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2011 Fishing Reports

Date   December 26, 2011 Water Temp   38
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.46
Discharge 16,000
Water Clarity   Good
   
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and hope you have a happy new year.
 
Crappie fishing is getting better the water is cooling off so the bite is getting good. Fish the bluffs in 20 ft of water and more fishing 12 to 15 ft deep. Fish the outside trees along the bluffs and don't be in a hurry. The best is to use double jigs in the 1/16 oz sizes. You can try two different colors art the same time but blk/char is the beat. We fished Wednesday and caught several and some good ones. Remember its cool out so be patient!
 
Catfish are being caught in the main lake channels in 20 plus feet of water and fishing 15 ft deep. The best is fresh cut bait but hot dogs and frozen shad will work. This time of year you can catch some good ones so don't let the cold keep you away.
 
Ducks are here by the hundreds so if you are looking for a trip to remember call Bucksaw and we will set you up with Jeff Faulkenberry you will have the duck hunt of your life. And if you are wanting a fishing trip call Richard, our boats are ready.
 
 

 

Date   December 20, 2011 Water Temp   43
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.59
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie are going strong and the bite is good. We are catching them on the bluffs in 20 plus feet of water using a double jig. Black and chartreuse have been the best. Fish in 12 to 14 ft. deep and fish the outer trees on the bluffs. Don't be in a hurry. The ends of the bluffs and across the mouth of the creeks are the best. Some big ones are being caught. The bite will get even better when the water cools more.

Catfish are being caught in the main lake channels in 25 ft. of water fishing 15 ft. deep. Any kind of bait will work but the best is fresh cut shad. Fish using jugs and the action can be good and very good eating out of this cold water.
 

 

Date   December 6, 2011 Water Temp   48
Lake Level   Lake Level 706.05
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Crappie are being caught on the bluffs and in the main feeder creeks. The bluffs are the best place to fish for the bite. Fish in 20 ft. of water or deeper and fish 15 ft. deep. Jigs are working better than live bait and any color jig will work. The early bite is the best.

Catfish are being caught in the main lake channels. Fish in 20 ft. of water and fish 12 ft. deep. Fresh cut bait is the best but hotdogs and stink bait will work also.

White Bass- no report

Black Bass- no report

The ducks are here so if you want a guided trip give Jeff a call at 660-477-3900. He will show you a great time!

Have fun and good luck!
 

 

Date   November 29, 2011 Water Temp   51
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.48
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Deer season for does is open it will be a good weekend for a hunt cooler weather and lots of deer,if you need a place to stay our lodge is open for the winter.

Crappie are being caught on the bluffs and in the mouth of the creeks.Look for 20 ft of water and more and fish 12 ft deep. A double jig rig in various colors will work best.I went Saturday and 2 nice limits and caught them on every color we tried. Remember its winter the bite can be very good slow down and be patient you will catch fish.

Bass are being caught in the mouth of the creeks in 8 ft of water using Black/Blue jigs. Look for the points that have timber on them and you will get more bites.

Catfish are being caught in the main lake channels in 20 ft of water fishing 15 ft deep. Fishing with fresh cut bait is the best but hot dogs and shrimp will work. Blue cats are what's being caught,and you can catch several.

White Bass no report.

Crappie fishing in the winter can be the best fishing of the year. We will be guiding all winter so give us a call 660-477-3900 and we will set up a trip.
Ducks are in and Jeff is on them he has had some great trips so if you want to book a duck hunt call now.
 

 

Date   November 21, 2011 Water Temp   55
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.86
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing has been fair. The bite is best on the bluffs in 20ft. of water or deeper fishing 12ft. deep. The bait of choice is jigs 1/16oz. and all colors are working so try them all. Remember the water is cooling off so slow down and you will get more bites.

Bass are being caught on jigs and spinner baits in 5ft. to 10ft. of water. Fish the creeks in the back. Mid-day bite is the best.

White bass are being caught on the main lake points in 1ft. to 5ft. of water. Anything that resembles a shad will work for bait. Keep on the move!

Catfish are being caught in the main lake channels fishing 15ft. deep. Some good blue cats being caught. Fresh bait is the best. So bring your throw net.

