Pomme de Terre Lake is located in South-West Missouri at the confluence of Lindley creek and the Pomme de Terre River (for which it is named). The lake is located in southern Hickory and northern Polk Counties, about 50 miles (80 km) north of Springfield, Missouri. There are over 650 campsites along the lake as well as two public swimming beaches. Water skiing and many other forms of water recreation are common at the lake. Every 4th of July the local Chamber of Commerce sponsors a fireworks display launched from an island near the dam site. Pomme de Terre Lake is well know locally for its largemouth bass, crappie and white bass fishing. It has wider acceptance as a premier Muskie lake. Muskellunge have been stocked in the lake since 1966, and the lake boasts one of the best catch ratios in the country.
83 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Pomme Muskie Guide Service reports: bass good on a variety of baits in 12 feet of water; walleyes good on jigs with night crawlers, crankbaits on the flats; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 10 feet of water in the brush.
79 degrees, fairly clear, 4 feet high and rising. Outlook: Pomme Muskie Guide Service reports: Bass good on crankbaits, jig-and-pigs and soft-plastics; walleyes fair trolling big crankbaits; muskies poor to fair on crankbaits fished shallow.
Black bass good on main lake points; catfish good; walleye good on flats; crappie fair, best while fishing over brush.
crappie good on minnows in 15' of water; black bass good on jigs in main lake points; walleye good on crankbaits on flats; catfish good using jug lines with live bait; all other species slow.
Crappie good on jigs and minnows around structure in 6' - 10' of water; black bass good on jigs and spinnerbaits in brush; all other species slow.
58 degrees, fairly clear, 6 feet high. Outlook: Pomme Muskie Guide Service reports: all species poor.
60 degrees, murky, 8 feet high. Outlook: Pomme Muskie Guide Service reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows over brush in deep water.
Water temperature is 56 degrees, high and muddy. Black bass good using spinnerbaits in brush; crappie good at 10-15 feet; all other species slow.
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