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Posted: 06/17/2004



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Concordia City Lake Council Bluff S. Grand River Jacomo James A. Reed
Lake of the Ozarks Longbranch Longview Maple Leaf Lake Mark Twain
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Report by: The Bait Stop 


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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 802.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 280 cfs Outflow: 161 cfs. Level: 1.73 feet high

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Report by Forty Woods Bait & Tackle     Missouri Wildlife Check In Station    Braggin' Board

Catfish good in Jacomo overflow- live shad

Hybrids fair in Jacomo overflow- shad, liver, rattle traps

Crappie fair -jigs and small minnows

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 656.0  Temperature:  70's

Outflow: 12594 cfs Level: 10.07 feet high

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Report by BULL SHOALS LAKE BOAT DOCK   Braggin Board

Surface temperature: Most places on the lake it is in the mid 70ís. There is a 1-2 degree drop until the 30 foot level where it drops 5 degrees or so. It looks like the thermocline is starting to form there. This will fluctuate and change with the lake dropping.

VISIBILTY- With the lake dropping the visibility tends to murk up a little. However, most divers are reporting good visibility from 10 to 15 feet at most places.

Sunday June 13th- There is still 15 foot or so of brush in the lake since the lake is still high. Most of the fish are hanging just below this brush line on the old shore line. Not much change from last report on the actual fishing. It has been great this last few weeks. The walleye bite has really turned on.

BASS PATTERNS- a few changes but not much since last report. Top water, night crawlers, crank baits and jig-n-frog at night seem to dominate the patterns.

1. TOP WATER LURES- Just about anything top water is working. Zoom Flukes, Zara Spooks, shallow running rebels just to name a few. There is a good top water bite early in the morning and late in the day. The bass are chasing shad off of the main lake points and around those standing trees.

2. Live night crawlers with a small split shot in 15 to 25 feet of water is producing all species of bass.

3. Crawfish or green colored tube tubes dragged on the gravel flats is producing some good Smallmouth Bass. These fish are mostly in 20 to 35 feet of water on the gravel rounded points and flats.

4. Other plastic baits such as meatheads, French fry worms, and 4 inch worms. The basic green or brown colors will work. These are Carolina rigged with a 2 to 4 foot drop had fished in 15 to 25 feet of water.

5. Spinner baits- Slow rolling over the brush has produced several fish the past few weeks. Mostly Chartreuse colors.

6. Crank baits- any bluegill, shad, or sunfish crank bait fished over the brush in 5 to 15 feet of water is producing bass.

Night bass fishing has been real good on darker colored jig-n-frog in 15 to 25 feet of water.

WALLEYE- The walleye bite is on. The night crawler with a split shot or crawler harness in 15 to 25 feet of water is one of the best patterns. They are using shallow running stick baits- mostly rogues- in various depths depending on what type of structure you are fishing. The best colors are chartreuse, yellow, bluegill, perch or purple. They are also catching lots of walleye trolling deep diving crank baits and deep diving stick baits during the day. The walleye are shallow during the early morning and afternoon. They are deeper in the day so deeper diving baits are necessary.

WHITE BASS- not much reported except under lights at night with minnows in 20 to 35 feet of water.

CRAPPIE- same thing as the white bass.

CATFISH- The catfish are doing well on jug lines, trot lines and limb lines. We have seen several good catches and stringers. Most of the fish are in shallow water and being caught on the same bait- perch, dead shad, liver, stink bait, ect.

White River- Fishing has been good. All of our guides are reporting good catches and activity. Same baits as always- worms, salmon eggs, power bait, night crawlers, corn, for live bait. Rapalas, spoons, spinners for artificial.


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Updated 06/17/04

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Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 500.0 Temperature:   79

Release Rate: 433 Level: 2.26 feet high

Largemouth Bass fair using worms and minnows

White Bass fair using minnows

Crappie fair using white jigs

Smallmouth Bass slow

Spotted Bass No Report

Catfish fair at night using worms

Bluegill fair

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Updated 06/17/04

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Lake Map

Report by: The Bait Stop

Crappie- good - being caught on minnows

Catfish -good - using night crawlers and Minnows in the evenings

Bass No Report

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Updated 06/17/04

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Temperature:    Level: normal

Sunfish good using red wigglers in the evening

Largemouth Bass fair using plastic and spinnerbaits

Crappie slow

Bluegill good using crickets and worms

Catfish good using worms and liver in the evening

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Flatheads No Report

Channel Cats No Report

Blue Cats No Report

Crappie No Report

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Updated 06/17/04

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Temperature:  Clarity:   Level: 0.00 feet low

The park registration office is now open seven days a week 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Lake Jacomo Park Headquarters.

