Current Lake Level – 604.58
as of 4:30PM 9/18/15
From the Missouri Department of Conservation
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
White Bass: 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
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.