Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekly Fishing Report, 6/28/2012

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder Lake: 79 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits;  bluegill fair on crickets and worms;  all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Blind Pony Lake: 82 degrees, low, clear; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 82 degrees, dingy; black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and spoons; crappie fair on  minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on bluegill, chicken livers and stinkbaits. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass and catfish fair; crappie and white bass slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on live bluegill and hot dogs; white bass slow on soft plastics; sunfish good on small jigs and worms.
 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good using soft plastics and crankbaits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; catfish good on worms, cut bait and live bluegill; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics; sunfish good using worms. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Little Dixie Lake: 80 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass good on topwater lures;  all other species slow; the area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

    RIVERS

Lamine River: 3' low;  all species slow.

 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Missouri River (middle): low, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits;  flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and bluegill;  blue catfish fair on cut baits;    all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Osage (Bagnell Tailwater): 82 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics and worms; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow on crappie jigs and minnows; catfish fair on chicken livers, stinkbaits and worms.
 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics and worms; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow on crappie jigs and minnows; catfish fair on chicken livers, stinkbaits and worms.
 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 84 degrees, low, clear;  all species fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area: 82 degrees, clear; water level 4" low; channel catfish good; largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Montrose Lake: 83 degrees, low, dingy; catfish fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 86 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Truman Lake: 78 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs; black bass good on buzzbaits and worms; white bass fair around the dam area on shad; catfish good on main channels on fresh cut bait. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Truman Lake Tailwaters: 78 degrees, normal, clear; black bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

    RIVERS

Missouri River (Kansas City area): 77 degrees, falling, muddy; blue and flathead catfish good using cut asian carp; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell Lake: 81 degrees, low, clear; bluegill fair using earthworms; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits and Rebel lures; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Long Branch Lake: 77 degrees, low, dingy; crappie good near structure and rocks; channel catfish fair on leeches, liver, stinkbaits and shrimp; hybrid striped bass fair off points with shad style lures; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Mark Twain: 82 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Sever: 83 degrees, normal, clear; catfish good on stinkbaits and liver; black bass fair on white spinnerbaits; sunfish good on mealworms and red wigglers in coves; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Thomas Hill Reservoir: 76 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on Hwy. T rocks and deeper water brush piles using minnows; channel catfish good; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/28/2012)

    RIVERS

Mississippi River (upper): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; flathead catfish good on nightcrawlers and live baits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 76 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft crayfish; catfish good on stinkbait near bottom of riffles; drum good on worms. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 77 degrees, falling, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Lake Paho: 79 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass are both good on topwater lures; channel catfish good on prepared commercial baits; all other species fair.
 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Mozingo Lake: 80 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Pony Express Lake: 77 degrees, low, clear; catfish good on chicken liver and stinkbait; all other species fair.
 (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Smithville Lake: 78 degrees, low, clear; crappie fair in 10 - 12' of water around brush piles on jigs in white, purple and chartreuse with or without minnows; black bass fair in shallow weedy or timber areas on topwater lures, spinnerbaits and brush jigs; catfish good in shallow water on a variety of baits including prepared and crayfish; white bass good on windy points or trolling on crankbaits or shad style baits; walleye fair on points and flats on worms and leeches. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

    RIVERS

Grand River: 74 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish good, all other species good. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Missouri River (upper): 75 degrees, falling, clear; channel catfish excellent on worms and cut bait, good on dip baits;
flathead catfish excellent on worms and live bait; blue catfish good on cut bait, fair on worms. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals Lake (East): 82 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Norfork Lake: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

    RIVERS

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, low, dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and jigs. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.): 77 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair on topwater lures in early morning and late evening; goggle-eye fair on live bait.  (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Bryant Creek: 78 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Current River: 78 degrees, low, clear; goggle-eye and sunfish good on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Eleven Point River: 62 degrees, low, clear; rainbow trout good on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Gasconade River (middle): 76 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on live bait; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and jigs.  (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Gasconade River (upper): 80 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Jacks Fork: 71 degrees, low, clear; all species good on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

North Fork of the White River: 68 degrees, low, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 87 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

Council Bluff Lake: 80 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish fair on liver and worms; largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Cypress Lake: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2 - 8' of water; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on jigs, crickets and worms in 1 - 3' of water; largemouth bass slow on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits in 1 - 3' of water; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Duck Creek CA Pool 1: 80 degrees, low, clear; bluegill good on crickets; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.  Note: boaters be aware of tree stumps due to low water levels. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; bluegill good on worms; largemouth bass good on worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Perry County Lake: 87 degrees, clear; redear sunfish fair on crickets; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

Robert DeLaney Lake: 85 degrees, normal, channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; bluegill fair on crickets and wax worms; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Wappapello Lake: 85 degrees, normal, black bass good on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits early and late; channel catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live bait at night; all other species slow.
Anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.  Call the Wappapello Lake Recreation Hotline for updates at 573-222-8139. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

    RIVERS

Black River (above Clearwater Lake): 78 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake): 71 degrees, low, dingy; black bass good on topwater lures in early morning; channel catfish fair on live bait and worms, especially trotlines in lower basin; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/27/2012)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Mississippi River (middle): rising, muddy; blue and channel catfish good on worms and cut bait; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas): normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on livers and cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/27/2012)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/26/2012)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello): No report available.

