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Misssouri fishing report 8-26-10

August 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 86 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. This area is closed from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

(Report made on 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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


(Report made on 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

Little Dixie: 81 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow.  Area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 83 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on live bait and shad sides at night, blue catfish good on goldfish and bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 82 degrees, high, muddy; all catfish fair on live bait, all other species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 83 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass fair with better success early and late in the day; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Montrose: 85 degrees, low, dingy; slightly low pool; catfish fair; crappie and black bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 79 degrees, low, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 82 degrees, low, dingy; crappie and catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

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; crappie slow with some success using minnows in 10-15 feet of water around bridge pillars and brush coves; 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 8/26/2010)

Truman: 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; white bass fair on jigs and spoons. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 86 degrees, dingy; catfish good; white bass fair mornings and evenings; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: Catfish good using goldfish and chubs. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 77 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on doughbait; largemouth bass fair on Rapalas; bluegill fair on marabou jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Long Branch: 82 degrees, high, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Mark Twain: 86 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Sever: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows in the brush; bluegill fair on crickets and mealworms; channel catfish good on hotdogs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Thomas Hill: 83 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

    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 8/25/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 82 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 83 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Mozingo: 79 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Paho: 80 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Pony Express: 80 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 79 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

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 8/25/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 86 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Norfork: 85 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 80 degrees, low, clear; goggle-eye fair on jigs. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, low, clear; black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live baits. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Bryant Creek: 73 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Current: 74 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass good on Rebels and worms, all other species good on grubs and live baits. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Eleven Point: 63 degrees, low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 81 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass fair on jigs and crankbaits. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 79 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 79 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on yellow grubs. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

North Fork: 66 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 85 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on artificial lures in the evening and at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Council Bluff: 84 degrees, normal, black bass fair during low light periods on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on liver and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Cypress Lake: 88 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Duck Creek: 85 degrees, dingy; redear sunfish fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; black bass good; all other species fair.  (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Perry County Lake: 87 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: Channel catfish fair early morning using stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Wappapello: normal, black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs near the river channel; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 77 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Lower Black River (Clearwater Dam): 76 degrees, normal, black bass fair on topwater lures early in the mornings and late in the evenings; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): Channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): high, all species fair. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 8/25/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 86 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 8/25/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): falling, clear; dam area:  temperature 80; bluegill good on crickets and worms; black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; Beaver Creek:  temperature 88; bluegill good on crickets and worms; catfish good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, Rooster Tails, and crankbaits; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on orange, chartreuse, and bubblegum Power Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 8/25/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 85 degrees, normal, 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 8/26/2010)

Stockton: 84 degrees, normal, clear; most fishing is slowing down with warmer water temperatures; crappie fair on minnows in deeper water; black bass fair on deep divers and jig and pig lures off of steep drop offs; walleye fair on bottom bouncers off of points in deep water; all other species slow.  (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 87 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on small live shad, crayfish, and watermelon colored soft plastic worms around deep water coves, boat docks and points. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 87 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on small live shad, crayfish, and watermelon colored soft plastic worms around deep water coves, boat docks and points. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 74 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye good on natural baits and soft plastics; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass fair on soft plastics and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/24/2010)

James River (lower): 83 degrees, low, clear; catfish fair on stinkbait and cut bait in evening and night; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; black bass fair on live crayfish and small plastic baits, salty craws and small crankbaits. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 83 degrees, low, clear; black bass good on jerkbaits and topwater baits; carp fair on doughbait; catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits; limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 83 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair, try chicken livers and stinkbait; limit 4; please remove litter.


(Report made on 8/26/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms and prepared baits; flathead catfish fair on live bluegill, goldfish or freshly chunked bighead carp; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 84 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 8/26/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on bluegill and prepared bait; black bass good on plastic baits and topwater lures at evening; bluegill good on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 84 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish fair on natural baits; black bass fair on topwater lures; drum good on worms; carp good on doughbait; all other species fair. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 81 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 8/26/2010)

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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, yellow colored and peach colored Power Baits and trout nip, orange plastic worms and white colored and easter egg colored glo balls.  August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Report made on 8/25/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 57 degrees, the water is clear with good flow; fishing early in the morning is producing the best fishing; pink, white, green and yellow doughbait is working well; green and white rubber leg jigs have been effective; shady areas of water lower in the park are holding good numbers of fish in the late afternoons. Whistle hours for August are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Report made on 8/26/2010)

Montauk State Park: 60 degrees, the river level is currently normal for this time of year and steady as of 2:30 p.m. on August 25th. 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 8/26/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 60 degrees, the water is low and clear; the use of 2 lb clear line is recommended; jig fishing is good; white, yellow and orange are good colors; in zone one, brown power eggs are working; in zone three, nightcrawlers, minnows and white Power Bait paste are working.  (Report made on 8/26/2010)

 

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