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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 not much has changed this week as the water level has held steady at just over 707 and they have not generated all week.
 
You would think this would have slowed the white bass and hybrid bite, but they are still going on the same patterns as mentioned in last weeks report.
 
The crappie, catfish, and largemouth are also holding in the same areas as mentioned in last weeks report and on the same patterns. 
 
All reports from the upper ends of the lake have the bigger crappie really slowing down way up the rivers. The lower half of the lake however continues to produce great numbers of crappie on the shallow flats in 6 to 12 feet of water near brushpiles and standing timber. While the size is not up in the 13 to 14 inch range you can take plenty of minnows and weed thru the smaller crappie and come away with a nice limit of 10 to 11 inch fish in short order if you hit the right area. Stay on the move until you locate the larger schools.
 
Looks like good cool weather for the weekend. Come on down and get in on the action!!!
 
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 708 and the surface water temp is 82 degrees.
 
Well the lake is back down to just a couple of feet above normal, and fishing patterns have changed. The fish that were scattered in the shallow flooded cover have moved out to their normal summer haunts and are bunched up and feeding.
 
With the lower water level the corps is only running water during peak demand hours, and this has affected the white bass and hybrid fishing. The whites and hybrids are best when the water is on of course, and are still feeding on the humps. This week they have been best on 1/2 ounce Bob Bates spoons fished on the bottom with a constant jigging motion in 8 to 15 feet of water. Several areas are producing limits of whites in the afternoon and evening hours when they are generating power at the dam. The hubrids have been best on 4 inch sassy shads fished on a 3/4 ounce head with white being the best color. Cast the sassy as far as possible across the hump and let it settel to the bottom. Them give the reel 6 to 10 fast cranks, and let the lure settle back to the bottom. Repeat this process all the way back to the boat. Strikes are violent so hang on to your rod. The late evening topwater action for the whites and hybrids is still going. The action has been best from about 6:30 to dark. KK and G 4 are good areas to be in late in the evening.
 
I have gotten some good largemouth reports this week. Main lake points in 6 to 12 feet of water with 10 inch red shad worms seem to be the best action. Stay on the move and hit as many points as possible as you will only take one to three fish in an area.
 
The crappie have finally begun to bunch up in big schools on the shallow brush piles on the main lake flats. If you can find brush piles in 8 to 15 feet of water they are there. Minnows fished right at the top of the brush have been best. Take pleny of minnows as there are a ton of small fish to weed thru, but the big crappie in the 10 to 13 inch range are there also. We took 31 keepers from one pile in an hour yesterday.
 
Catfish reports have been slow this week, but I have seen several juggers on the flats in the KK Island area taking fish on cut shad. Many of the fish however have been in the slot and have to be releaased.
 
Well that's it for this week. If you want lots of action chase the crappie and whites. 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 710.04 four feet high. Water surface temp is 84 degrees.
 
With the drop in lake level, and the constant current flow at the dam fishing has picked up this week for almost all species.
 
Crappie are beginning to come to the dock on a more consistent basis. With the falling water more and more of the cover anglers are used to fishing is becoming visible, and reports of good catches are coming in from all areas of the lake. As is the norm for this time of year cedars and hedges seem to be holding the most fish, and minnows get the nod for getting the most actipon. Depending on the water clarity in the area you are fishing the crappie have been anywhere from 7 to 14 feet deep. In the more stained water in the Osage Arm the fish are at the shallow end of the spectrum, while in the clear water in the Grand, Tebo, and Pomme Arms they are on the deeper side of the water column. Long poles and minnows are the best technique, and stay on the move taking one to three fish from a tree. The bite is extremely soft so you have to be on your game to feel them. Do not set the hook until the fish puts a little pressure on the rod tip or you will miss a ton of fish. Also take plenty of minnows as the reports from all over the lake are that there are a ton of small fish you have to weed thru to get a limit of keepers. Main lake flats in 15 to 20 feet of water have been the best areas.
 
The white bass have been inconsistent to say the least. Seems you can't find them in the same place two days in a row, but if you  are persistent and keep checking humps and current cuts in 10 to 16 feet of water there are big schools to be found. 1/2 ounce Bob Bates jigging spoons fished on the bottom have produced best. Stay on the move and watch your graph and dont stop on isolated schools. look for the big schools if you want fast action. 
 
The evening bite for the hybrids has been the best as they have been surfaceing the last hour before dark in several areas in the Grand, Osage, and Pomme Arms of the lake. Topwaters and sassy shads cast into the breaking fish and retrieved rapidly are producing best. 
 
Largemouth have been the exception this week to the fast action as they have been very tough to find. Winning weights this past weekend in the tournaments have been low at 12 to 13 pounds. Most agree that plasics fished SLOWWWWW on the main lake points in the current flow have been the best bet.   
 