Deer season is here. We have been seeing some big bucks come in. The lake is a great place to hunt because there are a lot of deer, turkey and duck. We will be guiding for crappie all winter long so give us a call. If you want to go on a great hunting trip call Jeff Faulkenberry at 660-477-399. He will show you an awesome time. The lodge will be open all year some come stay and hunt or fish with us at Bucksaw Resort & Marina.
 

 

 

Date   November 07, 2011 Water Temp   55
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.56
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing has slowed down some. The fish are in the creeks and some are moving to the bluffs. Fish the creeks in 10 ft. of water and 1 ft. off the bottom. Fish from half way back to the mouth. The other pattern is fish the timber on the bluffs. Fish in 20 ft. of water and fish 12 ft. deep. Crappie tubes are the bait of choice. Try different colors.
White bass are being caught on the windy points in the dam area. Fish a rooster tail for the best results. Anything small that resembles a shad will get bites. Remember keep on the move. Reports of some hybrids being caught with the white bass.
Black bass are being caught on buzz baits in the morning and a spinner baits later in the day. Fish the back of the pockets and creeks in 1 ft. to 5 ft. of water. Some good ones are being caught.
Catfish are being caught in the river channels in 20 ft. of water fishing 12 ft. deep. All white cats being caught. Use fresh cut bait. Jugs are working the best. Several being caught and they are some good ones!!!
Remember the winter is a great time to catch a lot of crappie so book your trip now. Duck hunters- Jeff Faulkenberry is here and ready to take you on a duck hunt so give us a call at 660-477-3900.
 

 

Date   October 30, 2011 Water Temp   58
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.52
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   

Crappie fishing is fair. There have been several good ones come in this week. Most of them were caught in the creeks in 10 ft. of water using minnows for bait. Look for the creek channels and keep on the move. The bite is the best early in the morning.


Bass are being caught in the pockets in 5 ft. and less water using crank baits and spinner baits. Fish the pockets with little wind. Keep on the move because the bite is good.


White bass are being caught on the windy points in the dam area. Fish with anything that looks like a shad and keep on the move. The points must have wind.


Catfish are being caught on the flats in the main lake. So when fishing, fish in 15 ft. of water just off the bottom. Fish with any type of fresh cut bait. We have seen some big ones coming in.
 

 

 

Date   October 24, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.26
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   

Crappie fishing is good in the creeks. Fish the flat side of the creeks looking for brush in 7 ft to 12 ft of water. Fish from half way back to the front of the creek. Minnows are working well and small jigs are working also.

White bass are on the windy points in 1 ft to 5 ft of water. Fish with a rooster tail in the 1/8 oz size and keep on the move. White or any color that is shad looking will work. Hit every windy point you can. The bite is good if there is some wind.

Black bass are in the back of the creeks and pockets in 1 to 7 ft of water. Fish with a spinner bait or a square bill crank bait. Fish the pockets with wind being blown in.

Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water fishing just off the bottom. Cut bait is the best. Set your lines at 12 ft. The bite has been good. Some good ones coming in on rod and reel also. Mostly blues being caught.

 

 

Date   October 16, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.34
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   

Crappie Fishing is Getting good.. The fish have moved to the back half of the creeks. Look for the creeks with the best water some have algae in them and the bite is not there. Fish in 6 to 10 ft ft of water.

 

Bass are being caught on the main lake points in 2 to 6 ft of water. Early morning use a top water and after sun up spinner bait all day. Light colors are the best.

 

 

White bass are being caught trolling in 20 ft of water. Any color crank bait is working but shad colors works best.  Fish the humps and road beds. It wont be long and the whites will be on every point with wind.

 

Catfish are being caught on the main lake flats in 15 ft of water fishing 12 ft deep. Use fresh cut bait for the best bite. Several blue cats coming in. There are several good ones coming in.

 

 

Date   October 10, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.56
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie Fishing is fair. The fish have moved to the back half of the creeks. Look for the creeks with the best water some have alge in them and the bite is not there. Fish the creek channels and the flats in the back of the creeks. Minnows for bait.
 
Bass are being caught on the main lake points in 2 to 6 ft of water. Early morning use a top water and after sun up spinner bait all day. Light colors are the best.
 
 
White bass are being caught trolling in 20 ft of water. Any color crank bait is working but shad colors works best.  Fish the humps and road beds.
 
Catfish are being caught on the main lake flats in 15 ft of water fishing 12 ft deep. Use fresh cut bait for the best bite. Several blue cats coming in.
 