Report by Forty Woods Bait & Tackle    Missouri Wildlife Check In Station  Braggin' Board

Catfish excellent on shad, nightcrawlers

Crappie good- small minnows, shallow water

Bass fair on topwater lures

Bluegill good on waxworms & crickets

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James A. Reed

Updated 06/17/04

Temp: 79 muddy and high

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Channel Catfish fair

Largemouth Bass good

Bluegill good

Crappie fair

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LAKE of the Ozarks

Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 660.0 Temperature: 80

Inflow: 10900 cfs Outflow: 11600 cfs. Level: 0.50 feet low

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Report by Missouri Angler    Missouri Angler Buddy Bass Derby        Results

According to AmerenUE the water temperature is 80 degrees and the current lake level is 659.42 with heavy generation scheduled Wednesday, medium generation scheduled Thursday and light generation scheduled on Friday, June 18th. The lake is clear and has been fairly steady, but there is still some logs and Styrofoam floating in the Osage River and its tributaries. The average visibility is between 3 and 5 feet, but the Gravois Rivers and some sections of the Niangua Rivers have visibility down to 9 or 10 feet. Overall the lake has good color and the bass in the biting mood.

LARGEMOUTH BASS - EXCELLENT The day bite has slowed down some, but the night bite has really improved in the last week. The day bite has been mainly the 7 & 10 inch power worm and Brush Hogs (June bug, camo and plum) Texas rigged with a 1/4 to 5/16 ounce slip sinker worked in brush piles 15 to 20 feet in the creeks and on the inside of main lake points. There is some early morning topwater with Zara Spook and Pop R worked on points and around boat docks from the bank out to 10 feet. The night bite has really improved and there have been a lot of big fish, 4 to 6 pounds, caught during this period. The power worm, Brush Hog, the Melton jig n trailer (black/red fleck, black and plum) and the singlespin (black w/black blades) are the most consistant baits worked around and in brush piles from 8 to 20 feet on points and around docks. The most consistant area of the lake has been below the lodge and in the Gravois and dam area.

SPOTTED BASS - SLOW The spots are basically the same...slow. The spots being caught are small with a few keepers that are coming off the main lake wave breakers and the deep main lake docks on Gitzits (white and/or brown), Flukes (white and/or shad color) and small crawdads on a weightless hook. Some keepers are being caught off main lake points on the Melton jig n trailer, crawdad colored crankbaits and live crawdads.

WHITE BASS/HYBRIDS - FAIR Since there has been a fairly steady generation the last couple of weeks, the whites and a few hybrids have been busting shad off the main lake points early in the morning. The top water bite with a Pop R, Chug Bug and Zara Spook Jr. has been the best bite. A 1/4 ounce Road Runner, spoons, and Mepps Spinners are also producing when they are busting shad and when they go deep.

CATFISH - GOOD Some cats are still spawning, but there are some blues, channels and flatheads being caught on jugs, limb lines and trotlines baited with cut shad, gold fish, perch and crawdads. Tight lining with stinkbait, cut shad, nightcrawlers and hot dog chunks are taking channels and blues in the creeks 10 to 15 feet.

BLUEGILL -GOOD Most of the bluegill are spawning and can be found in the backend of the creeks and pockets 5 to 10 feet. The best bite is crickets and wax worms grubs) and pieces of red wigglers.

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 791.0 Temperature: 73

Inflow: 40 cfs Outflow: 68 cfs Level: 0.41 feet high and dingy

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Channel Catfish good using leeches and night crawlers

Flathead slow

Walleye slow

Crappie good using minnows and jigs

Largemouth Bass slow

Bluegill slow

White Bass slow

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 891.0 Temperature:

Inflow: 85 cfs Outflow: 63 cfs Level: 0.76 feet high

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Mouse Creek at Longview Lake has a new gate and the area will be closed at 9:00 p.m. and will not reopen until 8:00 a.m. All fisherman need to have their vehicles out of the area by 9:00 p.m. or their vehicles could be locked in for the night and/or ticketed.

