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MISSOURI FISHING REPORTS

Posted: 08/05/2004

MISSOURI LAKES

 

Blind Pony Blue Springs Bull Shoals (East) Bull Shoals (West) Clearwater
Concordia City Lake Council Bluff S. Grand River Jacomo James A. Reed
Lake of the Ozarks Longbranch Longview Maple Leaf Lake Mark Twain
Missouri River
St. Joe
Montrose Mozingo Lake Norfork Pony Express
Pomme de Terre Sever Smithville Stockton Table Rock
Taneycomo Thomas Hill Truman Wappapello  
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BLIND PONY  

Lake Map

Report by: The Bait Stop 

CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS

Will re-open in 2008

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BLUE SPRINGS

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 802.0 Temperature: 

Inflow: 30 cfs Outflow: 47 cfs. Level: 0.75 feet high

Lake Map

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

Catfish fair on fresh shad

Hybrids No Report

Bass good on jig and pig in coves.

Carp No Report

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BULL SHOALS

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 656.0  Temperature: 80's

Outflow: 6078 cfs Level: 0.20 feet high

Lake Map

Report by BULL SHOALS LAKE BOAT DOCK   Braggin Board

Largemouth bass are still spotty during the day light hours. A few are being caught on jigs or Berkley worms around docks and brush piles, but the big surprise this week was some of the suspended largemouth reacting to slow rolling spinnerbaits on points and in the back of the creeks. This reaction bite is taking place early in the mornings while they are feeding on shad. 

Smallmouth bass have gone deep and are under ledges at the entrance of the cuts and pockets throughout the lake. Fish tube baits, Spider Jigs or drop shot baits down the bank for best results. The bite is slow so work the area over thoroughly before moving on. 

Kentucky bass have also been spotty but the reason is that they are traveling in schools in search of shad, so you need to do some graphing to find them. Once a school is marked, drop a spoon (white or silver) or a drop shot rig down to them. For live bait anglers a nightcrawler or shiner on a split shot rig will also trigger some bites.

Walleye are now on the bottom at 35 feet off points and the deep side of feeding flats. Bottom bouncers are working with crawler harnesses or leech harnesses in the mornings and early evening. There are walleye suspended at 35 feet over deeper water out in front of points and flats and these fish can be caught with lead core line pulling Rapalas Glass Shad, Reef Runners and Bill Norman lures at 1.5 to 1.7 mph. Keep your bait over the top of the walleye because they feed upward and will not go down after a bait.

NIGHT FISHING UPDATE: The bite is the best from sundown until midnight on points and chunk rock baits. Best baits are jig and pigs, tubes, 8 to 10" worms and brush hogs all in brown or blue/black colors.

Trout fishing on the White River has been good on Power Bait in yellow and white, Power Wigglers, Gulp Earthworms, salmon eggs and Belgian red worms. Buoyant Spoons, Mepps and Rooster Tails have been working when the generation is on. The fly fishermen have done well on olive and black Woolly Buggers, peach egg pattern, scuds, sow bugs and San Juan worms. Browns are being caught on Floating Original Rapalas, Countdowns, Rebel Floating Minnows and nightcrawlers.


TILL NEXT TIME- MAY YOUR FISHING LINE BE TIGHT AND YOUR FISHING ROD BE BENT!

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CLEARWATER

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Map

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 500.0 Temperature: 83

Release Rate: 392 Level: 3.51 feet low

Largemouth Bass fair at night using soft plastics

White Bass slow

Crappie fair using minnows

Smallmouth Bass slow

Spotted Bass No Report

Catfish fair using liver and worms

Bluegill slow

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CONCORDIA CITY LAKE

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Level: 

Lake Map

Report by: The Bait Stop

Crappie- No Report

Catfish -No Report

Bass No Report

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COUNCIL BLUFF

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Map

Temperature: 88 Level: normal

Sunfish slow

Largemouth Bass fair using soft plastic and worms

Crappie slow

Bluegill slow using crickets and worms

Catfish fair using worms and liver at night

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S. GRAND RIVER

(Below Urich)

 

Flatheads No Report

Channel Cats No Report

Blue Cats No Report

Crappie No Report

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JACOMO

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Map

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

Crappie fair small minnows on main lake

Bass fair topwater in morning .

