Smithville Lake

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
61° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.01 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 11 Knots (13 MPH)

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Smithville Lake
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Smithville Lake General Information
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!

Smithville Lake: More than 4,000 of the lakes 7,190 water surface acres were left uncleared to provide the aquatic habitat that should provide excellent fishing for many years. Hundreds of irregularly shaped coves will furnish over 175 miles of shoreline fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation fisheries biologists began building the fish populations in 1975 by stocking the 160-acre Trimble Lake, and numerous farm ponds which were inundated by lake waters. Since the permanent pool was established in October 1979, the biologists have continued to stock game species including largemouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, bluegill, tiger muskie, and walleye. Crappie were already present in sufficient numbers so as not to require stocking. [Smithville Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/04/2008]
State:
Missouri

County:
Clay

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
7190

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
39.424952

Longitude:
-94.497927

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
864

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Smithville Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 61 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.6/5
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Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Smithville Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Smithville Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Smithville Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Smithville Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.9/5
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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):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Smithville Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Smithville Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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Smithville Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Smithville Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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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 Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Smithville Lake Trout Rating:
   2.4/5
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Smithville Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there is no trout in Smithville
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Smithville Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
05:57 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:33 CST







Smithville Lake Links
Smithville Lake Paradise General Store
http://www.paradisegeneralstore.com  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/mo  

State Fishing Information
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/regs/fis...  

State Parks
http://www.mostateparks.com/  

State Fishing Records
http://www.mdc.mo.gov/documents/fish/rec...