Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekly Fishing Report, 6/7/2012

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder Lake: 72 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on cut bait; bluegill good on crickets;  largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Blind Pony Lake: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 81 degrees, dingy; black bass fair using dark colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on stinkbaits, cut baits and worms.
 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 75 degrees, dingy; catfish fair; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/6/2012)
English: Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoide...
Largemouth bass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 75 degrees, dingy; black bass good using soft plastic lures; crappie slow, try using jigs and minnows; catfish good using cut baits; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics; sunfish good using worms and small jigs.
 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 75 degrees, dingy; black bass good using soft plastic lures and crankbaits; crappie slow, try using brightly colored jigs tipped with Crappie Nibbles; catfish good using cut bait and hot dogs; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastic lures; sunfish fair using worms and small jigs.
 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Little Dixie Lake: 77 degrees, low, clear; largemouth bass good on buzzbaits; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill fair on earthworms; crappie slow on jigs; the area is closed to all activity including fishing from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

    RIVERS

Lamine River: 2' low; channel catfish good on setlines baited with goldfish and shad sides; flathead catfish good on bluegill; best fishing is between the De Bourgmont Access and I-70; all other species slow.

 (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Missouri River (middle): low, muddy; flathead catfish, channel catfish and blue catfish good on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Osage (Bagnell Tailwater): 70 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try crappie jigs and minnows; catfish slow, try worms, cut shad, chicken livers and stinkbaits.

 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 70 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try crappie jigs and minnows; catfish slow, try worms, cut shad, chicken livers and stinkbaits.
 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 77 degrees, low, clear; catfish good; all other species fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area: 78 degrees, clear; full pool; bluegill and largemouth bass good; channel catfish, redear sunfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Montrose Lake: 79 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish fair; crappie and white bass slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 77 degrees, low, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Truman Lake: 74 degrees, high, clear; crappie good summer pattern on lead head jigs with minnows; black bass fair on spinners and buzzbaits; white bass fair; hybrid striped bass fair; catfish good on fresh cut bait and shad on trotlines and jugs. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Truman Lake Tailwaters: 74 degrees, normal, clear; all species fair.  (Report made on 6/6/2012)

    RIVERS

Missouri River (Kansas City area): 74 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow with some success for blue and flathead catfish using cut asian carp. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell Lake: 74 degrees, low, dingy; crappie fair using Twister Tails; bluegill fair using Little Cleos; channel catfish good using chicken livers; largemouth bass fair using flukes; 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 6/6/2012)

Long Branch Lake: 72 degrees, low, dingy; crappie good along rocks and under bridges; channel catfish good with bobber using shrimp, worms, leeches and bluegill; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Mark Twain: 78 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow.  (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Sever: 75 degrees, low, clear; bluegill good on crickets; channel catfish good on liver and cut baits; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and jerkbaits; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Thomas Hill Reservoir: 74 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good using jigs on rocks off Hwy T; all other species slow.   (Report made on 6/6/2012)

    RIVERS

Mississippi River (upper): 70 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on stinkbait, nightcrawlers and crayfish; flathead catfish good on live bait and crayfish; blue catfish good on cut bait; drum good on nightcrawlers; shovelnose sturgeon good on nightcrawlers. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 72 degrees, dingy; the river is fluctuating; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits near riffles; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 77 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver; black bass good in early morning or dusk; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Lake Paho: 74 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on artificial and natural baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Mozingo Lake: 74 degrees, normal, clear; walleye fair; all other species good. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Pony Express Lake: 71 degrees, low, clear; catfish good on cut bait and chicken livers; black bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Smithville Lake: 75 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on topwater lures in early morning and late evening; channel catfish good on live bait; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

    RIVERS

Grand River: 73 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Missouri River (upper): 72 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good on worms and dip bait; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut bait and worms. (Report made on 6/5/2012)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals Lake (East): 79 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastics. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Norfork Lake: 77 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

    RIVERS

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.): 71 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye and black bass good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.): 73 degrees, low, clear; black bass and goggle-eye fair on live bait and slow on soft plastics. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Bryant Creek: 74 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics, all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Current River: 72 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Eleven Point River: 60 degrees, low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Gasconade River (middle): 73 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye and black bass good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Gasconade River (upper): 79 degrees, low, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

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

North Fork of the White River: 66 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics, trout fair on artificial and live baits. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 84 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on artificial lures in the morning and evening; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on jug lines; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Council Bluff Lake: 77 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on liver and worms; largemouth bass fair on dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Cypress Lake: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2 - 6' of water; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on jigs, crickets and worms in 1 - 3' of water; largemouth bass fair on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits in 1 - 3' of water; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in 1 - 3' of water; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Duck Creek CA Pool 1: 78 degrees, falling, clear; black bass fair on plastic worms, bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Lake Girardeau: normal, clear; bluegill good on crickets; largemouth bass good on worms; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Perry County Lake: 78 degrees, clear; redear sunfish good on crickets; largemouth bass good on soft plastics; channel catfish fair on chicken liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Robert DeLaney Lake: 85 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish spawning and good on crickets, minnows, stinkbaits and worms; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Wappapello Lake: 79 degrees, normal, black bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; 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 6/7/2012)

