08/27/15 Fishing Report

Current Lake Level – 606.8
as of 8:30am 8/27/15

From the Missouri Department of Conservation
Published 8/25/15

Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
75-77 degrees; water level is at 607.38; cloudy water; catfish good on stinkbaits and goldfish; black bass good on large soft plastics near bluffs; white bass good off of the shallow points around bridges and cove entrances; crappie fair on jigs tipped with minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/25/15)


From South Fork Resort
Published 8/26/15

Lake level is 607. After being so high all summer we are finally back down to normal pool. Water temp is low 80’s. As cool as it has been the past few days we will see water temps back in the 70’s in no time. I get the feeling fall turnover will happen earlier than normal this year.

CRAPPIE: The people that are catching seem to be fishing in deeper water 20 to 30 FOW with the fish anywhere from 6 to 12 feet down. White/green, white/blue seem to be working the best especially tipped with a minnow. They seem to be concentrated so move around until you get bit, then work whatever structure you found over more thoroughly. Don’t forget the nibble.

BASS: Decent largemouth still seem to be hitting ok. 4 or 5 pounders are being caught and I even heard of some over 6. There are also some white bass being caught while fishing for crappie so I assume if one worked at them you could do well on them. Try the islands in the evening or rocky points.

CATFISH: Lots of channel cats being caught on the flats. I have heard most people say they are catching them on minnows. We weighed in a 55# flat head today. We are hearing of a lot of blues as well. Time to get after them again.