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Missouri fishing report 9-10-09

September 10, 2009 at 05:34 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 79 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 75 degrees, dingy; black bass and crappie slow; white bass and catfish fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 77 degrees, dingy; black bass, crappie and catfish fair; white bass slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 77 degrees, dingy; crappie good, but small in size; black bass and white bass slow; catfish fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 77 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 9/10/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 77 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 9/10/2009)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on earthworms; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 79 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 75 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 72 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good; crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Montrose: 81 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish good; all other species slow; fishing pressure moderate. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 72 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 72 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Smithville: 79 degrees, high, dingy; walleye fair using minnows, worms, leeches and crankbaits along the points and flats; catfish fair using nightcrawlers; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; white bass fair on Rattle Traps off the lake points and flats; largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and jigs; all other species slow.


(Report made on 9/10/2009)

Truman: 75 degrees, high, clear; crappie fair off the bluffs and around brush piles at 12’ to 15’ depths using minnows; black bass fair off secondary points at 6’ to 10’ depths using jig and plastic worms; catfish fair using cut baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 75 degrees, clear; black bass good; crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish fair using goldfish. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 74 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; bluegill good on red worms; crappie good on Twister Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Long Branch: 73 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on leeches, worms and prepared baits; bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Mark Twain: 76 degrees, low, clear; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in shallow water; channel catfish fair on setlines; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Sever: 80 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on small spinners and small crankbaits; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jig & pig; bluegill and redear sunfish good on mealworms; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Thomas Hill: 74 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 68 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and cut baits; buffalo and carp good on nightcrawlers and corn; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 68 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 74 degrees, normal, clear; bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Mozingo: 72 degrees, normal, clear; bass good with slower moving baits; crappie fair on jigs over brush or drifting deep water; walleye good off points; channel catfish good. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Paho: 74 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Pony Express: 73 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 76 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish fair on worms; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; carp fair on worms. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Norfork: 77 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on shrimp and cat bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 74 degrees, rising, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 70 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Bryant Creek: 73 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Current: 76 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic lures; suckers good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Eleven Point: 72 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, rising, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 70 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 72 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and Beetle Spins. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

North Fork: 65 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic lures; all other species slow.  (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 78 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Council Bluff: 75 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair on crankbaits and dark colored soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver; all other species slow.  (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Cypress Lake: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and chicken liver; bluegill and crappie slow.

Closed to fishing midnight to 1 pm daily, September 12-27, during teal season. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Duck Creek: 78 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill fair on crickets; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

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 9/9/2009)

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 9/9/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: normal, bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Wappapello: 78 degrees, black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits early and late; channel catfish fair on live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 71 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on large minnows; channel catfish good on large minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 84 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 9/9/2009)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 75-78 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on jigs and soft plastic lures; walleye fair on jerkbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies and Rooster Tails, black/chrome or blue/chrome crankbaits work well at night; lower lake:  trout good on orange, chartreuse or bubblegum colored Power Bait and live bait. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 72 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on plastic baits along the main lake points; walleye good on the flats; white bass good on the flats in early morning or late evening; catfish good on live baits; muskie good; crappie slow, best on minnows while fishing near standing timber. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Stockton: 71 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on Twister Tails and white jigs on the upper arms of the lake where lake boundary ends on both the Big and Little Sac; black bass good on tube baits and worms off of the bluffs; walleye fair off points on bottom bouncers with minnows or worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 76 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening near point 12 and point 9, cast into or troll lure through surfacing fish using shallow diving crankbaits, topwater baits and white or shad-colored Rooster Tails. (Report made on 9/9/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 76 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening near point 9, cast into or troll lure through surfacing fish using shallow diving crankbaits, topwater baits and white or shad-colored Rooster Tails. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 71 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on soft plastic lures and minnows; trout good on bright colored Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and other live baits. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

James River (lower): 71 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 77 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on buzzbaits and jerkbaits; channel catfish fair on commercial baits; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 77 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on commercial baits; black bass good on buzzbaits and jerkbaits; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 9/10/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 69 degrees, rising, muddy; black bass slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on raw chicken, worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on spinners, minnows or soft plastic lures; all other species fair with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 78 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on prepared baits; black bass good on minnows and plastic crayfish; bluegill good on worms; carp good on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 76 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, cut baits and stinkbait; black bass slow on spinnerbaits and jigs; bluegill fair on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 78 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2009)

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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 (white floss and John Deere);dry flies(#12 Cracklebacks and #18 renegade); glo balls (original 3 color combo and “Jimi Hendrix”); also successful are kapok flies, assorted colored brassies, wooly spinners,  salmon-peach Power Baits and trout nip. Weed cutting is planned for Tuesday September, 22.  It will start around 9am and end around 3pm.
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 9/8/2009)

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 9/9/2009)

Montauk State Park: 58 degrees, normal, clear; for best results use light line, 2 to 3lb test; 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. Whistle times for September are 7:30am to 7:15pm.  (Report made on 9/10/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, rising, recent rains have increased flows a little; water is more clear than last week, 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 the 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 9/10/2009)

 

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