Smithville Lake Fishing
January 12, 2016
Sorry we are now closed for
the winter and opening March 1, 2016 full time
If you have a HUMMINGBIRD or LOWRANCE graph I have an SD card with
101 way points of brush piles at Smithville Lake that I will let you down
load into your graph. Have down loaded another 35 piles from
the crows creek area last years stuff.
Trimble Wildlife Area is now
to boating, fishing and
hunting. You can not go North of the W-hwy boat ramp from
October 15 to January 31. If you want to fish North of the refuge
you will have to put in at Mecca ( O-hwy) or J-hwy.
864.70 (6" high) - ( Normal pool 864.2 )
outflow 500 cfs. The corps of engineers is trying to get
the lake down to about 862.50.
Since Smithville Lake is now
infested with zebra mussels please follow the procedures for
decontaminating your boat before taking it to another lake. The web
site below will give you the recommended procedure.
Water temp: 30's depends on
to Good on the docks and Fair to Poor on the lake. Since they
are trying to get the lake down to winter pool (2 feet low) and it won't
quit raining brush pile fishing has been tough. With the temps
going up and down to extremes you have ice at the ramps and the next day
no ice. You have to hit a lot of piles to catch a mess of
Bass: No report
Fair to Good:
The walleye are random and accidental.