Current Lake Level – 605.20
as of 10:30AM 7/27/17
Current Lake Temperature – 82.51°F
(taken near Cannon Dam)
reported as of 8:00AM 7/27/17
Read Lake and Fishing Reports from the Missouri Department of Conservation and South Fork Resort.
Missouri Department of Conservation
(Reported on 7/25/17)
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
White Bass: Good
The lake has come down below normal pool and is at 605.29; the water will continue to fall as they generate power; temperatures are at 77-82 degrees depending on where you are at on the lake; crappie are fair on jigs and minnows; walleye are good on spinners, spoons and crankbaits; catfish are fair on cut bait and goldfish; white bass are good on mounds and points; all other species are slow.
South Fork Resort Blog
Update 7/27/17, 11:11AM
Lake level is 605.2. Water temps near 90. We received almost 3″ of rain this week, but it was spread out nicely so a lot of it soaked in rather than run off. Water should be fairly clear.
CRAPPIE: The bite has been pretty steady. Typical summer fishing here. Once you locate some fish you can go back day after day and find them in the same area. Usually a jig in pink/white or pink/black will do the job. Of course anything chartreuse usually does ok. The most fish seem to be coming from deep water- 20 to 30 feet, but anywhere from 6 to 12 feet down, and even sometimes much deeper. If you are marking something way down don’t be afraid to drop down and try to entice a bite. It could well be crappie.
BASS: The bite has been ok on rocky points casting jigs. We have heard of a few whites but not in great numbers. That bite has been off most of the summer it seems.
CATFISH: We have only heard of the occasional blue or flathead this week but that should be ready to change as they should all be about ready to come off their nests. You know they will be hungry when that happens.
NOTES: Saturday is the Jack and Jill tournament. That is always a fun tournament for a good cause. Weigh in is at the Paris Fairgrounds. They usually have a silent auction and a live auction.