Smithville Lake in Missouri?

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by njstephens, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. njstephens

    njstephens New Member

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    Near Weston, MO
    Anyone have any tips about Smithville, such as good locations to fish, etc.
    Fished it several times last spring/summer without a lot of luck. I fished the King Road/Honker Cove area, off some points and tried the necks a time or two.
     
  2. cook

    cook New Member

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    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    There are several people on here that fish it.Weather is kinda crappie now,the talk will heat up in a few weeks again.
    You need to get a little more specific in your questions.
    There are different areas that produce different species at different times with different methods.

    Hang tight and I'll help you out with what I can.

    Welcome to the BOC
     

  3. paddle

    paddle New Member

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    Pay attention to cook about smithville. He catches more fish by accident there than a lot of guys catch trying real hard.--paddle:0a17:
     
  4. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    I'd be interested in some cat fishing at Smithville as well.
    I've always had good luck with the crappie there but not the catfish.
    I tried 3 or 4 times there last spring on the north end of the lake but
    did not have any luck. I have seen a couple of bigs ones at the boat
    ramp that other guys had caught though, so I know they are in there
    some where.
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Parkville ain't a bad spot either
     
  6. lakeith

    lakeith New Member

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    St. Joseph, Mo.
    It's good to see the Smithville thread heating up. I've got a few things to do to the boat and the temp needs to come up. I'll be relyin' on my brothers for pointers.
     
  7. cook

    cook New Member

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    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Got out for an hour today,been almost 10 days:mad: ,got 3 keeper crappie,2 dinks,and a bonus bluegill.Just let the wind blow a jig around.Was pretty chill by the water.Felt good to be out and saw a flock of about 30 turkeys on the way there,couple of strutters.:)
     
  8. lakeith

    lakeith New Member

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    St. Joseph, Mo.
    How bout turkey breast, mushrooms,crappie and wild green for dinner! Too bad i suck at finding mushrooms. Hey, where's Brandon i think he's got something to show everybody.
     
  9. lakeith

    lakeith New Member

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    St. Joseph, Mo.
    Anybody gonna try for walleye by the dam at night? Cook you ever tie into any of those things?
     
  10. cook

    cook New Member

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    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    I'm more of a daytime guy,they are catchable but deeper.
    They will be electroshocking this tue and thur nite and also next tue/thur,quite a show,there are some real pigs in there,numbers are getting better.
     
  11. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    I am going to head out to Smithville Saturday, I've heard the channel
    cat are starting to heat up there. Anyone have any suggestions on exactly where I should concentrate my efforts?
     
  12. cook

    cook New Member

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    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Boat or bank?I'd use shad,little or no weight,enterances to coves.A good rain tonight may change things.Will post more later.
    Cook
     
  13. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    Thanks Jon. I'll be in a boat(I have a 16' deep V) and using shad and wicked sticky dip bait. I hope the rain doesn't foul things up to much.
     
  14. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    Kansas CIty, MO
    The more rain the better. Then just fish a creek where it dumps into the lake. Them cats should really like a nice warm rain.
     
  15. njstephens

    njstephens New Member

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    State:
    Near Weston, MO
    I have no boat, so all my fishing is going to be from the bank. Anyone have any sugestions for the lake? Which areas are best? Any good places near the dam?
     
  16. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    Well, we did not get all that much rain here and it doesn't look like
    we are going to get anymore, looks like Smithville may have gotten more
    than us. Hopfully it will improve the fishing some. I am going to go ahead
    and take the day off tomorrow and go. I'll report on how I did.
     
  17. njstephens

    njstephens New Member

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    State:
    Near Weston, MO
    When fishing the spillway,,,,, do you all fish right at the spillway, or walk downstream a ways?
    What methods do you use there?
    Thanks for any info.
     
  18. lbaker3

    lbaker3 New Member

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    Topeka, Kansas
    It was way to windy on Friday to be on the lake so I called it off.
    Went to Perry yesterday and did pretty good, boated 7 channel.
     
  19. cook

    cook New Member

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    State:
    Plattsburg,Mo.(near K.C.)
    Depends on conditions,when they are letting out a lot of water in the summer,(at least 250-500 cfm)I like to target flatheads right in the spillway along the wall.Use 1 oz. jigs with a 4-5 inch grub or sassyshad.Most other times I will walk down to where the creek enters.

    I'll send you my phone # if you are interested in more info,I type to slow too list at all.
     
  20. lakeith

    lakeith New Member

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    St. Joseph, Mo.
    I gonna try the dam fri. night for some Walleye and probably throw out some live bait for whatever wants to bite. Hey Cook when you say where the creek enters, where exactly are you talking about?