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About Pomme de Terre Lake

Lake Pomme de Terre, located in south central Missouri, is a 7,820 acre flood control lake built by the Corps of Engineers in 1961. Though small in comparison to other lakes in Missouri, Pomme de Terre has a lot to offer for a lake its size. Located in the Missouri Ozarks region, Pomme de Terre is a deep clear lake, 95 feet at the deepest part.

Lake Pomme de Terre is made up of two major arms that are named the same as the river and creek that feed it, the Pomme De Terre River and Lindley Creek. Both arms are long and winding with numerous coves. The Lake Pomme de Terre area offers motels, resorts, primitive and modern camping accommodations, shops, golf course, restaurants, and historical interests. The lake area also provides numerous recreational activities which include boating, fishing, water skiing, hunting, and hiking. Canoe rentals are also available for floating and fishing the Pomme de Terre River below the dam. For water sports, there are plenty of boat ramps around the lake along with four marinas, Highway 83, Lighthouse Harbor, Nemo Landing, and Pomme de Terre State Park. All four marinas are full service, and provide fuel, storage, tackle, store, and boat rentals.

Though most of the sought after gamefish are available in Lake Pomme de Terre, the lakes popularity comes from the Muskie that are available. Though not depicted in the fish information area of this program, some information for Muskie is listed in this article. The Muskies, which are managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, are fierce fighting fish that can reach upwards of 40 inches in length, and can be caught all year long. Definitely not an ultralight tackle fish. Other fish available in Lake Pomme de Terre are Black Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, White Bass, Catfish, and Walleye.

Detailed Lake Information:

Type of Lake: Hilland

Average Depth of Lake: 69 feet

Average Water Temperature:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
45-50
85-89
70
40


Spring Thaw: Does not occur
Fall Turnover: August
* Lake Pomme de Terre does not freeze over.

Heavy Rains: Affects entire lake with the exception of the dam area. The rest of the lake clears up in 2-3 weeks.

Winds:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Calm-Strong
Calm
Windy
Windy

Detailed Lake Characteristics:

This information describes the makeup of the bottom, shoreline, structure, and water color for various parts of Lake Pomme de Terre.

Dam Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Rock
Rock, Gravel, Bluffs
Rocks, Bluffs, Stumps
Clear-Stained

Pomme de Terre Arm:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Rock, Gravel
Rock, Gravel, Bluffs
Bluffs, Stumps
Stained

Lindley Creek Arm:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Rock, Gravel, Bluffs
Bluffs, Trees
Clear-Stained

Stinking Creek Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Rock, Gravel
Trees, Stumps
Clear-Stained

Possum Creek Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Rock, Gravel
Trees, Stumps
Clear-Stained

Cooper Creek Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Bluffs
Trees
Clear-Stained

Decker Branch Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Mud, Gravel
Trees, Stumps
Clear

Haverstick Area:

Bottom:
Shoreline:
Structure:
Water Color:
-
Mud, Gravel
Mud, Rock, Gravel
Stumps
Clear

Detailed Fishing Information:

Main Forage: Shad

Average time of year when fish spawn:
Bass:
Crappie:
Bluegill:
White Bass:
Catfish:
Walleye:
April-May
April-May
May-June
March-April
June
March

Best baits to use during seasons:

Bass:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Stickbait
Top Water, Plastic Worm
Crankbaits
Crankbaits, Plastic Worm
bassbt

Crappie:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Minnows, Jigs
Minnows, Jigs
Minnows, Jigs
Minnows, Jigs
crappbt

Bluegill:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Crickets, Worms
Crickets, Worms
Crickets, Worms
Crickets, Worms
bluebt

White Bass:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Jigs, Crankbaits
Top Water, Crankbaits
Top Water, Jigs
Crankbaits
whitebt

Catfish:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Crawdad
Shad
Stinkbait
Stinkbait
catbt

Walleye:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Jigs, Crankbaits
Jigs, Worms
Jigs, Worms
Jigs, Worms, Crankbaits
wallybt

Muskie:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Jerkbaits, Crankbaits
Crankbaits
Bucktail Crankbaits
Bucktail Crankbaits
muskiebt

Night Fishing Conditions:

Spring:
Summer:
Fall:
Winter:
Good
Excellent
Good
Fair

Lake Pomme de Terre Guides:
Earle Hammond
Pomme de Terre Muskie Guide Service
417-993-0035
Email
Pomme de Terre Muskie Guide Service Website

For more information contact:
Pomme de Terre Area
Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 36
Hermitage, MO 65668
1-800-235-9519


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