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Fishing report for Feb. 11

Fishing

Missouri

TANEYCOMO: Clear, two units running. Outlook: Lilleys’ Landing reports: rainbow trout very good on white marabou jigs, crankbaits from Lilleys’ to Branson Landing.

TABLE ROCK: 45 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: White River Outfitters reports: bass good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits in clear water along transition banks above Shell Knob in the White River arm and in the James River arm.

BULL SHOALS: Low 40s, clear, 12.9 feet high. Outlook: Buck Creek Boat Dock reports: bass good on Alabama rigs, jigs along old bank line off points; crappies fair on minnows in 30 feet of water in brush piles.

LONGVIEW: 37 degrees, murky, near normal. Outlook: Longview Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs (black and chartreuse, and pink and white have been the best color patterns), small jigging spoons off the marina docks.

TRUMAN: 38 to 40 degrees, murky, 2  1/2 feet high. Outlook: Cody’s Guide Service reports: crappies good on jigs 18 to 22 feet down in 35 feet of water along the bluffs. Below the dam: crappies, walleyes fair on jigs.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS: 41 degrees, murky, 3  1/2 feet low. Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappies fair on jigs under bobbers at the mouth of the Gravois where shad are being marked on electronics.

NORFORK: 46 degrees, clearing, 5 feet high. Outlook: Bink’s Guide Service reports: stripers fair on 1-ounce white Bink’s Spoons in 30 feet of water between the Highway 62 and Highway 101 bridges or trolling with downriggers; bass fair on Bink’s Spoons suspended 35 feet down on the main lake.

SMITHVILLE: Mid-30s, clear, 2 feet low. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies fair on jigs off the docks at Camp Branch Marina.

BLUE SPRINGS: 37 degrees, stained, 6inches high. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: crappies poor to fair (a few fish are being caught on jigs off the marina docks).

REED AREA: Mid-30s, clear, normal. Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: trout fair on a variety of baits.

JACOMO: Mid-30s, clear, normal. Outlook: Forty Woods Bait and Tackle reports: all species poor. Light fishing pressure.

POMME DE TERRE: 44 degrees, dingy, 6.6 feet high. Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: all species poor.

STOCKTON: High 30s, murky, 8 feet high. Outlook: Stockton Lake Guide Service reports: all species poor.

Kansas

COFFEY COUNTY: 75 degrees at the hot-water outlet, 50 degrees on the main lake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: largemouth, smallmouth bass fair; white bass fair to good; wipers fair.

MELVERN: 33 degrees, clear, 1  1/2 feet low. Outlook: Melvern Lake Marina reports: crappies good on jigs in brush in 35 feet of water.

WILSON: Mid-30s, clear, 11 feet low. Outlook: Knothead’s reports: stripers fair to good on white hair jigs from bank in Hell Creek area.

EL DORADO: 37 degrees, clear, 6 inches low. Outlook: Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reports: crappies fair on jigs in 14 to 18 feet of water along brush, timber, channel breaks.

CLINTON: High 30s, fairly clear, normal. Outlook: Clinton Lake Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs in the deep channels.

POMONA: High 30s, murky, 1 foot low. Outlook: Lighthouse Bay Marina reports: crappies fair on jigs off the marina docks.

TUTTLE CREEK: High 30s, clearing, 6 inches low. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: crappies fair on jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water in the brush.

LA CYGNE: 50s at the hot-water outlet, 43 degrees at the dam, clear, normal. Outlook: Linn County Park reports: largemouth bass, crappies poor to fair.

HILLSDALE: High 30s, murky, 1  1/2 feet low. Outlook: Jayhawk Marina reports: crappies poor to fair on jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water on the main lake and off the marina docks.

PERRY: High 30s, fairly clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Don and Tom’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies poor to fair on jigs on the main lake.

MILFORD: High 30s, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Guide Vic Oertle reports: all species poor.

GLEN ELDER: Mid-30s, clear, 1 foot low. Outlook: Wayne’s Sporting Goods reports: all species poor.

Brent Frazee: 816-234-4319, @fishboybrent

Brent’s best bet

Even in the cold, the bass fishing has been good at the Ozarks lakes. At both TableRock and Bull Shoals, bass have been caught on Alabama rigs, crankbaits and jigs.

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