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals Lake (West): 76-80 degrees, normal, clear; Dam Area - bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; black bass fair on soft plastics and nightcrawlers; Beaver Creek Arm - black bass good on crankbaits, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and earthworms; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Lake Taneycomo: 55 degrees, normal, clear; trout good in upper portion of lake on marabou jigs, Rooster Tails and San Juan worms, also try glo balls; trout good in lower portion of lake on orange and green Power Baits, corn and nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir: 81 degrees, high, clear; crappie good on minnows and jigs in 10 - 25' of water over structure; black bass good on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs in the back of coves and in structure; walleye fair on bottom bouncers and jig and minnow or jig and earthworm combinations off of points; catfish fair on cut bait using trotlines or jug lines; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Stockton Lake: 80 degrees, falling, clear; walleye good on plastic worms while trolling in about 25 - 30' of water; catfish fair on chicken livers and earthworms near the shoreline; crappie fair on minnows in 20 - 25' of water; black bass fair on chartreuse jerkbaits on flats in 20 - 35' of water; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm): 85 degrees, low, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic crayfish, hula grubs, tube baits and extra large plastic worms in 20 - 30' of water, pumpkin, watermelon, motor oil, and plum colors working well, try topwater lures in early morning and late evening casting close to submerged treetops and brush piles; bluegill good on live earthworms and crickets or small soft plastic tube jigs; catfish fair on nightcrawlers, cut shad, small live sunfish and chicken liver; white bass fair on shallow diving crankbaits and spoons, find surfacing fish and cast into the middle of them; crappie fair on minnows in 20 - 30' of water around submerged brush piles. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Table Rock Lake (main lake): 85 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good in early morning or late evenings on deep running crankbaits, tube baits and drop shots in 20 - 30' of water; white bass fair on white 1/2 oz. spoons in 20 - 30' of water or find surfacing fish in early morning or late evening and cast into the middle of them; flathead catfish good on small bluegill; channel catfish good on bait fish, cut baits and earthworms using pole and line or trotlines along bluffs; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

    RIVERS

James River: 80 degrees, falling, clear; black bass good on poppers and spooks, use Carolina rigs with soft plastics and spoons around trees in the afternoon; white bass good on 1/2 oz. white colored spoons; crappie good on green pumpkin jigs and minnows around brush in 6 - 10' of water; catfish good on live bait fish, cut bait and earthworms using pole and line or trotlines. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Niangua River: 70 degrees, normal, clear; trout fair, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair, best on natural baits and soft plastics; black bass fair, best on soft plastics and natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; Lake 33 is under construction for dam repairs, no boats available, walk-in fishing is still allowed. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23: 77 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on cut bait, worms, doughbait, blood bait and livers; limit 4; black bass fair on spinners, plastic worms and crankbaits; please remove litter.


 (Report made on 6/28/2012)

    RIVERS

Big River: 77 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood bait and cut bait; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Bourbeuse River: 78 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on blood baits and cut bait; all other species slow.
 (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.): 77 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish fair on minnows and worms; black bass good on spinners, topwater lures and soft plastics; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.): 78 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and worms; black bass fair on topwater lures; carp good on corn; drum good on worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Missouri River (lower): 73 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on cut bait and livers; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, the spring level is about normal and clear; Zone 1 and 2 best lures: olive colored roaches; bedspread colored, and white sparkly blue-green colored mini-jigs; cream colored scuds; green grizzly colored and red holographic colored Cracklebacks; black and yellow colored and gingersnap colored marabou jigs; crayfish colored and rainbow trout colored Rooster Tails; easter egg colored and hatchery brown colored glo balls; olive or brown colored wooly buggers with gold spinner; Zone 3 best lures: black and yellow colored plastic worms; white colored and yellow colored Power Baits, salmon eggs. Fishing hours for July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, fishing is good; the water is extremely low and very clear; use very light weight line and tackle; throughout the spring branch feather jigs in dark colors are producing good numbers of fish; orange, green, and red trout worms are producing well; fish are holding in shady areas and swift water below the waterfalls and around boulders, target these areas for best success;  fishing hours for the month of June and July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Report made on 6/28/2012)

Montauk State Park: 59 degrees, the river level is slightly below normal; the water is clear; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented dough and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, white, and olive colors are working well; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings. June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. July fishing hours are the same as June.
For up-to-date stream conditions check  http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440(Report made on 6/27/2012)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, clear; the river is getting very low; conditions are similar to late summer; use 2 pound test or lighter; beetles, ants and hoppers, Cracklebacks, pheasant tails and copper johns are good; olive, black, and brown wooly buggers or worms are good; orange, white, chartreuse, fluorescent yellow plastic eggs are working well; cheese yellow, white, mint green, yellow/orange, pink, and the orange, and orange/white plastic worms are good; spinners are good early, black, brown, olive and black/yellow are good early; marabou jigs in white, tan and pinks early and later in the day; use black, black/yellow, brown, brown/yellow, and black/olive marabou jigs in 1/16th - 1/100 in size; in Zone 3 use nightcrawlers, corn, Power Bait paste and nuggets.  (Report made on 6/28/2012)