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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

Smithville Lake Fishing Report 
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 closed 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.   

Lake Level: 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. 

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

Water temp:  30's depends on which day

Crappie: Fair 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 fish. 

Bass: No report    

CATFISH:   No report              

WHITE BASS  Fair to Good: 

Walleye:   The walleye are random and accidental.   



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119 N 169 Highway 
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