Catfish No Report

Bass No Report

Crappie No Report

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 606.0 Temperature: 82 Water Condition: Dingy-Clearing

Release Rate: 2600 Level: 5.47 feet high

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Report by: South Fork Resort

Date: 6/17/04
Lake Level : 612.42
Last Weeks Lake Level: 611.53
Normal Lake Level : 606
Water Condition: Dingy - Clearing
Surface Water Temp: 82 degrees

Guide Bruce Carpenter reports fishing for crappie is picking up and the fish are moving into the summer pattern. Caught 3-4 slabs last two times out, enroute to catching 30-45 crappie each trip. Catching catfish, white and black bass, bluegill, drum and of course crappie tightlining fishing in 20-25 feet of water down 4-20 feet. Fish like a white jig tipped with a minnow. Water clarity is 2-3 feet in some areas and that is the better fishing locations. Lots of bait fish schooling up near the surface and whites boiling the water early in the mornings. Great time to be out on the lake but bring plenty of drinking water and suntan lotion! It is getting muggy lately. Good luck and good fishing, Bruce

Guide DuWayne Azotea reports the bass fishing has gotten tough this week. With the water level on the drop and the flooded vegetation dying off, the bass have moved out of the coves. The few bass caught were about 6 Ė 8 feet deep and were taken with jigs and brush hogs.

Catfishing last weekend was good with several nice size cats in the 30 lb. range and some in the 40 lb. range have been caught on trotlines. Goldfish and perch were the bait of choice. We havenít heard from many catfishermen since the weekend. We havenít heard much from rod and reel fishermen.

White bass fishing has been very good. When the shad are schooling near the surface, look for a lot of activity and start throwing a silver rattle trap or spoon into the middle of it and get ready to have a lot of fun. Main lake humps or points.

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Updated 06/17/04

Report By Don Guess

Flatheads fair on Crawdads along rip-rap on the outside bends early in the morning but not much size to them, 1 to 5 lbs. mostly.

Have not heard of any blues taken this past week.

Channel Catfish
fair in shallow water around Mulberry trees on worms, liver, and dip bait but not much size, 1 to 2 lbs. mostly.

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Updated 06/17/04

Temperature: 72 Level: 2.00 feet high Clarity: dingy

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Channel Catfish fair using live baits

Flathead slow

Largemouth Bass slow

Stripers slow

Crappie slow

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool:  Temperature:   


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Report By: Big Birds Bait                 Braggin' Board

Check out river bottom lures we stock 8 colors in 4 and 6 inch
Check out the new lx bow by Matthew's

Lake is getting fuller it keeps on raining fishing changes all the time sorry not to have any pictures this time. fishing last week had good days and bad 

bass were hitting yesterday on jigs and crank baits in deep water 12-16 feet 

crappie fair bluegill good on crickets and worms 

catfish good on worms and stink bait so 

Come on out to mozingo and give her a try remember take a kid fishing or hunting and you will know where they are

e have a fathers day special going on hunters safety system vests for the tree stand hunter dad needs the best to keep him safe price around $93.00 



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Updated 06/10/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 839.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 100 cfs Outflow: 300 cfs Level: 1.68 feet high

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Report by: J&N Sporting Goods

Pomme Arm Good

Black Bass No Report

Crappie No Report

Catfish No Report

Lindley arm Fair to Good

Black bass No Report

Catfish No Report

Crappie No Report

Lower lake Fair to Good

Crappie No Report

Black bass No Report

Bluegill No Report

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Updated 06/17/04

Temperature: 72  Clarity:  Level: high and dingy

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Largemouth Bass fair using crankbaits

Channel Cat  good where the water runs in using nightcrawlers, cut shad and minnows

Blue cat No Report

Bluegill slow 

Crappie fair in about 8 feet of water 

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Updated 06/17/04

Water Temp: 74

Lake Map

Crappie fair using jigs and minnows in the brush piles

Blue Catfish good using night crawlers

Channel Catfish  fair using night crawlers

Largemouth Bass  fair on spinner baits

Bluegill fair using night crawlers

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 864.2  Temperature: 70 to 76

Inflow: 575 cfs Outflow: 8 cfs Level: 2.76 feet high

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Report by Burton's Bait and Tackle

Water Temp:70 to 76 degrees

CRAPPIE: Good: The fish have spawned in most areas of the lake. The fish have started to scatter and are a little harder to find. Minnows and jigs are still the ticket. Fishing the bridges are a good bets or in the trees along the channel edges heading out of the coves..

