Read Lake and Fishing Reports from the Missouri Department of Conservation and South Fork Resort.
Missouri Department of Conservation
(Reported on 6/19/18)
Water Surface Temp: 80°
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Largemouth Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
Lake level is at 605.43ft.; surface temps are between 78-82 depending on what time of day and where you are on the lake; white bass are good on the points and mounds of the lake; crappie are good on jigs and minnows around standing timber; catfish are good on cut bait and shad fish; largemouth bass are good on soft plastics and crankbaits; all other species are slow.
South Fork Resort Blog
Lake level is 605.5. Secchi disc readings are: 107- 22″, Route U- 29″, Southfork- 18″. I waited an extra day so I could see what effect the rain we got would have on the clarity. It is surprising that even with 2″ of rain over the past couple of days the lake level has not come up and the water clarity hasn’t changed much. Shows how dry we were I guess.
CRAPPIE: They are sort of on their summer pattern now or at least there are more people catching them at the 12 foot level. Seems like mostly in 14 to 16 FOW. The last fisherman I talked to said if he didn’t have a minnow on he couldn’t hardly buy a bite. Fish timber or brushpiles in that 14 to 20 FOW range as a good place to start.
BASS: They are cathing white bass on humps and islands. Try for these near sunset or early morning. Largemouth can be caught on points and riprap.
CATFISH: We are hearing of some decent flatheads and blues being caught. They should mostly be on the nest about now, but as usual, there are some out there roaming around that either went on the nest early and are off already, or have not gone on the nest yet.