Truman Lake Fishing Report

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Sterett Creek Marina - Truman Lake

Truman Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report 2-25-2018

By Steve Blake

Current lake level is 708.53 and water surface temp at the dam is 74 degrees.

The rain this week has really played some tricks on the fishing and the water conditions. We have muddy water up the rivers, and in the backs of the major creeks. We have stained water in the mid lake areas, and we have clear water on the main lake near the dam. The muddy trashy water has shut down everything but the catfish which are being taken in the muddy water on a variety of bait.

The stained water for me where I could see down only 8 to 14 inches has been the best bite for me for crappie and large mouth bass. The clear water where I can see down 3 to 5 feet has been producing but you have to fish much deeper and the fish are very spooky.

Crappie have been good in the Sterett Creek Area where we have both stained and clear water. In the stained water Swarm Jigs and minnows fished 6 to 10 feet deep over brush piles and in the standing timber have produced well. You will weed thru a lot of little fish so if using minnow take plenty. Fish have averaged 10 to 12 inches with a few nice 13 to 14 inch fish each day. In the really clear water minnows have been best fished over the deep brush that is in 18 to 25 feet of water and the fish have been suspended over the brush down 12 to 18 feet.

Bass have also been best in the stained water with top waters, buzz baits, and spinner baits all producing. In the really clear water shad colored jerk baits fished on the steep points have been best.

Whites and hybrids have been on the humps with live shad producing best. They have been better when they are running water at the dam.

Blue cats continue to be good in the Sterett Creek and dam areas using cut shad in 25 to 35 feet of water. Hope everyone has a great holiday and gets a chance to stop in at Sterett Creek Marina to see all the improvements that have been made to make your lake experience the best it can be!!!! See ya on the lake!!

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

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!