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MISSOURI FISHING REPORTS

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Posted: 8/11/2017

MISSOURI LAKES

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Bennett Spring

Blind Pony Blue Springs Bull Shoals Clearwater

Council Bluff

Jacomo James A. Reed Lake of the Ozarks Longbranch
Longview Mark Twain Montrose Mozingo Pomme de Terre
Pony Express Smithville Stockton Table Rock Taneycomo
Thomas Hill Truman Lake Wappapello    
 

 

 

 

 
    This page was last updated 08/12/17

In July 2008, a small EAB(Emerald Ash Borers) infestation was discovered at a Wappapello Lake campground. Since then, the beetle has spread to a few other areas in the state. Controlling its spread will depend on early detection. Please learn to identify report and control EAB in your area. Donít move firewood. Emerald ash borers travel in firewood. The easiest way to keep them from spreading is to avoid buying "exotic" firewood and/or moving it from place to place. What is exotic firewood? Any stick of wood that comes from more than 50 miles from the place it was cut. If you burn firewood in your home stove or use it for camping, cut and burn your own or make sure the wood you buy comes from a local forest. Check out this Donít Move Firewood video to find out how easy it is to slow the spread of EAB. Don't plant ash trees. EAB feed exclusively on ash trees. If you deprive them of food, they can't survive. Choose from any number of other suitable hardwoods for shade, habitat and timber. Learn to identify infestations. Then call 866-716-9974. Many factors can stress ash trees, and lots of little green bugs look like EAB. Please try to make sure you've discovered EAB before you call.

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Bennett Spring

Water Surface Temp: 

Water Level :

Water : clear

No Report

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Blind Pony

Water Surface Temp:

Water Level :

Water : clear

No Report

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BLUE SPRINGS       (720 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 803.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 20 cfs Outflow: 19 cfs. Level: feet

Lake Map, Weather, Area Lake Services & Campground Info

Report by: Blue Springs Marina

7AM-6PM Daily--$4.00 Fee Adults $2.00-Fee- Child

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BULL SHOALS

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 655.9  Temperature: 

Outflow: 687 cfs Level: 28 feet high

Level:  Temperature: 63 main lake to 70 in the

Lake Map, Weather, Area Lake Services & Campground Info

Fishing Report by:   Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock

Del said lake temperature late last week was 63 degrees on main lake, and he found some 70-plus temps in the back creeks. Lake level came up a foot foot to a foot and a half last week, but they are still below normal pool. The fishing has been really, really good. Up the lake it seems like the spawn is on the last leg, itís fisnishing up. Down the lake there is still a good spawn bite going on. Looks like there is a shad spawn going on up the lake in some of the creeks. Thatís a good indicator that those fish are post-spawn up there. Couple of things you want to check out going up the lake. The post-spawners are moving out of the lake, moving out into the backs of pockets, so you want to hit the secondary points headed out, the channel swings. Up there, Del put his boat in 20-25 feet of water. There are a bunch of baits working. Topwater, catching them on Sammy, you can throw a Zara Spoon, a Pop-R and a Redfin is working, too. Also, the Keitech swimbait, using a 3.8, a quarter round jighead, slowing it back. If you get in the shad and theyíre not hitting the topwater, you can slow roll that swimbait through there and catch a few more fish. Also anglers are catching a few on a squarebill back in the flats. Thereís a little more dirtier water back in there, so that helps with the crankbait going back in and out of there. If youíre going to catch the spawners on the end of the lake down in this area, same patterns have been working for a while: the C rig, Shaky Head, you can throw a jig. There are still a few tree spawners going into those creeks, the spawning pockets. Check the last points going in; seems like a lot of those fish are on the sides of the points leading back into the pockets. Even on the main lake down here, theyíre not all quite on the back. Itís everything from smallmouth to Kentuckies to largemouths. Youíre just going to have to cover some water, but the fishing has been really, really good for the bass; it was a great week. The walleye are starting to frown a little bit, itís slowed down. Water temperatures are coming up and theyíre starting to move out a little bit. The jerkbait bite is still getting a few, the swimbait still getting a few. But as the temps come up the fish are going to start moving down. Pretty soon those guys will be dragging bottom bouncers and trolling.

 

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Clearwater

Updated: 8/11/2017

Water Surface Temp:

Water Level: 61 feet high

Water: Muddy

Report by: Webb Creek Marina

No Report

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Council Bluff Lake

Update: 8/11/2017

Water Surface Temp:

Water Level: normal

Water: clear

black bass No Report

crappie No Report

bluegill No Report

all other species slow.

