Truman Reservoir

Current Temperature:
48°

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

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Truman Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Missouri Reports

Holden City Lake, MO
2015-04-16
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2015-04-12
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Truman Reservoir General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/24/2008]
State:
Missouri

County:


Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
23

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
38.187700

Longitude:
-93.560943

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
6

Normal Elevation (ft):
706

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Truman Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Truman Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Truman Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Truman Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Truman Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Truman Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.9/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Truman Reservoir Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Truman Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.1/5
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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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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!
Truman Reservoir Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Truman Reservoir Catfish Rating:
   4.1/5
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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.
Truman Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Truman Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Truman Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Truman Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Truman Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Truman Reservoir Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Truman Reservoir Trout Rating:
   2.8/5
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Truman Reservoir 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:
06:25 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:57 CST







Truman Reservoir Links
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...