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9 lbs 10.5oz
Caught on May 26th

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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

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Smithville Lake Fishing Report 
March 10, 2015

CRAPPIE FISHING SEMINAR MARCH 14th

Where:  SMITHVILLE MARINE

When:  11:00 am

Who:  Gary Burton

We will be talking about crappie fishing during the different seasons as well as methods and techniques that are productive on Smithville Lake.  Secret brush pile info will be available. 

Hummingbird Seminar March 21, 2015 at Smithville Marine.  On the water classes Sunday March 22 weather premitting.   If you have a hummingbird or are interested in possibly getting one come by and sit in on the class where you will be using actual units to learn how they will make your fishing trip easier and more productive.   The class is being taught by J.E. Vanatta and Doug Vahrenberg. 

HOURS:  Mon. to Fri. 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 7:30 to 6:00
Sunday 8 to 5

Trimble Wildlife Area is closed to all boat traffic for the season.  W boat ramp is still iced in as of Jan. 30th.  The rest of the lake is open including Little Platte and Campbranch.     

SPECIAL INFO!!

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.

The third annual F.I.S.H. (friends involved with Smithville Habitat) went off with no hitches.   Over 100 trees were added to the lake to improve fishing opportunities.  Most of the trees were added in the Crows Creek arm of the lake.  

Photos from F.I.S.H. days 

IMG_00000076.jpg (1112281 bytes) When we put trees in the lake for crappie beds we put real trees in, not some sissy christmas tree. IMG_00000071.jpg (2012655 bytes) Someone has to be the supervisor while Donnie and Steve lug 100 lb pots of concrete.

 Lake Level: 862.55 ( Normal 864.2)  20 inches low and steady.  Outflow 8 cfs   They have slowed the outflow to the normal 8 cfs so the draw down is over for the time being.        

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

Water temp:   The lake is still about 30% ice covered with the only ramp that is open at Campbranch.  That last  100 yards can't hang on much longer.

Crappie: Crappie Fishing Seminar March 14th at Smithville Marine @11:00 am: The only fishing going on right now is at the docks.  Most of the fish are coming from Campbranch probably because that is where most of the guys fish from.   As soon as the ice is gone and you can reach some of the brush piles I would expect the fish to bite.  They won't be in this mode for very long as they will start their migration toward shallower spawning coves.  Mid April to Mid May is the prime time.   

The courtesy docks at Little Platte and Campbranch are open to the public for a daily fee.   Stop by Campbranch Marina and get your pass as the dock fish are biting well.

Bass:   No reports.  .    

Catfish: no report.                  

WHITE BASS   Good:    Some of the same areas the crappie are using are also holding lots of white bass.   If you want to target the whites specifically just tie on a pepper spoon instead of a crappie jig.  

Walleye:   A few are being caught around the docks by the crappie fisherman.  

Brush Piles

1 N 39 26.895' - W 094 32.073' NE cove W-bridge
2 N 39 26.779' - W 094 31.985' eh 
3 N 39 26.484' - W 094 31.969' Bluff on east side 2x6 on bank
4 N 39 25.914' - W 094 31.787' Sail boat cove
5 N 39 25.908' - W 094 31.696' Sail boat cove
6 N 39 25.579' - W 094 31.579' East side S of sail boat
7 N 39 24.994' - W 094 32.515' Little Platte Cove
8 N 39 24.402' - W 094 32.796' Woodhenge
9 N 39 24.303' - W 094 33.298' Little Platte swimbeach point
10 N 39 23.576' - W 094 32.993' Litton Center point
11 N 39 23.763' - W 094 32.272' Campers cove shelter house
12 N 39 24.148' - W 094 32.059' I-70 point
13 N 39 24.145' - W 094 32.037' I-70 point
14 N 39 23.905' - W 094 31.089' East side of crows creek boat ramp cut (christ.trees)
15 N 39 23.882' - W 094 30.985' bluff east of crows boat ramp  (christ. Trees)
16 N 39 24.310' - W 094 30.660' Northeast side of campbranch bridge  (christ. Trees)
17 N 39 24.392' - W 094 30.784' Northwest side of Campbranch bridge  (christ. Trees)
18 N 39 24.386' - W 094 30.906' Campbranch cove  (christ. Trees)
19 N 39 24.396' - W 094 30.888' inside no wake along road campbranch
20 N 39 24.305' - W 094 30.229' rocky cove N of campbranch bridge on right
21 N 39 24.271' - W 094 30.210' close to pile #20 further in cove
22 N 39 23.897' - W 094 31.110' small cut next to crows creek boat ramp
23 N 39 23.943' - W 094 31.515' Old Ford pond dam next cove west of C.C. boat ramp
24 N 39 26.754' - W 094 31.959' cove on SE side of W-bridge
25 N 39 27.125' - W 094 32.319' West bank on North of W boat ramp
26 N 39 26.866' - W 094 32.254' North West corner of W-bridge
27 N 39 26.729' - W 094 32.381' West bank on South side of W bridge
28 N 39 26.757' - W 094 31.970' cove on SE side of W-bridge
29 N 39 27.120' - W 094 32.348' West bank on North of W boat ramp
30 N 39 27.154' - W 094 32.315' West bank on North of W boat ramp
31 N 39 27.227' - W 094 32.297' West bank on North of W boat ramp
32 N 39 27.246' - W 094 32.343' West bank on North of W boat ramp
33 N 39 27.248' - W 094 32.311' West bank on North of W boat ramp
34 N 39 27.213' - W 094 32.318' West bank on North of W boat ramp
35 N 39 27.195' - W 094 32.314' West bank on North of W boat ramp
36 N 39 26.681' - W 094 32.362' outside turkey cove north west bank
37 N 39 26.571' - W 094 31.945' bluff on east side south of W-bridge
38 N 39 26.496' - W 094 31.967' bluff on east side south of W-bridge
39 N 39 26.333' - W 094 32.012' mouth of shady hollow
40 N 39 26.265' - W 094 31.944' shady hollow dam
41 N 39 26.259' - W 094 31.933' shady hollow dam
42 N 39 26.740' - W 094 32.377' West bank on South side of W bridge
43 N 39 26.489' - W 094 31.971' bluff on east side south of W-bridge by 2x6
44 N 39 26.568' - W 094 31.947' cut in east bluff south of W-bridge
45 N 39 26.717' - W 094 32.009' south of W bridge on east bluff
46 N 39 26.706' - W 094 31.985' south of W bridge on east bluff
47 N 39 27.314' - W 094 32.306' telephone pole
48 N 39 24.044' - W 094 33.243' dam area near outlett
49 N 39 24.245' - W 094 32.810' middle of main lake
50 N 39 23.599' - W 094 32.649' foundation point dam area
51 N 39 24.322' - W 094 33.303' Little Platte swimbeach point


    

 

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