Truman Lake Info

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by mjdinstl314, May 11, 2009.

  1. mjdinstl314

    mjdinstl314 New Member

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    I am preparing for this weekends get together at Truman. Does anybody have any helpful information as far as the fishing goes? I guess the best fishing is at the dam? What kind of gear will we need? Anybody planning on running trot lines? What about jugs? I have never been there. I am looking forward to this weekends activities. We will be at campsite # 33.

    Thank You!
     
  2. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    jug fishing is hot right now on truman I have a buddy doing very well with stationary and floating jugs around 15 to 30 foot deep .

    upper osage arm around osceola is good right now also for rod and reel in truman .

    below the dam is flat out on fire for catfish In 4 nights caught around 1200 lbs worth of blue cats and chris ( catman 1979 ) and me caught between 700 -800 lbs worth friday and saturday night .

    i got a few pics on the truman tail race friday night fishin fever thread .

    all fish was caught on live and cut shad . biggest was close to 50 lbs with several from 15 - 40 lb range.

    you will have a fun time for sure .

    good luck :wink:
     

  3. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    Scotty try to not to have em all sore lipped by this weekend if you could.:wink:
     
  4. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    trottlining below the dam is awsome right now also . but you have to set them below highway 65 bridge its about 3 miles below the dam .
    they dont allow trottlining or jug linning above the bridge .
     
  5. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    no worries brother the river is full of cats and only gonna get better from now to the week end . they turned the flood gates back on last night so the fishing will be awsome !!!!!

    good luck :wink:
     
  6. mjdinstl314

    mjdinstl314 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Sounds like you guys are slaying them!! I am looking forward to the weekend!!

    Thanks again!

    Michael