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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Stockton 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. Stockton 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:
37.562951
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Longitude:
-93.705139
Normal Elevation (ft):
867
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
24900
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2012-09-25
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Black crappie are taking soft spinner baits with about a thumb nail size silver spinner. White crappie are taking raw pork rind with about a thumb nail size spinner also.
Guest
2010-10-22
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 65
was shore fishing yesterday and 5 cats within the first 2 hours. two channels that were every bit of 10lbs+ and the third that went 8lbs or so. other two were 1lbs. was using cut shad on the bottom. weather was clear and sunny around 75. would post pics but dont know how.
Guest
2010-07-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 83
good and fair to exelent
Guest
2010-05-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I fished Stockton April 10th. It was chilly in the morning water 53 as the sun came up and wind started blowing the water eventually warmed up to 58. We caught 12 lm bass with our largest 2.5. Caught them on spinner bait and a crankbait on secondary points.
Stockton Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Stockton Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Top water early and late, try a super spook jr or a buzzbait. try a white spinnerbait with gold willow leaf blades or a wiggle wart on the wind blown banks, keep chucking and it will pay off.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Stockton Lake at 49 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Stockton Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Stockton Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 49 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Stockton Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Stockton Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- when they are spawning crappie at high point is some good fishin
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the Water Temperature at 49 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
Stockton Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Stockton Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The fish are moving shallow to feed on the shad. throw shad raps, rattle traps, or jigs with a crawler on the flats south or east of the twin bridges. work the area slowly and complete. the fish are there, you just got to get them to bite. good luck to ya, but feel free to call me at 417-234-8988 for some up to the date info...Stockton Lake Guide Service
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
Stockton Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Stockton Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Stockton Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Stockton Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Top water early and late, try throwing a super spook jr or a black buzzbait
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Stockton Lake White Bass Rating:
3.5
Stockton Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Stockton Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Stockton Lake Trout Rating:
2.5
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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:

07:58 CST

Sunset:

18:58 CST

Moon Phase:


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