Current Lake Level – 605.62
as of 7:30am 9/3/15
From the Missouri Department of Conservation
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
78-80 degrees; water level is at 606.07; catfish good on stinkbaits; black bass fair on large soft plastics; white bass good and chasing shad, also being caught off of the shallow points around bridges and cove entrances; crappie fair on red and green jigs tipped with minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/1/15)
From South Fork Resort
Lake level is at 605.8. Water is fairly clear by MTL standards. Water temp was 74 but this warm weather is bringing it back up. I am sure we will see 78 by the weekend.
CRAPPIE: It seems to be an early evening bite. We have been catching good fish from about 5:00 until 7:00. Main lake timber with brush piles seems to be working well right now. White/green with a nibble on it works well. The fish are definitely starting to bulk up.
BASS: Still not a lot of reports on white bass, though some are being caught while crappie fishing. Largemouth still seem to be biting pretty good with some 5 to 6 # fish being caught.
CATFISH: Plenty of channel cats getting caught on worms and also on minnows while crappie fishing. There have also been some nice flat heads and blues getting caught on the flats or channel edges.
NOTES: Fishing is definitively improving the last couple of weeks. The stable water level and temps are a big plus. The lake will be plenty crowed this weekend as it is the last holiday weekend for the summer so be careful out there. Also be courteous.