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Missouri Fishing Report September 25 2014

Missouri Fishing Report September 25 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 2.5′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass slow on dark-colored soft plastics, crankbaits and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastic worms; white bass fair on spinnerbaits; catfish good on worms and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and shrimp; crappie fair on minnows and dark jigs; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on jigs with spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good on worms and cut shad; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass good on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on chicken livers; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
the river is 2′ high; channel catfish fair on worms between Bryant Bottom Bridge and Roberts Bluff Access; flathead catfish fair on setlines using live baits downstream from DeBourgmont Access; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut carp; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow on chicken livers and cut baits; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Slow
hybrid bass fair in shallow water with topwater lures and Sassy Shad; all other species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
hybrid bass fair in shallow water using Sassy Shad and topwater lures; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water level is normal, steady and muddy; blue catfish fair on a variety of cut baits and Asian carp; flathead catfish fair on bluegill; all catfish are being caught on setlines in and near tributaries; channel catfish and all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
blue catfish good on cut baits; crappie good on jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on Rattle Trap and jigs; channel catfish fair on doughbait; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
lake level 608.2; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
68 degrees, normal pool; channel catfish good; light fishing pressure; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
74 degrees, full pool; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass good on top water jerk baits, look for schools of shad working the surface; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
68 degrees, high and muddy; fish seem scattered due to high water; all species fair.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
65 degrees, high and clear water conditions; channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie good on minnows around structure; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
White Bass: Slow
81 degrees, normal and muddy; crappie good; black bass slow; catfish good; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
water level is above normal, falling and muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and small live baits; blue catfish fair on live baits (gold fish) and cut baits (fresh shad); flathead catfish fair on live baits and cut baits; common carp fair on whole kernel corn and nightcrawlers; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
65 degrees, high and muddy; flathead catfish fair on worms and live baits; channel catfish fair on worms; carp fair on corn and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on soft plastics and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair : Fair
black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish
Crappie
Channel Catfish
largemouth bass fair on white spinnerbaits with a crawdad tail; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
black bass good using crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; bluegill slow using crickets and worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Longear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
river level is 22.8′ and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish good on worms and hot dogs; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
12.4′ and falling; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Black Bass
Bluegill
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass good on jigs, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 51º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most days due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on black, white, and olive colored marabou jigs, black/chrome and blue/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits; Rooster Tails and glo balls on spinning gear; flies such as scuds, wooly buggers, and San Juan worms on fly rods and chartreuse, black or white Rooster Tails or 1/80oz white, black or olive jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 9/22/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Muskellunge: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on topwater lures early in the morning; fish with plastic baits around points in 15′ – 25′ of water; muskie good casting shallows with bucktails; walleye slow, best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers in 13′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows and jigs around cover in 8′ – 20′ of water; channel catfish slow, best on shad.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
black bass fair in 20′ of water in brush piles using large worms; crappie slow using minnows in 20′ of water; catfish fair using liver on flats in 20′ of water; walleye slow in 20′ – 25′ of water using artificial worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good early morning on football jigs and topwater baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
black bass fair on vertical jigging spoons in 60′ of water, bass will be suspended in 20′ – 40′; walleye fair on large creek chub-type minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
black bass good on spooks and Pop-R’s in top water in early morning or evening and on football jigs and brown or watermelon colored, big soft plastic worms in deep water; crappie good on green and white jigs and minnows around trees; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; goggle-eye slow, best on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on blood baits and cut baits; bluegill good on worms.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
catfish slow; black bass fair; bluegill good; stockings are complete for the year.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow : Fair
catfish fair on blood baits, cut baits and livers; black bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and livers; bluegill good on worms and crickets; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish fair on livers.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
catfish fair; carp and freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black zebra midges, original or green holographic Cracklebacks, rainbow, snow, or brown glitter rooster tail; Zone 3 baits that are popular: orange or pink Power Bait worms, yellow Xtra Scent Power Baits; weed cutting is scheduled for October 14 – 15; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 9/22/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is clear, fish are biting on green/white rubber leg jigs and trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white, pink, brown and salmon peach colors fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; weed cutting in the spring branch was recently completed on September 9th and 10th; fishing hours for the month of September are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; October fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m; Fall Derby Day will be held on Saturday, October 25th.
(Reported on: 9/24/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river is currently at 1.28′ at the lower end of the park; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; we will be cutting weeds in the Catch & Release, Spring Branch, Mill Dam Hole, and White Oak Hole on September 29th and 30th; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river has leveled out and is low for this time of year, the water has remained clear, we have not received any rain in the last week; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 9/23/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report September 18 2014

