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.

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
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Cell 660-525-0692
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Hope all had a GREAT Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

Getting a late start this season on our winter crappie special because I will be having a minor surgical procedure done this week. The winter crappie special this year will begin on December 15th and run thru the end of February. Cost this year is $100.00 per person with a minimum of two people and a maximum of three anglers. This price includes all gas, oil, baits, and rods specifically geared for the winter crappie bite. All you need bring are your drinks and snacks for the day. I will be working with another guide so we can handle parties of four to six anglers if necessary. For those of you who wanted to book in the first two weeks of December my apologies as I do need to get this sugery and recovery over. I will be guiding on a limited basis this year so book as early as you possibly can to make sure you get the dates you desire. To make a booking call my cell at 660-525-0692.
 
Current water level on Truman is 706.66, and the surface water temps is 46 degrees.
 
Sorry for not filing a report in some time but the winter crapie bite has just now started to change a bit. The fish are starting to congregate a little on the shad schools so it takes a little longer to find them, but once you do there will be several in that area. The key is to find the shad. If you are not seeing shad on the graph keep moving until you do. The bluffs as always are your best bet in the winter months, especially the bluff points and channel bends along the bluffs. We are using the 1/4 ounce Bob Bates crappie special jig tipped with the new and awesome SWARM jig. I don.t know what it is about the SWARM jig but the crappie eat it up!!!! We are taking about a quater inch off of the head of the jig body to decrease the profile of the bait. This seems to help in the number of fish caught, as with a full jig body you will get a ton of short strikes. Best depths for the crappie have been from 18 to thirty feet, and the jig must be fished very SLOWWWWWLY just inches of the bottom so bring your most sensative rod as strikes are very VERYYYY light. I am using a nine foot Crappie Max rod by Bass Pro Shops and Bass Pro Extreme reel spooled with 8 pound Berkley Big Game line. Cover water until you hit two or three fish in an area then slow down and fish that area throughly. One bonus we have been getting is several good sized white bass along with the crappie. Where there are whites the crappie will be there on the shad also. Also you will be well ahead of the game if you look for fish on the bluffs that do not recieve alot of pressure, so don't be afraid to run up lake a bit to get away from the pressure!!!!!
 
There is a fairly consistent bass bite going on also, bet the pattern is a closely kept secret you will have to go on a guide trip to experience. LOL!!
 
Happy Holidays!!! to all see ya at Sterett Creek Marina. !!!! 
  
StevC Blake
Field Operations Manager
Fisherman Eyewear & Guideline Eyegear
Cell 660-525-0692
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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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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!