Bluegill good on crickets

Catfish good on nightcrawlers

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James A. Reed

Updated 08/05/04

Temp: 83 muddy and high

Lake Maps

Channel Catfish good

Largemouth Bass good

Bluegill good

Crappie slow

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LAKE of the Ozarks

Updated 08/11/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 660.0 Temperature: 83

Inflow: 16300 cfs Outflow: 17100 cfs. Level: 0.25 feet low

Lake Map

Report by Missouri Angler    Missouri Angler Buddy Bass Derby        Results

According to AmerenUE, the current lake level is 659.38 with heavy generation scheduled for the next three days, which should give the lake a level of 659.5 by Friday, August 13th. The lake is clear with the exception of some coves that have a dingy color. The water clarity ranges between 5 to 10 feet with the dam area being the clearest. AmerenUE reports the water temperature taken at Bagnell Dam at 83 degrees.

LARGEMOUTH BASS - FAIR Bass fishing has slowed down compared to a few weeks ago. A few theories discussed are the cooler water temperatures this time of the year, the abundance of shad fry in the coves and the main lake causing the bass to be suspend underneath and the lake fluctuation. Take your pick, there's one thing for sure it's tough right now. Some anglers report they are catching a few keepers by swimming 7 and 10 inch power worms and Brush Hogs over deep brush piles on main lake, secondary points and in the creeks. The most productive colors are (June Bug, tequila sunrise and red shad) during the day, and (blue fleck, black and June bug) at night. There have also been reports that pitching and flipping a jig and trailer and tubes (brown/green. pumpkin, green pumpkin and black or black/blue) around docks with brush and lay downs is producing some keepers. The bass appear to be spread out because anglers are reporting bass being caught from 8 to 25 feet. Night fishing is definitely the best time to catch bass and avoid the heavy boat traffic during the day.

SPOTTED BASS - FAIR The spots are basically the same as they have been all year, small. The best areas to catch some spots is off the windy main lake docks, sea walls and wave breakers. The most productive baits are Flukes, medium diving crankbaits (shad and crawdads colors) and small live crawdads without weight pitched around the structure. The spots are hitting the bait on the fall.

CRAPPIE - FAIR The bigger crappie are suspended over brush piles in 20 to 30 feet of water on bluffs, bluff pockets and in the creeks arms. The smaller keeper crappie can be located in 12 to 18 feet of water suspended over brush piles around docks and the bluff pockets. Minnows are the best bite, but Road Runners (white and chartreuse) will work.

CATFISH - GOOD The cats are probably the most consistant bite. Jugs, limb lines and trot lines baited with cut shad, perch, gold fish, shiners and crawdads are taking nice 3 to 8 pound flatheads, blues and channels. Tight lining from the bank with night crawlers, stinkbait, hot dog chunks and cut shad are the most productive baits fished 12 to 30 feet in the coves and off rocky points.

WHITE BASS/HYBRIDS - GOOD Early in the morning and late evening the whites and hybrids are feeding on shad off the windy main lake flats and sea walls in 8 to 12 feet of water. White tandem spinnerbaits, medium size crankbaits (shad colors), spoons and Mepps Spinners are producing

BLUEGILL - EXCELLENT The bluegill are shallow in the morning and evening around docks and sea walls. Once the sun gets up, the blue gill can found 8 to 10 feet or near the surface under the foam of boat docks. Crickets, night crawlers, red wigglers and wax worms (grubs) are the best baits.