Missouri Fishing Report September 18, 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 2.5′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass slow on dark-colored soft plastics, crankbaits and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastic worms; white bass fair on spinnerbaits; catfish good on worms and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on jigs with spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on worms and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on earth worms; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the Lamine River is 5′ high; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
bass fair in shallow waters using topwater lures; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow on chicken livers and cut baits; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on cut baits; black bass fair on topwater lures; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair on fresh cut baits; crappie fair on minnows; bass fair on topwater lures; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
white bass and hybrids good using Sassy Shad and topwater lures in wind blown banks and coves; catfish fair using fresh cut shad on rod and reel or jug lines; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Black Bass: Fair
catfish fair using jug lines or rod and reel with fresh cut shad; bass good using Sassy Shad in shallow waters; all other species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water level is normal, steady and muddy; blue catfish fair on cut baits and goldfish; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all catfish are being caught on setlines in and near tributaries; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
blue catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
largemouth bass fair on Rattle Trap and jigs; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; hybrid striped bass fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
lake level 612.2; east side of lake dingy; west side of lake muddy; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
75 degrees, normal pool; channel catfish good; light fishing pressure; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
65 degrees, turbid waters; fishing activity has slowed considerably due to the nightly temperatures in the high 30’s and low 40’s; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
74 degrees, high and muddy; bass good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
71 degrees, high and clear water conditions; channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie good on minnows around structure; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
81 degrees, normal and muddy; crappie good; black bass slow; catfish good; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
water level is high and falling; due to flooding and muddy conditions, all species are slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
74 degrees, high and muddy; all public and private area accesses are not accessible; boat ramps are covered with debris and mud.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on soft plastics and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow; during teal season, which is September 6 – 21, the area is closed to fishing until 1:00 p.m.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass good using crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Longear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
river level is 32.5′ and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
16.6 and rising; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Black Bass
Bluegill
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits; Rooster Tails and glo balls on spinning gear; flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and chartreuse, black or white Rooster Tails or 1/8 oz white, black or olive jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on topwater lures early in the morning; fish with plastic baits around points in 15′ – 25′ of water; muskie good casting shallows with bucktails on cloudy days; walleye slow, best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers in 13′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows and jigs around cover in 8′ – 20′ of water.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
black bass fair in 20′ of water in brush piles using large worms; crappie slow using minnows in 20′ of water; catfish fair using liver on flats in 20′ of water; walleye slow in 20 – 25′ of water using artificial worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Catfish
black bass good early morning on topwater baits, use spoons later in the day; catfish good on nightcrawlers; bluegill good on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass fair on vertical jigging spoons in 60′ of water, bass will be suspended in 20′ – 40′: walleye fair on large creek chub-type minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
black bass good on spooks and Pop-R’s in top water in early morning or evening and on football jigs and brown or watermelon colored, big soft plastic worms in deep water; crappie good on green and white jigs and minnows around trees; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; goggle-eye slow, best on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/16/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on blood baits and cut baits; bluegill fair on worms.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; stockings are complete for the year.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
all species slow; the river is full of debris from last week’s heavy rain.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black zebra midges, blue holographic, orange with brown hackle, or ginger Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: Balls of Fire salmon eggs, rainbow Power Bait, or Trout Magnet light orange mini worms; weed cutting is scheduled for October 14 – 15; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is clear, recent rains have had very little impact on water conditions here at the park; fish are biting on green/white rubber leg jigs and trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white, pink, brown and salmon peach colors fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; weed cutting in the spring branch was recently completed on September 9th and 10th; fishing hours for the month of September are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Fall Derby Day will be held on Saturday, October 25th.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river is currently at 1.31′ at the lower end of the park; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; we will be cutting weeds in the catch & release, spring branch, Mill Dam Hole, and White Oak Hole on September 29th and 30th; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 9/15/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river has continued to drop but has slowed down in the last week, the water has remained clear, we have not received any rain in the last week, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 9/17/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report September 11 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 2′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow on cut baits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on jigs with spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on worms and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bigmouth Buffalo: Good
Common Carp: Good
channel catfish fair on worms between Roberts Bluff Access and Bryant Bottom Bridge; bigmouth buffalo and common carp good from the bank at Harriman Hill Access using homemade doughbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on fresh cut shad; crappie fair on minnows; bass fair on topwater lures; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all other species fair; medium fishing pressure.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
black bass fair on crankbaits and jigs; white bass and hybrids good on Rooster Tails; spoons and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows in shallow waters; catfish good on fresh cut shad; all other species fair; fishing pressure medium.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Black Bass: Fair
white bass and hybrid striped bass good on Rooster Tails, spoons and crankbaits; crappie good in shallow water using minnows; black bass fair using jigs and crankbaits; catfish good using fresh cut shad; all other species fair; fishing pressure medium.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water level is normal, steady and muddy; blue catfish fair on cut baits and goldfish; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all catfish are being caught on setlines in and near tributaries; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
crappie good on jigs; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on doughbait; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
lake level 603.6; crappie fair on pink and red jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
76 degrees, normal pool; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
73 degrees, full pool; largemouth bass good on topwater lures in low light conditions; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and crayfish; crappie fair on smaller spinnerbaits adjacent to submerged brush piles; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Walleye: Fair
78 degrees, high and muddy; fish seem scattered due to high water; all species fair.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
74 degrees, full pool and dingy; channel catfish good on cut baits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
no report submitted; please contact the Northwest Regional Office, located in St. Joseph, at 816-271-3100 for additional information.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
Blue Catfish: Slow
due to flooding and muddy conditions, all species are slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
76 degrees, high and muddy; all species slow due to high water conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits; catfish fair on trotlines or jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Suckers: Good
Black Bass: Good
suckers good on worms; black bass good on grubs.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow; during teal season, which is September 6 – 21, the area is closed to fishing until 1:00 p.m.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill, warmouth sunfish and readear sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; black bass fair on artificial lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass good using crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
channel catfish slow on stinkbaits; smallmouth bass slow on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Longear Sunfish: Fair
black bass good on minnows; goggle-eye and longear sunfish fair on minnows and Rebel Crayfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
river level is 20.7′ and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
21.1 and dropping; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on large minnows in the deeper holes; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass
Bluegill
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using goldfish and small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits; Rooster Tails and glo balls on spinning gear; flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and chartreuse, black or white Rooster Tails or 1/8 oz white, black or olive jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on topwater lures early in the morning; fish with plastic baits around points in 15′ – 25′ of water; muskie good while trolling and casting shallows with bucktails on cloudy days; walleye slow, best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers in 13′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows and jigs around cover in 8′ – 20′ of water.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
catfish fair on liver over flats in 20′ of water; black bass fair on large worms in 20′ of water in brush piles; crappie slow on minnows in 20′ of water; walleye slow on artificial worms in 20′ – 25′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/9/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Catfish
bluegill good on live baits; black bass good on topwater baits in the early morning; catfish good on nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on large purple colored soft plastic worms after dark; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 15′ – 18′ of water; also try vertically jigging spoons in 40′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks; bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms; black bass good in top water on spooks and Rebel Pop-R’s; in deep water, try brown or watermelon-colored football jigs; crappie slow, but best on green jigs and minnows around trees; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
all species slow due to river conditions.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black zebra midges, Easter egg or Jimi Hendrix glo balls, ginger Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: yellow glitter Power Baits, florescent orange or white gulp salmon eggs; weed cutting is scheduled for September 16 – 17; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is clear, recent rains have had very little impact on water conditions here at the park; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; the 9th annual fall Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 9/10/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river is currently at 1.33′ at the lower end of the park, which is slightly down from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is down about a foot in the last week despite last weeks rains, the water has remained clear, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 9/8/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report September 4 2014

