Fishing report for Aug. 14

08/13/2014 2:51 PM

08/13/2014 2:51 PM

Missouri

LONGVIEW: 78 degrees, 43-inch clarity, normal. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: catfish very good on liver along the dam; walleyes good on night crawlers on main-lake structure; crappies very good on jigs, minnows in the flooded timber and off the marina docks.

TABLE ROCK: 80 degrees, very clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: spotted bass very good early on chugger topwater lures and later on drop-shot rigs at the thermocline (32 feet); white bass excellent on jigging spoons or trolling Flicker Shad at the thermocline on the main lake.

STOCKTON: 83 degrees, clear, 11/2 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: crappies poor to fair (A few are being caught on jigs on the main lake); walleyes fair on night crawlers in 20 feet of water; black bass fair to good on large plastic worms, jig and pig in the brush in 20 feet of water; catfish very good on shad on the flats in 10 to 20 feet of water; white bass excellent early and late on Rat-L-Traps, Rooster Tails where fish are surfacing.

NORFORK: 85 degrees, clear, off-color, normal. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: stripers good on Bink’s Spoons in 60 feet of water; black bass, white bass good on Zara Spooks in the first two hours of daylight.

SMITHVILLE: 84 degrees, slightly stained, normal. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies excellent on good on minnows, jigs 8 feet down in 15 to 20 feet of water in main-lake brush; black bass fair on Senkos, square-billed crankbaits along main-lake brush and off the shallow points in the river arms; channel catfish good on prepared bait in the shallows; white bass fair where fish are surfacing early and late.

TANEYCOMO: Very clear, one-half unit running in the morning, two to four units running from afternoon to dark. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout fair early on No. 16 zebra midges, No. 14 gray scuds, and No. 16 soft hackles where there is a chop on the water. Below Fall Creek: trout fair early on pink Trout Magnets 3/32nd-ounce jigs (white, brown or olive).

TRUMAN: 80 degrees, murky, one-half foot high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair to good on minnows 10 feet down in 12 to 18 feet of water in the timber (It’s best from the dam to Bucksaw Marina); bass poor (A few are being caught on crankbaits, spinnerbaits in the Tebo arm); catfish good on fresh cut bait in 6 to 12 feet of water on main-lake flats; walleyes, white bass fair on crankbaits trolled over the humps in the evening. Below the dam: catfish fair on fresh shad.

BULL SHOALS: 87 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: largemouth bass fair on jigging spoons, crankbaits in the evening and at night; catfish good on juglines, trotlines with cut bait.

POMME DE TERRE: 82 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: crappies fair on minnows, jigs 10 feet down in 20 feet of water in the brush; bass fair on topwater lures early; walleyes fair trolling crankbaits in upper arms.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 85 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on minnows in 25 to 30 feet of water in brush; bass fair at night on big plastic worms in 25 to 30 feet of water; catfish fair on juglines with cut bait 30 to 35 feet down in 50 to 55 feet of water.

REED AREA: 78 degrees, murky, full pool. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: black bass fair early and late on plastic worms, jig and pig near weed lines and brush piles; channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait under bobbers over deep water; bluegills fair on worms, small jigs under bobbers.

JACOMO: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish fair on crawdads, night crawlers; bluegills good on crickets, wax worms.

BLUE SPRINGS: 80 degrees, clear, one-half foot high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: crappies fair to good on minnows in the coves; bass fair on plastic worms, spinnerbaits early and late.

Kansas

TUTTLE CREEK: 80 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: white bass good to excellent on Double W spoons along the river channel; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

EL DORADO: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: walleyes good on jigging spoons, grubs in 20 to 25 feet of water over humps; wipers good topwater lures, jigging spoons on where fish are surfacing; crappies good on jigs in 13 feet of water in brush and along shallow flooded timber; catfish good on a variety of baits on old Bluestem Lake.

WILSON: Low 80s, clear, 7 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: stripers good on salties, Zara Spooks, jigging spoons; bass good on crawdad imitations in shallow rocky areas; walleyes fair drifting jigs with night crawlers in 14 to 30 feet of water off Lucas Point and in the dam area; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

POMONA: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs; wipers good on crankbaits, spoons on the main lake; bass fair on shad imitations; channel catfish good on shad, night crawlers.

MELVERN: 84 degrees, fairly clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: crappies fair to good on minnows, jigs; walleyes fair drifting night crawlers in 8 to 10 feet of water on sandy flats; smallmouth bass good on crankbaits in 6 to 8 feet of water in the coves; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.

PERRY: 81 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: crappies fair and improving on jigs, minnows in 12 to 14 feet of water in main-lake brush; white bass fair to good on jigging spoons under lights at night; catfish good drifting four-inch live shad.

GLEN ELDER: 84 degrees, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: white bass good trolling crankbaits or casting jigs on northeast corner of lake; catfish good on dip baits at the chum holes.

SHAWNEE MISSION: 82 degrees, 2- to 3-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: crappies good on minnows along the dam and near the handicap pier; catfish good on stink bait, sunfish and near the fish feeders in the south cove; bass, wipers fair on jigs, spinners near Shelters 5 and 6 and along the south shore.

WYANDOTTE: 83 degrees, very clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: largemouth, smallmouth bass fair (but mostly small) on plastic baits in the shallows; channel catfish poor to fair (A few are being caught on night crawlers, chicken liver at night).

KILL CREEK: 80 degrees, 3- to 4-foot clarity, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good on stink bait off docks; bass fair on spinners in the morning along banks; crappies poor to fair (A few are being caught on minnows at the marina and in deeper water in the timber).

HERITAGE: 80 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish fair on worms, stink bait along west side of dam; crappies fair on spinners along dam; bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs along the dam and in the creek in the evening.

HILLSDALE: 81 degrees, murky, 1 foot low. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 18 feet of water.

LA CYGNE: 92 degrees at the hot-water outlet, low 80s midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: blue, channel catfish good on cut bait; white bass poor to fair (A few are being caught where fish are surfacing).

COFFEY COUNTY: 100 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 87 degrees midlake, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass fair on crawdad imitations in rocky areas.

CLINTON: 80 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: crappies fair on minnows in 25 to 30 feet of water in brush; white bass poor to fair (a few are being caught early and late where fish are surfacing); walleyes poor to fair (A few are being caught drifting night crawlers or trolling crankbaits in 35 feet of water).

Other area waters

GRAND (Okla.): 83 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Matt Watson reports: white bass very good early and late on Fle Fly Go-Go Minnows where fish are surfacing near Governor’s Island and Sweetwater area; crappies fair on Flick’r Tails, minnows along docks and bridge pillars in shaded areas; catfish good drifting cut shad on the flats of Echo Bay, Carrie Bay,Wolf Creek and Shangri La area.

WHITE RIVER (Ark.): Clear, low water in the morning, power generation in the afternoon. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: trout very good on midges, olive woolies, soft hackles. Spin fishing: trout very good drifting live red worms once power generation starts. Rainbows also are biting Power Eggs, spoons, spinners, crankbaits.

BEAVER LAKE (Ark.): 83 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Bailey’s Guide Service reports: stripers good early morning trolling with shad.

To reach outdoors editor Brent Frazee, call 816-234-4319 or send email to bfrazee@kcstar.com.

Brent’s best bet

No one is quite sure why, but the fishing at Longview Lake has turned on this week. Marina operators ranked the fishing for catfish as very good, with several big fish caught. The crappie fishing also is very good, and walleyes also have been taken.

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