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.

Current water level is 707.26 and the surface water temps are from 82 to 86 degrees.
 
While the crappie fishing on the lower lake has slowed some on the brush puiles the crappie bite up the rivers that usually occurs around the end of June has started to come on. Seems like everything is running two to three weeks late this year. The Upper Osage has produced some nice crappie this week fishing 8 to 12 feet deep dipping the timber on the main lake flats and bluffs with 12 foot long poles and minnows. The Area from Berry Bend to Talley bend has been productive. A similar bite for crappie can also be found in the upper reaches of the Big Tebo Arm of the lake in the area from Clear Creek up to The Quarry above Windsor Crossing.
 
The corps has run some water on the weekday afternoons this week which has spoarked a bite for whites bass and hybrids on the humps in the KK Island area fishing spoons and sassy shad in 17 to 24 feet of water during the times of power generation. I have taken some hybrids to ten pounds, and some nice white bass in the two to even 3 pound size range. Again this is an afternoon and evening bite that is only good when they are generating power.  There is also still some surface activity late in the evenings and very early in the morning on the white bass with a few small hybrids mixed in in the area from the dam to point O-3. The morning bite will slow shortly after the sun hits the ater so you have to get out early. The evening bite starts around 7:30 and lasts until sunset. Just cruise the aera from the north end of the dam up to point O-3 watching for surface feeding fish at these times, and when you locate them small Pop R's have been the best bait. On the very cloudy days this activity may be found at any time. My son and I caught some 50 to 60 whites and small hybrids last nite keeping 20 of the better fish. We fished approx> and hour and a half.
 
Bass fishing seems to have improved somewhat this week. Topwaters early and late on the main lake points, and change to small plastics mid day fishing 8 to 15 feet deep on the points. Pop R's and green pumpkin red flake small plastics seem to produce best.
 
Lots of cats coming in this week but mostly the smaller good eating size blue and channel cats in the 1 to 4 pound size range.  Cats seem to be concentrated on the main lake flats and in the dam area in less than ten feet of water with stink bait and cut shad working well.
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!
 
 
Steve Blake
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Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Just a quick update this week as not many patterns have changed.
 
Lake is just a foot or so over normal pool and the water surface temps are 80 to 82 degrees.
 
Crappie fishing on the lower lake in  the dam and Sterett Creek areas continues to be best on brush piles in 10 to 17 feet of water with minnows fished down at the top of the brush 8 to 12 feet deep.
 
Bass fishing with the recent cold front has slowed and plastics on brush piles and points in ten feet of water are still is the best pattern. One hint the smaller plastics I E Baby Brush Hogs, Biffle Bugs, Wooly Bugs, and finess worms are the best baits with green pumpkin red flake the best color.
 
Catfishermen continue to do best on the main lake flats in less than 12 feet of water with both jugs and rod and reel producing. Cut shad and live bluegill are still the best baits. The flats near the dam, and in the KK Island area have been good.
 
The white bass and hybrid fishing has picked up this week with the whites surfacing on new hatch fry in the dan and O3 areas late in the evening. Pop R's and small spoons are best for these surfacing whites. Hybrid fishing has picked up some with reports of fish being caught early and late in the day on 4 inch sassy shads and big 1 ounce spoons on the main lake humps. G-4 and the Airport are good bets for the hybrids.
 
Shoukld be a great weekend for fishing. See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!
 
 
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Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
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Sorry I haven't updated the report this week but the patterns for most fish have not changed much. This is pretty typical in mid summer and mid winter months. I'll give a quick rundown.
 
We are still taking numbers of crappie on the brush piles that are in 10 to 20 feet of water from 8 to 10 feet deep with minnows. Take plenty of minnows as you will have to sort thru a ton of small fish to catch a limit of keepers. For three people I would strongly suggest taking three scoops. The conservation piles near the dam and Sterett Creek Areas are a good bet.
 
Bass are also in these areas on small plastic baits like wooly bugs and Biffle bugs. Also look for bass during the day on main lake points in 8 to 12 feet of water with these same baits. I took a bass trip this week and had 9 keepers and lost three good fish in a day of fishing along with several non keeper fish.
 
Cats are in 12 feet of water or less on the main lake flats with shad and live bluegill the best baits. Channael cats are in the creeks with nightcrawlers on the bottom.
 
White bass and hybrids are coming to the top some in the evenings in the lower lake area in the last hour or two of the day. Sterett Creek to the mile long bridge and at the dam are good areas to cruise and watch for activity in the evenings. Small 1/4 ounce spoonas are best fir the whites with 4 inch white sassy shads in a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce head woring best for the hybrids.
 
See ya at Sterett Creek Marina.  
Steve Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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Current water level is 707.1 and water surface temp is 82 degrees.
 
The only thing that has changed in the patterns this week is that the white bass have been schooling on new hatch fry in the evenings. Other than that follow the patterns on last weeks report for best success.
 
The white bass that are schooling have been in the Little Tebo Area near the cut thru and off the big island across from the Dam. The fish have been coming up late in the day the last hour or two before sunset on the calm nights. When they surface casting small 1/4 ounce Bob Bates spoons into the schools and rapidly retieving them has produced best. Many of the fish are small but there are some 1 to 2 pound fish in the schools also. You just have to weed thru the little ones. Bob Bates spoons are available at Sterett creek Marina.
 
 
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Water level is 708.52 and water surface temp is 75 degrees.
 
The fishing this week has been nothing short of AWESOME!!!
 
The crappie are being caught on the deep bluff brush piles with minnows fished down 12 to 15 feet deep in the clean water on the lower lake near Styerett Creek. The action on the right pile can yeild great numbers of crappie but there are tons of small fish you have to weed thru so take plenty of minnows. The action on the upper portions of the lake has slowed as the recent rains have muddied the upper reaches of the lake. That mud should clear in a week or so.
 
The hybrids and white bass are going strong. My daughter aand I just got off the water and in an hour took 9 hybrids from 6 to 12 pounds on sassy shads casting into the surface feeding schools. Look for these over all the regular humps early and late in the day busting shad. The white bass are on the humps in 15 to 20 feet of water taking 1/2 ounce spoons. This action is during the week only as they seldom generate water on the weekends, but the crappie will not be affected that bite will still be strong whether they run water or not.
 
The cats are spawning and the blues and flatheads are shallow taking live bluegill in the flat coves. They are also catching a ton of channel cat at the dam on stink bait when they are running water.
 
 Bass this week have been very slow.
 
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!