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Missouri fishing report

CENTRAL REGION: (573) 882-8388

LAKES

Binder:

75 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater):

74 degrees, dingy; black bass and crappie slow; white bass and catfish fair. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize):

76 degrees, dingy; black bass, crappie and catfish fair; white bass slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois):

76 degrees, dingy; black bass, crappie, and white bass slow; catfish fair. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua):

76 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on jigs with some success around the edges of docks; crappie slow on minnows in brush; white bass slow with some success off windy points at night using white or purple jigs; catfish fair on cut shad set on jugs at 18-20 feet. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage):

76 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on jigs with some success around the edges of docks; crappie slow on minnows in brush; white bass slow with some success off windy points at night using white or purple jigs; catfish fair on cut shad set on jugs at 18-20 feet. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Little Dixie:

77 degrees, low, clear; all species slow; area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10:00pm to 4:00am. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

RIVERS

Lamine:

79 degrees, low, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Missouri (Middle):

78 degrees, low, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia):

74 degrees, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)


 

KANSAS CITY REGION: (816) 655-6254

LAKES

James A. Reed Area:

72 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass good; crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Montrose:

81 degrees, dingy; black bass good; catfish and crappie fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake):

73 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake):

72 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Smithville:

73 degrees, high, dingy; walleye fair using minnows, worms, leeches and crankbaits along points and flats; catfish fair using nightcrawlers; crappie slow on minnows and jigs in the tree line and main lake brush; white bass fair on Rattle Traps off lake points and flats; largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and jigs off points; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Truman:

75 degrees, high, dingy; crappie fair off bluffs and around brush piles at 12' to 15' depths using minnows; black bass fair off secondary points at 6' to 10' depths using jig and plastic worms; catfish fair using cut baits; white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Truman Tailwaters:

75 degrees, dingy; black bass good; crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

RIVERS

Missouri River:

high, catfish fair using goldfish. (Report made on 9/16/2009)


 

NORTHEAST REGION: (660) 785-2420

LAKES

Hunnewell:

76 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on Little Cleos; bluegill fair on Beetle Spins; channel catfish fair on cheese bait; largemouth bass fair on Rooster Tails; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Long Branch:

71 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on leeches, worms and prepared baits; bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Mark Twain:

73 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in shallow water; channel catfish fair on setlines; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Sever:

80 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on small spinners and small crankbaits; largemouth bass good on topwater plugs and spoons; bluegill and redear sunfish good on mealworms and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Thomas Hill:

74 degrees, high, dingy; small channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; largemouth bass fair on nightcrawlers and lures; crappie fair on jigs and minnows along the rip-rap on Hwy T; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis):

68 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; carp good on doughbait; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Salt (below Mark Twain):

68 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on dark plastic baits; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures early in the morning; drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and live baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)


 

NORTHWEST REGION: (816) 271-3100

LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake:

75 degrees, normal, clear; catfish good on cut baits; bass good; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Mozingo:

75 degrees, high, clear; bass good using slower presentations; channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie good on jigs or minnows in standing wood or deep brush; walleye fair off points near channel. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Paho:

74 degrees, falling, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Pony Express:

72 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

RIVERS

Grand:

74 degrees, falling, dingy; all species good. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Missouri (below Iowa line):

74 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish good on worms; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; carp fair on worms. (Report made on 9/17/2009)


 

OZARK REGION: (417) 255-9561

LAKES

Bull Shoals (East):

78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Norfork:

77 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.):

73 degrees, falling, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and jigs; channel catfish fair on cutbaits. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Big Piney (Upper):

70 degrees, low, dingy; black bass and goggle-eye fair on live bait. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Bryant Creek:

73 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Current:

75 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass good on jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Eleven Point:

62 degrees, rising, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.):

74 degrees, high, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and jigs. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Gasconade (upper):

68 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Jack's Fork:

72 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and Beetle Spins. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

North Fork:

65 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)


 

SOUTHEAST REGION: (573) 290-5858

LAKES

Clearwater Lake:

78 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Council Bluff:

74 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures during low light periods; channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Cypress Lake:

74 degrees, normal, dingy; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow. Closed to fishing midnight to 1 pm daily, September 12-27, during teal season. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Duck Creek:

76 degrees, bluegill fair on crickets; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Lake Girardeau:

normal, catfish fair on cut baits; bluegill and green sunfish fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Perry County Lake:

77 degrees, black bass fair on topwater lures and plastic worms; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Robert DeLaney Lake:

No report available.

