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Missouri Department of Conservation

Statewide Weekly Fishing Report

9/11/2003 at 10:01:02
NOTE: The fishing report does not necessarily reflect current floating conditions.

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

For more information about fishing, river, and weather conditions visit:
http://www.conservation.state.mo.us/
links/Fish_and_Streams/Fishing/  or
www.waterworkswonders.org 
For lake levels visit: http://www.aroundthelake.com/mainpges/weather.htm 
 

CENTRAL REGION: (573) 884-6861

LAKES

Binder: 80 degrees, normal, clear; channel catfish good on worms & stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Blind Pony: 75 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on prepared baits & liver; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 76 degrees, normal, clear; catfish fair on shad, worms & liver; black bass slow on worms & plastic worms; white bass slow on worms, soft white plastics & Rooster Tails; crappie slow on minnows & jigs. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 87 degrees, clear; black bass fair on plastic worms & spinnerbaits; white bass slow on worms, soft white plastics & spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows & jigs; catfish fair on stinkbaits, cut bait & worms. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 81 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish good; black bass, bluegill & white bass fair; crappie slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 87 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill excellent on nightcrawler pieces & crickets 2 to 4' deep; catfish good on nightcrawlers & shad; black bass fair on buzzbaits 12-15' deep around brush early & late; crappie good on minnows 10-20' deep; walleye slow on Shad Raps in spring fed areas. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 87 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill excellent on nightcrawler pieces & crickets 2 to 4' deep; catfish good on nightcrawlers & shad; black bass fair on buzzbaits 12-15' deep around brush early & late; white bass slow on Rooster Tails; crappie good on minnows 10 to 20' deep; walleye slow on Shad Raps in spring fed areas. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Little Dixie: 76 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on live baits; largemouth bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

RIVERS

Lamine: low, dingy; channel catfish fair on trotlines below the Hwy 41 bridge; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Missouri (Middle): low, dingy; flathead catfish fair on setlines; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/4/2003)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 72 degrees, normal, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

 

KANSAS CITY REGION: (816) 655-6250

LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 77 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish & largemouth bass good; bluegill fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Montrose: 71 degrees, normal, clear; full pool; black bass good; catfish fair; crappie slow; pressure light. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 84 degrees, dingy; 1 1/2' low; all species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 85 degrees, dingy; full pool; all species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Smithville: 83 degrees, low, clear; crappie good in 15 to 20' of water along bridge pillars & drop offs using jigs & minnows; largemouth bass fair in the shallows along laydowns using jig & pig, tube baits, plastic worms & topwater lures; catfish good in the back of coves & creek channels using live baits on trotlines; walleye good along the flats using deep diving crankbaits, minnows, leeches & worms; white bass fair along the flats using small Rattle Traps in the evening or early morning; Smithville Lake Spillway is slow for all species. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Truman: 79 degrees, clear; 1 1/2' high; catfish fair on trotlines & limblines using cut shad; crappie fair 10-25' deep on jigs & minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Truman Tail Waters: 79 degrees, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

RIVERS

Missouri River: 80 degrees, muddy; channel, blue & flathead catfish good using live baits on trotlines. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

NORTHEAST REGION: (660) 785-2420

LAKES

Hunnewell: 74 degrees, low, clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; crappie fair on minnows around brushpiles; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Long Branch: 75 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Mark Twain: 75 degrees, rising, muddy; crappie good but small; largemouth bass & channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Sever: 65 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on salamanders and plastic worms; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Thomas Hill: 85 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on prepared baits; crappie fair on minnows & jigs; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 75 degrees, normal, muddy; channel catfish good on cut shad and prepared baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 76 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and prepared baits; carp & drum good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; white bass fair on spinners; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

NORTHWEST REGION: (816) 271-3100

LAKES

Mozingo: No report available.

Paho: 75 degrees, low, dingy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Pony Express: No report available.

RIVERS

Chariton: No report available.

Grand: No report available.