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JACOMO

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Map, Weather, Area Lake Services & Campground Info

Clarity:   Level: 0.00 feet

Level:  Temperature: 

Report by: Lake Jacomo Marina

No Report

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James A. Reed

Updated 8/8/2017

Temp: 79

WATER LEVEL: full pool

WATER CONDITION: dingy

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Report by Bob Mattucks Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Black bass fair using top water lures and plastic baits near cover, early and late in the day 

Channel catfish good on worms and chicken liver 

Crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weed beds 

Bluegill and redear fair using worms under a bobber. 

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Lake of the Ozarks

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 658.96 Temperature: 

Inflow: 3688 cfs Outflow: 4267 cfs. Level: 0 feet high

Temperature: 

Lake Map

Osage River

Report by: Bryants Osage Outdoors

No Report

Gravois Arm

Report by: Bryants Osage Outdoors

No Report

 

 

Niangua Arm

Report By: Van Hooks Bait and Tackle                                                                        8/11/2017

Crappie No Report

Large mouth bass No Report

Catfish No Report

Gravois Arm

Report By:                                                                                                                           8/11/2017

No Report

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LONGVIEW           (930 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 891.0 

Inflow: 4 cfs Outflow: 15 cfs

Level: 0 feet high  Temperature:

Lake Map

Report By: Longview Marina 

Crappie good

bass fair

catfish poor

 

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MARK TWAIN

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 604.8

Level: 8.00 feet high  Temperature: Low 60s

Lake Map

Report by: South Fork Resort 

Lake level is at 604.9. Water temp is low 60ís. We seem to have missed most of the rain and the cool nights is keeping the water temp down. Water is fairly clear right now.

 CRAPPIE: Fishing can go from excellent to fair in short order. With the temps fluctuating so much you will need to find the warmer water in order to find the fishing that are starting to get onto the beds. As usual, we talk to some that can get on them regularly and others that just canít seem to figure them out. Some days they are on north facing banks and some days they are on south facing banks. Minnows seem to be working good and if you are using jigs chartreuse/brown or pink/black seem to be working well. Find some shallow cover or even just some different rocks on an otherwise boring bank.

 CATFISH: There seem to be a lot of 20-30# blues and flatheads getting caught. Shad are still a good bait to use but goldfish are also working.

 BASS: I have heard people say they are having better days catching bass than they have had in a long time. Largemouth seem to be hanging pretty close to shore in the same areaís as the crappie. We have heard of some white bass coming in on the lake rather than up the rivers so that bite should start to improve.

 

NOTES: We will start having food this weekend on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 till 9. Come join us for something to eat and drink.

36765 Hwy 154
Stoutsville, MO 65283

Phone: 573.565.3500
Toll-free: 866.382.0033
Fax: 573.565.2883
Website: www.southforkresort.net
Email: reservations@southforkresort.net

 

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Montrose

Updated 8/11/2017

Temperature: 
Level: normal

Lake Map

Catfish: Fair

White Bass: Fair

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Mozingo

 

crappie No Report

black bass No Report

channel catfish No Report

all other species slow.

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POMME de TERRE     (7,790 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 839.0

Inflow: 1145 cfs Outflow: 3500 cfs

Level: 12.00 feet high  Temperature: 74 Clarity:

Lake Map

Report by Pomme Muskie Guide Service

Bass have been hitting a a variety of baits up close to the buckbrush that is showing by the shores.   

Crappie are a little slow but are being taken around brush piles in about 25 feet of water.   

Walleye are being caught on deep running crankbaits, haven't heard of any being taken by live bait.   

Muskies are being caught trolling the flats. 

 Good luck from Pomme Muskie Guide Service.
Earle Hammond

Report By: SOUTHWEST MISSOURI GUIDE SERVICE

No Report

No Report

Crappie-No Report

Walleye-No Report

 

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Pony Express

Water Temp:

Water Level: low

Clarity: clear

 

crappie moving into shallows, starting to bite on minnows

Largemouth bass good on artificial worms

all other species slow.

 

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SMITHVILLE     (7,200 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 864.2   

Inflow: 250 cfs Outflow: 8 cfs

Level: 0 feet high Temperature: 65 main lake

Lake Map

Report by Burton's Bait and Tackle     

Crappie: Fair in the evenings:  Not that much rain up north so the lake has only come up 7 inches in the last 72 hours.   2 inches of rain over the weekend.  The lake temps have dropped at least 10 degrees  last week.   This has made fishing a bit tougher every day.   The rain gloom and cool temps this weekend slowed down any move the crappie are thinking about making..  I only got 2" of rain over the weekend in the Trimble area.    Next week we should start a slow warm up that will cause crappie fishing to improve rapidly.   My Mothers Day prediction is looking better all of the time.  

   With the cold nights the better fishing has shifted to the main lake areas.   The river bites has really slowed down and is better in the late afternoons when things warm up.  The fish are still shallow ( 2' to 5' ) when you find them.   Minnows or jigs will catch them with the darker colors in the grubs working best.

