|Burtons Bait and Tackle|
Steve Stroud and David Shaw with two limits of walleye June 3,2013
Smithville Lake Fishing
|When we put trees in the lake for crappie beds we put real trees in, not some sissy christmas tree.||Someone has to be the supervisor while Donnie and Steve lug 100 lb pots of concrete.|
Lake Level: 864.66 ( Normal 864.2) 6 inches high and steady. Outflow 8 cfs
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.
Water temp: 42 degrees and all ramps open!!
The Trimble Wildlife Area just North of the W-hwy boat ramp is closed for the season! You can still use W boat ramp but you can not go North. Look for the orange balls marking the start of the refuge and signs on the bank.
Crappie: Excellent: I fished this Thurs. and Saturday on guide trips. Caught limits both time and didn't need the 4 hours. The fish are in the brush piles on the main lake. The Litton Center area, sailboat cove, shady hollow dam and the W-bridge were the areas I concentrated on. The fish weren't in the same piles every day so you had to move around some till you found them. When you start seeing large schools of shad the crappie and white bass aren't far away. The majority of the fish we caught were 9" or larger fish. Some areas had lots of small fish so we moved on. You can catch a limit of just keepers in an hour or two. If you want a limit of 10" + fish it will take a little longer but is very doable. Natalie and I fished Sunday afternoon and kept 15 fish in 2.5 hours all of which were over 10" with five between 11" and 13". We are using a 1/4 oz jig head with a variety of colors but blue/white or electric chicken are good places to start. Lots of whites are hanging around the shad also.
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 also.
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.
|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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