Missouri (below Iowa line): 81 degrees, low, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on goldfish, bluegill & creek chubs; carp fair on worms & corn; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

OZARK REGION: (417) 256-7161

LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 84 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair on topwater baits; walleye fair on worms. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Norfork: 84 degrees, low, dingy; black bass fair on topwater baits & spinnerbaits. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 74 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Big Piney (Upper): 75 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Bryant Creek: 80 degrees, normal, dingy; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Current: 78 degrees, normal, clear; suckers good on worms; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Eleven Point: 64 degrees, low, clear; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Gasconade: 73 degrees, normal, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 75 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Jack's Fork: 69 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass & goggle-eye good on soft plastics & crayfish. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

North Fork: 70 degrees, low, clear; brown trout fair on live baits & artificial baits. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

 

SOUTHEAST REGION: (573) 290-5730

LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 81 degrees, clear; black bass fair on worms & jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Council Bluff: 83 degrees, low, clear; black bass fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Cypress Lake: 76 degrees, normal, dingy; bluegill fair on worms & crickets; black bass slow; channel catfish good in the late afternoon & early evening on cut baits; crappie slow. NOTICE: FISHING CLOSED UNTIL 1 P.M. DAILY DURING TEAL SEASON; FISHING HOURS ARE 1 P.M. UNTIL MIDNIGHT. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Duck Creek: 78 degrees, normal, clear; crappie fair on small minnows & jigs; bluegill fair on crickets & jigs; black bass slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake Girardeau: 77 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish good in the p.m. on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Wappapello: white bass good; crappie good in the channel on minnows. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 72 degrees, normal, clear; smallmouth bass fair on minnows & worms; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Castor River (above Zalma): 77 degrees, low, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Mississippi (below Charleston): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): low, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

 

SOUTHWEST REGION: (417) 895-6880

LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 78 degrees, clear; 3' below normal; bluegill fair on worms and natural baits 15' deep; catfish fair on natural baits. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees, normal, clear; rainbow trout fair in the upper lake on flies imitating scuds and egg patterns; lower lake fair for rainbow trout in the morning on natural and live baits. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Pomme de Terre: 76 degrees, clear; black bass fair on plastic baits; white bass slow; crappie fair on minnows along bluffs; catfish fair on shad; bluegill fair on worms. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

Stockton: 80 degrees, 4.21' low; black bass fair on topwater lures early and on plastic baits after 9am; white bass fair early and late on topwater lures and Rooster Tails; walleye fair casting and trolling using crankbaits; catfish fair on shad and drifting nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows around timber and brushpiles. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Table Rock (James River arm): 83 degrees, dingy; black bass fair jigging soft plastic baits 35 to 40' deep; catfish fair using nightcrawlers on mud flats or at mouths of creeks and rivers; bluegill fair near docks and bridge piers using crickets 35 to 40' deep; all other species slow. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Table Rock (main lake): 81 degrees, clear; 5' low; black bass fair on small plastic baits and spoons; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

RIVERS

Big Niangua: 73 degrees, clear; all species fair. (Report made on 9/10/2003)

James River (lower): 83 degrees, clear; black bass good on white fluke or watermelon craws; catfish good at night; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

ST. LOUIS REGION: (636) 441-4554

LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 69 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass good on soft plastic and topwater lures during early morning and late afternoon; bluegill, catfish and carp fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 69 degrees, high, clear; catfish good on liver, prepared baits and worms; catfish limit is 4; please remove your litter. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

RIVERS

Big River: 75 degrees, low, clear; fishing pressure light; black bass fair on small spinnerbaits and small plastic worms. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): No report available.

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): No report available.

Meramec (below Eureka): 72 degrees, normal, clear; catfish good, all other species fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Missouri (below New Haven): 70 degrees, rising, clear; catfish good on natural baits; all other species fair. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

TROUT AREAS:

Bennett Spring: 60 degrees, normal, Fishing is good during morning and evening hours. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Maramec Spring: 57 degrees, normal, clear; fishing is good. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Montauk: 63 degrees, low, clear; fishing is good in the mornings on all baits. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

Roaring River: The stream is higher than last week due to recent rains, but still below normal, clear, and 59 degrees. Visit www.mdc.state.mo.us/areas/hatchery/roaring/ or call 417-847-2430 for a more detailed and frequently updated report. (Report made on 9/11/2003)

 

 

 

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