Truman Lake Fishing Report
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Truman Lake Fishing Report - Sterett Creek

Provided by Steve Blake Guide Service

Call Steve at 660-525-0692 for a GREAT day of fishing on Truman Lake.

Steve has been a full-time guide for 30 years on Harry S. Truman Reservoir.

Well the fall feedup we have been waiting for has finally started. Surface water temp is 61 degrees and the lake elevation is 707.31. There is no water scheduled to be run so far this week. Normally this would not be a good thing, but for this time of year it is.
 
The lack of current along with the cooler water temps has moved the white bass and hybrids to the banks and roostertails, rattle traps, and pop r's are taking alot of fish on the lower lake near the dam wher there is some fairly clear water. Look for them on the windy points and in the backs of the main lake pockets that are fairly flat and shallow.
 
The winter pattern for crappie has also picked up a bit on the bluffs on the lower lake. 1/4 ounce Bob Bates jigheads in pink with a pink and white body fiahed right near the bottom only 6 inches to a foot off the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water depending on the day are taking some nice 10 to 12 inch crappie, and alot of smaller fish. Stay on the move till you catch a few then slowwwwww down and work the area carefully. Bluff points and the area 50 feet either side of them are a good bet.
 
The topwater action for largemouth has been good also with pop r's and buzzbaits in shad colors taking alot of bass.
 
Haven't heard anything on cats this week.
 
Ther are still a couple of more weeks till deer season and the action on the banks is going strong!!!
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!
 
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Well the best bet to catch a mess of fish this week has been chasing white bass and hybrids on the weir wall in front of the dam. Best baits have been 1/2 and 3/4 ounce Bob Bates spoons fished in a jigging motion off the bottom on the front dropoff of the weir in 15 to 18 feet of water. A 1/4 ounce pink and white jig worked on the bottom at the same depths is also producing fish in the same area. One thing tthough they are not scheduled to run water over the weekend. I really feel that the white bass are starting to again make a move to the banks, and will be checking that out with roostertails and rattletraps in the next two days.
 
Crappie have been slow but there are some fish being taken on the bluffs in 20 to 25 feet of water with jigs fished right on the bottom. Pink and white and black and chartruse have been the best colors.
 
Bass are taking chartruse and white buzzbaits on the edges of the flooded grasslines all day long. Not alot of fish but some quality fish are being caught.
 
Catfish with jugs fished in 15 to 20 feet of water 10 to 15 feet down have been fair with cut shad and perch for bait.
 
Current lake level is 709.34 and surface water temp is 65 degrees.
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!
 
   
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Well it is clear that early Fall has arrived. Recent rains have brought the lake level up a foot to 706.25, and the cooler temps have the main lake surface water temp down to 70 degrees. Whille searching for bass in the back of a major creek this week I found 61 degree water.
 
The best action this week, as it has been for several weeks has been for the white bass and hybrids. We were able to limit on whites and smaller hybrids this week in less than an hour every day we were out. These fish are taking 1/2 to 3/4 ounce Bob Bates Spoons on the humps in 10 to 16 feet of water, and are in big schools feeding on shad.  O 3, and KK Isalnd have been the best areas. The whites and hybrids will soon go to the banks and start that fall feedup that Truman is famous for. I look for this to happen in a week or so with the cooler temps that are forecast.
 
The crappie bite has slowed as the fish begin to scatter to move to the backs of the creeks. There are still a few fish on the shallow brush piles in 10 to 15 feet of water on minnows fished just off the bottom. You can expect to take 5 to 10 fish on a pile then move to another. If you are patient they are there to be caught you just have to hit several piles to boat a limit.
I have also had reports of crappie on the bluffs 20 to 25 feet deep on the outside trees. In addition there are some crappie showing up in the backs of the major creek arms 5 to 10 feet deep on timber. As I said they are scattered.
 
Bass fishing this week has been to say the least very tuff. A few fish on topwaters early and late , and mostly non keeper size. The rising water and cooler water temps to come this week should see the bass move to the backs of the creeks and coves to feed on shad very soon. When they do move to the backs spinner baits, rattletraps, sqarebill crank baits, and buzz baits can all be effective. Fish chartruse and shad colors of these baits. 
 
I have had no reports on cats this week as really at Sterett Creek the catfishermen have not beemn out.
 
The fall feedup is not far away. Continue to watch the report and I will let you know as it fires up.
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!   
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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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 660-525-0692.
 
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 on. 
 
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 Marina!!! 
 
 
 
  
 
  
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Not much has changed this week the patterns that were in last weeks report are still working well. There is one exception in that the white bass are beginning to show uo on the banks in some areas around Sterett Creek and Long Shoal . Casting 1/8 and 1/4 ounce white in line spinners near the bank and retrieve them at a medium pace back to the boat for these whites. Look for them on windblown points.
 
See ya at steret Creek marina!!!!
 
 
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Sterett Creek on Truman Lake

Marina - Motel - Campground

We are located approximately 3 miles north of Warsaw, MO on US 65.  Sterett Creek is on the shore of Truman Resevoir (commonly referred to as Truman Lake).  Truman Lake is the largest man-made lake in Missouri and is home to many species of fish and wildlife.  Our Marina offers easy access to the Osage, Grand, Big Tebo and Little Tebo arms of the lake.  Our Motel and Campground offer easy access to the Sterett Creek Loop of the Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park.  Sterett Creek is the perfect place for outdoor fun!