Truman Lake Fishing Report

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Sterett Creek Marina - Truman Lake

Truman Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report 11-14-19

​By Steve Blake

Current water level is 707.82 and surface water temp is 49 degrees.

Well the recent hard cold front has put the lake in full winter pattern. Good fishing for crappie, bass, and catfish are reported this week.

Crappie on the lower lake area near Sterett Creek have been best on the bluffs fishing a 1/4 ounce Bob Bates jighead pink or glow color with a char and white or char and blue SWARM JIG. Fish have been in 12 to 22 feet of water depending on water clarity in the area you are fishing. The fish are shallower in the more stained water. We are vertical fishing the jig and easing along very slow with the jig only a foot or two off the bottom. Crappie are running in the 10 to 12 inch size with some even larger fish being taken.

Cats are in 10 to 15 feet of water on main lake flats near the edges where the flats get deeper. As always cut shad are the best bait.

The recent drop in water temps to below 50 degrees should have the bass moving to the steeper main lake points where jerkbaits should be very effective. I have always found that in the stained water conditions we have now gold and black or clown suspending rouges are the best colors.

I look for the winter bite to be good the next week or so and milder temps are forecast. Should be a great week to fish after you have harvested your deer. See ya on the water.

Winding down 2019 Season
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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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!