Truman Reservoir

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
Not Available - To Low (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.29 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 01 Knots (1 MPH)

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Truman Reservoir
National Pro Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Sooner Lake, OK
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

Missouri Reports

Creve Coeur Lake, MO
I wish this lake supported a Walleye population but it does not.... [more]

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
3-28-14 caught a limit of crappie on red/chartreuse body on roadrunner head. It seemed to help a lot when I tipped the hook with a crappie bite. The fish were all in deeper water of 6-8 feet, did... [more]

34 Corner Blue Hole, MO
Caught about a 1 pound walleye this afternoon 4-6-14 @ around 15:00 I let him go so he\'s still out there. ... [more]

Truman Reservoir General Information
Welcome to 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., 01/24/2008]


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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Truman Reservoir Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Spring fishing is coming soon. Keep checking back with for daily fishing advise. is dedicated to bringing you all the information you need to make the best decision for todays fishing. We will have information for fishing every species in Truman Reservoir including; Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Crappie, Walleye, Catfish, Sunfish, Perch, Walleye, Sauger, White bass, Striped bass, Hybrid Bass, Lake Trout, and more.
Truman Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth bass fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Truman Reservoir Crappie Fishing

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Crappie fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Truman Reservoir Walleye Fishing

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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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Truman Reservoir Catfish Fishing

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Catfish fishing is not very good when the water temperature is this low.
Truman Reservoir Spotted Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir White Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Striped Bass Fishing

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Truman Reservoir Trout Fishing

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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 a new 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.
06:36 CST

Moon Phase:

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Days to Full

19:50 CST

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