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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Mark Twain Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Mark Twain Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Missouri
Latitude:
39.5070890000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
35
County:
Longitude:
-91.8031310000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
606
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
18600
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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2015-08-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 77
bass fishing on mark twain is on fire 15 3lb. plus bass today. seven solid keepers on 1 spot in 10 casts
Mark Twain Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Mark Twain Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Mark Twain Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Mark Twain Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Mark Twain Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Often, the fish aren't aggressive, but you'll catch more fish if YOU are aggressive. If you don't get a bite in one spot for ten minutes or so, pack up and move. You won't find 'em if you stay in an unsuccessful spot. Minnows are easily the bait of choice although jigs tend to yield larger fish. We generally tie up to trees/limbs/stumps on the edges of treelines - the closer to the points you can get - the better. Early in the year, fish five feet down. During the summer months, start at ten-ish feet deep and work your way up.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Summer Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: Same requirements as spring, but deeper. For beginners, rivers and creeks are the best because "deep" is relative. In a creek, a crappie's summer spot might only be 5 feet from their springtime spot, because there isn't as much deep water to begin with, so bank bound anglers can usually catch crappies in basically the same places they caught them in the spring. In lakes, summer usually means having a fishfinder, or sonar unit, and looking for those "sticking up things" in deeper water. However, there are a couple ways to find those spots even if you don't have a fishfinder. One is a Kentucky rig, which is a live bait rig with a very heavy weight on the bottom that will allow you to feel it when you drag it through a brushpile. The other is, plant your own brushpiles so you'll know where they are. Still, in the summer, a beginners best bet is a shallow creek or river with good bank access.
Mark Twain Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Mark Twain Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- good walleye just below dam
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Mark Twain Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Mark Twain Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Mark Twain Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake Trout Rating:
2.5
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:57 CST

Sunset:

19:03 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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