Catfish have been on fire this week with cut shad fished on rod and reel near the dam and on the ridges that are 6 to 15 feet deep is producing nice limits of blues daily. 
 
Come on down and get in on the action!!! 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 717.63 and falling fast. The water surface temp is 82 degrees.
 
I have had a ton of e mails and phone calls this week assking why I did not post a new report last week. As I have explained before during the mid summer and mid winter seasons patterns often remain consistent for weeks at a time. So when I do not post a report for a week or so it is because the patterns and areas where we are catching fish have remained for the most part unchanged and anglers should go with the info on the previous weeks report. Hope that explains why at these times of the year I will sometimes skip a week or two. It is because things have not changed.
 
This week fishing has picked up as the lake conditions have finally gotten fairly consistent. They are running water thru the turbines 24 7, and the white bass and hybrids are starting to gather in large schools on the humps and current breaks. The hybrids for the most part are coming early and late in the day on the humps that have 20 feet of water or less over them. If the hybrids are on top busting shad we are casting a 4 inch sassy shad in white or chartruse on a 3/4 ounce head into the school and bringing it in on a fast retrieve. If the hybrids are feeding on the bottom on the hump we are casting the same bait over the hump, letting it settle to the bottom and slow rolling it back to the boat.
 
The white bass have been in the same areas and for the most part have been coming on 1/2 ounce Bob Bates spoons jigged on the bottom in 10 to 20 feet of water. The whites are hard to find, but once you locate them they are in huge schools , and eager to bite. The Osage Arm has been best for the whites.
 
Crappie remain scattered and the fishermen who are having success are staying on the move targeting the cedar and hedge trees that are just begining to show as the water falls with minnows fished on long poles at depths of 7 to 12 feet. The more stained the water in the area you are fishing the shallower the crappie will be. In the clearer water stick with depths of 10 to 12 feet.
 
As the current has become consitent this week the bass fishing has picked up considerably. Red shad and purple worms fished on the main lake points on isolated bushes in 4 to 8 feet of water are working best during the day while topwaters get the nod at sunrise and sunset. Buzzbaits and Pop R's for the early and late bite on the bass.
 
Catfish are also on bigtime. There are a ton of channel cat on the weir flats at the dam coming on a variety of baits from prepared bait to cut shad. Aviod worms as the drum will wear you out. Jug fisherman continue to do well on the blues with cut shad and blue gill for baits. Main lake flats in 8 to 12 feet of water have been best.
 
That's this weeks info. As they will probably be running water on a consistent basis for the next couple of weeks as they draw the lake back to normal pool conditions and fishing will most likely not change. So if I dont post a report stick with what you have hear.
 
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 720.70 and surface water temp is 83 degrees.
 
Recent rainfall and rapidly rising lake level have the fish very confused. They run turbines at the dam then shut it down . Then they open uip the flood gates and fishing gets really good with the increase in current, then more torrential rain and they shut the water flow off again. This tupe of fluctuation in the water conditions has the fish scattered all over the place. They are showing on the schedule that they will again open the flood gates on Saturday to the tune of 50,000 cubic feet per second. This should get the bite going again.
 
The white bass have been busting shad early and late in the day on the lower lake in the area within three miles of the dam. Their location has not been consistent but if you cruise the lower lake looking for these large schools busting shad have a 1/2 ounce spoon tied on. When you spot a school cast the spoon past them and bring the spoon thru them on a rapid retrieve and hold on they will hammer it.
 
Once the flood gates come back on Saturday not only will you find the whites schooling on top, but the whites and hybrids will also begin to show up on the humps again. 1/2 ounce spoons jigged on the bottom for the whites on these humps, and a 4 inch chartruse sassy shad on a threee quater ounce head slow rolled on the bottom over the humps for the hybrids will be a good technique.
 
Crappie have been very slow, but there have been some fish taken 12 feet deep in the cedars all over the lake where the water is clear enough to fish. The Pomme and Tebo Arms have been best. Fish the cedars at the mouths of the coves as I said 12 feet deep with minnows being the best bait.
 
The cats have been best on jugs on the main lake flats, and in the flooded fields in the backs of the creeks with a variety of bait doing well. Cut shad, hot dogs, bluegill, and prepared baits are all doing well.
 
The bass are very scattered but they are shallow in the flooded green stuff. Two areas have been best for bass. Main lake points, or all the way back in the creeks and coves. Tie on a spinner bait, buzzbait, frog, weightless palstic worm, any bait you can work efficiently thru the thick flooded cover and stay on the move for these scattered shallow bass.
 
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!