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LONGBRANCH

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 791.0 Temperature: 79

Inflow: 900 cfs Outflow: 56 cfs Level: 0.33 feet high

Lake Map

Channel Catfish good using chicken liver 

Flathead slow

Walleye slow

Crappie slow

Largemouth Bass good using rattle lures

Bluegill good using nightcrawlers

White Bass slow

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LONGVIEW

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 891.0 Temperature:

Inflow: 10 cfs Outflow: 18 cfs Level: 0.29 feet high

Lake Map

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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MARK TWAIN

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 606.0 Temperature: 73 and Clear 

Release Rate: 5450 Level: 2.61 feet high

Lake Map

Report by: South Fork Resort

Date: 8/05/04
Lake Level : 608.88
Last Weeks Lake Level: 608.43
Normal Lake Level : 606
Water Condition: Clear
Surface Water Temp: 73 degrees

Lots of rain yesterday will get the water moving and make it stained in the very upper reaches of the South Fork, Elk and Middle Fork areas of the lake. Unseasonably cool weather will keep the water temperature down.

Guide Bruce Carpenterís report for this week. Fished Saturday and Sunday mornings total of about 4 hours and caught limits both days. Caught 10-13 inch crappie, 10-15 feet down in 15-30 feet of water. Most fish hit on the fall but most hit in the 10-15 foot window. Jig and minnow was the preferred bait but caught them on jig or just minnows. A couple of areas that had been producing were barren, so I quickly left those areas. Fished only one tree line Sunday in a little over an hour and was done. One or two keepers on a stump if there was one keeper there. If you are only catching small fish move one, if you don't catch anything after a few trees move to another area. Some fishermen sat tied up to a tree for hours catching 4 inch fish, I asked them why they didn't move and suggested they try my technique of tight lining and moving and they did just the opposite. Bruce

Bass fishing is better than it has been the last few weeks. Some of the best fishing has been in 2 feet of water using a variety of baits, white/chartreuse spinners, crankbaits or Carolina rigged plastics. Bass have been caught near lay downs along the shore line, whether itís in coves or off of main lake points.

Catfishing continues to improve. Channel cats continue to be the best bite. Most reports during the past week, had fishermen working underwater humps near the river channels. Nightcrawlers, shad guts or crawfish. Flathead and blues are becoming more active, being taken on trotlines with goldfish. The rivers on the western end of the lake are flowing from the recent rains and should help improve catfishing even further.

The shad population this year is very healthy and plentiful.

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MAPLE LEAF LAKE 

Updated 08/05/04

Temperature: 

Lake Map

No Report

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MISSOURI RIVER

ST. JOSEPH AREA

Updated 08/05/04

Report By Don Guess

No Report

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MONTROSE

Updated 08/05/04

Temperature: 81 Level: 2.00 feet high Clarity: clear

Lake Map

Channel Catfish good using live baits

Flathead slow

Largemouth Bass fair

Stripers slow

Crappie slow

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MOZINGO

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool:  Temperature:   

Level: 

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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

Well hand another good week of fishing 

Catfish biting on nightcrawlers and large minnows 

Crappie on minnows 

Bass on spinner baits 

Walleye have not heard of any  

This week bow season is quickly approaching and lets get out there and practice remember to check those strings and cables we need to be safe 

Remember take a kid fishing it will change there life and yours


THANKS
BIG BIRD
RIDE HARD RIDE FREE


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POMME de TERRE

Updated 07/30/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 839.0 Temperature: 82 and Cloudy

Inflow: 100 cfs Outflow: 100 cfs Level: 0.54 feet high

Lake Map

Report by: J&N Sporting Goods

Lindley arm: fair-good

White bass evening fishing is best on windy points, using Rooster Tails.

Crappie Fish about 10 feet deep at night with light using minnows

Catfish use trotline baited with stink bait or perch

Pomme Arm

Black bass use deep finesse approach 20 feet off points fish off bluffs use soft plastics .

Lower lake

Crappie use minnows and fish 20-25 feet deep along the timber

Black bass deep crankbaits in 15-20 feet of water around the mouths of coves.

