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Kimberling City, MO

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Fishing Calendar

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Avg Air Temp: 33-56
Avg Water Temp: 50-60

Bass are suspended in and around cedar trees along coves and pockets. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits are good choices. Later in the month they will move on points and rocky banks and will take spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jig & pig, and grubs. March is the best time of the year for trophy fish (5+ lbs.). Crappie school up in the timbered pockets and coves. The action is excellent for both numbers and size on jigs, grubs, and minnows.


Avg Air Temp: 44-68
Average Water Temp: 60-70

Best spring fishing month. Bass become extremely aggressive as they select their nesting sites on shallow rock and gravel banks. Choose your favorite lure, they will also work. Crappie spawn throughout the month. The action is excellent with jigs, grubs and minnows working best.

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May to early June

Avg Air Temp: 53-77
Avg Water Temp: 70-75

Bass move off spawning beds and herd up large schools of shad and minnows off points, drop-offs, and in open water. Topwater fishing is in its prime. Shad and minnow imitation lures skipped on the water's surface will draw smashing strikes from below. Giant bluegills, along with bass, will be taken at thermocline depths on plastic worms, jigs, grubs, spoons and live bait. Crappie fishing is good early in the month.

June to August

Avg Air Temp: 64-88
Avg Water Temp: 80-85

Summer patterns mean consistent easy fishing. Bass and bluegills school up at the thermocline depths (25-30 feet) on points and islands. They will hit nightcrawlers, crawdads, grubs, plastic worms, and spoons. This is easy fishing because the location and food preferences of the bass are very predictable. Fishing is done directly under the boat. Summer is a great time to take kids fishing since good action holds their attention.


Avg Air Temp: 46-71
Avg Water Temp: 80-85

Summer patterns for bass and bluegill. Good topwater action to be had early and late.


Avg Air Temp: 46-71
Avg Water Temp: 70-80

Bass gradually return to the shoreline and hit spinnerbaits, jig & pig, plastic worms and grubs. Some bass stay deep (25-40 feet) and are caught on nightcrawlers and spoons. Shallow dwelling fish are most active on overcast days, while deep dwelling fish hit consistently early and late.


Avg Air Temp: 41-61
Avg Water Temp: 60-70

Many bass cruise the rock and gravel shoreline feeding heavily in anticipation of winter dormancy. Spinnerbaits and topwater lures will take the larger fish.