Smithville Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Smithville Lake
National Pro Reports

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The fish are really turned on at Skiatook. Shorter days and cooler water temperatures have triggered a feeding frenzy at Skiatook. The fish are trying their best to put on body fat to make it through ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

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Fishing has remained hit or miss for us over the last several weeks with some days being better then others and the quality bite very difficult to find. Most of the same patterns that have been produc... [more]

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Missouri Reports

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Smithville Lake General Information
Welcome to 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. Vital fishing information for Smithville Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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., 02/04/2008]


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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Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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- 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.
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Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smithville Lake Crappie Fishing

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- 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.
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Smithville Lake Walleye Fishing

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- caught several walleye on the dam in the past week. they are still spawning!
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Smithville Lake 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.
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Smithville Lake White Bass Fishing

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- 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.
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Smithville Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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- there are not any stripped bass stocked in smithville
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Smithville Lake Trout Fishing

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- there is no trout in Smithville
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Smithville Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
07:41 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:22 CST

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