Smithville Lake

Current Temperature:
32°

Est Water Temperature:
76° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
0.00 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Smithville Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-11
This past week has been pretty typical for Old Hickory in July. We have had some good days but mixed in with those good days are the days the fish make us work. Every year around now the fish seem to ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Missouri Reports

Arrowhead Lakes, MO
2014-07-22
I catched 200 pound great white shark in this waters. Perfect for family trip. I come here every other weekmonthyear. I no have no money to buy bait so I use duh ice cream cone. Tro in wata and re... [more]

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
2014-07-15
Bass are on fire ... [more]

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2014-07-15
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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 Community Fishing Reports


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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):
76 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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 prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Smithville Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Smithville Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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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):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Smithville Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Smithville Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.3/5
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Smithville Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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:
   3/5
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Smithville Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are not any stripped bass stocked in smithville
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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:
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!
Sunrise:
06:19 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:29 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...