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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, February 15, 2018

We plan on starting to open the store on a regular basis on March 2nd.

F.I.S.H. DAYS MARCH 23, 2018  

The brush pile project will continue this spring.  MDC and Army Corps of Engineers will set up a staging area at the Crows Creek boat ramp.  Help is needed and appreciated.    

If you have a HUMMINGBIRD or LOWRANCE graph I have an SD card with 174 way points of brush piles at Smithville Lake that I will let you down load into your graph.

Lake Level: 862.25 23 inches low and slowly falling. ( Normal pool  864.20 ) 

  OUTFLOW: 8 cfs   The lake is 80% frozen.  Drove across W-hwy bridge and it was ice covered as far as you could see North and South.  Main lake is open up to about Sailboat cove.  Ramps still ice covered at Little Platte but the East one has water getting close.  Not sure about Campbranch.

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 

Crappie:   Poor    At the marinas????

BASS:  No report

CATFISH:  No report 





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119 N 169 Highway 
   Smithville, Mo. 64089     (816) 532-4659