Catfish bait trotlines or rod reel with cut shad on mud flats

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PONY EXPRESS

Updated 08/05/04

Temperature: 81 Clarity:  Level: high and dingy

Lake Map

Largemouth Bass fair using spinner baits

Channel Cat  good using cut bait and nightcrawlers at night

Blue cat No Report

Bluegill fair using worms

Crappie fair

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SEVER

Updated 08/05/04

Water Temp: 76

Lake Map

Crappie fair using jigs and minnows in the brush piles

Blue Catfish good using night crawlers

Channel Catfish  good using night crawlers and stinkbait

Largemouth Bass  fair using plastic worms and salamanders

Bluegill good using night crawlers

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SMITHVILLE

Updated 07/31/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 864.2  Temperature: 74 to 76

Inflow: 15 cfs Outflow: 150 cfs Level: 0.33 feet high

Lake Map

Report by Burton's Bait and Tackle

Water Temp:73 to 76 degrees

CRAPPIE: Good: Summer patterns are here and the crappie will probably not change much the rest of the summer. You can pick you favorite type of fishing. Brush piles on the main lake in about 14' to 16' of water are producing. You can also catch fish 6' to 12' deep in trees in 20' to 30' of water. Minnows are working best but a purple and chartreuse jig will also work.

BASS: Poor: There seems to be a topwater bite if you are in the right place at the right time. Since the water is warming up the fish seem to be moving into the grass more. A variety of baits are working depending on where you are fishing. You can fish soft jerk baits on top of the grass or drop a worm in front of the grass. The grass is primarily on the main lake but is also extending up both arms of the lake quite a ways. 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 Most of the catfish have probably already spawned and are feeding up now. Some nice flatheads are starting to be caught on trotlines as well as channels and blues. A variety of baits will work depending on the way you like to fish. Fish in 10' of water or less along the flats but near the creek channels.

White Bass: Fair: 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 to Good: 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 Camp branch and catch larger fish. You can also troll or cast a #5 or #7 shad rap around main lake points. Stay in 4' to 10' of water most of the time. This should be the pattern for the rest of the summer.

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STOCKTON

Updated 07/29/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 867.7 Temperature: 80

Inflow: 270 cfs Outflow: 1521 cfs Level: 1.01 feet high

Lake Map

Report By: Square Deal Bait Shop

Black bass fair early morning buzzbaits and plastic baits off deep points

White bass fair early and late on topwater lures and Rooster Tails mid-day

Walleye fair drifting nightcrawlers

Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around trees 20 feet deep

Catfish fair using nightcrawler and shad on trotlines,

Have a great weekend

Dee Dee

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TABLE ROCK

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 915.0 Temperature: 79 - 83

Release Rate: 2802 cfs. Level: 2.06 feet high

Report by: Pete's Professional Guide Service

WATER LEVEL - 917.02 Normal Pool 915'
JAMES RIVER Upper 79-83
MAIN LAKE 79-81

James River, Kings & Long Creek,

I had a couple of good days towards the end of the week from Aunt's Creek to Cape Fair catching mainly Kentuckys in 22'-30', on main lake gravel flats and points. Some of these fish have been suspending over 30'-40'. Most of these fish I have been catching on drop shot rigs with 4" finesse worms or 3"-4" single tail grubs, also further up the river the largemouth's seem to bite one day and the not the next. Try using 3/4 oz. football jigs and Carolina rigs fished 15'-30' around main river gravel flats where the channel swings close to the flats.

Main Lake-Kimberling City, Baxter, Campbell Point and Dam Areas

The fish have been scattered, catching some on the same patterns as the Mid James in 22'-30' . I have also been catching some out of deep submerged timber in 50'-100', fish have been suspending 25'-40' deep. Try drop shot rigs or 3/4 oz. white or chrome spoons, watch for schools of shad whether fishing on flats and points or over submerged timber. If you find large schools of shad spend more time in that area. The fish will be in or under the schools of shad, try different baits and colors to trigger the strikes.

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TANEYCOMO

Updated 07/29/04

Temperature:  Level:

Report by River Run Outfitters

GENERAL COMMENTS

Water Conditions:
Generation pretty much the same as it has been for the past few weeks. On early in the morning - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and off late, around midnight each week day. This week has been a little different in that that did not turn the generation off at all Monday or Tuesday nights. This past weekend we had one generator on for about four hours, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Although the weather has been very cool, they are bringing Beaver down so this is probably impacting the flow on Table Rock. Once the weather heats back up, we will probably continue to see this pattern during the hot weather.

