9/18/15 Fishing Report


Current Lake Level – 604.58
as of 4:30PM 9/18/15

From the Missouri Department of Conservation
Published 9/16/15

Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Water level is normal at 605.06; water is cloudy; catfish fair on stinkbaits; white bass good on points and embankments; crappie good on dark-colored jigs with minnows around good structure; all other species are slow.

(Reported on: 9/16/15)

From South Fork Resort
Published 9/18/15

Lake level is 604.7. Water is pretty clear especially on the other end of the lake. Rain later today might change it some. Water temp is mid 70’s.

CRAPPIE: Sporadic. When you hit the right spot at the right time it is darn good, but it is a challenge to get that done. When you do, it will probably be on a main lake brush pile. Color is going to be dependent on water and sky conditions. I found white/chartreuse and a nibble to work quite well when the sun is shining bright.

CATFISH: There are still some nice blues biting but not a lot of people out there fishing for them right now.

BASS: There are some whites biting on the points and islands. Bass fishermen are catching some good bass with a fair amount in the 5-6# range.

NOTES: This weekend is the Buddy Bass tournament so there will be nearly 200 boats out there hunting for the next big one. Please be courteous to each other.

ANOTHER NOTE: Archery season started on the 15th. We hope to see some good deer for pictures.