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4/28/22 Bob Bates talks crappie spawn updates on the lower end of the lake!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

See the latest from Bob Bates as he talks crappie spawn on the lower end!


The 2022 Crappie Spawn is on.  The lake level is 706.85 with current water temp in the mid to high 50’s and in the late afternoon reaching into the 60’s.  The creeks are a little stained, which is a good thing, as it holds the warm temperature.  Crappie are anywhere from 12 feet to right at the bank.

Grab you a bunch of minnows or jigs and slip bobbers set about 18 inches. Pitch a road runner, or just let out a couple of feet of line and ease down the bank.  Color doesn’t seem to matter but a yellow and white swarm jig just works wonders, so does white and chartreuse, or pink.  Look in the backs of the creeks and standing timber in shallow coves.  This is the first spawn at normal pool in several years.

Here we are in the start of the spawn and rain and high winds continue to plague us.  I have had to reschedule several trips because of the weather….Oh well, Welcome to Missouri and Truman Lake.

Th spawn should last about three weeks, but the early bird gets the worm, and the second mouse gets the cheese.

Remember your Life jacket works best when worn and please watch out for the other guy…..

Bob Bates, Truman Lake Guide Service – 816.506.7722

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