Good day to all. Current water level is 705.77 and
surface water temp is 73 degrees on the main lake. Thank you all for the
positive comments this year on the reports from Sterett Creek Marina. I am as
many of you are aware taking fewer trips this year and in the future as I kind
of semi retire. If you would like to book a trip please call me on my cell at
I have had several people ask why on occasion I do
not always update the fishing report on a weekly basis. As all fishermen
are aware there are certain times of the year when weather and water conditions
stay fairly consistent, and fishing patterns can stay the same sometimes for two
to three weeks at a time. Suimmer to early fall, and mid winter are classic
examples of these times. If you see that I have not updated the report for
certain weeks it is simply because patterns have held and you need to refer
to the previous weeks report to pick up on what is going
Such a senario exists now as the warmer temps we
have had still pretty much have kept the patterns the same for crappie, bass,
white bass, hybrids and catfish for the past few weeks.
The crapppie are still on the flats in submerged
brush in 10 to 15 feet of water a foot or two off the bottom on minnows. This
bite has slowwed somewhat but patience is the key once you find a few crappie
hang with that area. Almost all arms of the lower lake are producing on this
pattern. In the mid lake are ther are some nice crappie being taken on the
bluffs with minnows on the outside trees in 45 feet of water 20 t0 25 feet deep.
This pattern has been best in the Berry Bend area of the Osage Arm of the lake.
Bass are still on the main lake and secondary
points and flats in 8 to 15 feet of water in submerged cover with small
plastics like shaky head worms, and baby brush hogsd producing best. Hot colors
have been green pumpkin red flake, and red shad.
White bass are showing up in increasing numbers on
the humps in 12 to 22 feet of water depending on the time of day. Shallow early
and late in the day, and deeper as the sun gets high. Best technique has
been jigging half ounce Bob Bates spoons off the bottom a foot or two once you
have found a school on the hump. make sure you touch bottom woth the spoon each
time you let it down. I have had limits of white bass and smaller hybrids for
all my guide parties this week in very short order. Bob Bates sppons available
at Sterett Creek Marina.
Big hybrids have been spotty with the best
time late in the day as they run water at the dam during the weekday evenings.
There is no generation scheduled for this week so hybrids will be tuff to find.
The last two hours before dark on humps in 12 to 15 feet of water in the KK
Island Area would be your best bet.
Cats have been slow this week but the best action
on jugs has been on main lake flats with cut shad in 10 to 15 feet of water
setting 8 to 10 feet deep.
We have a cool front coming in mid week, and if the
cooler weather holds on we should see the whites and hybrids start to show up in
the shallows in a week or so, and the crappie and bass should start to migrate
into the creeks and coves.
Again please remember to refer to the previuos
weeks report if I don't file a report on a given week. Looking forward to the
fast and furious fall feed up bite that will soon be here.
See ya at Sterett Creek
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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