Area fishing report for Oct. 4
AREA FISHING REPORT
BLUE SPRINGS LAKE: 71 degrees, clear, normal; crappie fair on minnows, jigs; bass, bluegill and catfish fair; hybrids fair on crankbiats near dam (report provided by Blue Springs Lake Marina, 795-1112).
JAMES A. REED AREA: 70 degrees, clear, full; bass good on crankbaits in brush and along weedlines; channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait.
LAKE JACOMO: 69 degrees, clear, normal; bass fair; catfish fair on dough baits, shrimp in evening; crappie fair on minnows, jigs in coves; bluegill fair on wax worms, crickets (report provided by Lake Jacomo Marina, 795-8888).
LONGVIEW LAKE: 70 degrees, 19 inches of clarity, slightly high; crappie fair on minnows, jigs off marina docks; walleye fair to good on minnows, leeches on flats (report provided by Longview Lake Marina, 966-0131).
SMITHVILLE: 70 degrees, 1 foot high, clear; catfish good on nightcrawlers in shallow depths; largemouth bass good using plastic creature baits in vegetation; walleye fair using minnows, worms, leeches and fishing crankbaits along points and flats; white bass fair using top water lures and Rattle Traps; crappie slow with some success using minnows and jigs around brush piles and bridge pillars; Smithville Lake Spillway: all species slow.
NOTE: Fishing report is from the Missouri Department of Conservation unless otherwise noted. The Conservation Department does not update the fishing report from October through the beginning of April. Fishing report does not necessarily reflect current floating conditions. Please check regulations carefully. Special regulations apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions. For more information about the fishing opportunities in these and other Missouri waters, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation Web site at: www.mdc.mo.gov/fish/. For current Missouri reservoir or river levels, see the Web sites listed below: