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Missouri fishing report 9-3-09

September 03, 2009 at 03:23 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 79 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass good on buzz baits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 77 degrees, dingy; crappie and black bass slow; catfish and white bass fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 78 degrees, dingy; crappie and white bass slow; catfish and black bass fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 78 degrees, dingy; crappie good, but small in size; black bass and white bass slow; catfish fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 78 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 9/2/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 78 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 9/2/2009)

Little Dixie: 78 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on plastic worms and topwater lures; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on earth worms; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 79 degrees, low, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Missouri (Middle): 78 degrees, low, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 76 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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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 9/3/2009)

Montrose: 77 degrees, dingy; black bass good; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 78 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 76 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Smithville: 79 degrees, high, dingy; walleye good using crankbaits and nightcrawlers on the flats; catfish good on nightcrawlers in the back of coves; crappie fair on minnows in the brush on the main lake along the treelines in the Camp Branch arm and the Trimble area; white bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs in the newly flooded cover; all other species slow.


(Report made on 9/3/2009)

Truman: 77 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 plastic worms; catfish slow; white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Truman Tailwaters: 77 degrees, clear; bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: No report available.

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 71 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on cheese bait; largemouth bass fair on Rapalas; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Long Branch: 71 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Mark Twain: 71 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Sever: 74 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 9/3/2009)

Thomas Hill: 74 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 72 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; blue catfish good on cut baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 71 degrees, high, muddy; drum good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass fair on red shad curlytails; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 72 degrees, normal, clear; bass good on crankbaits or plastic lures; channel catfish good on cut bluegill; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Mozingo: 72 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on minnows or jigs and Crappie Nibbles over mid-depth brush; channel catfish and bass good; walleye fair off main lake points. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Paho: 70 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Pony Express: 75 degrees, high, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

    RIVERS

Grand: 81 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 77 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, dip bait and crayfish; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; carp fair on worms. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 77 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Norfork: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic worms. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Big Piney (Upper): 73 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic lures; goggle-eye and sunfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Bryant Creek: 73 degrees, normal, dingy; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Current: 76 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic lures and crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Eleven Point: 63 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 76 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic worms; channel catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Gasconade (upper): 70 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Jack’s Fork: 72 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

North Fork: 68 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 77 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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 9/2/2009)

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

Closed to fishing midnight to 1 pm daily, September 12-27, during teal season. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Duck Creek: 74 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on topwater lures; chain pickerel fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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 9/2/2009)

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 9/2/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake: normal, bluegill fair on natural baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on natural baits and stinkbaits. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Wappapello: black bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits early and late; channel catfish fair on live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 77 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston): normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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 9/2/2009)

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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 crankbaits; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and jerkbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies, crankbaits and Rooster Tails; lower lake:  trout good on orange/chartreuse Power Bait and live bait. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

Pomme de Terre: 75 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 9/3/2009)

Stockton: 73 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 9/3/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm): 78 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening in main body of lake or on flats using diving crankbaits, topwater baits or small spoons. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Table Rock (main lake): 78 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening in main body of lake or on flats using diving crankbaits, topwater baits or small spoons. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 70 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 worms and other live baits. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

James River (lower): 74 degrees, normal, clear; catfish good on large nightcrawlers at night; smallmouth bass good on pumpkin seed colored soft plastic lures; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/2/2009)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 75 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic lures and crankbaits; channel catfish good on commercial baits; bluegill good on worms; carp good on corn; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 75 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on commercial baits; black bass good; bluegill good; all other species good on worms; catfish limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 9/3/2009)

    RIVERS

Big River: 75 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 72 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on live baits and worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on live baits or soft plastic lures; all other species fair with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 78 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbait; black bass good on minnows and plastic crayfish; bluegill good on worms; carp good on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka): 76 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbait; black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie slow; bluegill fair on worms; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven): 76 degrees, rising, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbait; black bass fair on crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/3/2009)

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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.
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 9/2/2009)

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 9/3/2009)

Montauk State Park: 58 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 9/2/2009)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, falling, water is low and slightly off clear; use up to 3 lb. test line; 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 9/3/2009)

 

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