Truman Reservoir

Current Temperature:
36°

Est Water Temperature:
41° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.23 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Truman Reservoir
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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. Vital fishing information for Truman Reservoir, 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!

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:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 41 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.
Truman Reservoir Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Truman Reservoir Crappie Rating:
   3.9/5
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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.
Truman Reservoir Walleye Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Walleye Rating:
   3.1/5
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Truman Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Truman Reservoir Catfish Fishing

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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

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Truman Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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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.
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

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Truman Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Truman Reservoir Trout Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Trout Rating:
   2.8/5
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Truman Reservoir Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
08:29 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:53 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...