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Missouri Fishing Report

CENTRAL REGION

LAKES

Binder:

79 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on river worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater):

74 degrees, high, dingy; white bass good on light-colored soft plastics or Rooster Tails; black bass slow with some success using worms; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using whole shad, cut shad, worms and stinkbaits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize):

75 degrees, high, dingy; white bass slow with some success on light-colored soft plastics or light-colored Rooster Tails; black bass slow with some success on worms and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair using whole shad, cut shad or stinkbaits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois):

75 degrees, high, dingy; crappie slow with some success on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua):

75 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair using green or pumpkinseed Chompers; crappie fair, jigs or minnows are working around docks in less than 10 feet of water; catfish good using cut shad or bluegill in 15 to 20 feet of water. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage):

75 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using green or pumpkinseed Chompers; crappie fair, jigs or minnows are working around docks in less than 10 feet of water; catfish good using cut shad or bluegill in 15 to 20 feet of water. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Little Dixie:

79 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

RIVERS

Lamine:

78 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Missouri (Middle):

79 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia):

74 degrees, dingy; catfish good on cut baits; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; white bass fair on spinnerbaits when Lake of the Ozarks is releasing water; black bass slow with some success on dark purple and green plastic worms. (Report made on 9/24/2008)


KANSAS CITY REGION

LAKES

James A. Reed Area:

72 degrees, clear; largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and cut baits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Montrose:

75 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish good; crappie fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake):

72 degrees, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake):

70 degrees, high, dingy; catfish and crappie good; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Smithville:

68 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on nightcrawlers in shallow depths; largemouth bass good using plastic creature baits in vegetation; walleye fair using minnows, worms, leeches and fishing crankbaits along points and flats; white bass fair using top water lures and Rattle Traps; crappie slow with some success using minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pillars; Smithville Lake Spillway: all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Truman:

73 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on plastic worms; catfish fair on trotlines using cut shad; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Truman Tailwaters:

73 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 36,000 cfs; catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

RIVERS

Missouri River:

high, muddy; catfish slow with some success using shad sides on trotlines and jug lines. (Report made on 9/24/2008)


NORTHEAST REGION

LAKES

Hunnewell:

70 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on Rooster Tails; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Long Branch:

71 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on leeches, nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Mark Twain:

70 degrees, high, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Sever:

70 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on minnows; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Thomas Hill:

72 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis):

70 degrees, normal, muddy; drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Salt (below Mark Twain):

69 degrees, normal, muddy; crappie good on jigs and minnows below Clarence Cannon Dam; drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; walleye fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)


NORTHWEST REGION

LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake:

70 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Mozingo:

70 degrees, falling, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Paho:

70 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Pony Express:

71 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

RIVERS

Grand:

76 degrees, falling, muddy; all species good. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Missouri (below Iowa line):

72 degrees, normal, dingy; flathead catfish good on live baits and worms; channel catfish good on dip baits and worms; blue catfish fair on cut baits; carp good on corn. (Report made on 9/24/2008)


OZARK REGION

LAKES

Bull Shoals (East):

76 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Norfork:

75 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.):

70 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Big Piney (Upper):

70 degrees, normal, clear; black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Bryant Creek:

67 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Current:

76 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Eleven Point:

60 degrees, normal, dingy; rainbow trout good on corn; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.):

72 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Gasconade (upper):

64 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Jack's Fork:

72 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

North Fork:

64 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)


SOUTHEAST REGION

LAKES

Clearwater Lake:

78 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Council Bluff:

73 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during low light hours; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Cypress Lake:

normal, dingy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Duck Creek:

75 degrees, clear; bluegill good on crickets; black bass good on topwater lures. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Lake Girardeau:

79 degrees, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Perry County Lake:

72 degrees, rising, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Robert DeLaney Lake:

normal, channel catfish fair on live baits and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on jigs and live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Wappapello:

black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair on crickets and worms. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis):

70 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Castor River (above Zalma):

normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Mississippi (below Charleston):

high, all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

St. Francis (above Wappapello):

low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

St. Francis (below Wappapello):

80 degrees, high, dingy; channel and flathead catfish good on trotlines and pole & line using stinkbaits or worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)


SOUTHWEST REGION

LAKES

Bull Shoals (West):

75-78 degrees, high, clear; black bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits; walleye fair on nightcrawlers, swimming minnows and jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Lake Taneycomo:

60 degrees, high, dingy; upper lake: trout fair on blue/chrome and black/chrome Rogues/Rapalas; lower lake: trout fair on chartreuse/orange colored Power Baits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Pomme de Terre:

78 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on plastic baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows around structure 5 to 15 feet deep; white bass fair trolling white jigs close to surface; catfish fair on trotlines using cut baits and crayfish; walleye slow with some success trolling with crankbaits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Stockton:

78 degrees, high, clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits or grubs; crappie good on tube jigs; catfish good on shad or nightcrawlers; white bass fair on crankbaits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Table Rock (James River arm):

73 degrees, high, dingy; crappie good on small jigs in black/white/chartreuse or red/white/black, fish river channels around tree stumps, stick-ups or rock piles; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

Table Rock (main lake):

74 degrees, high, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures and soft plastic baits; bluegill fair on live baits. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

RIVERS

Big Niangua:

76 degrees, normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 9/24/2008)

James River (lower):

75 degrees, high, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/24/2008)


ST. LOUIS REGION

LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33:

74 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass good; bluegill fair; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24:

74 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

RIVERS

Big River:

68 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.):

68 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits, blood baits and worms; all other species slow with some success on worms. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.):

68 degrees, dingy; water still falling; all species slow; floatable at this time. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Meramec (below Eureka):

68 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish slow with some success on worms and cut baits; black bass slow but striking on jigs and spinners; bluegill slow but biting on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Missouri (below New Haven):

70 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and carp fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/25/2008)


TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park:

54 degrees, stream has dropped to about 5 inches above normal and clearing gradually; still mossy green color; flow is strong: successful lures and baits include: jigs (black and yellow); mini-jigs (bedspread and John Deere); glo balls (original tri-color and white); also successful are Rooster Tails, red brassies, rainbow Power Baits and pink and white plastic worms. October fishing hours will be: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm For current streamflow information check the streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv/?site_no=06923500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060 (Report made on 9/25/2008)

Maramec Spring Park:

No report available.

Montauk State Park:

No report available.

Roaring River State Park:

No report available.

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