Missouri Fishing Report – PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
catfish fair; largemouth bass fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 2′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow on cut baits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on jigs with spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on worms and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on crankbaits and buzzbaits; hybrid bass fair on sassy shad; crappie fair on minnows; catfish good on cut baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
white bass fair on spoons; hybrid bass fair on sassy shad; crappie fair on minnows; catfish good on cut baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water level is high and rising and muddy with debris in the flow; blue catfish fair on cut baits and gold fish; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good on Rattle Trap; channel catfish fair on earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
lake level 603.8; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 10′ – 20′ near bridge piers and brush piles; blue catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
channel catfish good on grasshoppers, nightcrawlers, and stinkbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow due to low fishing pressure.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
78 degrees, high and muddy; bass fair; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
80 degrees, water flowing over spillway; largemouth bass good adjacent to brush piles of 6′ – 8′; channel catfish fair on commercial stinkbaits in low light conditions; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Walleye: Fair
78 degrees, high and muddy; crappie fair over deeper structure; bass fair; bluegill fair; walleye fair; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
79 degrees, high and muddy; channel catfish good on chicken livers at inflow areas; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
84 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish fair; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
water is high and muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, small crayfish, hotdogs, cut baits and small live baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits (gold fish) and cut baits (fresh shad); freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; common carp good on whole kernel corn and nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on live baits (gold fish) and cut baits (fresh shad).
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
79 degrees, high and muddy; no report due to high water level.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits; catfish fair on trotlines or jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Suckers: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
suckers good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass fair on topwater lures.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
channel catfish fair on worms, crickets and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on liver; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair using crankbaits and soft plastics early and late in the day; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Longear Sunfish: Fair
black bass good on minnows; goggle-eye and longear sunfish fair on minnows and Rebel Crayfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
17.8 and rising; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
6.4 and holding; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on 1/4 or 1/8 oz olive, or black/white marabou jigs, blue/chrome or black/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits; white, chartreuse, or black Rooster Tails; chartreuse or orange glo balls on spinning gear; flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and chartreuse, black or white Rooster Tails or 1/8 oz white, black or olive jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on topwater lures early in the morning; fish with plastic baits in 15′ – 25′ of water around points after 9 a.m.; walleye slow while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow on minnows and jigs around cover in 8′ – 20′ of water; channel catfish slow on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
catfish good on liver over flats in 20′ of water; black bass fair on large worms in 20′ of water in brush piles; crappie slow on minnows in 20′ of water; walleye slow on artificial worms in 20′ – 25′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on worms; black bass fair on topwater baits in early morning; try crankbaits later in the day; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on large purple colored soft plastic worms after dark; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 18′ of water; also try vertically jigging spoons in 40′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 89º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks; bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish slow on minnows, cut baits and worms in open channels of warm water; crappie slow, but best on jigs and minnows around trees; black bass slow in top water on spooks in the evening or early morning and in deep water on Carolina rigs with soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
catfish good on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill good on natural baits; black bass fair on crankbaits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut bait; black bass fair using spinnerbaits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on natural baits; black bass fair on plastic worms.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Slow
catfish good on cut baits and blood baits.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
all catfish species have been fair; however, the recent rainfall might have an effect on the fishing quality.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black or olive zebra midges, white or tri-color glo balls, brown or bumble bee rooster tail, blue holographic Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: assorted cheese marshmallows, balls of fire salmon eggs, florescent orange or white gulp salmon eggs; weed cutting is scheduled for September 16-17; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is clear, recent rains have had very little impact on water conditions here at the park; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; the 9th annual fall Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 9/3/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river is currently at 1.37′ at the lower end of the park, which is the same as last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
we have received four inches of rain in the last 48 hours, the river is up about 2 feet but the water is still clear, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 9/2/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.Provided by the Missouri Conservation Department

