Mark Twain Lake
Current Temperature:
82° F
Est Water Temperature:
64° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.93 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
North at 11 Knots (13 MPH)
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Mark Twain Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Mark Twain Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Mark Twain Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Missouri
Latitude:
39.50709
Maximum Depth (ft) :
35
County:
Longitude:
-91.80313
Normal Elevation (ft):
606
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
18600
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-08-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 77
bass fishing on mark twain is on fire 15 3lb. plus bass today. seven solid keepers on 1 spot in 10 casts
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.8
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Mark Twain Lake Crappie Rating:
3.3
Mark Twain Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Often, the fish aren't aggressive, but you'll catch more fish if YOU are aggressive. If you don't get a bite in one spot for ten minutes or so, pack up and move. You won't find 'em if you stay in an unsuccessful spot. Minnows are easily the bait of choice although jigs tend to yield larger fish. We generally tie up to trees/limbs/stumps on the edges of treelines - the closer to the points you can get - the better. Early in the year, fish five feet down. During the summer months, start at ten-ish feet deep and work your way up.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Mark Twain Lake Walleye Rating:
2.9
Mark Twain Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- good walleye just below dam
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Mark Twain Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Mark Twain Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Mark Twain Lake White Bass Rating:
3.4
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Mark Twain Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.9
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake Trout Rating:
2.6
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Mark Twain Lake dfa Rating:
0
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Mark Twain Lake test Rating:
0
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Mark Twain Lake test ko1115 Rating:
0
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Mark Twain Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.9
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

11:01

Sunset:

01:26

Moon Phase:


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