FLY FISHING TROPHY AREA (dam to Fall Creek)-SHALLOW WATER-WADING-
Last week continued to have some tough days. Trips were catching fish, but they really had to work for them. Saturday and Sunday seemed to turn the tide. Fished Saturday with one generator and caught fish on the red midge and the rust zebra. After the water was off for a little while, the fish started coming up and we each had a 30-40 fish afternoon on soft hackles and crackle backs. Best crackle back was the holographic green in a size 14. Soft hackles were partridge and orange and the dark olive. Sunday was another good day. Size 18 Lil Easy, and a holographic silver crackle back were our best flies. In the late afternoon I fished the crackle back in about 1-2 feet of water. Cast straight downstream as far as I could and retrieved with a strip-strip, then pause action. In that shallow of water, the strikes were explosive. Several times I would have a strike and miss it but kept the fly in action and get another take. Several nicer, 16-18 inch Rainbows caught this way. Also caught a couple 13-14 inch Browns. Yesterday, one of our boats caught a beautiful 21 inch Brown on the red tunghead midge. Fish are hitting much better than last week during the high water. Reports from some of our customers that they were doing very well in the Hatchery area with Renegades, size 14 over the weekend. Also know that crackle backs were working well in this area, bright colors, sizes 12 or 14. When the water is up and you don't have a boat the chute areas will probably be your best bets. Scuds, sow bugs and San Juan worms are good choices for the chute area.

STAN'S TIP: Seeing lots of nasty sunburns! Keep putting on that sun lotion while you are on the water. Also, don't forget to drinks lots of water. Standing in the cold water sometimes makes you misjudge how burnt or dehydrated you are getting.

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THOMAS HILL

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 722.00 Clarity:  Level:

Temperature: 78 and Dingy

Lake Map

Report by Kaseyville Bait and Tackle

Crappie slow

Bass slow

Channel cat good on setlines

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TRUMAN

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 706.0 Temperature:  78

Inflow: 5500 cfs Outflow: 13083 cfs Level: 1.20 feet high

Lake Map     Braggin' Board

MAIN LAKE Report by Sterett Creek Marina

Fishing Report from Sterett Creek Marina 8/4/04

I don't know what we did to make mother nature so mad but she is sure working on us this week. From 100 deg. yesterday to rain today. I guess that's what they mean when they say if you don't like the weather in MO. hang around for 5 minutes and it will change. Just when the fish started going we have to back up again. The water temp on Truman is still running 10 deg. behind last year.

LAKE LEVEL: 707.45
WATER TEMP: 78deg.

WATER CLARITY: We are right back where we started 2 weeks ago. Grand River to Long Shoal is dirty. Big and Little Tebo are a light stain. Sac River to Berry Bend are dirty, from Berry to the dam the water is good. Big and Little Pommie are both good.

BASS: The bass fishing here on Truman remains the same as it was last week. The Hawg Fights were hot last night and not on the fishing end. At take off it was still 97 deg. and humid. Made for a long night of fishing. The winning stringer was brought in by Marty Watson and Jeff Hook which weighed 3.44lbs. Second and big bass went to Crist Fanning and Terry Close with 2.42 and 3rd. went to Doug and Ozzie Wallace with 1.65lbs. The main bite is suspended fish in the tree rows with the fish holding at about 4'.  Strawberry worms and blue fleck worms are the best along with the black and blue jig and frog. There is a top water bite on the flats in the timber on spooks and buzz baits. Shad seems to be the key factor for fish locations.

CRAPPIE: The crappie bite is real good as the crappie are finally moving onto the summer pattern. The up and down water temp. has had a big effect on the crappie pattern. Even though we have had hot days, the cloud cover and cool nights have a big effect on these fish. Now you should concentrate your fishing on the flats. Fish water depths 10 to14 ft. Fish your minnow 4 to 6 ft. deep. Lots of keeper fish being caught along the bluffs in 30 to 40 ft. of water fishing about 15 to 20 ft. Big school of crappie hang around the bluff next to the river channel this time of year.