Missouri Fishing Report August 28 2014

Missouri Fishing Report August 28, 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 1.5 and clear; largemouth bass fair in the early morning and late afternoon; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow on cut baits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and stinkbait; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on plastics and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on crankbaits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair from Roberts Bluff Access up stream to Swinging Bridge Access at night with worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbait; blue catfish fair on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 90º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water is muddy with debris in the flow; blue catfish fair on cut baits, including Asian carp and skipjack; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish and bluegill good on earthworms; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
lake level 606.08′; east side of lake dingy, west side of lake muddy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 10′ – 20′ near bridge piers and brush piles; blue catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish good on live baits and cut baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
82 degrees, full pool; fisherman with electronic depth and fish finders are having the most success; largemouth bass and hybrid bass continue to be taken on deep water structure at depths of over 8ft, with deep running crank baits and rattle traps mimicking shad producing the best; channel catfish are fair on stinkbaits and liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair : Fair
80 degrees, high and muddy; crappie fair over deeper structure; bass good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
81 degrees, high and murky; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut bait; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
86 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish good; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
82 degrees, high and muddy; channel catfish are fair on dipbaits; flathead catfish are fair on live bait; freshwater drum and common carp are good on worms.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
78 degrees. All species slow due to rapid rise in river and muddy water conditions.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Suckers: Good
suckers good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
black bass fair on top water lures early and late in the day or at night, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits early and late in the day; all other species slow. Anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good on minnows, worms and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows, worms and soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
15.8 and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
8.5 and holding; channel catfish fair on worms, live green sunfish and cut baits, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on olive, or black/white marabou jigs, blue/chrome or black/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits, white or black Rooster Tails, orange glo balls or jig and float on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass slow on plastic baits in 5′ to 10′ of water early in the morning; fish in 15′ to 25′ of water around points after 9a.m.; walleye slow while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow on minnows and jigs around cover in 8′ to 20′ of water; channel catfish slow on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ or 15′ of water.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
catfish good on liver over flats in 20′ of water; black bass fair on large worms in 20′ of water in brush piles; crappie slow on minnows in 20′ of water; walleye slow on artificial worms in 20′ to 25′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair in early morning while fishing off sloping gravel banks; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish over ledge of rock banks; keep boat at least 40 yards from bank and cast towards shore; allow bait to be pulled along the bottom over the ledges; large purple-colored soft plastic worms also working well after dark; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 18′ of water; use deep diving crankbaits around timber; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good in top water on spooks in the evening or early morning and in deep water on Carolina rigs with soft plastics; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms in open channels of warm water; bluegill good on worms and crickets; crappie slow, but best on jigs and minnows around trees; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
All catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black or olive zebra midges, gray Deere or john Deere, dark roe glo balls, brown rooster tail, blue holographic crackleback; Zone 3 baits that are popular: orange worms with scent, salmon peach Power Baits, mouse tail orange with white; weed cutting is scheduled for September 16-17; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 8/27/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has low flow and is clear; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 8/25/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.37′ at the lower end of the park, which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 8/25/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is below average for this time of year; the water is clear; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 8/26/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report August 21 2014