 

 

Date   October 3, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.36
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie Fishing  has slowed some the fish are moving due to the water cooling. Fish the creeks in 15 ft of water fishing 12 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. Fish the creeks. Stay on the channels.
 
White bass are being caught on the points trolling crank baits and road runners. The whites will be moving to all the windy points soon as the water cools off  more.
 
Black bass are being caught on buzzbaitits and spinner baits.. Fish the creeks in 3 to 6 ft of water.Fish the back of the pockets in the creeks.
 
catfish- with the cooling water temps the fish are still chasing shad on the flats in the shallower warmer water. fish cut baits close to the bottom on the flats in which the wind is blowing on. 10-18 feet deep
 
Lake Level 704.36          Water Temp 69                      Discharge 0 
 

 

Date   September 25, 2011 Water Temp   72
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.32
Discharge 250 cfs
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing has slowed down the fish are on the move. Fish the creeks from the front to about half way back.  Fish in water that is 15 ft deep fishing 10 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. Some fish still showing up on the flats.
 
Bass are being caught on the points in 1 to 7 ft of water using buzz baits and spinner baits. Fish all the flat points you can and keep on the move. Still several fish being caught.
 
Catfish are being caught on the main lake. Fish the channels in 15 ft of water fishing 2 ft off the bottom. Fresh cut bait is the best.
 
White bass are being caught on the points in 20 ft of water trolling crankbaits. Any shad colored bait will work.
 

 

Date   September 18, 2011 Water Temp   72
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.22
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie has slowed some with the changing water temps. Fish the creeks from the front to about half way back.  Fish in water that is 15 ft deep fishing 10 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. You can catch some on the flats but they are moving.
 
Bass are being caught on the points in 1 to 7 ft of water using buzz baits and spinner baits. Fish all the flat points you can and keep on the move. We had several fish come in this week end.
 
Catfish are being caught on the main lake. Fish the channels in 15 ft of water fishing 2 ft off the bottom. Fresh cut bait is the best.
 
White bass are being caught on the points in 20 ft of water trolling crankbaits. Any shad colored bait will work.
 
 


 

Date   September 11, 2011 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.23
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie Fishing is going strong. The fish are showing up shallow and some deep. You can fish the flats or you can fish the bluffs. If you are on the bluffs fish in 20 ft of water and fish 12 ft deep stay on the outer trees and keep moving. If you are on the flats fish in 12 ft of water and less fishing a foot off the bottom. Minnows are a must.
 
Black Bass are being caught in the creeks using spinner baits and crank baits. Early morning fish a buzz bait. Fish the creeks on the flat side and look for lay downs and big stumps.
 
White bass are being caught on the humps trolling and jigging spoons. Fish the humps that have 20 ft of water on them and fish a foot off the bottom. Fish crank bait and jigging spoons.
 
Catfish are being caught in the main channel using cut bait. Fish 20 ft of water fishing 12 ft deep using jug lines. Fresh cut bait is the best so bring your throw net.
 
Soon as the water cools down a litter more the white bass will be on the windy points and will be very fast action. If you are looking to book a guide trip give us a call. 660-477-3900
 

 

Date   September 4, 2011 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.42
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good. The water has cooled some so the fish are moving shallow. Fish the same flats you have been fishing and fish from the deep water in to the 3 and 4 ft range. We had several fish this week in 5 ft of water just off the bottom. Same as last week minnows are the bait of choice.
 
Black Bass are being caught on the flats in 2 to 10 ft of water. Fish a crank bait and a spinner bait all day. Fish all the lay downs and black stumps you can and keep on the move. Some good weights being caught.
 
White bass  No report but soon will be on all wind blown banks.
 
Catfish are being caught in the channels. Set you jugs in 25 ft of water fishing 15 ft deep. Fresh cut bait is the best so bring your throw net.
 

 

Date   August 28, 2011 Water Temp   81
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.62
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is great. The big fish are biting. Crappie Masters was here this week end and several bags over 9 lbs came in not bad for 7 fish. Fish the flats and keep on the move. Fish in 15 ft of water fishing 10ft deep.  If you are wanting to catch bigger fish try tipping a jig with a minnow or for numbers use a hook and a sinker.
 
