04/08/16 Fishing Report


Current Lake Level – 604.96
as of 8:00AM 4/08/16

From the Missouri Department of Conservation
Published 4/07/16

Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: All species are slow.

(Reported on: 4/07/16)

From South Fork Resort
Published 4/07/16

Lake level is hovering around the 605 mark. Water temp is approximately 50 degrees. I assume pretty stained due to the high winds we have been experiencing the past couple of weeks.

CRAPPIE: People are catching fish but most of them seem to be running on the smaller side at 7-9 inches. I hear pretty scattered reports of where they are catching them. Anywhere from 3 to 20 FOW. Warmer calmer days you should start finding the males starting to move in to shallow water to start building nests in some areas, or feeding up for the spawn in other areas.

CATFISH: Most of the catch seems to be blues right now, though we did get a picture of a 44# flathead caught last weekend. I will get that posted tomorrow. Shad still seems to be the bait that is performing the best.

BASS: We have not heard of any yet, though I have to think there are white bass up in the creeks and rivers. Walleyes too probably.

NOTES: This weekend is youth season for turkey. The store is now open for regular hours. We are open from 7 am till 6 pm all week except Sunday, when we try to close at noon so we can try fishing too. Also, launching fees at the ramps are now $5. A year pass is available at Corps campground gates for $40.


Photo courtesy Lynn’s Fishing Guide Service Facebook page