Missouri Fishing Report

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair; bluegill fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 2′ low and clear; largemouth bass good in the early morning and late afternoon; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow, but best on minnows; black bass slow, but best on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut baits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on livers and live baits; crappie good on minnows after dark and early morning; black bass fair on topwater lures at night or plastic worms; white bass fair on light-colored jigs.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on minnows at night and early morning; black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark-colored plastics and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass good on topwater baits; crappie and bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
the Lamine River is is slightly above normal; channel catfish have been good from the bank at Harriman Hill Access using a variety of baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish good on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and sunfish; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
black bass fair in deep water and slow in reservoir; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
bass fair on jigs and spoons; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; catfish fair on live baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
all other species slow; light pressure.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water is muddy with large debris in the flow; blue catfish fair on a variety of cut baits, including Asian carp and skip jack; flathead catfish fair on nightcrawlers and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on topwater lures and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair : Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; hybrid striped bass are fair trolling with crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
lake level 606.6′; east side of lake dingy, west side of lake muddy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 10′ – 20′ near bridge piers and brush piles; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; hybrid striped bass are fair trolling with crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; bass fair; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
78 degrees, full pool; recent rains have increased channel catfish activity; nightcrawlers and crayfish used in areas of current flow have produced channel catfish in the 1-3 lb range; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill fair; walleye fair; bass fair; channel catfish good.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
77 degrees, normal pool and dingy; channel catfish good at inflow sites on chicken livers; crappie good on minnows near structures; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
82 degrees, 2″ high and muddy; catfish good; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
80 degrees, high and muddy; all species are slow due to water conditions nearing flood stage.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Fair
84 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish good; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and live baits; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on minnows and plastics.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair using dark-colored soft plastics during low-light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
channel catfish fair in 2′ – 8′ depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits; crappie slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows and jigs; bluegill and redear sunfish slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on jigs, crickets and worms; largemouth bass slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
black bass fair on top water lures, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
black bass fair using soft plastic baits and crankbaits early and late; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good on minnows, worms and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows, worms and soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
18.6 and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on top water lures in early morning and late evening; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using small sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on pole and line using crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and trolling crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on olive, or black/white marabou jigs, blue/chrome or black/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits, white or black Rooster Tails, orange glo balls or jig and float on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on plastic baits in 5′ – 10′ of water early in the morning; fish in 15′ – 35′ of water around points off mouths of coves near stumps and drop-offs later in the morning; channel catfish slow on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water; walleye slow, but best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow, but best on minnows or jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 20′ of water.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
crappie good on minnows in 10′ – 20′ of water; black bass fair on large worms in 20′ of water around brush piles; catfish fair on liver in 20′ of water on flats; walleye fair on artificial worms in 20′ – 25′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good in early morning while fishing off sloping gravel banks; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish over ledge of rock banks; keep boat at least 40 yards from bank and cast towards shore; allow bait to be pulled along the bottom over the ledges; large purple-colored soft plastic worms also working well after dark; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 18′ of water; use deep diving crankbaits around timber; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good in top water on spooks in the evening or early morning and in deep water on Carolina rigs with soft plastics; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms in open channels of warm water; bluegill good on worms and crickets; crappie slow, but best on jigs and minnows around trees; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
catfish fair using blood baits and cut baits; black bass fair using spinnerbaits; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black or olive zebra midges, crane fly, red, salmon or gold brassies, gray Deere or john Deere, white, or flame with cheese dot glo balls; Zone 3 baits that are popular: orange worms with scent, yellow Power Baits, mouse tail orange with white; weed cutting is scheduled for August 19th and 20th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 8/20/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has low flow and is clear; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.41′ at the lower end of the park, which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 8/18/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is below average for this time of year; the water is clear; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 8/19/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report August 15 2014

Missouri Fishing Report August 15 2014

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good; bluegill fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 2′ low and clear; largemouth bass good in the early morning and late afternoon; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows; black bass slow, but best on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow, but best on cut baits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on livers and live baits; crappie good on minnows after dark and early morning; black bass fair on topwater lures at night or plastic worms; white bass fair on light-colored jigs.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on minnows at night and early morning; black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark-colored plastics and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on topwater baits; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
the Lamine River is 2′ high; blue catfish good on setlines using shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
blue catfish fair on cut carp and skipjack; flathead catfish fair on live bluegill; channel catfish good on hotdogs and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
black bass fair in reservoir and good in tributaries; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
bass fair on jigs, spoons and sassy shad; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on live baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
all other species slow; light pressure.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut Asian carp and bluegill; flathead catfish fair on nightcrawlers and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; crappie fair using jigs; bluegill fair using earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair during evening and early morning hours on nightcrawlers, gold fish, shrimp and chicken livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
lake level 606′; crappie fair on jigs with Crappie Nibbles in 20′ water near brush piles and bridge piers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
crappie good in deeper water near brush piles on minnows; hybrid striped bass good on trolling crankbaits; no report on all other species due to light fishing pressure.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; black bass fair during low-light hours or at night on topwater lures or shad imitating crankbaits; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Common Carp: Good
78 degrees, full pool; channel catfish good on commercial baits and livers; largemouth bass and hybrid stripped bass good deep in the brush piles with Rattle Traps and crankbaits that imitate shad working the best; carp in the 2 – 5 pound range good using doughbaits mixed with powder cherry jello; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Fair
80 degrees, low and clear; black bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill fair; walleye fair; channel catfish good.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
78 degrees, near full pool and dingy; channel catfish good at inflow sites where fish concentrate after it rains; carp good using rod and reel or bow; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
82 degrees, 2″ high and muddy; catfish good; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
no report submitted
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Fair
78 degrees, high and muddy; flathead catfish good on worms and live baits; channel catfish good on worms and dip baits; blue catfish good on cut baits and worms; carp fair on worms and corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and live baits; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on live baits and plastic baits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using livers after dark; largemouth bass fair using dark-colored plastics during low-light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows and jigs; bluegill and redear sunfish slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on jigs, crickets and worms; largemouth bass slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs and plastic worms; channel catfish slow, but best in 2′ – 8′ depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on buzzbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
black bass fair using soft plastic baits and crankbaits early and late; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass good on minnows; goggle-eye fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
16.6 and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits, all other species slow
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using small sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on pole and line using crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and trolling crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits, Rooster Tails, and glo balls on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and Rooster Tails, or jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on plastic baits in 5′ – 10′ of water early in the morning; fish in 15′ – 35′ of water around points off mouths of coves near stumps and drop-offs; channel catfish slow on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water; walleye slow, but best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow, but best on minnows or jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 20′ of water.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
black bass fair on large worms around brush piles in 20′ of water; catfish fair on livers over flats in 20′ of water; walleye fair on artificial worms in 20′ – 25′ of water; crappie slow, but best on minnows in 10′ – 20′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on nightcrawlers in 30′ – 35′ of water around timber; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish over ledge of rock banks; keep boat at least 40 yards from bank and cast towards shore; allow bait to be pulled along the bottom over the ledges; large purple-colored soft plastic worms also working well; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 18′ of water; use deep diving crankbaits around timber; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
black bass good on Spooks in top water and on jointed Rapalas and Carolina rigs with soft plastics in shallow water; crappie good on jigs and minnows around trees; goggle-eye good in spinnerbaits and worms around rock structures; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms in open channels of warm water.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
rainbow trout and brown trout good on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species good.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
catfish fair using livers, worms and cut baits; black bass fair using plastic worms and crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
all species of catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
all species of catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: tan caddis, black or olive zebra midge, crane fly, red, salmon or gold brassie, gray deere or john deere, white glo balls; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: salmon peach or yellow sparkle Power Baits, Gulp florescent minnow grub and hatchery brown gulp nuggets; weed cutting is scheduled for August 19th and 20th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has low flow and is very clear; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.44′ at the lower end of the park, which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 8/12/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Kids Fishing Day is this Saturday; the river is below average for this time of year; the water is clear; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 8/13/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report August 7 2014

