Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report June 20 2014

Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report June 20 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: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill good; largemouth bass fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 1.5′ low; 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: 6/18/14)

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: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crankbaits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

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: Slow
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow on chicken livers, stinkbaits, worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics, worms and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut shad.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish fair on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish fair on cut shad and live baits; crappie fair on jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; white bass fair on dark colored plastics.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
crappie good on live minnows and light green jigs; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
the Lamine River is 3′ above normal and falling; flathead catfish and blue catfish fair at night from I-70 downstream to the Missouri River; all other species slow; construction on the Highway 41 bridge has begun causing parking space at the DeBourgmont Access to be greatly reduced due to downed trees and equipment.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; blue catfish fair on cut carp; flathead catfish good on live bluegill; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

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: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crankbaits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
water level 6″ low; black bass fair using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow; crappie slow using tube jigs near deep water brush piles; bluegill fair on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Blue Catfish: Good
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
white bass and hybrid bass good with some surface activity; blue catfish good on cut baits and fresh cut shad; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Slow
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Slow
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
fishing is fair; catfish are spawning; flathead catfish fair using live baits; channel catfish and blue catfish fair using cut bait; fish near the mouths of tributaries or near woody cover; all other species are slow; boat ramp conditions may be muddy due to water level fluctuations.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill good using crickets and earthworms; channel catfish good using chicken liver; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair : Fair
crappie good on jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits on bottom; hybrid striped bass good on crankbaits and shad type lures; largemouth bass fair on rubber worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
lake level 610.6′; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 16′ – 20′ water near trees; flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
crappie fair on minnows and light colored jigs along Hwy T rocks; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair; hybrid striped bass fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
high but steady; channel catfish good on nightcralwers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on cut baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good : Fair : Fair : Good
drum good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
76 degrees, normal level and clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater or crankbaits during low-light hours or at night; channel catfish good on cut baits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
72 degrees, full pool and turbid waters; channel catfish success improving on commercial type stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass up to 25″ are being taken on lures and natural baits near the spillway; largemouth bass activity has slowed and largemouth bass that are being taken have been running from 15″ – 22″ in length.
(Reported on: 6/16/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
74 degrees, below normal pool level and dingy; all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/16/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
82 degrees, normal and clear; largemouth bass good on top water baits; channel catfish good on chicken livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
76 degrees, lake is 1.5′ high and rising; crappie fair on jigs; bass good; catfish good in the shallows, white bass fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
74 degrees and dingy; water levels are decent for boating; all species of catfish are good on live baits or cut baits; all other species are fair.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
71 degrees, high and murky; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; channel catfish fair on live baits and good on worms and dip baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics; crappie fair on jigs and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
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: 6/18/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Sunfish: Fair
black bass and sunfish fair on crankbaits and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
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 and crayfish.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using cut baits on jugs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

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
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow : Slow
largemouth bass fair using dark colored soft plastics and topwater lures during low light periods; channel catfish fair using liver and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

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 in 2′ – 8′ of water; crappie slow using minnows and jigs in 1′ – 3′ of water; bluegill and redear sunfish slow using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; largemouth bass slow using minnows, jigs, and plastic worms in 1′ – 3′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

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: Fair
Warmouth: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
bluegill, redear sunfish and warmouth fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets, worms and jigs; largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; redear sunfish fair on crickets; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
bluegill fair on waxworms and crickets; black bass fair on artificial baits; crappie slow on jigs and minnows; channel catfish slow on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
channel catfish good using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night near rocky areas; bluegill good using crickets and worms; black bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms; crappie good 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: 6/18/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish good using nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Longear Sunfish: Slow
black bass good on minnows; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
the river is 28.4′ and falling; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
river is 22′ and falling; channel catfish slow on cut baits and worms; all other species slow
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass good on small topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
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 goldfish and small sunfish; black bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on waxworms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass good on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers and topwater lures early in the morning; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; walleye fair on jerkbaits, nightcrawlers and spoons; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 48º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake on white, olive and black marabou jigs and orange glo balls on spinning gear when running water, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods also working well; trout good in lower portion of the lake using fluorescent orange, chartreuse, pink or white Power Baits, power nuggets, salmon eggs, corn and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on crankbaits early in the morning and plastic baits all day; walleye good while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats with nightcrawlers; crappie good on minnows or jigs over brush piles in 8′ – 15′ of water; muskie good while trolling on cloudy days; catfish good on jug lines, trotlines and pole and line using liver or cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Walleye: Slow
catfish good on liver or worms while fishing from banks off coves and points; crappie slow, best on minnows in 20′ – 25′ of water; black bass slow, best on jerkbaits in various colors, mostly chartreuse, blue, and white off points in 18′ – 25′ of water; walleye slow, best with artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on buzzbaits off of sloping gravel banks with scattered cover, also try purple jigs around deeper cover and docks; crappie fair on neon yellow and green jigs around docks and deeper cover; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass good on secondary points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz jigs 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; catfish good on stinkbaits, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or cut shad; channel and flathead catfish good on trot lines baited with small sunfish; bluegill good on small jigs, crickets, mill worms or nightcrawlers, best around docks, bridge piers or stick-ups in at least 20′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
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: 6/17/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
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 brown Rooster Tails; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species good.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

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

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
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: 6/18/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
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; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all species fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish good on worms; black bass fair on topwater lures and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on natural baits; all other species good on natural baits.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; channel catfish fair on cut baits and dip baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; channel catfish fair on cut baits and dip baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

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: olive and blue Cracklebacks; black caddis, black and yellow marabou jigs; John Deere or red eye gray deere; and dark green with red fleck Rooster Tails; Zone 3 – baits that are popular are: cheese trout worms; Trout magnet; and Gulp yellow salmon eggs; June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; June weed cutting is scheduled for June 24 – 25; cutting will start in Zone 3 and work upstream; cutting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m.; we will be cutting weeds June 24 and 25; we will begin around 8:00 a.m. and finish by 3:00 p.m. each day; thank you for you patience.
(Reported on: 6/18/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal flow and clarity is improving; fish are biting on doughbaits in white, yellow, green and peach colors fished on the bottom or under a float; rubber leg jigs in green/white and green/yellow colors are producing good fish; trout worms in orange, black/yellow and orange/white are good choices; remember: all brown trout less than 15″ in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Ladies’ Free Fishing Day is September 13th, 2014.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

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; river level is currently 1.50′ 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 dough 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; June 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: 6/17/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is in good condition; the water has cleared and visibility is better than last week, the dry fly fishing is back; right now, we are fishing dark wooly buggers, prince nymphs, copper johns, lightning bugs, small gold jigs, small thread jigs and brassies; large dry flies will take a few here and there; the fish are still reacting to a hopper or beetle; glo balls and the San Juan worms, in bright orange and red are also working; the water is back to normal and the use of Power Baits is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, brown and white are all good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, black/yellow, John Deere green, electric chicken and cheese are all working; small gold spoons are really good if you fish them deep and slow; small spinners still work fine; jigs are catching fish, 1/32 and smaller are best, a few people have been catching trout on the white and olive micro jig; larger jigs are working best, in the darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow and dark brown have all been working well; in the clear water the use of 2 lb. line is recommended; if you go into zone 3, nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright colored Power Baits should work.
(Reported on: 6/17/14)

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.

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