Smithville Lake
Current Temperature:
91° F
Est Water Temperature:
81° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.93 inHg (Falling)
Wind Speed:
South at 12 Knots (14 MPH)
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Smithville Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Smithville 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. Smithville 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:
39.42495
Maximum Depth (ft) :
County:
Clay
Longitude:
-94.49793
Normal Elevation (ft):
864
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7190
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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CatchTracker User
2016-03-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 47
White bass will be moving into the river soon. Once it wams up just a little and get the sun back it'll be on!!
Guest
2012-06-12
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
there biting well on livers i caught a 12lb channel in a shallow cove around some timber and also had one break my line we caught a few small ones as well
Guest
2011-05-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Mercury levels are very low and fish are safe to eat right now.
Smithville Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- county ran lake , clay county has ran this lake into the ground , lots of water patrol be warned
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.2
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught 2 15" bass on bobber and minnow and some 12 to 14" bass on minnow as well. 04/11/12 On W Hwy under and around bridge.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.6
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Smithville Lake Crappie Rating:
3.3
Smithville Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the dam is usually good. but wind will make it hard to throw lures and minnows.
otherwise search for brush and trees.
be responsible and get your trash or garbage in cans within the park dont leave your junk around. its not your lake its everyones.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Smithville Lake Walleye Rating:
2.9
Smithville Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- caught several walleye on the dam in the past week. they are still spawning!
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Smithville Lake Catfish Rating:
3.2
Smithville Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Too cold for Cats.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.1
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Smithville Lake White Bass Rating:
3.8
Smithville Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I am going out this weekend to see if the white bass or anything is biting off the
shoreline. I will be using yellow medium jigs at a slow retrieve pace. If those
dont work, Im going old school with some plastic worms.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smithville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.2
Smithville Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are not any stripped bass stocked in smithville
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smithville Lake Trout Rating:
2.4
Smithville Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there is no trout in Smithville
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

10:54

Sunset:

01:44

Moon Phase:


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