Truman Reservoir

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.09 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Welcome to Truman Reservoir 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. Truman Reservoir 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!

Truman Lake is nationally known for its excellent crappie and largemouth bass fishing. The 55,600 acre reservoir is fed by four major rivers and several smaller streams, creating a broad degree of diversity within the reservoir. Over 8,800 acres of timber were left standing in the lake to improve aquatic habitat. In addition to crappie and largemouth bass, the lake supports good populations of both blue and flathead catfish. Truman Lake has been popular with tournament fishermen for many years.

Full service marinas and campgrounds are conveniently located to provide access and accommodations. During the past few years, fish spawns have been good and fishing has been exciting. Please keep in mind that day use fees are required to launch boats at any Corps managed boat ramp.

Bledsoe Ferry Park, located just downstream of Truman Dam, is one of the most popular bank fishing areas in the State of Missouri. The upper end of the Lake of the Ozarks extends to the back side of Truman Dam. A no fishing zone exists below the powerhouse - know the boundary before you cast. In the spring of the year, fish from Lake of the Ozarks move upstream and congregate below the dam creating some great bank fishing. [Harry S. Truman Lake., 01/24/2008]


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
MDC is considering protective regulations for blue catfish on Truman Reservoir and Lake of the Ozarks and their tributaries, including the no-boating zone below Truman Dam. This is an effort to improve the quality and reverse the decline of larger blue catfish in these waters. Both reservoirs contain large numbers of smaller blue catfish, but numbers of medium and large blues have declined. Learn more and share your comments at:
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 48
there hanging out by the shore line by any rocky area.
Truman Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Truman Reservoir at 56 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.
Truman Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Crappie Fishing

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The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 56 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Truman Reservoir Walleye Fishing

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- If your looking to catch walleye try closer to shore use light tackle and try rocky areas by shore.Minnows and leeches may work or working with a swimbait or curlytail jig.
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Truman Reservoir Catfish Fishing

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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.
Truman Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

08:10 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:52 CST

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