Lake and Fishing Report – 6/2/16


Current Lake Level – 607.70
as of 8:30AM 6/2/16

Read Lake and Fishing Reports from the Missouri Department of Conservation and South Fork Resort below.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Level (Range): low
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
White Bass: Good

Water level is low at 607.74; temperatures are at 71-74 degrees in the arms; temperature will be colder in the main channel; water is murky because of the rain received; catfish good on cut shad and live bluegill and goldfish; flathead catfish good on bluegill and green sunfish; crappie good in brush piles and standing timber, try using minnows or bright colored jigs; white bass good on the points and mounds; all other species are slow.

(Reported on: 6/1/16)

South Fork Resort
Update 6/1/16
by Ron

Lake level is 607.7. The lake level has stayed very steady over the past few weeks even though we had some inflow. North Fork and Elk Fork arms had the most inflow, thus are the dirtiest water.

CRAPPIE: There are still some spawning fish, but a lot of them are now done. I have heard of a lot more people catching some good fish over the past week. I believe this will be the pattern all summer, you will have to go through a lot of small fish in order to catch some of the nice ones. By fall those 7-8 inchers will be over 9 and next spring and fall we should see some very good fishing. Blue/silver still seems to be the color of choice but recently we have started hearing about black/chartreuse as well. Some of the nice fish are still coming off the bank while others are anywhere from 10 to 20 FOW. It takes persistence.

CATFISH: We have seen some good flatheads recently but it seems the blues are mostly on the nests right now. Goldfish and perch are getting it done.

BASS: The whites have been pretty active over the past couple of weeks with a lot of people catching some good ones both near the bank and also over humps and flats. White and/or shiny gets it done for these. We have also heard of some good catches of largemouth as they are now winding up their spawn.

March 2016 - Mark Twain Lake

March 2016 – Mark Twain Lake