Bass are being caught on spinner baits and crank baits in shallow water. Fish the flats with a shad color spinner baits. The fish are in 5 ft and less water.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. If you can get fresh shad the bite is good. Fish the flats and be patient.
 

 

Date   August 21, 2011 Water Temp   85
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.68
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is very good we are catching them on the flats in 10 ft of water and more fishing 8 ft deep. Fish the isolated trees and the fence rows and keep on the move. Minnows are the best. Fish with a big sinker and a 1/0 hook.
 
Bass are being caught on the flats on the isolated structure fishing 5 ft of water. Fish with a black buzz bait early and a red shad worm after the sun is up. Keep on the move some good ones being caught.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water. Fish with fresh cut shad. Set your lines in 15 ft and fish 10 ft deep. We are seeing a lot of blue cats come in.
 
Crappie masters will be here on the 27th and we do have a kids rodeo on the same day so bring you children and come have some fun. There will be prizes for the kids.
 

 

Date   August 16, 2011 Water Temp   87
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.56
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is going strong the fish are coming in by the buckets . Fish the flats in 15 ft of water and more fishing 12 ft deep. Minnows with a big hook and sinker is the best bait.Fish all the flats and keep on the move look for the isolated trees and fence rows and keep on the move.
 
Black Bass are being caught on the flats fishing the road beds and secondary points. Start the morning with a buzz bait and switch to a 10 inch worm after sun up. Black buzz bait is the best and red shad worm is the color of choice.
 
White Bass no report.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats and in the main channels fishing with cut bait. Fish in 15 ft of water and more using fresh shad. Several being caught mostly blue cats.
 
 

 

Date   July 31, 2011 Water Temp   89
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.52
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Crappie fishing is very good. The fish are on the flats in the same places,15 ft of water and more fishing 14 ft deep. Fish the isolated trees and the fence rows on the flats and keep on the move. Minnows with a big hook and sinker is the way to go.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 7 ft deep. Fish with jugs and trot lines with fresh cut bait. There are shad up all day so getting bait is fairly easy.
 
Black Bass are being caught on top water baits early and big worms later in the day. Fish a buzz bait early black in color and after sun up go to a black neon worm and fish the humps and flats.
 
White Bass are being caught on the flats at sun up and sun set. Look for surfacing action and follow the school any shad looking bait will work.
 
 

 

Date   July 25, 2011 Water Temp   87
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.59
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie are still going strong. The fish are on the flats and coming in by the boat loads. Fish the flats in 15 ft of water and more fishing 12 ft deep. look for the isolated trees and fence rows for the best results. The bite is best between here and the damn area.
 
Black bass are being caught early and late on top waters. As the sun comes up switch to a big worm or carolina rigged french fry and fish the main lake points and humps.
 
White Bass are being caught at sun up and sun down on any thing that resembles a shad. Look for surfacing action on the flats and move with the schools.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. Use fresh cut shad. We are seeing several blues come in. Jugs are working well.
 
 

 

Date   July 18, 2011 Water Temp   87
Lake Level   Lake Level 704.56
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is on fire !!!! Fish the flats in 15 ft of water a fish 12 ft deep. Fish the lower lake on from the Bucksaw area down to the damn area. look for isolated trees and fence rows on the flats and keep on the move. You will catch a lot of fish. Make sure you stop by and pick up several minnows.
 
bass are being caught on the flats in 3 to 10 ft of water. Fish early morning with a top water and go to a big worm later in the day. Fence rows and points are the places to look.
 
 
White Bas are being caught early and late on any thing that resembles a shad. Look for surfacing action and try to stay with the school. It is fast action and the evening is the best.
 
Catfish are being caught on jugs in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. Fish the channel edges and flats using fresh cut bait. We are seeing several blues come in.
 
The crappie fishing is as good as it can get come down and see us.
 


 

Date   July 10, 2011 Water Temp   85
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.52
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is on fire !!! The fish are on the flats and thick. Fish the flats in 15 ft of water or more and fish 12 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. Fish a big sinker and hook.All fish are being caught on the flats from the marina to the damn area. It is good
 
Black Bass are being caught on the flats in 2 ft to 10 ft of water using big worms. Fish the fence rows and the road beds on the main lake. Black neon is the color of choice.
 
White bass are being caught on the flats in the evening hours. Just  before dark whites and hybrids will be  surfacing. Fish any crank bait that resembles a shad.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water 8 ft deep.Fish with fresh cut shad. We are seeing lots of blue cats come in.
 

