Truman Lake catfishing tips?

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by radiogod, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. radiogod

    radiogod New Member

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    I am planning on making a trip to MO to visit some friends and we were thinking about making a trip to Truman for some catfishing. Can anyone share any tips for fishing Truman this time of year ? We will be fishing from a boat.

    Thanks! Michael
     
  2. Catfish Pursuit

    Catfish Pursuit New Member

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    I have only been fishing below the dam and have been doing pretty good, not sure about up on the lake. If you do try to fish on the lake itself, hopefully you have a decent sonar unit so you can locate some fish before setting up. I would look for deep water and check the ledges near the channel, they usually stack up there. Bait is also going to be difficult to find, maybe find some shad there in Texas and keep them fresh. Chris
     

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    Hey Radiogod - check your PM for some information about Truman.

    I expect the lake to be frozen solid by the weekend given the current forecast. If that happens, it'll take several days of 40 to 50 degree temps to open it up again so it's just liable to be March before anyone gets out there to fish again!
     
  4. Good luck buddy!:big_smile:
     
  5. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    yeppers

    then snaging season ya cant catchem

    then shortly after that its june and yeppers once again ya cant catchem

    lmao

    2 funny

    come on july and august so ya can drift and catch dinks wooo hooo lol

    fish will be caught before march !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    heck dont you all believe in global warming ???? lol

    with truman still running water out of the dam and bagnell is going to be open all winter getting the lake of the ozarks level down to 654 or so still gonna be days ya can fish !!!!!

    so if not truman just drive and put in below truman dam .

    I still bet ya can get on truman before march at times
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  6. love2catfish

    love2catfish New Member

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    Scotty, did you just say there are times you can't catch fish? Wait...no, you said there are times when we can't catch fish!
     
  7. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    no no it was for my best buddy remarks no one else


    seems he finds more reasons not to fish then anybody I ever met ...
     
  8. love2catfish

    love2catfish New Member

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    I was sure you didn't mean yourself. I don't think I've ever seen a post on here where you haven't scared fish out of the water somehow. Thanks for all your information during the spring. In a few months, I'll be on here looking for your fish stories and gettin the fever.
     
  9. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    one thing for shear if Scott isent catching fish you just as well stay home lol if he cant makem bite no one can
     
  10. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    What a.
     
  11. FlatheadDreaming

    FlatheadDreaming New Member

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    That is a false statement! I taught him everything he knows!!! LMAO Inside joke from the missouri outback radio show last night! Yep you learn new things and ways to catfish all the time and I have learned alot from him!! He's the man!
     
  12. bowhunter63

    bowhunter63 Member

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    Dress warm and bring your ice auger really really cold
     
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to USCA Scott.
     
  14. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    thanks marty everybody thinks im an ACE !!!!!! when it comes to catfishin hee hee
     
  15. sjohn58

    sjohn58 Guest

    To some of us you are........

    :laugh1:
     
  16. big cat matt

    big cat matt Member

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    She is already opened up around osceola with all the run off.
    Im goin to give em hell this weekend!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. McLovin

    McLovin New Member

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    Hey if ya need anybody to tag along I'm free sunday :laugh1:and I only live about 25 minutes away!
     
  18. big cat matt

    big cat matt Member

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    Tried for 3 or 4 hours with no luck,seen some buddies on the river and same thing.
    We had fresh shad and very few pecks,set up on spots that had alot of fish on the fish finder,nothin.
    Did catch channels and a few spoonbills in the thro net catchn shad.
    1 spoonie was about 15 lbs!!!
    There was almost too much ice to run fast a little scary,some was 5 or 6 inches thick!!!
    I just dont think they were bitin today,pretty tough.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  19. huntoften

    huntoften New Member

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    Glad you guys were fishing today...kept the geese stirred up for us! :err:
     
  20. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    This marty/scotty thing is like reality tv to me.....sometimes i log on just to read the latest drama lol...keep it up guys ya keep me entertained:Happy: