Truman Lake Fishing Report
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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.

Water level on Truman is 706.81 and the water surface temp is 37 degrees.
 
Crappie continue to be the best bite this week with limits of 10 to 12 inch crappie being the rule rather than the exception. The crappie are bunched on shad over the river channels and on top of the deep brush piles. Pink and white, and brown and orange Swarm jigs rigged on the 1/4 ounce Bob Bates pink jigheads are producing well. 
 
When u locate a big school of shad or a brushpile on your graph pay special attention to the exact depth that the top of the school or brush is at and fish your jig right at that depth. You can be a foot off and not get a bite. You have to be right at the top of the cover or shad school. Bites are not fast and furious but once you land two or three fish in a spot stick it out and be patient. There are more there.
 
I have seew juggers this weeek taking some nice blue cats with shad on the bluff banks setting bait at 20 feet deep. The O-1 bluff has been real good for blues.
 
The next couple of days are forecast to be warmer than normal so if you want to get in on some winter crappie fishiong action give me a call at 660-525-0692!!!!
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!teve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Lake is near normal pool and surface water temp is 35 degres.
 
Crappie bite this past week has been very good. We have been able to produce limits of 10 to 12 inch crappie on a consistent basis all week fishing 1/4 ounce pink Bob Bates heads with several colors of Swarm jig bodies. Fish are for the moxt part coming from brush piles in 20 to 35 feet of water 12 to 18 feet down keeping the jig right at the top of the brush. Best tip I can give this week to produce more fish is to give the jig very little or no action, and be very aware of the VERRYYYYYYYY subtle bite. 
 
The weather looks awesome for the next few days so fishing should continue to be good.
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!'.
 
 
Steve Blake
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Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Not much change in crappie patterns this week with some slight exceptions. The water in the Grand and Osage arms near the dam has stained up considerably. While the Little Tebo is still fairly clear. I did find this week that the water that is stained requires that we use black and chartruse Swarm jigs on the 1/4 ounce Bob Bates jig and that you have to almost dead stick the jig to get bit in the stained water. Get the jig right at the top of the brush or shad balls and hold it as still as possible to get bites. If you hit a fish or two stay there and fish patiently and SLOWWWW there are more. Bites are not as numerous as in the clear water in the Little Tebo but the stained water fish are running better size. Some nice weather coming in the next few days should be great to catch a mess of fresn winter crappie!!!
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Current lake level is 707.02 and the surface water temp is 40 degrees.
 
Hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday season. Now it is time to get in on the best part of the winter crappie bite. January and February see the crappie on Truman school up on shad in big numbers and big size. That bite is starting now and will just get better over the next two months.
 
Fished yesterday for three hours and put 22 nice crappie in the 10 to 14 inch size range in the boat, and released several smaller fish to grow another year. Our fish came for the most part from brush and cover on bluffs in depths of 18 to 35 feet of water total depth, and 12 to 18 feet down. The fish were suspended at whatever level the top of the brush was in each area. The big fish came from the 12 to 18 foot depth range. We fished the 1/4 ounce Bob Bates jighead, rigged with the hot new Swarm jigs. Best colors were pink and white, chartruse and black, and the crawfish color brown and orange. Pink and white worked best in the clearer water while the c/b aan b/o worked better in the stained water. On the lower lake the Grand and the Osage Arms are stained, with the Tebo and Little tebo Arms having the cleaner water color. 
 
The key to getting bit on a regular basis was to make sure that you had your jig as close to the top of the brush as possible without getting hung up. 
 
I still have lots of openings for the winter crappie special for the next two months so give me a call at 660-525-0692 and get in on the action. This is the best time of the year on Truiman for quality size crappie. 
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Matrina!!!!  
 
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Just a quick update. The patterns for the crappie in the last report are still working well. Fished the past two days and am seeing the crappie starting to bunch up on the shad in bigger schools. Best colors of the SWARM jigs have been blue and white, pink and white, and brown and orange. The next week shows some really nice weahter so if you want to get in on some fast crappie action give me a call. See ya at Sterett 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!