Missouri Fishing Report August 7 2014

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good; bluegill fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 2′ low and clear; largemouth bass good; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows; black bass slow, but best on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow, but best on cut baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on livers and live baits; crappie good on minnows after dark and early morning; black bass fair on topwater lures at night or plastic worms; white bass fair on light-colored jigs.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on minnows at night and early morning; black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark-colored plastics and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on topwater baits; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the Lamine River is 2′ low; all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
blue catfish good on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
full pool; black bass good using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits 3′ under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all other species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
bass good on live baits and topwater lures; catfish good on fresh cut shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bass good on topwater lures and live baits; catfish good on fresh cut shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
fishing is good; blue catfish good on the channel side of the river using cut Asian carp and bluegill; flathead catfish good on nightcrawlers and goldfish; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; crappie fair using jigs; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Crappie: Fair
crappie good on minnows and fair on jigs; no report on all other species due to no fishing pressure.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
lake level 606′; crappie fair on jigs with Crappie Nibbles in 20′ water near brush piles and bridge piers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; no report on all other species due to no fishing pressure.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; black bass fair during low-light hours or at night; channel catfish good on cut baits or livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
80 degrees, full pool, normal water conditions; channel catfish good during the evening hours on stinkbaits and livers on the outer edges of patches of aquatic plants; largemouth bass good on topwater lures in low light conditions using both buzzbaits and jerk baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
80 degrees, low and clear; bass fair; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill fair; walleye fair; channel catfish good on cut baits or livers.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Common Carp: Good
81 degrees, mild algal bloom; channel catfish good on chicken livers and prepared baits; largemouth bass good using plastic baits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits near submerged brush and old channels; carp good and commonly observed in shallow bays where they are vulnerable to bowfishers.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
82 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish good; crappie good; black bass slow; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Slow
74 degrees, water level falling and muddy; flathead catfish slow; channel catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Fair
76 degrees, high and clear; flathead catfish good on worms and live baits; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; carp fair on worms, corn and doughbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
catfish good on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and live baits; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on worms and plastic baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using livers; largemouth bass fair using topwater lures and dark-colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows and jigs; bluegill and redear slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on jigs, crickets and worms; largemouth bass slow, but best in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs and plastic worms; channel catfish slow, but best in 2′ – 8′ depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and artificial worms; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; black bass fair on artificial lures in morning and evening; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair using soft plastic baits and crankbaits early and late; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
river is 2′ above normal; black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass good on minnows; goggle-eye fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Slow
channel catfish and blue catfish good on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits, flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on trotlines using small sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all species better early mornings and late evenings; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing, and trolling crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits, Rooster Tails, and glo balls on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and Rooster Tails, or jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on plastic baits in 25′ – 35′ of water around points off mouths of coves near stumps and drop-offs; channel catfish good on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water; walleye slow, but best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow, but best on minnows or jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 20′ of water.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
black bass fair on topwater jigs in the early morning; catfish fair on livers and worms while fishing from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, but best on minnows in 20′ – 25′ of water; walleye slow, but best on artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Catfish: Fair
bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish fair on cut baits; black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish and Wobble Heads in 15′ – 25′ of water off steep points; walleye fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on secondary and main lake points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz. jigs in watermelon colors, large purple-colored soft plastic worms, and soft plastic crayfish in natural colors also working well in 18′ of water; a circle hook tipped with large minnows is a good way to catch feeding bass; catfish fair on stinkbaits, chicken livers, nightcrawlers or cut shad; channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
black bass slow on soft plastics around structure; goggle-eye slow on spinnerbaits and jigs; crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on crickets and worms; catfish slow on worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
rainbow trout and brown trout good on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass slow, but best using plastic worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Slow
catfish fair on cut bait and blood baits; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
all species of catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
all species of catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 8/6/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: tan caddis, John Deere or gray Deere, red, salmon or gold brassies, brown sparkle body, brown tails, pink Rooster Tails, black and white mini marabou jigs; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: salmon, peach or yellow Power Baits, Gulp florescent minnow grub and hatchery brown gulp nuggets; weed cutting is scheduled for August 19th and 20th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal to low flow and is very clear; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 8/4/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.44′ at the lower end of the park, which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is well below average for this time of year; we received 2″ of rain last week but the spring did not come up; the water is clear; right now, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 8/5/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report July 31 2014