 

Date   July 4, 2011 Water Temp   85
Lake Level   Lake Level 705.52
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is very good the lake is six inches low and you can see a lot of new structure. Fish the flats in 15 ft of water and fish 12 ft deep. Minnows are working the best. Isolated trees and fence rows are the places to look.
 
Bass are being caught on the points in 2 to 8 ft of water using big worms. Fish all the points you can and fish the fence rows. Keep on the move and cover lots of water.
 
White bass are being caught on the flats trolling crankbaits.  Fish all the flats in the lower lake with any shad colored crank bait.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 8 ft deep. Fish with fresh cut shad for the best results. Mostly white cats being caught.

 

 

 

Date   June 20, 2011 Water Temp   82
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.01
Discharge 0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good the fish are on the  flats in 15 ft fish 10 ft deep. Fish with live bait and keep on the move. Isolated trees and fence rows are the best places to look. The bite is good up and down from the marina.
 
Bass are being caught on top water baits early and crank baits after sun up. Fish the points and run and gun not every point has fish so keep moving. Fish the main lake points.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 6 ft deep. Blue cats are being caught on cut bait.Jugs trotlines are working well. We have had several nice fish com in lately.
 
White Bass no report
 
Lake Level 708.01       Water Temp 82          Discharge 0        Water Clarity Good shape
 
Remember the hotter the weather the better the crappie fishing is. Come and see us.
 

 

Date   June 12, 2011 Water Temp   80
Lake Level   Lake Level 712.00
Discharge 31,900
Water Clarity   Great Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good the fish are on the main lake points in 15 ft of water fishing 12 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. You can use a jig tipped with a minnow. The bite is good all day just keep on the move.
 
White bass are being caught on the humps and road beds in 15 ft of water just off the bottom. Fish with jigging spoons hopping it off the bottom.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 6 ft deep. For the flat heads use live bait and for blue cats fish with fresh cut bait. We are seeing lots of both coming in.
 
Black Bass are being caught on the main lake points in the current. Fish with a crank bait or a big worm. Keep on the move hit as many points as you can. Fish are in 2 to 7 ft of water.
 
 

 

Date   June 10, 2011 Water Temp   72
Lake Level   Lake Level 716.25
Discharge 25,250
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie have move to the main lake flats. Fish in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. Look for the hedges and the cedars .The best bite is from here to long shoal. Look for the isolated trees and keep on the move. We had some good weights come in for the crappie masters tourn.
 
White Bass are being caught on the humps and the saddles. Fish in 15 ft of water just off the bottom using jiggig spoons. We are seeing several white and  hybrids come in.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft  of water fishing 8 ft deep. Fish with live perch for the best results. we are seeing several flats come in.
 
Bass fishing is good. The best bite is on the points in 2 to 10 ft of water. Fish with buzzbaits early. Mid day use a big worm.
 

 

Date   June 02, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 714.25
Discharge 29,000
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is fair. The fish are being caught in the willows and in the cedars and hedges. Fish in water that is 8 ft deep and more and fish 7 ft deep. Minnows are the bait of choice. Most fish are being caught on the flats.
 
Bass are being caught in the flooded bushes using spinner baits and buzz baits. Fish the bushes on the points in 3 to 10 ft of water. The bite has been going all day.
 
Catfish are being caught on trot lines in 10 ft of water fishing 6 ft deep. Live bait is the bait of choice. We are seeing lots of flat heads come in.
 
White Bass are being caught on the humps and road beds. Use jigging spoons hopping it off the bottom.Fish 15 ft deep.
 
 


 

Date   May 23, 2011 Water Temp   69
Lake Level   Lake Level 714.15
Discharge 22,500
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is good. The willow trees are holding lots of fish. Fish the willows that have 4 ft or more on them using minnows. Fish the outer trees and keep on the move. Not every willow will have a bite but if you find one with a bite you will catch more than one. Mostly 10 to 12 inch fish being caught.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water . For blue cats fish with fresh cut bait and for flat heads used live bait.
 
Black Bass are being caught in the bushes using 10 inch worms and spiinnerbaits. All bass are being caught in 5 ft of water or less.
 
White bass are  being caught on the humps in 10 ft ftwater. Fish jigging spoons on the bottom.
 