BASS: Poor: Most of the bass have probably spawned and we are finding schools of fry. Since the water has come up a few fish are being taken out of the grass. There seems to be a topwater bite if you are in the right place. A variety of baits are working depending on where you are fishing. Crankbaits, buzzbaits, or some sort of plastic will catch fish. We caught lots of fish in the 6-5 weekend tournament but Thursday evenings still are tough. Fishing in 8' to 10' of water is considered deep and is probably the max depth to try. (SEE TOURNAMENT RESULTS THURSDAY or WEEKENDS)

CATFISH: Good Lots of catfish are being caught on minnows by the crappie fishermen. The rain has got the rivers moving and this has improved the fishing in the Platte and Little Platte Rivers. The catfish are feeding up before they spawn. The high water and the crappie spawn have got them feeding in shallower water.

White Bass: Excellent: The whites are showing up on main lake points in the evenings and mornings. If you are in the right spot when the fish start busting shad you can have some fun. The fish are also on the old Trimble dam and some of the main lake humps. The face of the dam is also starting to produce some whites especially on windy days. Use pepper spoons and vertical jig for them. You can also troll small crank baits around the main lake points.

WALLEYE: Fair: Some nice walleye are being taken on the main lake using crawlers and leeches on a jig head. You can also fish points in the Trimble area or up Campbranch and catch larger fish. You can also troll or cast a #5 shad rap around main lake points. Stay in 4' to 10' of water most of the time. This should be the pattern for the next month.

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Updated 06/10/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 867.7 Temperature: 73

Inflow: 450 cfs Outflow: 40 cfs Level: 2.78 feet high

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Report By: Square Deal Bait Shop

fishing is reported as good

Catfish fair on trotlines using cut baits or drifting nightcrawlers and shiners

Crappie fair 15 to 25 feet deep on jigs and minnows and trolling small crankbaits

Walleye fair on crankbaits and drifting nightcrawlers

Black bass fair off the nest near pea gravel banks using Carolina Rigs and lizards

White bass fair early morning and late afternoon on small crankbaits and Rooster Tails

Have a great weekend

Dee Dee

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Updated 06/10/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 915.0 Temperature: 81 - 83

Release Rate: 305 cfs. Level: 1.13 feet high

Report by: Pete's Professional Guide Service

June 8, 2004

WATER LEVEL - 915.90 Normal Pool 915'
JAMES RIVER Upper 81-85

James River

Looks like the fishing on the James River is heating up! Tournaments held this past weekend reported winning stringers coming out of the Upper James River. Fish Carolina rigs, football jigs, and deep diving crankbaits 12'- 20' off main river flats and points, and around brush piles 15'-20' rigging baits-Brush Hogs, Baby brush hogs, Lake Fork ring frys, try 1/2 & 3/4 oz football jigs tipped with watermelon or green pumpkin twin tail grubs. Crankbaits--D-t 16's & DD-22's & Fat Free Shads, in Citrus Shad & shad patterns, also parrot colors. Look for gravel flats that extend way out off the bank with a drop, ledge, or creek channel adjoining the flats. Most of the deep summer patterns are starting to produce fish on the main lake and mid river areas. Fish are 28'-40' deep on main lake gravel flats and points, on bottom or just a few feet off bottom. I'm also catching some fish suspended at 25'-35' over 50'-80' over submerged timber. Bottom fish can be caught on 3/4 oz. football jigs tipped with twin tailed grubs, on Carolina rigged Chompers, Team Supreme Tournament French fries, Brush hogs, or lizards in green pumpkin, watermelon, or pumpkin colors. Try 3/4 oz chrome or white jigging spoons. Drop shot rigged 4" worms in browns or greens, or shad colored have worked best for me, will catch fish on bottom or suspended. There have been some fish schooling early and late in the day. Jointed Rapalas, Red Fins, or Spooks-chrome/black, or Smoky Joe colors.

