5-12-15 The lake is two feet high at 841. They are holding the lake at this level until the spawn is over. There are clouds of fry out there in the lake now, they really show up on the depth finder. Lake temperature is rising up to 69 now..
The following is a quick review of the muskie sampling that just took place the last two days.
Effort: 20 Net Days Net days...1 net in the water checked twice is 2 net days Total Number of Muskie: 203 Number of Males: 128 Number of Females: 75 Catch Rate: 10.2 Muskie per Net Day ***Note: The average catch rate since 2000 has been about 6.7 Muskie per Net Day; the highest catch rate was in 2005 at about 14.5 Muskie per Net Day.
Check the top of the Pictures page for more muskies caught
Kenny Erisman 35" Muskie 5-19-15
Ed Petersheim - 20-25 Catfish
David Topping 17" Bass
David Fritz caught this monster 41
Robert Larson a 36 on 5-6-15
Pomme de Terre is located in SW Missouri, An hour north of Springfield, Mo. 2 hours south of Kansas City, Mo. 3 hours west of St. Louis, Mo.
Whole & Half Day Muskie Hunts Available
I want your trip to Pomme de Terre to be very enjoyable, why? because I want your return business. We will start the day by casting and then by trolling in the afternoon. If you wish to troll all day, or if you would rather cast, both are fine with me. We will do the type of fishing that suits you best. Muskies, like all fish, are unpredictable and if a poor day happens because of the weather or just a bad fishing day we can make arrangements for another trip at a reduced fee.
For your day on the water you will need the following equipment: current Missouri fishing license, rain gear (if necessary), beverages (I supply free bottled water) (each boat has a cooler), lunch if you wish to eat or we can stop and get something at a marina (one marina offers call in service for lunches)( time spent for lunch does not count against fishing time), snacks if you wish, make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the time of the year or current weather conditions. You can bring your own fishing equipment, don't have muskie tackle--I do--for you to use, one rule though - lose a lure - you have to replace it, sorry, but those things are very expensive, life jacket, but make sure that you limit the amount of tackle due to space limitations in boats. Donít forget your camera to take that picture of your muskie. I provide a check liston this website, print it out and use it. If you think of something that should be added let me know I am always trying to improve the service to you and everyone else. No alcohol, while in the boat, please.
1. A 21' Charger Bass Boat, very comfortable to fish out of, a very smooth ride on the water. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Johnson engine and has a 74 Lb. of thrust Minn Kota trolling motor. Getting anywhere on the lake in a short amount of time is no problem. Also in the boat is a Frabil Big Kahuna net to land your muskie.
2. A 24' Pontoon boat if you would just like to troll. Casting is also available from the pontoon depending on the number in the party. On the pontoon there is ample room to get up and move about. There is also some shelter from the sun and the rain if the need is there.
On both boats I provide free bottled water, each boat has a cooler for your use.
Member of the Executive Board Of Muskies, Inc. a 6,500 member muskie fishing organization, helping to build muskie fishing and muskie fishermen/women.
Treasurer of the Pomme de Terre Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Editor for the Pomme de Terre Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Webmaster for the Pomme de Terre Chapter of Muskies, Inc. Fishing Reports for the Kansas City Star Newspaper Fishing Reports For Several On-Line Fishing Sites
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CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE For Sale:I am offering for sale: leaders, 4' trolling leaders 80# Seaguar Fluorocarbon with 100# snaps and swivels for $4.00 each. Casting leaders 9" 80# Seaguar Fluorocarbon with 100# snaps and swivels for $1.50 each. If you wish a custom length just let me know. Check the prices at muskyshop.com, over $6.00 for their leaders and that is just 30".
2nd Place Friday 2012 Tournament 2012 Tournament Big Muskie 2nd Place Sat/Sun 2012 Tournament Winner Prime Time Outing 2011 Second Place 2010 Tournament Most Muskies Caught In 2010 Tournament First Place 3 Lure Outing 2010 Winner 2009 Tournament 2009 Tournament Big Muskie