WHITE BASS: Fishing is spotty at times. Look for these fish on the drops and the humps. Some fish are coming to the surface on hot calm days. Most of the fish are being caught on top water baits. Fishing the humps and drops, use spoons in the 3/4 oz. as the shad are getting bigger and the whites seem to want the bigger bait. Concentrate your fishing where you find the shad. If its hot the shad will be on the surface and the whites will be close by or right underneath.

HYBRIDS: The bite is real difficult right now as the big fighting hybrids have gone away. If it turns hot and the wind dies down in the evenings you will see them come back and begin surface feeding. Lots of wind on the lake makes it hard for these fish to see the bait fish close to the surface, so they stay in the deep channels and feed. Calm hot days will put these fish on the humps, over river channels and some long points. Most top water baits will work when they are on the surface. Use large sassy shads with 3/4 oz. heads to fish for bottom feeding fish. Until the water warms again, you will have to use your electronic and lots of time searching for these hybrids.

CATFISH: Jug fishing is producing lots of catfish right now. Jugs drifting across shallow flats is producing some real nice fish. Limb lines in the trees and backs of the coves are producing also. Fresh cut shad and stink baits, along with leeches are the best baits. The upper river arms seem to have the better bite. The upper Osage and the Grand have a real good bite right now. These are the areas to concentrate on for good limits of catfish.

This weeks rankings from Sterett Creek Marina

Bass: # 1

Crappie: # 2

Whites & Hybrids: # 3

So till next week we bid you good fishing,

Tommy

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Tebo Arm

Updated 07/22/04

Lake Temp: Low 80's

Report by:  Lam's Bait and Tackle

Lake level is 2 feet above normal. Water color is excellent; clear to lightly stained.

Crappie good to very good: Crappies are suspended at 8 to 10 feet of water (some shallow fish) lots of small fish but limits of 10" fish are common.  Minnows are best but jigs (white and gray) will work.

Catfish No Report

Bass fair using top water early and late. Worms and crank baits mid-day

White Bass fair some surface activity but they are not staying up long. Troll crankbait or in line spinners over windy flats. Jigs with swimmin minnows on sassy shad 

Good Luck
Bob

P.S. I'm having Truman Lake Walleye for supper.

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Grand River Arm

Updated 07/22/04

Lake temp: 78

Report for Grand River Arm by Bucksaw Marina

Sorry I haven't updated the fishing report recently, but we've had a break in the weather and we have all been working on getting the RV Park done and cleaning up the mess from the storm. Things are getting close on the RV park and most of the trees are gone that were down in the storm. Here's the latest!

CRAPPIE: The bite is starting to pick up with the temps being in the upper 90's. Richard took 6th in the MOCOA Crappie Tournament Saturday with 10 fish weighing about 9.5 pounds. He found a bite up river from Bucksaw in 11 feet of water next to hardwoods in the mouths of creeks. Using a jig tipped with a minnow, you can also find that same bite down river between here and Long Shoal. But the fish are a little smaller and in about 15 feet of water. There are also more fish being caught down there as well.

BASS: Congrats to Marvin Deckard and Brad Coats for their 2nd place finish in the Super bass tournament here last Sunday. They had 5 fish weighing 9.82 pounds. They found their fish between Bucksaw and Long Shoal in 4 feet of water or less on mainlake points near creek channel swings. They caught their fish on buzzbaits early and Mann's 4 minus.

CATFISH: Not much to report, but did have a few guys bring in a 31.5 pound blue this morning caught on a trotline on a mainlake flat in 10 feet of water using leeches.

WHITE/HYBRIDS: Some surface activity early and late around windy mainlake flats just down a little from the marina. Just not too many chasing them right now.

TRUMAN LAKE ELEVATION: 707.86 DISCHARGE: 33,000 cfs LAKE TEMP: 78 degrees

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

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WAPPAPELLO

Updated 08/05/04

Lake Elevation at Normal Pool: 359.0 Temperature: 

Release Rate: 170 Level: 0.95 feet high

Lake Map

Largemouth Bass good using buzzbaits and spinnerbaits

White Bass  No Report

Crappie fair using minnows and jigs

Bluegill fair using crickets and nightcrawlers

Catfish fair using nightcrawlers

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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