Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report August 15, 2013

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

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Central
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Lakes
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Binder Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass and channel catfish fair; all other species slow. (Reported on:
8/14/13)

Blind Pony Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Bluegill: Good Channel Catfish: Good
the lake is 1′ low; bluegill good on worms; channel catfish good on
stinkbaits; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and
bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Reported
on: 8/14/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
Crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try worms and
dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; catfish fair using cut baits, chicken livers, stinkbaits
and worms. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair, try dark colored
soft plastics and crankbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft
plastics, spoons and Rooster Tails; catfish fair on cut baits, worms, hot
dogs and stinkbaits. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair Crappie: Slow
black bass slow, try plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut shad
and stinkbaits; crappie slow, try minnows. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
Black bass slow, try using plastic worms and spinnerbaits; crappie slow, try
using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and stinkbaits; white bass
fair, try using dark colored natural lures. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
Black bass slow, try using topwater lures; crappie slow, try using minnows;
catfish good, try using cut shad and chicken livers; white bass fair, try
using light colored soft plastics. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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 slow; all use
including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Reported on: 8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Lamine River
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Good
the river is 2′ high; flathead catfish fair downstream from De Bourgmont
Access and at the mouth of the Blackwater River on setlines baited with
bluegill and goldfish; channel catfish have been good from Robert’s Bluff
Access upstream to Shackelford Bridge on nightcrawlers; all other species
slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Missouri River (Middle)
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Flathead Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish good on live bluegill
and goldfish; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
Crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try worms and
dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; catfish fair using cut baits, chicken livers, stinkbaits
and worms. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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Kansas City
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Lakes
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Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair White Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
water level 6″ low; channel catfish good on chicken liver and cut baits;
largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early and late in the day; bluegill
fair on worms around brush piles; redear sunfish slow with some success on
small jigs; crappie fair on jigs 2′ under a bobber near deep water brush.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)

Montrose Lake
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Catfish: Slow
All other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Truman Lake
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Crappie: Good White Bass: Fair Catfish: Good: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish good on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on spoons; all other
species fair; fishing pressure medium. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Good
All other species slow; black bass good on topwater lures and jigs; fishing
pressure light. (Reported on: 8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
water level is steady; catfish slow with some success using bluegill and
goldfish; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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Northeast
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Lakes
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Henry Sever Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
crappie fair on minnows; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Hunnewell Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass good using buzzbaits; channel catfish fair using
nightcrawlers; bluegill fair using Beetle Spins; all other species slow; the
lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers
with water is prohibited. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Long Branch Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair around brush piles and structures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/14/13)

Mark Twain Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Good Largemouth Bass: Fair
small crappie good trolling with jigs along rock walls; largemouth bass fair
on crankbaits and plastics; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair using minnows; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Mississippi River (upper)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on stinkbaits, nightcrawlers and live baits; all other species
slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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Northwest
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Lakes
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Bilby Ranch Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Good
mid 80’s, normal, clear; largemouth bass good at low light time of day on
topwater lures near weedlines; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Lake Paho
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair
80 degrees, full pool, 25″ visibility; black bass are biting on jigs and
worms around the deep water brush piles; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/14/13)

Mozingo Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Largemouth Bass: Good Crappie: Good
Bluegill: Fair Walleye: Slow
low 80’s, below normal pool level, cloudy; largemouth bass fair on topwater
baits during low light hours; crappie good over deep brush and standing
timber in coves; bluegill fair; channel catfish good on cut bait; walleye
slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Pony Express Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Largemouth Bass: Good Bluegill: Good
79 degrees, below normal pool levels, clear; largemouth bass fair; channel
catfish good; bluegill, black bass, crappie and walleye fair. (Reported on:
8/14/13)

