Welcome to FishingNotes.com Smithville 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. Smithville 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:
39.424952
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Clay
Longitude:
-94.497927
Normal Elevation (ft):
864
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7190
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Register

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2016-03-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 47
White bass will be moving into the river soon. Once it wams up just a little and get the sun back it'll be on!!
Guest
2012-06-12
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
there biting well on livers i caught a 12lb channel in a shallow cove around some timber and also had one break my line we caught a few small ones as well
Guest
2011-05-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Mercury levels are very low and fish are safe to eat right now.
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Smithville Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught 2 15" bass on bobber and minnow and some 12 to 14" bass on minnow as well. 04/11/12 On W Hwy under and around bridge.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
Smithville Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Smithville Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Smithville Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the dam is usually good. but wind will make it hard to throw lures and minnows.
otherwise search for brush and trees.
be responsible and get your trash or garbage in cans within the park dont leave your junk around. its not your lake its everyones.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Smithville Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Smithville Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- caught several walleye on the dam in the past week. they are still spawning!
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Smithville Lake Catfish Rating:
3
Smithville Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Too cold for Cats.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
Smithville Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Smithville Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Smithville Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I am going out this weekend to see if the white bass or anything is biting off the
shoreline. I will be using yellow medium jigs at a slow retrieve pace. If those
dont work, Im going old school with some plastic worms.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smithville Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3
Smithville Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there are not any stripped bass stocked in smithville
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smithville Lake Trout Rating:
2.5
Smithville Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there is no trout in Smithville
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

05:56 CST

Sunset:

20:34 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full