Main Lake

Most of the deep summer patterns are starting to produce fish on the main lake and mid river areas. Fish are 28'-40' deep on main lake gravel flats and points, on bottom or just a few feet off bottom. I'm also catching some fish suspended at 25'-35' over 50'-80' over submerged timber. Bottom fish can be caught on 3/4 oz. football jigs tipped with twin tailed grubs, on Carolina rigged Chompers, Team Supreme Tournament French fries, Brush hogs, or lizards in green pumpkin, watermelon, or pumpkin colors. Try 3/4 oz chrome or white jigging spoons. Drop shot rigged 4" worms in browns or greens, or shad colored have worked best for me, will catch fish on bottom or suspended. There have been some fish schooling early and late in the day. Jointed Rapalas, Red Fins, or Spooks-chrome/black, or Smoky Joe colors.

Mid River

Mid river patterns are the same as above in the Main lake areas, except the further up river you go the fish will be shallower. Drop shot & football jig fish have been 20'-30'. Try Carolina rigging and deep crankbaits on main river flats and humps in 12'-20'/ I'm using DT 16's, Fat Free shads & DD-22's. I'm also catching some fish on Texas rigged worms, tubes & 5/16b jigs fishing channel swings in the upper river and Flat Creek at 3'-10' deep. Same patterns should also work in the Long Creek Arm and Kings River.

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Updated 06/17/04

Temperature:  Level:

Report by River Run Outfitters

Branson Trout Unlimited Meeting - July 27, 2004, 7:00 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.


Water Conditions: Table Rock Lake is just about normal pool. Running very little water. The past three days, they have turned on one generator for about 2 hours at 4:00 p.m. Monday they also ran one generator at 8:00 a.m. and ran it for maybe an hour.

Wade or boat trips almost every day this past week. Fishing continues to be excellent. Having a few slow periods during the day, especially after the water has been on for an hour or so. Once it is off and is almost back to normal level, fishing picks back up. Stan and I were both on the water Monday. Stan had two brand new fly fishers Monday and they caught about 35 nice fish during the day. I had a couple of fishing ladies and we just plain lost count. Our best flies were the red tunghead midge, size 16 and the olive zebra, size 18. Dark olive, size 18 or 16 soft hackle has been working good when the fish are taking emerger patterns. Yesterday the caddis green soft hackle worked best. Unfortunately, with the heat and infrequent water flow, we are seeing lots of algae blooms. Makes it real hard to keep your fies clean. Fish are fat and fisty. Basic flies, scuds, sowbugs and olive soft hackles are almost always working.

STAN'S TIP: With the fishing sooooo good and many fishers out there taking advantage of this great fishing, the fish are getting a lot of pressure and they are showing it. We can help them a lot by bending down the barbs on our hooks or tying on barbless hooks. This makes is less tramatic on the fish, easlier and faster to release them and get them back into the water and doesn't tear up their mouths as much. Give the fish a break....smash down those barbs!

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Updated 06/10/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 722.00 Clarity:  Level:

Temperature: 76 and Dingy

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Report by Kaseyville Bait and Tackle

Crappie slow

Bass No Report

Channel cat good on setlines

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 706.0 Temperature:  76 and Light stained to dirty

Inflow: 12000 cfs Outflow: 11288 cfs Level: 2.12 feet high

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MAIN LAKE Report by Sterett Creek Marina

Fishing Report from Sterett Creek Marina 6/16/04

The weather still isn't doing us any favors. Seems we get rain every day. The lake is still up 2' which is good for the white bass and hybrid fishing but seems to be keeping the crappie in the state of confusion. Lake conditions are still backwards with the Osage being clear and Big Tebo and the Grand being dirty. Both the Pommies are in good shape. The Osage is dirty above the County Line Bridge but good from Berry Bend to the dam. Little Tebo is also in good shape.

LAKE LEVEL: 708.22
WATER TEMP: 76 deg.
WATER CLARITY: Light stain to dirty.

