Fishing report for July 10
07/09/2014 6:49 PM
07/09/2014 6:49 PM
SMITHVILLE: 82 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: black bass good on square-billed crankbaits, Senkos, topwater lures in main-lake grass; crappies very good on jigs, minnows 8 feet down in 20 feet of water in main-lake brush; channel catfish good on a variety of baits; flathead catfish good on trotlines with goldfish, panfish.
JACOMO: 82 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: channel catfish good on liver, cut bait during the day in the coves and along the channels at night; flathead catfish fair on goldfish, extra-large shiners; bluegills good on wax worms, crickets in the shallows; crappies fair to good on minnows in main-lake brush; walleyes fair trolling worms in deep water; bass good on plastic worms off points.
NORFORK: 82 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: Tom Reynolds Guide Service reports: stripers excellent on live shad, jigging spoons in 35 feet of water at daybreak; walleyes fair on jigging spoons in 35 feet of water in brush; bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, jigs in less than 20 feet of water.
STOCKTON: 80 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: crappies good on minnows in 20 to 25 feet of water in brush; walleyes fair in 19 to 20 feet of water off points and humps; bass fair to good on large plastic baits, jigs in 15 to 25 feet of water during the day and black spinnerbaits at night; catfish very good on shad in 10 to 20 feet of water.
BLUE SPRINGS: 80 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, plastic worms; channel catfish good on live bait in the Jacomo Spillway.
TABLE ROCK: 80 degrees, clear, near normal. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: bass fair on Wobble Head jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water off rocky main-lake points in the White River arm; bluegills good on crickets, worms in 18 to 30 feet of water off long gravel points; white bass fair early on topwater lures.
BULL SHOALS: 84 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: smallmouth bass good on topwater lures early and dusk to midnight, also on shad, minnows under lights at night; catfish fair to good on juglines, trotlines with cut bait.
REED AREA: 82 degrees, murky, slightly high. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: black bass good early and late on plastic worms along brush and weed beds; bluegills good on worms, small jigs under bobbers; channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait in areas with moving water.
TANEYCOMO: Very clear, one unit running for one hour late in afternoon. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: Trophy Area: trout fair to good on jigs under floats with zebra midge droppers. Below Fall Creek: trout good on inflated night crawlers, Gulp Power Eggs, 1/16-th ounce jigs.
TRUMAN: 79 degrees, stained, 1 1/2 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: bass fair on crankbaits off main-lake points; catfish fair on fresh shad, panfish in 12 to 17 feet of water on the flats.
LONGVIEW: 79 degrees, 53-inch clarity, one-half foot high. Outlook: Longview Lake Marina reports: channel catfish good on chicken liver along dam and in the coves.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 80 degrees, fairly clear, one-half foot low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on minnows 15 feet down in 25 feet of water in main-lake brush; bass fair on jigs, plastic worms, Brush Hogs in brush; catfish fair on trotlines, jug lines on cut shad in 30 feet of water.
POMME DE TERRE: 81 degrees, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: all species poor.
WILSON: 78 degrees, clear, 6 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: bass good on minnows, jigs in rocky areas; stripers good on topwater lures in the evening from the dam to Lucas Point; catfish very good on a variety of baits in the coves.
MELVERN: 82 degrees, clear, one-half foot high. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports: smallmouth bass excellent on plastic worms in the coves; crappies fair on jigs in 15 feet of water in brush; channel, blue catfish very good on shad.
MILFORD: Low 80s, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Rick Dykstra reports: catfish fair on shad lakewide; smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits in 1 to 4 feet of water; wipers, white bass fair trolling Rat-L-Traps along river channels in southern half of the lake. Guide Vic Oertle reports: wipers good early and late on topwater lures.
EL DORADO: 80 degrees, slightly stained, one-half foot high. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: walleyes good on small crankbaits trolled on the flats, and jigs with night crawlers on the flats; wipers good on jigs along windy shallows; crappies fair on jigs along creek channels and brush; catfish good on cut shad, night crawlers in river channel.
TUTTLE CREEK: 82 degrees, muddy, 3.6 feet high. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: white bass fair, saugeyes poor to fair on Double W spoons, Bubbas in 5 to 15 feet of water; catfish good on a variety of baits lakewide.
SHAWNEE MISSION: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish good early on stink bait, sunfish along north shore; crappies good on jigs, minnows along the dam and handicap pier; bass fair on jigs, spinnerbaits near Shelters 5 and 6.
PERRY: 80 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Bait Hut reports: crappies fair in 10 to 15 feet of water in brush and along ledges; catfish very good on a variety of baits in the chum holes.
GLEN ELDER: Low 80s, clear, normal. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: catfish good on a variety of baits.
POMONA: 82 degrees, murky, 2 feet high. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: catfish good on a variety of baits; wipers fair trolling crankbaits on the main lake; crappies poor.
KILL CREEK: 84 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: crappies fair on minnows at the marina and in deeper water near the flooded timber; bass fair early on spinnerbaits along the banks; catfish good on stink bait, worms off the docks and near the island.
HERITAGE: 86 degrees, murky, normal. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Rec reports: catfish fair on worms, stink bait on the island and along west side of dam; crappies fair on spinners along dam; bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs along the banks in the evening.
COFFEY COUNTY: 100 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 85 degrees midlake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass fair.
CLINTON: 80 degrees, clear, 1 foot high. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports: crappies fair (but small) on the main lake.
WYANDOTTE: 81 degrees, very clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boats reports: largemouth bass good (but mostly small) on plastic baits in the shallows; channel catfish fair on night crawlers, chicken liver at night; wipers fair on chicken liver and crankbaits trolled on the main lake.
LA CYGNE: 92 degrees at the hot-water outlet, high 70s midlake, murky, 1 foot high. Outlook: Linn County Parks reports: all species poor.
HILLSDALE: 81 degrees, slightly murky, normal. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: all species poor.
Other area waters
GRAND (Okla.): 80 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Guide Rusty Pritchard reports: white bass very good on 1-ounce Bendable Minnows jigging over humps or Go-Go Minnows trolled through schools of shad; bowfishing very good in back of coves; crappies good on Go-Go Minnows in main-lake brush.
WHITE RIVER (Ark.): Clear, low water in the morning, power generation in the afternoon. Outlook: Gaston’s White River Resort reports: Fly fishing: trout good on midges, emergers while wade fishing in the morning and on black or pink jigs when water is rising. Spin fishing: trout very good drifting live red worms when there is current or anchored near holes when there is low water. Trout also are being caught on Rapalas, Blue Fox spinners, Rooster Tails in low water, also on Countdown Rapalas, Scatter Raps, suspending jerkbaits, Flicker Shad on higher water.
BEAVER LAKE (Ark.): 81 degrees, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Bailey’s Guide Service reports: stripers good trolling live shad or umbrella rigs with white grubs in 10 to 60 feet of water on the main lake, also trolling with downriggers with Rapalas, Bomber 15A and 16A crankbaits, or spoons.
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Brent’s best bet
The fishing is heating up at Smithville Lake. The crappies have moved into the main-lake brush and they’re biting. Good numbers of fish are being caught on minnows and jigs. The catfish, both channels and flatheads, also are hitting. And the bass bite remains good, especially around the flooded vegetation.
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