Missouri Fishing Report provided by the Missouri Conservation Department

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 2′ low and clear; largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows; black bass slow, but best on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow, but best on cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on livers and live baits; crappie good on dark-colored jigs after dark and early morning; black bass fair on top water lures at night; white bass fair on light-colored jigs.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on dark-colored jigs at night and early morning; black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark-colored plastics and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass fair; channel catfish fair on livers, stinkbaits and shrimp; crappie fair on jigs; bluegill fair on jigs; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on set lines; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish good on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
full pool; black bass good using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits along weedbed edges; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair; fishing pressure is light.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
white bass and hybrid striped bass good on live baits and topwater lures; catfish good on fresh cut shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass and hybrids good on topwater lures and live baits; catfish good on fresh cut shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
fishing is good; blue catfish good on cut Asian carp and bluegill; flathead catfish good on bluegill and goldfish; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; common carp good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill good on earthworms; channel catfish fair on doughbaits; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
crappie fair on jigs and minnows in deeper water along structures; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live baits using setlines in deeper water; hybrid striped bass good on shad lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
lake level 607.57′; crappie fair on minnows and jigs with Crappie Nibbles in 20′ water near brush piles and bridge piers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie good near deep water brush piles; channel catfish fair using nightcrawlers and chicken livers, tend to be smaller at 12″ – 14″; fishing pressure remains light; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; carp good on doughbaits and nightcrawlers; shovelnose sturgeon good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; black bass fair during low-light hours or at night; channel catfish good on cut baits and livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
82 degrees, full pool; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass good using deep running crankbaits and Rattle Traps mimicking shad on deep water structures at depths of over 8′; channel catfish are fair on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Fair
78 degrees, low and clear; channel catfish good on cut baits or livers; black bass good on topwater or deep-diving crank baits; crappie fair over deeper structure relating to schools of small shad; bluegill fair; walleye fair.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
76 degrees, normal and clear; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
84 degrees, 2″ high and muddy; catfish good; crappie fair; black bass slow; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level falling and muddy; flathead catfish, channel catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
75 degrees, above normal pool level and dingy; flathead catfish good using worms or goldfish on rod and reel; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; blue catfish are fair on worms; setline fishing is better for all catfish species at this time using live baits; all other species good using worms.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
catfish good on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and live baits; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on worms and plastic baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using liver; largemouth bass fair using topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
channel catfish slow, but best on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2′ – 8′ of water; bluegill and redear sunfish slow, but best using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; crappie slow, but best using minnows and jigs in 1′ – 3′ of water; largemouth bass slow, but best using minnows, jigs and plastic worms in 1′ – 3′ of water.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on artificial baits; bluegill fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
black bass fair using soft plastic baits and crankbaits; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
river is 2′ above normal; black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on minnows and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
the river is 21.6′ and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
river is 11.7′ and falling; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, cut baits and worms; all other species slow
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on trotlines using goldfish and small sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, or nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing, and trolling crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits, Rooster Tails, and glo balls on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and Rooster Tails, or jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass good on plastic baits in 25′ – 35′ of water around points off mouths of coves near stumps and drop-offs; channel catfish good on jug lines, trotlines, and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water; bluegill good on worms in 8′ of water in back of coves and submerged cover; walleye slow, but best while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows or jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 10′ of water.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
black bass fair on topwater jigs in the early morning; catfish fair on livers and worms while fishing from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, best on minnows in 25′ – 30′ of water; walleye slow, best on artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish food on cut baits around structures; black bass fair on spoons and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on secondary and main lake points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz. jigs in watermelon colors, large purple-colored soft plastic worms, and soft plastic crayfish in natural colors also working well in 18′ of water; a circle hook tipped with large minnows is a good way to catch feeding bass; catfish fair on stinkbaits, chicken livers, nightcrawlers or cut shad; channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic swimbaits; walleye fair on minnows and swimbaits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
rainbow trout and brown trout good on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish slow using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass slow on plastic worms; all other species slow on worms.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Slow
catfish fair on blood baits, minnows and cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
black bass fair on plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on worms; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill slow on worms; all other species fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Common Carp: Good
channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp good on worms.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Common Carp: Good
channel catfish and blue catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp good on worms.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: red or blue holographic Cracklebacks; tan caddis; John Deere; gold, red, or green with bead brassies; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: salmon peach, or white glitter Power Bait; Gulp florescent white salmon eggs; for questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 7/30/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal to low flow and is very clear; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white; fishing hours for the month of July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.45′ at the lower end of the park which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is well below average for this time of year; the water is starting to become more clear every day; right now, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; jig fisherman are doing well right now; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 7/29/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.

