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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, November 28, 2017 

The trimble wildlife area north of W boat ramp is now CLOSED  to all boat traffic.  You can not go north of W till January 31st.  You can still use the boat ramp.   

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: 863.95  3 inch low  ( Normal pool  864.20 ) 

  OUTFLOW: 8 cfs   WATER TEMP: 49

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: Good:    It that time of year when you can catch some really nice crappie around the W-hwy bridge.   Had several guys stop by and tell me they had caught some really nice fish around the bridge pillars.   All of the brush along the rip rap at Campbranch bridge.   The dock fisherman are also catching some nice fish.   The courtesy docks at Campbranch and Little Platte are now open for public fishing.  You can purchase your daily or annual pass at the main office at Campbranch Marina.   The main areas being fished are from The W bridge along the bluff on the east side of the lake down to Sailboat cove.  Blue ice, threadfin shad, elect. chicken, are all good colors of jigs

CATFISH:  No report 

WHITE BASS  Good:    The white bass are on the main lake points almost lake wide.  Target the windy points where the wind is blowing right into the bank.   They aren't busting shad on the surface but they are there.   Mepps spinners, roadrunners and small rattle trap and crank baits all work well.  

Walleyeaccidental:   The walleye are starting to show up a little bit.  A few of the guys fishing for whites on the main lake points are catching one now and then.   Most are coming out of less than 6' of water.   Rattle traps, Flicker shads and shad raps are all good crrankbaits.   If they are not in a chasing mood you may have to slow down and drag a crawler.    You can fish slower with a 1/4 oz jig head or lindy rig tipped with a crawler and do well.



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