Wappapello:

78 degrees, low, channel catfish fair on live bait using trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis):

71 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on artificial baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Castor River (above Zalma):

low, clear; all species good. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Mississippi (below Charleston):

No report available.

St. Francis (above Wappapello):

normal, clear; smallmouth bass good on large minnows; channel catfish good on large minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

St. Francis (below Wappapello):

80 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, red worms, chicken livers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on goldfish and sunfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)


 

SOUTHWEST REGION: (417) 895-6881

LAKES

Bull Shoals (West):

75 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on jigs and soft plastic lures; walleye fair on jerkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Lake Taneycomo:

50 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: trout good on flies and Rooster Tails, fishing crankbaits on wooly buggers at night is also working well; lower lake: trout good on orange, chartreuse or bubblegum colored Power Bait, nightcrawlers and minnows. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Pomme de Terre:

73 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good in 15' of water around structure; black bass good in 10' to 15' of water, best on topwater lures early in morning; white bass good while trolling; walleye good while trolling flats; catfish good on live baits; muskie good in early morning and late evening. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Stockton:

72 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on white and yellow tube jigs on the upper ends of the Big and Little Sac arms of the lake; walleye good on bottom bouncers with minnow or worm combinations while fishing off points. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

Table Rock (James River arm):

76 degrees, normal, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening on shallow diving crankbaits, topwater lures and white or shad colored Rooster Tails. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Table Rock (main lake):

70 degrees, high, clear; white bass good in early morning or late evening on shallow diving crank baits, top water baits, and white or shad colored Rooster Tails, watch for surfacing fish near Virgin Bluff, point 12, Loftin Hole or point 9. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

RIVERS

Big Niangua:

70 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on soft plastic lures and minnows; trout good on bright colored Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and other live baits. (Report made on 9/16/2009)

James River (lower):

71 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass fair on brown and green soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)


 

ST. LOUIS REGION: (636) 300-1953

LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33:

74 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass good on buzzbaits and jerkbaits; channel catfish fair on commercial baits; all other species fair; catfish limit: 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

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

74 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on commercial baits; black bass good on buzzbaits and jerkbaits; all other species fair on worms; catfish limit 4; please remove litter. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

RIVERS

Big River:

69 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass fair on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on raw chicken, worms and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.):

72 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut baits and shad; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass fair on white spinnerbaits and live baits; all other species fair with some success on natural baits. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.):

72 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; black bass good on minnows and plastic crayfish; bluegill good on worms; carp good on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Meramec (below Eureka):

74 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms, trot lines and cut bait; black bass good on spinnerbaits and jigs; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; all other species good on natural baits. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Missouri (below New Haven):

78 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/17/2009)


 

TROUT PARKS:

Bennett Spring State Park:

54 degrees, normal, clear; successful lures and baits include: jigs (black/yellow, ginger); mini-jigs (white floss and John Deere);dry flies(#12 Cracklebacks and #18 renegade); glo balls (original 3 color combo and white); also successful are kapok, assorted colored Rooster Tails, wooly spinners, yellow-glitter Power Baits and trout nip. Weed cutting is planned for Tuesday September, 22. It will start around 9am and end around 3pm. For more info call 417-532-4418. 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 9/17/2009)

Maramec Spring Park:

58 degrees, spring branch is at normal flow; water is clear; use bright colored baits in white, rainbow, orange and chartreuse; nightcrawlers and jigs also working well. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Montauk State Park:

59 degrees, normal, clear; for best results use light line, 2 to 3lb test; in the fly area: very small dry flies are producing good numbers of fish, scuds and mini marabou jigs suspended under a float and Rooster Tails are also doing well; check at the lodge for other good fly choices. In the bait area: Power Bait in white, yellow, green and blue is working well; corn and prepared doughbaits are also producing good numbers of fish. Whistle times for September are 7:30am to 7:15pm. (Report made on 9/17/2009)

Roaring River State Park:

58 degrees, rising, recent rains have increased flows a little; water is more clear than last week, 2-3 lb. test line is recommended; check at park store or local fly shops for best flies and baits; for current or detailed information on stream conditions call 417-847-2430. Go to the new park store near the bridge on Hwy 112 to purchase tags and permits. For current real time streamflow information check the streamflow gauge provided by USGS and DNR: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/mo/nwis/uv/?site_no=07050152&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060 (Report made on 9/17/2009)

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