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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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