Smithville Lake

Current Temperature:
36°

Est Water Temperature:
49° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 12 Knots (14 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. 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. 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 Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 49 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.5/5
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Smithville 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.
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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):
Smithville Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Smithville Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.2/5
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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.
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
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
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Smithville Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Smithville Lake Trout Rating:
   2.5/5
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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:

Sunrise:
08:37 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:54 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...