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Harry S Truman Reservoir

MO (Benton, Henry, St. Clair)

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  • Vertical Jigging Shallow

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Harry S Truman Reservoir

The Harry S. Truman Reservoir is a 55,000 acre Lake in Missouri. Truman is the largest man-made reservoir in the State and includes excellent fishing opportunities for crappie, catfish, paddlefish, and white and hybrid striped bass. Walleye are also present in the lake but in smaller numbers that appear to be improving. Crappie numbers in recent surveys have been increasing with larger crappies on average in the upper sections of the Reservoir. Spring spawn presents an excellent time to catch crappie in shallow waters by boat or from shore. Vertical jigging and live bait tend to be most productive in the spring. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that numbers and size are also continuing to increase in white and striped bass surveys. Inline spinners like those from Blue Fox and lipless crankbaits resembling common baitfish like shad work well in the shallow arms during the spring. White bass and hybrid bass move to mid-lake humps and points and back trolling with crankbaits that mimic the color patterns of shad and jigging silver spoons can also be effective. Using electronics to locate these humps helps to eliminate dead water. White bass and hybrids are feeding on the surface when water is warmest for the year or in early fall so topwater baits are an effective in landing an aggressive fish.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

96.53 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Crappie, Catfish, White Bass

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