 

 

Date   May 19, 2011 Water Temp   64
Lake Level   Lake Level 710.74
Discharge 24,000
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing has changed some .We are catching some on the banks but most have moved out. You can catch some in the willows and buck brush but the best approach is spider rigging or slow trolling. We have been catching limits in the creeks in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep.We are double rigging minnows and following the contour of the banks. Remember fish the  whole creek and you will catch fish.
 
Black Bass are being caught in the buck brush. Fish the willows and buck brush on the points in 1 ft to 6 ft of water using blk/blu jig and frog. We are seeing lots of blacks being caught.
 
White Bass are being caught on the humps in 15 ft of water. Fish the humps using jigging spoons in the 1/2 oz weight. Most are being caught in the damn area. The reason the whites are on the humps is because the are releasing water as long as they do that the white bass fishing will be good.
 
Catfish are being caught on trot lines and jug lines. If you are wanting to catch flat heads us live bait such as perch and fish in 15 ft of water on the flats and set your lines at 7 ft deep. If you are around trees and brush you results are better. If you are wanting to catch blue cats fish along the channels in 20 ft and fish 15 ft deep. Fresh cut bait is the best.
 
Remember Truman lake is at its best for crappie when its hot out. The hotter it gets the better the fishing. And you don't have to fish deep.

 

 

 

Date   May 09, 2011 Water Temp   62
Lake Level   Lake Level 713.33
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing is very good the fish are being caught on the banks and in the bushes just off the banks. The bushes are holding the most fish the best approach is to vertical fish the with minnows or jigs. The bushes with no green on them is the best.
 
Bass are being caught in the trash along the banks. Fish a jig and frog in the trash and work it through it. Black and blue is the best color. Fish the creeks and pockets for the best results.
 
Catfish are being caught in 10 ft of water fishing 6 ft deep. We are seeing a lot of blue cats come in. Rod and reel and jugs working the best. Fresh cut bait is a must.
 
 

 

Date   May 02, 2011 Water Temp   60
Lake Level   Lake Level 710.05
Discharge  0
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is good the fish are moving back to the banks. We had several limits come in today caught in 2 ft of water. All were using jigs. Blk/char was the color of choice. Fish the 1/16 oz jig weedless so you can fish around the brush close to the banks. The lake is up 4 ft so the buck brush holds lots of fish.
 
Bass are being caught on spinner baits and jigs. The best approach is fish the buck brush.The bass are still in ten pockets.So keep on the move.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. Fish with fresh cut bait. Mostly white cats being caught.
 
White Bass no report.
 
 


 

Date   April 25, 2011 Water Temp   59
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.5
Discharge  3900
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie fishing has slowed some the fish have move off the banks into 10 ft of water. Fish the creeks and pockets using minnows or jigs 8 ft deep. Slow trolling or spider rigging is working the best.

Bass fishing is fair the fish are being caught on spinner baits in 5 ft of water or less. Fish the creeks and pockets and keep on the move. If you are wanting to fish for bigger bass fish a black/blue jig around the buck brush.

Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water fishing 8 ft deep. Fish with fresh cut bait. Mostly blue cats coming in. If you are wanting flat heads fish with live baits such as perch.

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Date   April 15, 2011 Water Temp   59
Lake Level   Lake Level 708.01
Discharge  3900
Water Clarity   Good Shape
   
Crappie spawn is on !!!   The fish have hit the banks all over the Bucksaw area. Fish the creeks and the pockets in 1 to 4 ft of water. You can catch them casting the banks with a small jig or you can fish a bobber set at 1 ft throwing to the bank and working it back to you. The bite is good so now is the time to be here.
 
Bass are being caught in the pockets and creeks on jigs and spinner baits. Fish the flat pockets in 1 to 6 ft of water and keep on the move. There are lots of bass being caught in the Bucksaw area. And some good ones.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water using cut bait. Set your lines down 10 ft with fresh cut shad and you will catch some good blue cats. Jugs working good also.
 
The crappie have just hit the banks so should be good for a while for the bank fishing of come on down.  Some big ones being caught.


 

Date   April 04, 2011 Water Temp    
Lake Level   Lake Level
Discharge 
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is good the fish are in 10 ft of water fishing with jigs and minnows. Fish the creeks and the pockets. The water is warming up fast so the spawn will be here shortly. We did catch some saturday in 5 ft of but they were scattered. The bite is good so come and see us.
 