Smithville Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Good White Bass: Fair Catfish:
Good Walleye: Slow
78 degrees, 8 cfs; crappie fair around brush piles and tree rows on minnows,
keep moving to find the best fishing; catfish good in 10′ or less of water on
dip baits and nightcrawlers; white bass fair on lake points with shad
imitations; walleye slow with some fish being taken on larger points with
nightcrawlers or Rattle Traps; largemouth bass good in shallow water on
plastic worms in grassy areas. (Reported on: 8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Grand River
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Good Flathead Catfish: Good Channel Catfish:
Good Common Carp: Good
77 degrees, murky; all species good. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Missouri River (upper)
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish:
Fair Common Carp: Good
79 degrees, normal, clear; flathead catfish good on cut bait and live bait;
channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; blue catfish fair on cut bait
and worms; carp good on corn and fair on worms. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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Ozark
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Lakes
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Bull Shoals Lake (East)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Norfork Lake
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Bryant Creek
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Current River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Eleven Point River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Gasconade River (middle)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Gasconade River (upper)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Jacks Fork River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

North Fork of the White River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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Southeast
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Lakes
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Clearwater Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Largemouth Bass:
Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
white bass slow on crankbaits; crappie slow on white and chartreuse/red jigs;
channel catfish slow on jug lines with cut bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)

Council Bluff Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Channel
Catfish: Good Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish good on liver after dark; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/13/13)

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 Redear
Sunfish: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on jigs, crickets and
worms; crappie slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass
slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits;
channel catfish slow in 2′ – 8′ depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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 Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair Redear Sunfish: Fair
redear sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on topwater
lures; bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; channel catfish fair on cut bait;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake Girardeau
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Bluegill: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel
Catfish: Good Redear Sunfish: Slow
largemouth bass good on worms; channel catfish good on worms; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Perry County Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on liver; black bass fair on topwater lures; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Robert DeLaney Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Bluegill: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass:
Slow
channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbaits; crappie fair on jigs;
black bass slow on worms and jigs around structures; all other species slow.
NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no length limit on crappie on DeLaney Lake, the daily
limit of 15 remains in effect. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Wappapello Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Good Bluegill:
Fair
channel catfish good on live bait and nightcrawlers; bluegill fair using
crickets and worms along the bank; all other species slow. Anglers should
note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.
Recorded lake level and other infomation can be received by calling the
Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)
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Rivers
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Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow White Bass: Slow
Smallmouth Bass: Slow Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)

Castor River (above Zalma)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good on minnows; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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
channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on cut bait and live
bait; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Green Sunfish: Good Longear Sunfish Black Bass: Good Crappie:
Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
sunfish good on small worms and mealworms; black bass good in late evening on
topwater lures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
channel catfish fair on on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbaits and
chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bait (small
goldfish or sunfish); all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

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Southwest
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Lakes
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Bull Shoals Lake (West)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Striped Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Walleye:
Fair Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits, soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers;
crappie fair on minnows near brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers;
striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits; catfish fair on
nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Lake Taneycomo
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 53º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Fair
trout fair in upper portion of lake on white, black and olive marabou jigs,
Rogues and Rooster Tails; trout slow in lower portion of the lake due to high
water and dingy conditions. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Black Bass: Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Stockton Lake
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair
catfish fair on shad and shiners; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers and
crickets; black bass fair on main lake points with plastic worms and topwater
lures early in the morning and late evening. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Crappie: Slow Catfish: Good
catfish good on stinkbaits, live baits, live sunfish or goldfish,
nightcrawlers and shrimp, try using trotlines and pole and line methods in
the river channels and on flats. (Reported on: 8/13/13)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good around deep trees on a drop-shot with UV green or purple
finesse worms, use topwater lures later in the day; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)
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Rivers
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James River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Catfish: Good Bluegill: Fair Crappie: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish good on minnows and nightcrawlers on limb lines and trotlines;
bluegill fair on worms and crickets; black bass slow, try topwater lures with
spooks and buzzbaits in the morning, use drop shots and spoons in 35′ – 50′
of water later in the afternoon; crappie slow, try jigs and minnows in brushy
areas; white bass slow, try trolling with divers, Wiggle Warts and jigs.
(Reported on: 8/13/13)