Missouri Fishing Report July 24 2014

Missouri Fishing Report provided by the Missouri Conservation Department

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass good; bluegill fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 1.5′ low and clear; largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows; black bass slow, but best on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow, but best on cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on livers and cut shad; crappie good on minnows after dark; black bass fair on crankbaits and top water lures at night; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on dark-colored jigs and minnows at night; black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark-colored plastics and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species fair; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
the Lamine River water level is normal and falling; the water clarity is dingy; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish good on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow, but best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, but best on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, but best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow, but best on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
full pool; black bass good using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish good on worms and cut baits along weedbed edges; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
black bass good in the tributaries; white bass fair in the reserves; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Fair
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; hybrid striped bass fair on crankbaits on top water lures; white bass fair on jigs and sassy shad; catfish fair on cut baits and fresh cut shad; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on cut baits and shad; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
water level is dropping; fishing is good; blue catfish good on cut Asian carp and bluegill; flathead catfish good on bluegill and goldfish; channel catfish good on cut bait and nightcrawlers; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, chicken livers and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
redear sunfish good using earthworms; channel catfish fair using chicken livers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
smaller size 7″ – 9″ crappie good on jigs; channel catfish fair; hybrid striped bass good; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Fair
lake level 609.1′; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie good near deep water brush piles; channel catfish fair using nightcrawlers and chicken livers, tend to be smaller at 12″ – 14″; fishing pressure remains light; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
79 degrees, normal pool and muddy; black bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits during low-light hours or at night; channel catfish good on cut baits and livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
76 degrees, full pool and stable lake conditions; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass good adjacent to deep water of structure of 10′ or more, with Rattle Traps and crankbaits producing the best results; channel catfish good on livers and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Fair
78 degrees, low and clear; channel catfish good on cut baits or livers; black bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill good on small jigs tipped with worms in shallows; walleye fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
79 degrees, high and murky; channel catfish good on chicken livers and worms in the early morning hours and are congregating at inflow water area of lake; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
82 degrees, 6″ high and muddy; catfish good on natural baits; crappie good around brush piles; black bass good in and around grass; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level falling and muddy; flathead catfish, channel catfish and blue catfish good; all other species good.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
74 degrees, high and clear; flathead catfish good on worms and fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; carp fair on worms and corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
catfish good on trotlines and jug lines.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Fair
goggle-eye good on soft plastics; black bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Suckers: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
suckers good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass fair on jigs; all other species good on plastics.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn and minnows; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on live bait and soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill fair on worms and minnows; channel catfish fair on cut shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on liver; largemouth bass fair using dark colored soft plastics and topwater lures during low light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2′ – 8′ of water; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; crappie slow, but best using minnows and jigs in 1′ – 3′ of water; largemouth bass slow, but best using minnows, jigs, and plastic worms in 1′ – 3′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Warmouth: Slow
Channel Catfish
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on plastic lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on worms and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on artificial baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair using soft plastics; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass fair on live minnows during early morning; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on minnows and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Slow
the river is 28.4 and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worm and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
river is 18.1′ and falling; channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on tube jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on trotlines using small sunfish; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing, and trolling crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on white, olive, and black marabou jigs, black/chrome or gold/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits, white Rooster Tails, and orange glo balls on spinning gear, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and black/chrome and white/chrome Rooster Tails, or jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, pink and white Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass good on plastic baits in 25′ – 30′ of water around points off mouths of coves near stumps and drop-offs; channel catfish good on jug lines, trotlines, and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10′ – 15′ of water; bluegill good on worms in 8′ of water in back of coves and submerged cover; walleye slow, best while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows or jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 10′ of water.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
black bass fair on topwater jigs in the early morning; catfish fair on liver and worms while fishing from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, best on minnows in 20′ – 25′ of water; walleye slow, best on artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
bluegill good on worms and crickets; catfish food on cut baits around structures; black bass fair on spoons and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 89º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair on secondary and main lake points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz. jigs in watermelon colors, Shakey Head soft plastic worms in watermelon colors, shad colored, deep diving crankbaits or large purple colored soft plastic worms used after sunset, and soft plastic crayfish in natural colors also working well in 18′ of water; a circle hook tipped with large minnows is a good way to catch feeding bass; catfish fair on stinkbaits, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or cut shad; channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on trotlines baited with small sunfish; bluegill fair on small jigs, crickets, mealworms or nightcrawlers, best around docks, bridge piers or stick-ups in at least 20′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
catfish good on cut baits; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic swimbaits; walleye fair on minnows and swimbaits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright colored Power Baits and dark colored flies; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass slow on spinnerbaits; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair : Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits and blood baits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on blood baits, livers and natural baits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Slow
catfish good on cut bait and worms; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill slow on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
Common Carp: Good
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut baits; drum and carp good on worms.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and carp fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: red or blue holographic Cracklebacks; tan caddis; John Deere; gold, red, or green with bead brassies; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: salmon peach, or white glitter Power Bait; Gulp florescent white salmon eggs; weed cutting is scheduled for July 29th and 30th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 7/23/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal to low flow and is very clear; remember that all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white; fishing hours for the month of July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 7/21/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is normal and running clear; the river level is currently 1.48′ at the lower end of the park which is the same as last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings; July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is low for this time of year; the water is starting to become more clear every day; right now, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9′ with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; jig fisherman are doing well right now; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 7/22/14)

Fish Management Notice

Trout Stocking

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.