BULL SHOALS: Mid-80s, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Most of the keeper fish being caught during the day are below the thermocline, which remains at 22 feet; bass good on topwater lures early and on shallow-running crankbaits at night; catfish good on juglines and trotlines with cut bait; walleyes fair on bottom-bouncers with nightcrawlers.
TANEYCOMO: 50s, very clear, normal conditions: Outlook: Lilly’s Landing Resort reports: Trout good on Powerbait worms, pink and white Powerbait eggs and nightcrawlers. Below the dam: trout good on midges.
NORFORK: 82, cloudy, normal pool. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: Stripers good on Bink’s Spoons in 31 feet of water; walleyes good on Bink’s Spoons on the main lake bottom in 30 feet of water; bass good early on topwater baits.
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LONGVIEW: 76 degrees, 22-inch water clarity, 1-foot high. Outlook: Longview Marina reports: Crappies fair (but small) on jigs and minnows at marina docks.
POMME DE TERRE: 77 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: Muskies good to excellent (a 41-incher was caught this week) in shallow water on bucktails and shallow-running crankbaits; bass fair in shallow water on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; walleyes fair in shallow water on Rat-L-Traps; crappies fair off docks in 15 feet of waters on jigs and minnows.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS: Low 80s, dingy, normal. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Bass fair to slow on soft plastics, crankbaits and Rooster Tails; crappies fair to good on dark-colored jigs or minnows; catfish fair to good on cut bait and live bluegills.
REED AREA: 72 degrees, clear, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Black bass good on plastic worms; channel catfish good on chicken liver and worms; crappies fair on jigs under bobbers; bluegills and redears good on worms under bobbers.
STOCKTON: 79 degrees, clear, 4 feet low. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: White bass excellent on Road Runners and Rat-L-Traps in the evenings on points and flats where fish are surfacing; catfish excellent on fresh shad in 8 to 12 feet of water on flats; walleyes fair on nightcrawlers in 14 to 19 feet of water on flats; bass fair to good on large plastic worms and tube jigs 14 feet down; crappies poor.
JACOMO: 78 degrees, stained, high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, dip bait and nightcrawlers in coves and off docks; bluegills good on river worms and wax worms along tree-covered banks; largemouth bass good early and late in the weeds with top-water frogs; white bass fair early and late on casting spoons or small crankbaits near Sailboat Cove area; crappies poor to fair on small minnows in main lake brush in 6 to 8 feet of water.
BLUE SPRINGS: 77 degrees, stained, high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on dough baits and nightcrawlers in coves; bluegills very good on Gulp scented baits, river worms and red worms in rocky or tree-covered areas; crappies fair but scattered early on minnows; hybrids fair to good on chicken livers near spillway; largemouth bass fair on topwater baits and good on large shiners on drop-offs.
TABLE ROCK: 83 degrees, dingy, 6 feet low. Outlook: Baxter Boat Dock reports: Smallmouth and Kentucky bass good off chunk-rock banks in 15 to 20 feet of water; bluegills fair on crickets; catfish good with perch on trotlines and juglines at varying depths; largemouth bass fair (but small) on drop-shot rigs.
TRUMAN: 81 degrees, 2 feet low, clear. Outlook: Guide Bob Bates reports: Crappies good on minnows in cedar trees in 10 to 20 feet of water on flats; white bass and hybrids very good late on chartreuse spoons near surfacing fish.
SMITHVILLE: 78 degrees, stained to clear, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook:Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: Catfish excellent on nightcrawlers and dip baits in the back of creeks; bass fair on creature baits and worms in 5 to 6 feet of water off main-lake points; crappies good on minnows in brush piles in 10 to 12 feet of water on the main lake; walleyes poor; white bass fair off main lake points early and late while chasing shad on surface.
COFFEY COUNTY LAKE: 79 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Coffey County reports: Black bass fair in rocky areas; all other species slow.
MELVERN: 77 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: Crappies fair off the docks on jigs and minnows; white bass fair to good off windy points on crankbaits; all other species slow.
CLINTON: 80 degrees, murky, normal pool. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: Catfish fair on nightcrawlers; crappies fair (but small) on jigs; bluegills good; all other species slow.
POMONA: 79 degrees, clear, normal pool. Outook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: Channel catfish good lakewide on shad sides and minnows and jigs; crappies good in brush in 6 feet of water on minnows and jigs.
SHAWNEE MISSION PARK: 78 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Catfish fair lakewide on liver and dough bait in the evening; sunfish fair on worms along shorelines; crappies fair early on minnows and jigs along shoreline; bass good early along shorelines on spinners and soft plastics; wipers good on sunfish along dam; trout poor;.
KILL CREEK PARK: 76 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Crappies fair on minnows and jigs in deeper water along tree lines; panfish fair on worms; bass good on spinners and soft plastics along north shore early and late; catfish fair on liver and dough bait off shorelines and along island; trout poor.
PERRY: 79 degrees, stained, 4 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: Channel catfish good on dip bait and nightcrawlers in bean holes and backs of creeks; white bass excellent on Bubbas and spoons off Devil’s Gap and other points; crappies good in creek channels or brush piles on jigs and minnows. Below the dam: All species good
MILFORD: 78 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Hybrids good on the surface and on spoons and Bubbas from Milford town site to the dam; catfish good; black bass fair to good; white bass fair.
WILSON: Mid-70s, murky, 2 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: Stripers good on live bait and jerkbaits; channel catfish good on liver, stink bait, minnows and worms in 20 to 30 feet of water; black bass fair early and late on crankbaits and soft plastics off rocky points and shorelines; walleyes and crappies poor.
HILLSDALE: 78 degrees, murky, 2 feet high. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: Crappies good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish very good on a variety of baits in 10 feet of water; walleyes slow.
LA CYGNE: 86 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: Catfish fair (but small); all other species slow.
WYANDOTTE: 79 degrees, murky, full pool. Outlook: Wyandotte Boat Rental reports: Crappies good on minnows in 18 feet of water off main-lake points; bass good (but small) on variety of baits; catfish slow.
GLEN ELDER: 77 degrees, stained, 1 foot high. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: Walleyes fair on jigs and worms; white bass and wipers fair trolling.
TUTTLE CREEK: 78 degrees, fairly clear, 4 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: Crappies fair (some with very good size) deep over brush; white bass fair (also some with good size) on spoons and Bubbas; catfish good while drifting with cut bait; bass poor.