Truman Lake Fishing Report

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Sterett Creek Marina - Truman Lake

Truman Lake Fishing Report

Fishing report 8-16-2016

Current lake level is 705.40 and water surface temp at the dam is 82 degrees.

There has been a lot going on this week with a rapid drop in the lake level, and the cooler air temps. Lake level has fallen more than 2 feet in a short period of time and is now below normal pool which is a good thing for crappie and bass anglers. Stumps, fence rows and old ditches with cover that have not been visible all year are now exposed for fisherman. These areas have had virtually no fishing pressure all year and are ripe for the picking all over the lake. Two days this week we have been able to catch crappie on stumps along one of these ditches that runs thru a flat in very shallow water. We long poled the stumps and drops of the ditch channel with minnows and took fish consistenly 3 to 7 feet deep in water that was 4 to 11 feet deep. I am hearing the same type of reports from anglers all over the lake. You just have to look for that cover at the right depth that has just been recetnly exposed doe to the falling water.

With the lower lake level generation at the dam has dropped way off so that the current bite for the whites and hybrids at the dam has slowed. That being said the schooling activity is still going on early and late in the day for both species. Best areas have been from Sterett Creek to the Cemetery to the dam, and at KK Island. Look for the surfacing fish the first and last hours of daylight on bright sunny days, and all day long on cloudy days. The whites are hitting best on a 1/2 ounce Bob Bates spoon cast into the surfacing fish and retrieved rapidly back thru the school. A 4 inch white sassy shad on a 3/4 ounce head retrieved the same way has worked best for the hybrids.

Largemouth bite has been slow but there are some fish to be taken on main lake points early and late in the day on shad colored Pop R's and Zara Spooks. During the day a variety of plastics Texas rigged and fished 8 to 15 feet deep SLOWWWWWWWWWWWW on the points is best.

No report on cats this week.

If you can you need to hit Truman this week to get in on some of the great long pole action for crappie, and surface activity for the whites and hybrids.

See ya at Sterett Creek Marina!!!!

fishing report 8-8-2016
Fishing Report 9-7-2016

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!