the mornings and late in the evenings; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on large minnows and topwater lures; channel catfish good on large minnows and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/4/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 89 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on chicken liver, worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live goldfish and small sunfish; black bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

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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; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; catfish fair on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/3/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 48 degrees, high, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, glo balls and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 85 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on plastics before 10:00 a.m. around deep structure; catfish good on live baits; crappie fair in early morning around deep structure; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Stockton: 85 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows in deep water; black bass fair on crankbaits; walleye fair on bottom bouncers. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits, 10” purple plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish early in morning around deep points. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 82 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on deep diving crankbaits, 10” purple plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish early in morning around deep points. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 76 degrees, normal, clear; trout good, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass fair, best on soft plastics; goggle-eye fair, best on soft plastics and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

James River (lower): 83 degrees, normal, clear; catfish slow, best on stinkbaits and cut baits at night; bluegill slow, best on crickets and Beetle Spins; black bass slow, best on live crayfish or small plastic baits in early morning or late evening. (Report made on 8/4/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 85 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on jerkbaits and spinners; carp fair on doughbait; catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish slow on chicken livers and stinkbait, limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 8/5/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; flathead catfish good on live bluegill or goldfish at least 4 inches long; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood baits and worms; black bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 79 degrees, normal, muddy;  channel catfish good on bluegill; black bass good on minnows and topwater at night; bluegill good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 79 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

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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 pink colored Power Baits and trout nip, orange plastic worms and white colored and tri-colored glo balls.  August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We will be cutting weeds August 10 and 11.  We will start around 8 a.m. and be finished by 4 p.m. each day. (Report made on 8/3/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, the water is clear and the water level is normal; fish early in the morning for the best chance to fill your limit; white and yellow doughbait is very popular. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, the river level is normal and steady as of 3:00 p.m. on August 4th. 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 8/4/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 59 degrees, normal, the water is getting very clear, use 2 lb test or lighter; white and orange plastic baits are working well; spinners, brown and green jigs and red plastic worms are working well in deeper holes; brown Power Bait eggs and worms are doing great; spinners and marabou jigs are also working well; Kid’s Fishing Day is August 21. (Report made on 8/5/2010)

 

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