 Bass: Fair:   The bass fishing has been good this spring so far.  Some large full figured females have been caught.   They have big ol fat bellies full of eggs and are getting ready to spawn.  Several fish in the seven and eight pound class have been caught.  A tough evening for the first Thursday evening tournament of the year.   53 boats caught only 46 fish.  

 CATFISH: Good:   With the rains have got the creeks rolling and the catfish have been biting pretty well.    Head to the backs of the coves of larger creek arms where the water is running in and hang on to your pole.  Worms or cut bait will work well also. 

 WHITE BASS:   Fair    The face of the dam is an area that Whites head to during the spawn which should be starting any time.   Mepps spinners, roadrunners and small rattle trap and crank baits all work well.   

 Walleye:   The walleye have not started biting yet since they finished spawning.   People will start catching them soon on main lake points  as they pull up and start feeding.    Shad raps, flicker shad and rattle traps are good choices and will catch you some fish.

 Since Smithville Lake is now infested with zebra mussels please follow the procedures for decontaminating your boat before taking it to another lake.  The web site below will give you the recommended procedure. 

http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/invasive-species/invasive-animal-management/zebra-mussel-control

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STOCKTON   (24,200 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 867.7

 Water Clarity: clear

Inflow: 2875 cfs Outflow: 6205 cfs

Level: 6 feet high  Temperature: 65

Lake Map

 

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TABLE ROCK

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 915.0

Release Rate: 3579 cfs.

Level: 9.3 feet high Temperature:  65

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TANEYCOMO

Updated 8/11/2017

Temperature:  

Report by River Run Outfitters 

flow advisory in effect for upper portion of the lake

We had down pours Friday night into Saturday and it rained almost all day Saturday.  There were times Saturday when you could not see anything in front of you as the rain was so hard.  We did see a little more rain through Saturday night into Sunday morning, and I am seeing a little more rain on radar but no where the intensity we have had.  This also appears to be the last of it for a while.  At least until  Wednesday and Thursday when chances for rain pop up again.  We will need a long dry spell to dry out! 

Generation/flood gate pattern had been at 15000+ cfs 24/7.  Friday morning they increased it to 20,000 cfs and today the Corp said releases would range from 40,000 to 60,000 cfs.  Iím sure this will be a moving target as we have not yet seen all the runoff that will come into the system.  Much of the flooding in the area yesterday was due to the runoff hitting the creeks and not the flow from the dam. 

Now for more pleasant information. 

Jim on the water Tuesday with Karen and her sister, Linda.  This was Lindaís first time and what conditions in which to learn to fly fish!  They had a good day on the ruby midge, hot hareís ear and the tiger tail.  Bob and his brother Bill, from Texas, fish with Dana.  They were catching well on the holographic green crackleback, the white jig and a ruby 2 midge.   Stan and Carolyn had a group of guys from Illinois.  Rick and Rick fished with Carolyn.  Rick is fairly new, but he held his own.  They were catching on the holographic green crackleback trailing the Tiger Tail.  Also caught some on the cerise worm and lightening bug under the big ruby.  Stanís guys, Steve and his son, Andi were hitting them good on the holographic green crackleback and the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Fun day! 

Thursday, Stan took Cory and his mother Gina out for the day.  They had a great day  on the holographic green crackleback and Lightening Bug.  I understand Gina caught the most fish, but Cory caught the largest.  Leroy from Texas spent a late afternoon drift on the water with Gina.  Fish would not bite on a nymph, but did take some streamers, the crackleback, wooly bugger and tiger tail. 

Jim had Michael and Mike, from Texas, on the water Friday.  Pretty slow day for everyone.  They are pretty new to fly fishing so Jim used some of the time to work on their skills.  They really could not find any best pattern.  Carolyn had Keith on the water.  He is fairly new also, and worked a bit on casting.  Using the sinking leaders, he was throwing a pretty good line most of the time with a black wooly bugger and picking a few fish

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Thomas Hill Reservoir

Updated: 8/11/2017

Water Surface Temp:

Water Level (Range): low

Water Type:

No Report

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TRUMAN LAKE           (55,600 acres)

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 706.0

 Water Clarity: stained

Inflow: 26600 cfs Outflow: 49723 cfs

Level: 13 feet high Temperature: 65

Lake Map     Braggin' Board

 

Osage Bluff

Updated 8/10/2017

 

Report By : Osage Bluff Marina

 

After the rainy weekend last week ( 5+ inches) the lake has been on a slow rise which brought us up about 3'. The good thing is we needed the rain and that the COE has been running water everyday. They have caught the rise and the lake is starting to fall. Even with that much rain the lake in our area is in good shape and with the running water the fishing is very good. We are seeing lots of crappie, whites and cat fish come in which should continue with the conditions we have now;  

We are about a month away from the start of archery season so its time to start getting the hunting gear in order. I spent a few days this week putting out game cams and saw lots of deer and turkey. I did see several hens with pollutes. It looks like the birds in this area are a 1/4 to 1/2 grown. After the storms we had during the nesting season last spring I was a little worried about how they fared but it looks like they did ok. The deer look good with fawns and I have seen a few what I hope would be nice bucks. With velvet on sometime its hard to tell but then again when you see a big one you know its big.  