Bass fishing is fair the fish are in the creeks and flat pockets. Fish spinner baits and crank baits and keep on the move. We had our first tourn this week end and it took little over 15 lbs to win. It will get better every day.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water using cut bait. Trot lines and jug lines working well. White cat and blue cats coming in.
 
White Bass no report.


 

Date   March 28, 2011 Water Temp   49
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.39
Discharge  15,000
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is still good even with the bad weather that came in. We had snow and wind  and very cold but the fisherman came in with a lot of crappie. The pattern was basically the same other than the move out just a little. Fish the pockets and creeks in 15 ft of water and fish down 10 ft. Spider rigging and dipping trees is working. Minnows and jigs working the same. Jig color blk/pink. 
 
Bass are being caught in the pockets and creeks in 3 to 5 ft of water. The bite has been later in the day after the water warms up. Fish the north pocket that are wind protected. spinner baits and crank baits working the best.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water fishing 8 ft deep. Fresh cut bait is the best. Fish the flats using jug lines and trotlines.
 
The weather this coming week end looks good. So plan a trip down the crappie fishing is good. And will get better - the spawn is close! If you are looking for a guide trip give us a call 660-477-3900 you will have a good time.


 

Date   March 20, 2011 Water Temp   49
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.20
Discharge  41,400
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie fishing is good ! the crappie are coming in by the bucket fulls. The fish are being caught in the pockets and the creeks in 10 ft of water fishing 6 to 9 ft deep. Soider rigging and slow trolling is working the best. Double minnow riggs and double jig riggs are working well. Fish the creeks and the pockets and move slowly the bite is good.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 10 ft of water using cut bait. Fish with jugs and trot lines for best results. Mostly white cats coming in.
 
White Bass No Report
 
Black Bass No Report
 
The crappie fishing is very good it is worth the trip down. If you need a place to stay give us a call. And remember the spawn is close so make your reservations now.


 

Date   March 14, 2011 Water Temp   44
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.35
Discharge  41,400
Water Clarity   Stained
   
Crappie are being caught in the pockets and the creeks. Fish in 15 ft of water and your bait set at 7 to 9 ft. the best approach to catching them is spider rigging double minnow rigs or holding two rods. Move slow across the secondary points every point has some crappie on it. The bite has been good.
 
Catfish are being caught on the flats in 15 ft of water with your drops set at 10 ft. Fresh shad is the bait of choice. we are seeing some nice blue cats come in.
 
Black bass No report
White bass No report
 
The Crappie fishing is good so come and see us. The Marina and restaurant are open.


 

Date   March 06, 2011 Water Temp   41
Lake Level   Lake Level 711.89
Discharge  32,000
Water Clarity   Good
   
Crappie fishing is fair the fish are being caught in 15 ft of water fishing 10 ft deep. Fish the mouth of the pockets and creeks around the trees. As the day warms up the fish will move more shallow fish the same area but move up to 8 ft of water fish 5 ft deep. Blk/char is the bait of choice. Remember the water is cold so fish a little slower.

White Bass no report
Black Bass no report

Catfish can be caught in the main lake channel fishing 15 ft deep on jugs.Float your jugs in the middle of the channel using cut bait.

I fished Thursday the 4th and caught good fish some as shallow as 6 ft of water. The air temp was 60 and the water was 43 in the pockets. The spawn is close so get ready. If you are looking for a trip call 660-477-3900 . The resort is open come and see us.
 


 

Date   February 23, 2011 Water Temp   36
Lake Level   Lake Level 709.39
Discharge  40,000
Water Clarity   Good
   
Crappie  are being caught on the bluffs. Most are being caught in 25 ft of water fishing 20 ft deep. Fish the outer trees along the bluffs using a double jig rig. Blk/char and Blue/White are the best colors. The water is warming up so its time to spider rig.
 
No report on any other fish but soon will be good. Looking Forward to seeing you all. Bucksaw


 

Date   February 08, 2011 Water Temp   Frozen
Lake Level   Lake Level
Discharge 
Water Clarity   Frozen
   
Its cold - the lake is frozen. No fishing going on but will be soon. We will start posting reports as soon soon as the fishing starts. we will be at the St Louis sport show Feb 9th thru the 13th come and see us.


 

 

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