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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 
July 22, 2014

BIG BASS TOURNAMENT JULY 12th Smithville Lake Crows Creek

HOURS:  
Monday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Firday & Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 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: 864.54 ( Normal 864.2). Outflow 8 cfs 4 inches high 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:  82 degrees  

CrappieGood:   They have shut the water back off with the lake about 4" high.   This will make the crappie fishing better in the brush piles.  You can catch lots of fish on jigs or minnows but if you want to catch keepers you need to use the minnows.   The crappie are in the brush piles on the main lake and biting.   Minnows under a slip bobber set about 8' to 10' deep or tight line over the side of the boat.  Jig fishing with a white/ chart. or purple / chart. iig tipped with a crappie nibble or some other attractant will also work.   Limits of keepers are not that hard to come by if you don't mind catching lots of fish.  

Bass Good:   The grass is really growing on the main lake and in the main lake cuts.   The grass is at the surface in many areas of the main lake.   The fishing has been tough for the last couple of weeks on Thurs.  evenings.   (See Thursday evening tournament results)  Chatter baits, square bills, or senkos are good choices.   Some top water early and late is also a good bet.           

Catfish: EXCELLENT:   The channels have been spawning and should be about done.   I have seen several really big flatheads this past week.  A 60 + was the biggest with several other in the 20 to 40 pound range.   All of those were caught on lines baited with blue gill or gold fish.   The channels should be feeding up good after the spawn as the flat heads are just starting.                    

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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