BASS: The bass fishing is still fairly good. There has been several fish coming out of the dirty water on crank baits and big worms. Chartreuse small crank baits fished in 2' to 5' of water has been working well, along with 10" dark worms. These fish are holding off the timbered points, it doesn't seem to matter if it is a main lake or a secondary point. Top water is also working in the same areas using Pop R's and buzz baits. In the clearer water some of the fish are starting to move to their summer pattern. Jigs and big worms are picking up some fish suspended over deeper water about 6' down. Try the outside tree rows for these fish. Last nights hawg fights ended up with a 12.57lb. string caught by Chuck Strohman and Jeff Rahmer. @nd. went to Kenny Mason and Randy Jones with 9.95lbs. 3rd. went to Will Gutierrez and Bill Haas with 9.08. 4th. and big bass went to Marty Watson and Doug Long with 8.80 and a big fish of 5.58lbs. Congrats to all.

CRAPPIE: Lots of little fish are starting to show up. The summer pattern is starting but the little guys defiantly out number the big guys. The best bite is still using minnows on the outside tree rows in 20' of water fishing them 8' to 10' down. There have been a few fish taken out of cedars on the flats in 10' of water on minnows. The bluff bite hasn't started yet in our area. Guide Steve Blake has been catching limits of good crappie out of brush piles in 15' to 20' of water on minnows. The secret is graph the brush pile for depth and put the bait rite on top of the pile. Hopefully in another week or so the big fish will get going.

WHITES and HYBRIDS: The hybrid fishing remains good. We are seeing a lot of good fish coming in in the evenings. The 4" sassy shad with a 3/4 oz. head is the top producing bait. The dam area to KK Island is hottest area on the lake. The white bass are starting to surface with the Pop R and Rooster Tail working the best on them. Little Tebo seems to have a lot of surface activity. The evening bite seems to be the best .

CATFISH: Floating trot lines set in 5' to 6' of water with stages set about a foot has been taking some fish. Leeches are the top bait. With the temp. starting to rise it won't hurt to check your lines more often.

This weeks rankings from Sterett Creek Marina are:

Hybrids & Whites: # 1

Bass: # 2

Crappie: # 3

Catfish: # 4


That's it for this week from Sterett Creek Marina So till next week we bid your good fishin.


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Grand River Arm

Updated 06/17/04

Lake temp: 75

Report for Grand River Arm by Bucksaw Marina

The rain has given us a break for a couple of days and the wind has laid off as well. We missed a lot of the severe storms over the last few days but the areas around us sure have been hit. The fishing seems to be picking up for some folks. Here's the latest.

CRAPPIE: Summer pattern bite is in full swing around here, just not a lot of crappie being caught. Stay on the main lake and fish isolated trees and fence rows on main lake flats in about 12-15 feet of water down about 8-12 feet. A jig tipped with a minnow has been taking a few fish. Need to nearly drop it on there head to get them to bite it because of the dirtier water. We are cleaner than in the past few weeks. Hopefully it will continue to clean up.

BASS: A very good crank bait bite is happening on the mainlake points. Look for chunk rock, not mud points. These fish seem to be holding in about 6 inches of water. A Mann's 4- in chartreuse is the bait of choice.

CATFISH: Still coming in off trotlines and jugs. I believe these fish are moving up to spawn right now, so look for areas in shallower water off of mainlake flats and just inside of the creeks. Perch and shad are working well.

WHITES/HYBRIDS: Still working on them pretty hard in the dam area on humps and the weir. Jigging spoons and 4" sassy shads are catching these.

* New Missouri regulations require that jug lines be attended at all times.

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Updated 06/17/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 359.0 Temperature: 

Release Rate: 470 Level: 0.88 feet high

Lake Map

Largemouth Bass fair crankbaits and spinnerbaits

White Bass  good using spinnerbaits

Crappie good using minnows and jigs

Bluegill fair using crickets and worms

Catfish good on trotlines and juglines using live bait and worms

Note: On the waters of Wappapello Lake & its tributaries, all Walleye & Sauger must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. Anglers are encouraged to harvest bass under 11" (daily limit 6) to reduce the numbers of small bass in Wappapello lake.

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