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Missouri fishing report 9-2-10

September 02, 2010 at 12:00 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. This area is closed from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

(Report made on 9/1/2010)

Blind Pony Lake: 85 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 9/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 86 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 9/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 86 degrees, dingy; black bass good using worms on secondary points, best at night; crappie slow on minnows; catfish fair using cut bait.
(Report made on 9/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 86 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; black bass fair; all other species slow.


(Report made on 9/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 86 degrees, dingy; black bass good using worms on secondary points, best at night; crappie slow on minnows; catfish fair using cut bait.
(Report made on 9/1/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 86 degrees, dingy; black bass good using worms on secondary points, best at night; crappie slow on minnows; catfish fair using cut bait.
(Report made on 9/1/2010)

Little Dixie: 82 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; channel catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbaits; 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 9/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 83 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on live bait and shad sides at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 82 degrees, high, muddy; all catfish fair on live bait and cut bait; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

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 9/1/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 83 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair with better success early and late in the day; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Montrose: 85 degrees, low, dingy; catfish fair; crappie and black bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 78 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 78 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Smithville: 85 degrees, clear; 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 on the edge of the flooded vegetation; crappie slow with some success using minnows in 10-15 feet of water in the main lake brush piles; 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 9/2/2010)

Truman: 85 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; white bass fair on jigs and spoons. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 85 degrees, dingy; catfish good; white bass fair mornings and evenings; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: Catfish good using goldfish and chubs. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 79 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; bluegill fair on Twister Tails; all other species slow.

(Report made on 9/2/2010)

Long Branch: 78 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Mark Twain: 86 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Sever: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs or minnows 10-15 feet deep in the brush; black bass fair on mid-range crankbaits; channel catfish fair on stinkbait; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Thomas Hill: 79 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 81 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on stinkbait; blue catfish fair on live baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 74 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on cut baits; drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 78 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Mozingo: 76 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good; crappie, walleye and black bass fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Paho: 77 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Pony Express: 80 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on doughbait and chicken liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 81 degrees, high, muddy; blue catfish good on live bait and cut bait; channel catfish fair on worms and cut bait; flathead catfish fair on live bait and worms; carp fair on worms. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 85 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Norfork: 83 degrees, normal, dingy; white bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 78 degrees, low, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on Beetle Spins and crankbaits. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, low, clear; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live baits. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Bryant Creek: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Current: 74 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass good on Rebels and worms, all other species good on grubs and live baits. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Eleven Point: 62 degrees, low, clear; rainbow trout good on minnows, corn and cheese; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 80 degrees, low, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on Beetle Spins and crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 78 degrees, low, dingy; sunfish and black bass fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 79 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 81 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs at deeper depths; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Council Bluff: 83 degrees, normal, channel catfish fair on liver and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Cypress Lake: 82 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Duck Creek: 79 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, black bass good on topwater lures and jerkbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Perry County Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow.  (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: All species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 71 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, all species good. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): normal, black bass fair on topwater lures; walleye fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; smallmouth bass fair on large minnows drifted near the bottom of the deeper holes; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/31/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 87 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 8/31/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): normal, clear; dam area:  temperature 75; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; striped bass fair on large Rapalas and crankbaits; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and trolling; Beaver Creek:  temperature 84; bluegill good on crickets and worms; catfish good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on jigs, Rooster Tails, flies and crankbaits; lower lake: rainbow trout good on Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 82 degrees, rising, clear; crappie fair in 20’ to 25’ of water; black bass fair on plastics in 10’ to 15’ of water, topwater lures best in early morning and late evening; catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Stockton: 81 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows in deeper water and off steep dropoffs and bridge piers; black bass fair on Texas rigged worms and jig and pig; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 82 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair on watermelon colored soft plastic crayfish and soft plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 82 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair on watermelon colored soft plastic crayfish and soft plastic worms, fish around deep water coves, boat docks and points; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/31/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 75 degrees, normal, clear; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass fair on soft plastics and jigs; goggle-eye fair on natural baits and soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

James River (lower): 80 degrees, low, clear; black bass good on Texas rigged plastic worms; catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in evenings and night, best on trotlines; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/1/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 81 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair on soft plastic baits; catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits; limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 81 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair, try chicken livers and stinkbait; limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 9/2/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 78 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good on worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish slow on blood baits and cut bait; black bass slow on minnows and plastic baits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 74 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on bluegill and natural bait; black bass good on minnows and plastic lures; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 74 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and natural baits; crappie fair on jugs; black bass slow on crankbaits; bluegill good on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 80 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

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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, white colored and brown trout colored Rooster Tails, grey scuds, yellow colored and white colored Power Baits and Trout Nip, orange plastic worms and white colored and easter egg colored glo balls.  September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
(Report made on 9/2/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 57 degrees, rising, the water is clear with good flow; fishing early in the morning is producing the best fishing; pink, white, and orange doughbait is working well; green and white rubber leg jigs have been effective. Whistle hours for Sept. are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.  (Report made on 9/1/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, the river level is currently normal for this time of year and steady as of 1:30 p.m. on September 1st. 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 9/1/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 59 degrees, the water is low and clear; use two lb test or lighter; yellow, white, and pink worms have been working very well; brown, white or fluorescent orange power eggs are doing well; use jigs in olive, brown, white, and black; in zone 3, minnows, nightcrawlers and Power Bait paste baits continue to work well. (Report made on 9/2/2010)

 

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