Missouri Department of Conservation Fishing Report

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers: In most streams south of the Missouri
River, black bass season will open May 25, 2013, until that date all black
bass in those streams must be returned to the water unharmed immediately
after being caught. For details see Chapter 6 of the Wildlife Code.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

Binder Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

Blind Pony Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Sunfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 48º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; sunfish 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.

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
White Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-black bass season closed; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on
shad and cut shad.

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

White Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 46º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: -none
-black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass
slow, try light colored soft plastics and spoons; crappie fair using minnows
and crappie jigs; catfish slow, try shad, cut shad, worms and stinkbaits.

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Catfish - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Good

White Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits;catfish good using cut
bait; crappie good using soft plastic jigs and minnows; white bass fair using
small spinnerbaits.

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Catfish - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Good

White Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits;catfish good using cut
bait; crappie good using soft plastic jigs and minnows; white bass fair using
small spinnerbaits.

Lamine River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Paddlefish - Prospect:  Fair

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 46º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
2' high with moderate flow; paddlefish in the 30" - 36" inch range are being
seen on the lower end of the Lamine; channel catfish good on setlines baited
with cut baits and doughbaits from I-70 to the Missouri River; all other
species slow.

Little Dixie Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear
all species slow; area use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4
a.m.

Missouri River (Middle)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Water Level: low
Water Type: muddy
blue catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
White Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
black bass season closed; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; catfish fair on
shad and cut shad.

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Kansas City

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

White Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Striped Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 48º
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow

Redear Sunfish - Prospect:  Slow
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: clear
crappie good on jigs 2' under a bobber; trout fair on Power Baits.

Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: -none
-channel catfish slow with some success using stinkbaits around the
confluences of feeder creeks and rivers; all other species slow.

Montrose Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Striped Bass - Prospect:  Slow

White Bass - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 51º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Striped Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass) - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear

Truman Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Crappie - Prospect:  Good

White Bass - Prospect:  Good

Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass) - Prospect:  Good

Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
crappie good in 15'- 20' of water fishing 10' down and at the mouth of coves
on minnows or big jigs 2" - 3" in dark colors; white and striped bass good on
major tributaries with swimbaits or crankbaits; largemouth bass fair on
flipping jigs and creature baits; catfish fair on ledges in the creeks
fishing on the bottom in 15' - 18' of water.

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass) - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Good

Walleye - Prospect:  Fair

Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 44º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
hybird and white bass good on jigs in river; crappie good; walleye fair;
catfish fair on cut bait.

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Northeast

Henry Sever Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 48º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
largemouth bass fair on jitter baits; crappie fair on jigs; all other species
slow.

Hunnewell Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 48º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
channel catfish fair on chicken liver; largemouth bass fair on jerkbaits; all
other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or
transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Long Branch Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Mark Twain Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Mississippi River (upper)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 41º
Water Level: rising
Water Type: muddy
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 48º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass) - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 54º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
hybrid striped bass good on rattle or spinnerbaits; crappie good along Hwy. T
rocks and deeper water brush piles using both jigs and minnows; all other
species slow.

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Northwest

Bilby Ranch Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Walleye - Prospect:  Slow

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 40º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-40 degrees, low, dingy; walleye moving into shallows to spawn; channel
catfish fair on cut bait, all other species slow.

Grand River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Blue Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Flathead Catfish - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 49º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-muddy; channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish slow; all other
species fair.

Lake Paho
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-dingy; limited fishing pressure; some success using nightcrawlers and cut
shad on channel catfish; all other species slow.

Missouri River (upper)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-low, clear; channel catfish good on worms; all other species slow.

Mozingo Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Walleye - Prospect:  Fair

Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Bluegill - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-low, clear; channel catfish, black bass and bluegill fair; crappie fair over
mediun depth/deep brush; walleye starting to move into shallows to spawn;
largemouth bass fair near medium depth structure; all other species slow.

Pony Express Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Crappie - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 49º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-low, clear; crappie good on minnows in structure submerged in 5' - 10' of
water; all other species fair.

Smithville Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

White Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 36º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-low; crappie fair, most fish still on deep structure, few being caught on
shallower structure; suggest using red/chart jigs or minnows; catfish slow on
shad; white bass fair in areas around major docks using variety of baits.

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Ozark

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 57º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
smallmouth bass (catch and release) and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits
and crankbaits.

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 46º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

Bryant Creek
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 51º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Bull Shoals Lake (East)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
White Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 51º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
white bass fair on jigs or minnows.

Current River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 59º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

Eleven Point River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 59º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
rainbow trout good on corn and minnows; all other species fair.

Gasconade River (middle)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 58º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
smallmouth bass (catch and release) and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits
and crankbaits.

Gasconade River (upper)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 46º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Jacks Fork River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 56º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Norfork Lake
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
White Bass - Prospect:  Good

Walleye - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 52º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
white bass good on jigs or minnows; walleye fair on minnows.

North Fork of the White River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 51º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

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Southeast

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 55º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Paddlefish - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 49º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: -none
-discharge from spillway is 1,572 cfs with some color; crappie fair on silver
and white tube jigs and Crappie Nibbles below spillway; paddlefish slow
between spillway and riffle in the deep holes; all other species slow.

Castor River (above Zalma)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

Clearwater Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

White Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 57º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
lake level at winter pool with some color; largemouth bass slow on
spinnerbaits and jigs with scented trailer in 11' of water; crappie slow on
black, chartreuse and yellow, and white tube jigs with Crappie Nibbles in 15'
- 20' of water off of points; white bass fair on shad colored, shallow
running crankbaits and chartreuse marabou jigs in deep holes on the Black
River arm; channel catfish slow on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Council Bluff Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 44º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics; all other species slow.

