Truman Lake Fishing Report

Sterett Creek - Truman Lake Marina, Motel and Campground contact information.

Sterett Creek Marina - Truman Lake

Truman Lake Fishing Report

Fishing Report 4-19-2020

Current water level on Truman is 708.85 and water surface temp is 58 degrees.

First I want to say that Sterett Creek Marina is open. Boat ramp is open and the courtesy docks in place. The store is open but they allow only one person at a time in the store. Fuel is available as are minnows and all bait they normally stock. SCM will enforce social distancing on the docks, Drunken Minnow bar and grill is open for carry out only. Check the Facebook page for hours and menu as it changes weekly for now.

Now then, the fun part. Crappie on the lower lake in the Sterett Creek area are staged in the coves and creeks in great numbers and biting. While the cold front this week sent them to the guts of the creeks and coves and deeper than they were last week. We took 30 nice fish in the 10 to 13 inch size range yesterday in 23 to 27 feet of water Fishing a 1/4 ounce Bob Bates jig head rigged with a char and black Swarm Jig fishing just 1 to 3 feet off the bottom. Vertical jigging and moving the boat as slow as possible while keeping your line straight under the rod tip was the key to getting limits.

Large mouth are in 2 to 7 feet of water and slow rolled spinner baits are best. A few white bass coming from the backs of the creeks on jigs and in line spinners. Have not seen much on cats this week focus of most has been crappie. With warmer temps all this next week look for the spawn to hit in the next few days. STAY SAFE See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!!!!! 

Update 4-6-2020 - Motel temporarily closed, Marina...
Fishing Report 4-28-2020


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Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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!