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Missouri fishing report 8-6-09

August 06, 2009 at 10:23 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 83 degrees, normal, muddy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on river worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 82 degrees, dingy; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass good. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 84 degrees, clear; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good; white bass slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 84 degrees, dingy; catfish good on chicken livers; black bass fair; white bass slow; crappie slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 84 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on Texas rigged worms, 6” long in pumpkin seed and watermelon colors fished at night; crappie fair on minnows 18’ to 20’ deep around brush but sizes are small; catfish good on flats in 20’ to 25’ deep water using cut shad or stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass and white bass fair at Ha Ha Tonka, best using live shad after a good rain when plenty of water is flowing. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 84 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on Texas rigged worms, 6” long in pumpkin seed and watermelon colors fished at night; crappie fair on minnows 18’ to 20’ deep around brush but sizes are small; catfish good on flats in 20’ to 25’ deep water using cut shad or stinkbaits. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 80 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers, all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 78 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 82 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 8/5/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 85 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Montrose: 80 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 80 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 80 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Smithville: 80 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair using Brush Hawgs or plastic worms around submerged brush piles and topwater lures in 6 to 8 ft of water around vegetation; crappie good using crappie jigs and minnows or jigs with minnows in 17 to 20 feet of water; catfish good using green sunfish; walleye fair using a Road Runner jig head with a nightcrawler on shallow points or bouncing a fire tiger crankbait off the bottom; white bass fair on pepper spoons off the golf course hump; all other species slow.


(Report made on 8/6/2009)

Truman: 81 degrees, clear; crappie fair suspended at 15’ to 20’ depths off the bluffs in 30’ to 40’ of water using minnows and jigs and in the tree rows on the edge of the flats in 18’ of water at 6’to 8’ depths; black bass fair in the timber on the breaks and main lake tree rows using spinner baits early and late; catfish fair on jug lines and trotlines using cut baits and leeches; white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 81 degrees, clear; catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using shad sides. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 81 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on red wigglers; channel catfish good on doughbait; largemouth bass fair on jig & pig; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Long Branch: 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on leeches and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Mark Twain: 83 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass good on plastic lures and spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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 8/6/2009)

Thomas Hill: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 80 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; carp and buffalo fair on nightcrawlers and doughbaits; white bass fair on small spinners in shallow running water; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish, drum and carp good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 75 degrees, normal, clear; bass and channel catfish good; crappie fair on jigs; bluegill and walleye fair. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Mozingo: 76 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Paho: 82 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Pony Express: 74 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers; crappie good in evenings on jigs; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 79 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and crayfish; flathead catfish good on live baits and fair on worms; blue catfish good on cut baits and fair on live baits; carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 85 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

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 8/5/2009)

    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 8/5/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, low, clear; sunfish good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic lures; goggle-eye fair on live bait and soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Bryant Creek: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Current: 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures, jigs and soft plastic lures; suckers good on worms. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Eleven Point: 65 degrees, normal, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

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 8/5/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 72 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 84 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Council Bluff: 82 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastic lures during low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver and cut baits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Cypress Lake: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Duck Creek: 81 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

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 8/5/2009)

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 8/5/2009)

Wappapello: 83 degrees, channel catfish fair using live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 77 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; catfish fair on jug lines using natural bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; black bass and channel catfish fair on large minnows; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/6/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 86 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 8/5/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 78-83 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on jigs, soft plastic lures and crankbaits; bluegill good on crickets and worms; walleye fair on jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 57 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on scuds, San Juan worms, and olive/white marabou jigs; lower lake:  trout good on orange, chartreuse, white and bubble gum colored Power Bait and Gulp. (Report made on 8/5/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 79 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows in 12’ 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 8/6/2009)

Stockton: 77 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 8/6/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, use Shakey head jigs and cast in 21’ or deeper water and work bait slowly back to bank or boat, or try Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fish gravel points by dragging bait across the point; white bass good on topwater lures or medium sized crankbaits in blue/silver or silver/black colors, fished late in the evening. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic worms in purple, brown and watermelon colors, use Shakey head jigs and cast in 21’ or deeper water and work bait slowly back to bank or boat, or try Carolina rigging a soft plastic worm and fish gravel points by dragging bait across the point; white bass good on top water lures or medium sized crankbaits in blue/silver or silver/black colors, fished late in the evening. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 74 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 8/6/2009)

James River (lower): 81 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on green and brown soft plastic lures or white flukes in the heat of the day; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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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 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 8/6/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 80 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 8/6/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 76 degrees, low, dingy; black bass slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on chicken liver; carp fair on dough balls; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits, blood baits and worms; bluegill fair on worms; black bass fair on minnows or plastic worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 78 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish fair on natural baits; black bass good on natural baits and plastic crayfish; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 77 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and limb lines using cut baits; black bass good on crankbaits and spinners; crappie slow; carp good on corn; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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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. 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 8/5/2009)

Maramec Spring Park: 58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is clear; use bright colored baits, white, rainbow, orange and chartreuse; nightcrawlers and jigs also working well. (Report made on 8/6/2009)

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 8/6/2009)

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 8/5/2009)

 

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