    RIVERS

Black River (above Clearwater Lake): 77 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake): 72 degrees, dingy; black bass good on minnows and jigs (12" minimum length); channel catfish fair on live bait and worms; sunfish fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.  (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Castor River (above Zalma): low, clear; black bass good on minnows; longear and green sunfish good on curly tail jigs, best jig colors are black, white and pink; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Mississippi River (middle): rising, muddy; blue catfish good on worms and cut bait; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas): normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello): low, dingy; all species slow (Report made on 6/7/2012)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello): 80 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on chicken liver, stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and green sunfish; crappie good on minnows; bluegill good on earthworms and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals Lake (West): 57-61 degrees, normal, dingy; Dam Area - black bass fair on soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; Beaver Creek Arm - black bass good on crankbaits, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; walleye fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; trout good in upper portion of lake on flies (scuds, midges, and San Juan worms), Rooster Tails and glo balls; trout good in lower portion of lake on Gulp power eggs, floating nightcrawlers and corn. (Report made on 6/4/2012)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir: 76 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 6/7/2012)

Stockton Lake: 78 degrees, high, dingy; catfish good on liver or earthworms from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, best on minnows in 20 - 25' of water; black bass slow, best on jerkbaits in various colors, mainly chartreuse, blue, and white; walleye slow, best on artificial worms in 30' of water; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm): 72 degrees, low, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic crayfish, hula grubs, tube baits and extra large plastic worms, pumpkin, watermelon, motor oil, and plum colors working well; catfish good on crayfish tails, nightcrawlers, cut shad, small live sunfish and chicken liver; bluegill good on live earthworms and crickets or small soft plastic tube jigs, use natural cricket color or black, red and white with 1/8oz. jig head; white bass fair on spoons and topwater lures on mud flats in the early morning and evening; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Table Rock Lake (main lake): 80 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on live minnows or small plastics in standing timber or over brush piles in 15 - 20' feet of water; black bass good on deep running crankbaits, football style jigs or spoons in 20 - 25' of water; flathead catfish good on small bluegill; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers or chicken livers; bluegill good on earthworms in shallow water or around cover. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

    RIVERS

James River: 79 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on Strike King Series 6 crankbaits on Carolina rigs around pole timber and large rocks in 20' of water; white bass good on white 1/2 oz. spoon baits in 20 - 25' of water; crappie good on green pumpkin jigs and minnows around brush in 10 - 25' of water; catfish good on live bait, cut bait and earthworms using pole and line or trotlines. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Niangua River: 65 degrees, normal, clear; trout fair, best on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; goggle-eye fair, best on natural baits and jigs; black bass slow, best on soft plastics and natural baits; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 72 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish fair on livers, worms and blood bait; black bass fair on spinners, plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow; please remove litter.
 (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23: 73 degrees, normal, 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 6/7/2012)

    RIVERS

Big River: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on either 3" bluegill or goldfish, liver and blood bait; black bass fair on minnows; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Bourbeuse River: 78 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on blood baits and cut bait; all other species slow.
 (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.): 76 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish fair on cut bait; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.): 78 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on cut bait and worms; black bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow on corn and doughbait. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Missouri River (lower): 76 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish fair on cut bait and live sunfish; all other species fair. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

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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: white colored roaches; bedspread colored, and white sparkly blue-green colored mini-jigs; cream colored scuds; green grizzly colored and red holographic colored Cracklebacks; brown and yellow colored and black and white colored marabou jigs; bumblebee colored Rooster Tails; easter egg colored and red and white colored glo balls; olive or brown colored wooly buggers with gold spinner; Zone 3 best lures: pink and white colored plastic worms; white colored and yellow colored Power Baits, salmon eggs. Fishing hours for June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Report made on 6/4/2012)

Maramec Spring Park: 57 degrees, fishing is good; the water is very low and very clear; use very light weight line and tackle; fish are holding in shady areas and deep holes, below the waterfalls and around boulders, target these areas for best success; throughout the spring branch feather jigs in light colors are producing good numbers of fish; orange worms are producing well; fishing hours for the month of June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Report made on 6/7/2012)

Montauk State Park: 58 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; flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, white, and olive colors are working well; best fishing is in the mornings and evenings. June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For up-to-date stream conditions check  http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 6/6/2012)

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees, clear; the river is getting low; 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 6/6/2012)