BULL SHOALS: Low 90s, clear, normal. Outlook: 125 Marina reports: Most of the keeper fish being caught during the day are below the thermocline, which is 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 that trout are going for the colored power bait worms, pink and white power bait eggs and nightcrawlers. Below the dam, fly fishers have had good luck with midges.
NORFORK: Mid-80s, cloudy, normal pool. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports stripers biting at 35-40 feet on the main lake; walleyes at 30 feet on the main lake bottom; bass and copper are biting from sunrise until 8:30-9 in the morning.
POMME DE TERRE: 84 degrees, normal pool, clear. Outlook: Nemo Marina reports crappie biting on minnows in standing timber about 8-10 feet deep. Bass biting off main points about 4-5 feet out on crank bait. Perch and bluegills like worms off the rocky bluff about 3-4 feet deep.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 83 degrees, stained, lake at 659 feet. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports bass and crappies biting in brush piles at 15-20 feet, bass on soft plastics, crappies on minnows; catfish biting on cut bait halfway back in coves.
REED AREA: 82 degrees, lakes are 4 inches high, murky. Outlook: Black bass good on soft plastics near cover early and late in the day; channel catfish good on worms in areas of moving water; crappies slow using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weed bed lines; bluegills and redear good on worms and crickets.
STOCKTON: 80 degrees, 3 feet low, clear. Outlook: Lake Guide Service reports White bass excellent in the evenings on points and flats where surfacing, catfish very strong on fresh shad from 8-18 feet, walleyes fair on nightcrawlers from 14-20 feet, bass fair on large worms and tubes in brush piles at 20 feet.
JACOMO: 80 degrees, stained, high water, spillway is running. Outlook: Forty Woods reports channel catfish good on blood baits and cut baits; bluegills good on crickets, wax worms and red worms; bass fair in the early morning and evenings on the bank lines and weed lines on top water baits; crappies fair to poor on minnows over main lake brush.
BLUE SPRINGS: 81 degrees, stained, high water. Outlook: Forty Woods reports channel catfish strong off the docks and coves in early mornings and evenings on sonnys; bluegills strong in the coves on crickets, wax worms, nightcrawlers and red worms; crappies poor; hybrid bass fair next to spillway on large swim baits, chicken livers and rooster tail.
TABLE ROCK: 87 degrees, clear. Outlook: White River Lodge reports: Bass still good off main-lake points and on flats in 35 feet of water; spotted bass good on jigs, drop-shot rigs and Dixie Jet flutter spoons; walleyes good, also on jigs, drop-shot rigs and flutter spoons; catfish fair to good on perch in timbered pockets on juglines; white bass fair to good early on topwater baits where fish are schooling.
TRUMAN: 81 degrees, 2 feet low, clear. Outlook: State Park Marina reports crappies biting on minnows at 10-15 feet, white bass biting on spoons, catfish biting on jug lines with shad or live perch.
SMITHVILLE: 80 degrees, clear, 2 feet high, releasing 1,000 cubic per second. Outlook: Burton’s reports catfish are biting in the flats and fewer than 8 feet of water on variety of baits; bass are fair and seem to like creature baits and worms in 5-6 feet of water on lake points; crappies are fair in brush piles at 10-12 feet on the main lake; walleyes poor; white bass fair at main lake points surfacing chasing shad.
COFFEY COUNTY LAKE: 85-90 degrees, clear, normal height. Outlook: Gatehouse reports smallmouth bass are biting around the rock areas; crappies slow; blue catfish biting well.
MELVERN: 80 degrees, clear, normal pool. Outlook: Melvern Marina reports fishing slow overall. Smallmouth and white bass seem to be biting the most, with crappies and walleyes next.
CLINTON: 75 degrees, clear and green, normal pool. Outlook: Clinton Marina reports fishing is slow overall. Jigs seem to be the most effective.
POMONA: Mid-80s, clear, normal pool. Outook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports channel catfish biting all over on shad sides and minnows and jigs; crappies biting in brush around 6 feet minnows and jigs.
SHAWNEE MISSION PARK: 84 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports catfish biting on livers and dough bait and moving up in the shallows in the evening. Trout are poor; crappies and panfish fair with minnows and jigs along bluffs and near undercover structure along north shore; bass and wipers fair in the morning off the dam and north shore.
HERITAGE PARK: 86 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports catfish fair off west shore line and along dam with cut bait and dough bait; crappies and panfish fair with worms and minnows in the shallower water by dock and on the dam; bass fair in northern part of lake with spinners.
KILL CREEK PARK: 84 degrees, murky. Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports trout poor; crappies and panfish fair, being caught with minnows in the tree lines and off docks; bass fair with spinners and crankbaits along the shorelines; catfish good on liver and dough bait near the marina in the evening and off island.
PERRY: Lower 80s, murky, 4-5 feet high. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports the lake is really high; catfish are biting on bean fields; crappies were strong until lake started rising but poor at the moment.
MILFORD: Lower 80s, some algae, water above normal lake level. Outlook: Clem’s Corner reports wipers biting strongly on slabs, doll flies on the surface near gulls; catfish strong; white bass and walleyes poor; smallmouth and largemouth bass doing well on lures and spinners with skirts.
WILSON: Mid-70s, clear, 5 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports stripers strong at 20-45 feet on wide bait or slabs by the dam and Deer Run cove, Channel catfish good on livers, stink bait, minnows and worms in 7-20 feet. Smallmouth biting on live bait and lures.
HILLSDALE: 84 degrees, clear, 2 feet high. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports crappies strong on minnows and jigs; channel catfish very strong on any kind of bait around 10 feet; walleye slow.
LA CYGNE: 92 degrees at discharge, clear, lake is full. Outlook: Linn County Park Manager Bruce Holt reports largemouth bass are fair, but the overall fishing is slow due to the hot weather.