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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

Smithville Lake Fishing Report 
August 24, 2014

HOURS:  
Monday to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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: 864.25 ( Normal 864.2). Outflow 8 cfs and steady

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   

Water temp:  86 degrees 

CrappieGood:   Still fishing the main lake brush piles and catching lots of fish.   Did a guide trip on 8-14 and caught lots of fish.  Ended up with 21 keepers in four hours.   We must have caught 70 or 80 fish.  Fished with Natalie  (8-8)  and we caught lots of fish in the dam area on both minnows and jigs.   You have to work for the keepers but thats not the worst thing a guy could have to do.   Don't forget your crappie checker though.  You can definitely catch larger fish using minnows than jigs.   Not all brush piles are created equal so move if you can't find the bigger fish.   Some of our bigger fish came from around the outside edges of the brush piles fishing a little deeper 10' or 12'.    Fish 6' to 8' down with a slip bobber or you can tight line over the side.  I haven't fished above the W-hwy bridge any but have heard that you can catch some larger fish in the shallow tree rows up in the river.  Limits of keepers are not that hard to come by if you don't mind catching lots of fish.  The purple and chart. jigs are the best color for jigs.   

Bass Poor but better:    The bass are in a summer funk but some larger fish were biting.   Several four and five pound fish were caught on 8-14.  Not lots of fish but some nice ones with a couple of limits brought in.   The grass has really taken off on the main lake and you can catch a few fish there on occasion.   A senko or chatter bait fished in the grass can produce a few fish.   A buzz bait fished over the top of the grass early and late can also produce a fish.  A few fish are still coming from the wood in the upper arms of the lake on brush hogs and big worms.   Frogs in the lily pads can also produce an occasional big fish.     

Catfish: Good:   The catfish are biting well and fairly consistent.    The channels are also biting well lake wide.   Baits are directly proportional to the size and species of fish you are trying to catch.  Dip baits are working well for the small channels with cut baits being used for the larger fish.  Gold fish and blue gill on trot lines are best for the big flat heads.                   

WHITE BASS   FAIR:    The white bass are roaming the main lake and following the shad schools.  Watch for them feeding on the surface around main lake points.  Hurry to the action as they probably won't be there long.  Small rattle traps, or road runners will catch them.

Walleye:   Fair to Accidental:  The walleye are around the main lake points but difficult to come by.   You can try rattle traps on the windy points or a jig and crawler fished on the bottom just outside of the grass line.  Try the top of the Trimble dam with a shad rap #5 or #7.

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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