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
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
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
See ya at Sterett Creek
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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