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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 
June 27, 2015


Both Little Platte ramps are CLOSED and One ramp at Campbranch and Crows Creek are OPEN!   Both ramps at W-Hwy are open but you can't get under the bridge with most boats. 

HOURS:  Mon. to Thur. 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Friday 6:30 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday 6 am to 8 pm

Sunday 6:30 am to 7:00 pm  

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.  

FISH DAYS 2015
We loaded the second W-hwy bridge and surrounding areas with brush Thursday April 23.  GPS  coordinates to come soon.  80 trees or so! 5


 Lake Level: 874.15 (10 feet high) and steady( Normal 864.2)     They had to shut the dam off because of the rains to the north and the Platte river coming up above flood stage.  The current projection is that the Platte will drop below flood stage sometime this afternoon.  That means they could possibly start dumping water again late today.  It will take about 9 hours to get the outflow up to 3,000 cfs.   Without more rain the plan is to run at that level until July 12th.    

Little Platte boat ramp is closed.  W-hwy has both ramps open and there is about 4 1/2' to 5' of clearance under the bridge and increasing.    Both Campbranch and Crows creek each have one ramp with walk ways open.    

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:  76 degrees and stained above the bridges with the main lake being fairly clear.  

CrappieFair to Good:  The bridges are the best place to catch crappie right now especially since they are releasing water.    The brush pile fishing on the main lake will not happen till they quit releasing water.   Back in and around the marinas could be areas to catch crappie as well as the bridges.   The river and the backs of the coves are muddy and not fisherman friendly.     Jigs and minnows are working equally well.  Had a or purple and chartreuse (my favorite).   

5-27  Fished with Jim and Larry and set a record.  Fished four hours with no hang ups or loss of a single hook.  Awesome guys! Had to fish under the bridges to catch numbers of fish.  Could only catch 1 or 2 fish on each brush pile.  W-hwy and Campbranch both are loaded with fish.  

6-17  Guide trip with Jeff and Mike.   Started fishing on the main lake catching a few whites and drum and catfish and crappie.   Nothing you wanted to sit still for.   Headed to the W-hwy bridge and started catching white bass about everyother cast.   We were throwing a chart. rooster tail which seemed to work best.  Ended up with two limits of whites and one of crappie.  Sunny hot day with light wind.   Good Trip!

Bass:   Fair to Great:    The bass guys love this high water for the bass.  The bass move up into the flooded areas and hide in the willows and other assorted brush.   Flipping a sweet beaver, brush hog or jig into the willows can get you some really big fish.   

 

CATFISH:   GOOD:  With this rain the cats who are wanting to spawn will be heading into the backs of the ditches where the water is running in.     The more current the better.   The channels are gorging themselves on night crawlers or cut bait fished in the back of the creeks is producing lots of channel cats right now.  The rain today will make the creek fishing good.   Keep in mind that the back of the creeks are not where they usually are with the lake 9 feet high.   As long as the water is moving the fish should be biting.              

WHITE BASS  Good:  The crappie fisherman fishing under the bridges are catching some while crappie fishing which means they are coming back down from the river to the main lake.   The dam is still  putting out a few fish also but fewer people are fishing on the dam  right now.   

Walleye:   The walleye are being caught trolling main lake humps (in front of old white house)  and from the bank along some of flooded frisby golf areas.  Small crankbaits and fire tiger rooster tails are both working.   They will hit on shallow crankbaits (rattle traps, bandit 100's or KVD 1.5's also.   

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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