LAKE LEVEL:           710.5

WATER TEMP:        80 deg.

WATER CLARITY:   Clear to dirty up the rivers. 

CRAPPIE: We are seeing lots of nice crappie come in. Long poling the tree roes on the outside edge of the flats has been the best this week. Cedars in 15' to 20' of water down 10' with minnows is producing nice fish. The bluff banks in 25' to 35' are also working with minnows. The fish have been varying in depth each day on the bluffs but 15' is a good starting point. This is where a good graph is handy. Cedars are the best here also. I have heard of several good fish coming off one tree so if you catch a good one work that area hard. Brush piles on the points in 20' of water are also holding fish but the size is a little on the small side. If you find a point with good fish on it stay there as there will be more.  

BASS: With the water being up a little the spinner bait started working this week on the shallow flats. There was just enough water to cover some grass and the bait fish moved in. 3' along the grassy points seem the best. A single spin with a thumper blade gurgled right under the surface is a good choice. The main lake points are also starting to be a little more productive with big worms and crank baits in 8' to 10' of water. I think the main reason for the bass being more active is that the water temp is down to about 80 deg. It seems there are more fish surfacing early and late again. But then again there are more big balls of shad working the surface with the cooler temps. 

WHITES & HYBRIDS: With the water flow through the dam the whites and hybrid fishing is picking up again. Also with the shad schooling the way they are the surfacing activity is producing good fish. Look for the gulls hitting the surface and there is a good chance the whites won't be far away. The humps are holding fish with the best depth about 15'. Spoons are the best on the humps along with a 4" pearltreuse sassy shad. For surfacing fish a 1/4 oz. Rooster Tail has been the bait of choice. KK Island has been good in the evenings along with the Fairfield area. Also live bait is producing some nice hybrids with 12' being the magic depth.

CATFISH: It's hard to explain the cat fishing on Truman this year. It started out good and seems to keep getting better. Jugs baited with cut shad on the flats has been fantastic. 15' seems the best. Also rod and reel drift fishing on the flats is producing nice blues and channels. Baits fished close to the bottom seems to be working the best. Trot lines are also working with cut bait. Points with 25' of water with baits down about 12' are producing some big blues. 

WALLEYE: No report this week; The guys that normally give me a walleye report are in Canada right now. The way the lake conditions are now the humps should be holding fish. Crank baits on top the humps and spoons in the saddles during the day.  

 If you are coming to the lake this weekend remember state fair is going on so there may be some traffic slow downs in Sedalia. Please be nice. Also there are lots of deer starting to move at sun rise and sun set so its a good time of the year to pay more attention to the road ditches.  

We have a few boat stalls left for the holiday so it you want one give us a call at Osage Bluff Marina 660-438-2939. I'm sure there will be plenty of warm weather yet this year so check out our Chil Rafts. You can find out the latest happenings on the lake on our face book page Osage Bluff Marina. That's it for this week.

That's it for this week from Osage Bluff Marina, 660-438-3939 or at www.osagebluff.com.   We are also on face book at Osage Bluff Marina.

Till next week

   Tommy

Tebo Arm

Updated  8/11/2017

Lake Level: 705.8

Water Temp:

Water Clarity:

 

Report by:  TEBO Creek Bait Stop   

 Crappie: No Report

Bass: No Report

Catfish: No Report

Information: we  no longer have gas for sale. 

New hours 6:30 till 6:00

Closed on Tues.

Please excuse us while we have construction going on.

Grand River Arm

Updated 8/11/2017

Lake level: 3 feet high  Water clarity: stained

Lake temp: 61

Report By : Bucksaw Marina       

 CrappieĖ Spawning bite! Fish in 2-4 ft. of water fishing 18 inches down with a bobber using a black & chartreuse or blue & white jig.

 CatfishĖ Fish the trees in 10-12 ft. of water fishing 5-6 ft. deep with gold fish.

 BassĖ The bass are spawning in the creeks! Fish with white spinner baits, square bills & flip bushes with tubes baits.

 White BassĖ Fish the windy flats and humps. Use jigging spoons, rattle traps or slow troll crank baits.

 

Grand River Arm (West end)

Updated
 8/11/2017

Report By: 

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Wappapello

Update: 8/11/2017

Water Surface Temp:

Lake Level: 16 feet high

crappie No Report

black bass No Report

channel catfish No Report

all other species slow.

All other species slow. Anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.

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