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Steve Stroud and David Shaw with two limits of walleye June 3,2013

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Bob Kitterman with a couple of 14 1/2 inch crappie caught on Lake Fork Tx. GUIDE: Gary Burton 10-23-14

Smithville Lake Fishing Report, January 20, 2018  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

The trimble wildlife area north of W boat ramp is now CLOSED  to all boat traffic.  You can not go north of W till January 31st.  You can still use the boat ramp except it is fozen over.   

If you have a HUMMINGBIRD or LOWRANCE graph I have an SD card with 174 way points of brush piles at Smithville Lake that I will let you down load into your graph.

Lake Level: 862.4 21 inches low and slowly falling. ( Normal pool  864.20 ) 

  OUTFLOW: 8 cfs   The lake is frozen with no open water except around the marina docks.

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. 

http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/invasive-species/invasive-animal-management/zebra-mussel-control   I 

Crappie:   Through the ice ????????? probably not safe since they have been releasing water to lower the lake to winter pool.    At the marinas????

BASS:  No report

CATFISH:  No report 





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119 N 169 Highway 
   Smithville, Mo. 64089     (816) 532-4659