Niangua River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair Rainbow
Trout: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; trout
fair on orange colored Power Baits. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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St. Louis
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Lakes
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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: Fair Bluegill: Fair Catfish: Fair Crappie: Slow
black bass fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on cut bait, doughbaits, blood
baits and livers; bluegill fair on worms; crappie slow on minnows. (Reported
on: 8/14/13)

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
catfish good on cut bait, doughbait, blood bait and livers. (Reported on:
8/14/13)
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Rivers
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Big River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Bluegill: Fair
Catfish fair on cut bait, blood bait and livers; black bass slow on minnows;
crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Bourbeuse River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Good Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on doughbait; black bass good on plastic worms; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Black Bass: Good Bluegill: Fair Northern Rock
Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair Sunfish: Good
Catfish fair on chicken livers; black bass good on plastic worms; bluegill
good on worms and crickets. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Fair Crappie: Slow
Catfish fair on cut bait and worms; black bass good on topwater lures;
bluegill good on natural baits. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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
blue catfish fair on cut shad, goldeye, Asian carp and skipjack; flathead
catfish slow on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; drum fair on
worms. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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
blue catfish fair on cut shad, goldeye, Asian carp and skipjack; flathead
catfish slow on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; drum fair on
worms. (Reported on: 8/14/13)

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Trout Parks
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Trout Parks
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Bennett Spring State Park
Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 54º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good Brown Trout: Fair
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: black and yellow colored,
gingersnap colored, and black colored marabou jigs; white colored, olive
colored and brown colored glo balls; all tri-colored Rooster Tails; white and
pink brassie, white floss; Zone 3 baits that are popular are white colored
salmon eggs, pink colored, yellow colored and white colored Power Bait, black
and yellow Beetle Spins. August fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00
p.m. Due to high water we will postpone weed cutting until August 20 and 21.
We will begin by 8:00 a.m. and finish by 3:30 p.m. each day. (Reported on:
8/14/13)

Maramec Spring Park
Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Slow Brown Trout: Slow
Fishing is slow, the spring branch has good flow and the water is dingy,
remember to use light weight line and tackle; fishing hours for the month of
August are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Women’s Free Fishing Day is Saturday,
September 14th. For more information call 573-265-7801. (Reported on:
8/13/13)

Montauk State Park
Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
the river level is 2.11 at the lower end of the park, the water is starting
to clear up but is still dingy, 2 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, especially on warmer days. 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: 8/13/13)

Roaring River State Park
Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
Kid’s Fishing day is August 17th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The water is slowly
receding and returning to normal; fish are still being caught on hoppers,
beetles, ants and Cracklebacks; small crickets and wooly worms are still
pretty good; Adams, Lt. Cahills, renegades, caddis, blue wing olives and
tricos are all still working well; good nymphs right now would be the
pheasant tail nymph, the zebra midge, burlaps, copper johns and small
brassies; olive, black, dark brown and ginger wooly buggers are all working
well right now; with the cloudy water it’s okay to use shorter leaders with
larger line; if you are spin fishing, 4 lb. Maxima or P-line works well right
now with the dingy water; if you are fishing jigs, the black/yellow, dark
olive, dark brown, green/yellow, red/orange and the white have all been
working; plastics are always a good choice, white, brown, orange, fluorescent
yellow and pink eggs have been good; worms in black/yellow, John Deere green,
electric chicken, cheese, orange/white and the cream colors have all been
good the past few weeks; in Zone 3 nightcrawlers, yellow Power Bait paste and
corn has all been working. (Reported on: 8/13/13)
Trout Notice
=============== Summer 2013 Advisory
Due to the record number of flood events (six total) in spring, rainbow trout
growth-rates at Department?s Montauk Hatchery near Licking have slowed during
the late spring and early summer. Reduced growth rates are a response to the
warmer, more turbid water conditions associated with flooding. As a result,
anglers will notice a small and temporary reduction in the length of fish
stocked at Montauk State Park and at Maramec Trout Park near St. James. With
improving conditions, the size of fish stocked should return to normal
lengths during August. Thanks to recent hatchery improvements and the hard
work and dedication of staff at Montauk, the impacts to anglers will be
minimal and short term.

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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