How Not to Launch Your Boat
Make sure that when you launch your boat, it's in the water
Tips For Light Line
Learn how to land big bass using lighter line.
Family Fishing Trip Lands Bald Eagle
Video: A bald eagle gets snagged in the line of a fisherman.
Oklahoma’s Largemouth Bass Record Broken
Dale Miller breaks Oklahoma's largemouth record on Cedar Lake
Walleye in the throat of a northern pike.
Video of angler catching a walleye in the throat of a northern pike.
Favorite Prespawn Lipless Crankbait Colors
Learn the best colors to use in different water conditions.
State Striper Record Shattered
The state record for striped bass has been annihilated by over 15 pounds.
New State Record for Yellow Perch
Thomas Lewis reeled in new state record for yellow perch on Feb. 27.
Prespawn Jerkbait Tips Using The Ima Flit 120
Paul Mueller demos effective jerkbait techniques for smallmouth bass
Weedless Bait Tips
Make sure your soft plastic baits don't get snagged with this basic rigging tip
The Harry S. Truman Reservoir (also known as Truman Lake) is located in the state of Missouri, United States. It is the largest man-made lake in Missouri and the dam that created and manages the lake's water level. It is located between Clinton and Warsaw, on the Osage River and extends south to Osceola. The dam is located in Benton County, but the reservoir also extends into parts of Henry, St. Clair, and Hickory counties.
Wednesday Sep 4th 2013
83 degrees, clear, 3 feet high. Outlook: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 15 to 20 feet of water in the brush; hybrids good on jigging spoons on the humps; catfish good on rod and reel with cut shad. Below the dam: hybrids good on jigs, jigging spoons.
Thursday Jun 27th 2013
79 degrees, stained, 8 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies good trolling minnows, jigs 6 to 10 feet down in 15 to 25 feet of water in main-lake brush; white bass good trolling crankbaits, spoons in 14 feet of water along the weir and along the dam; catfish good on rod and reel with fresh cut shad, green sunfish in shallows and on juglines in 8 feet of water on the flats. Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: catfish fair to good on green sunfish, shad; white bass, crappies poor to fair on jigs, minnows.
Thursday Jun 20th 2013
Thursday Jun 13th 2013
71 degrees, very stained, 12 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair — near the dam is best — on jigs and minnows 12 feet deep in 20 feet of water; bass fair flipping soft-plastic baits or crankbaits into flooded bushes; blue and flathead catfish fair on trotlines using perch. Below the dam: Codys Bait and Tackle: crappies poor to fair, catfish poor (lots of fish but small).
Thursday May 30th 2013
68 degrees, clear, 5 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: white bass, hybrids good on main-lake humps when there is current on crankbaits, spoons in 8 to 12 feet of water; crappies fair on minnows, jigs 8 to 10 feet down in 15 feet of water in the timber; catfish fair to good on trotlines with sunfish (big flatheads have been caught). Below the dam: Cody’s Bait and Tackle reports: blue and channel catfish good on shad; white bass good on Rooster Tails, jigs; crappies have slowed down.
Thursday May 16th 2013
Crappie good on banks on jigs and minnows; black bass fair in creeks on buzzbaits; catfish good on cut bait; white bass good in creeks on crankbaits.
Wednesday May 8th 2013
57 degrees, stained, 9 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: bass fair on spinnerbaits along banks; crappies fair on jigs, minnows in 6 to 8 feet of water; blue catfish good on cut shad, sunfish in the mouths of creeks.
Thursday May 2nd 2013
54 degrees, very stained, 7 feet high. Outlook: Bucksaw Marina reports: crappies fair slow trolling minnows 10 feet down in 15 feet of water; catfish fair to good on cut shad in 15 to 20 feet of water on the flats.