Cypress Lake
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 57º
Water Level: low
Water Type: -none
-clear; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on jigs and
crankbaits; bluegill slow on crickets and worms; all other species slow.NEW
CRAPPIE REGULATION:  no length limit on crappie on Cypress Lake.The daily
limit of 15 remains in effect.

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 52º
Water Level: high
Water Type: clear
all species slow.

Lake Girardeau
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow.

Mississippi River (Middle)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 40º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: dingy
20.8' and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms;all other
species slow. (Report made on 9/27/2012)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 43º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: dingy
29.5 feet at Cairo; channel catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

Perry County Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.

Robert DeLaney Lake
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 53º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
all species slow.NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION:  no length limit on crappie on
DeLaney Lake. The daily limit of 15 remains in effect.

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 52º
Water Level: high
Water Type: -none
-dingy; black bass fair on nightcrawlers and plastic worms (catch and release
only); crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 47º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
black bass fair on artificial bait; all other species slow.

Wappapello Lake
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Good

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Fair
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear
lake level falling approximately 6" per day; crappie good using minnows and
jigs; bluegill fair using crickets and worms, black bass and channel catfish
slow; all other species slow. Anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit
regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake. Call the Wappapello Lake
Recreation Hotline for updates at 573-222-8139.

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Southwest

Bull Shoals Lake (West)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Good

White Bass - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair

Walleye - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 52º
Water Level: low
Water Type: -none
-52 degrees, low, dingy; black bass good on Alabama Rig off windy points;
white bass good on Alabama Rig with white plastic grubs, white swimming
minnows, and white Rooster Tails in the main lake and Beaver Creek; crappie
fair on minnows near brush piles; walleye fair on jerkbaits around the dam
and Swan Creek; all other species slow.(Report made on 4/1/2013)

James River
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear

Lake Taneycomo
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: clear
42 degrees, clear, normal; rainbow trout good on orange, chartreuse,
pink/white Power Baits, corn, live nightcrawlers, black/chrome and
white/chrome Rooster Tails, scuds and San Juan worms, olive/white marabou
jigs also working well when generators are running at the dam; all other
species slow.(Report made on 4/1/2013)

Niangua River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Fair

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye) - Prospect:  Fair

Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 53º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
black bass fair on minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows and
soft plastics; trout fair on colored Power Baits.(Report made on 4/3/2013)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Walleye - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: high
Water Type: muddy
black bass good on plastic baits and Alabama Rig in 15' of water on main lake
points; crappie slow, best on jigs over brush piles or bluff ledges in 15' -
25' of water; walleye slow on chartreuse Road Runners upstream; all other
species slow.

Stockton Lake
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Good

Walleye - Prospect:  Good

Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: low
Water Type: clear
50 degrees, low, clear; black bass good on jerkbaits and jig and frog;
walleye good on jerkbaits, crankbaits and jigs tipped with nightcrawlers on
points; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers in dingy creek arms; crappie
fair on swimmng jigs and tube jigs; all other species slow.(Report made on
4/1/2013)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 50º
Water Level: low
Water Type: -none
-50 degrees, low, clear; black bass good on Wiggle Warts while fishing rocky
banks, also try spinnerbaits on windy days or jigs; crappie fair on live
minnows, soft plastic minnows and jigs in 4' - 15' of water; all other
species slow.(Report made on 4/1/2013)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Black Bass - Prospect:  Good

Crappie - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: low
Water Type: -none
-45 degrees, low, dingy; black bass good on Alabama Rig and stickbaits in 10'
of water; crappie good on tube baits and swimming minnows around timber in
19' of water; all other species slow.(Report made on 4/1/2013)

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St. Louis

Big River
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 47º
Water Level: high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow due to cold weather.

Bourbeuse River
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Blue Catfish - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 47º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: -none

-Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: -none

-Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
channel catfish fair due to recent stocking; limit 4; please remove your
litter.

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 45º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: dingy
the river is high, all species slow.

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow

Black Bass - Prospect:  Slow

Crappie - Prospect:  Slow

Bluegill - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 46º
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-the river is low, dingy and falling; all species slow.

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)
Reported on: 4/2/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Fair

Shovelnose Sturgeon - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 40º
Water Level: rising
Water Type: -none

-Missouri River (Lower)
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 42º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: muddy

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Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good

Brown Trout - Prospect:  Fair
Temperature: 56º
Water Level: falling
Water Type: -none
-56 degrees, the spring is about 4" high and falling and the water color is
clearing; Zone 1 and 2 best lures:  black and yellow colored and pink and
white colored marabou jigs;John Deere colored mini-jigs; brown glitter
colored and black and yellow colored Rooster Tails; olive colored and ginger
colored wooly buggers; white colored glo balls; Zone 3 best lures:  white
colored Power Bait; chunky cheese doughbait; pink and white colored
worms.April fishing hours are from 7: 00 a.m. until 7: 30 p.m.

Maramec Spring Park
Reported on: 4/1/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good

Brown Trout - Prospect:  Slow
Temperature: 56º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: -none
-Fishing is good; the spring branch is clearing up and has good flow;
remember to use very light weight line and tackle; fish are holding in areas
of flowing water, target these areas for best success; orange, green, and red
trout worms are producing well; feather jigs in dark colors are producing
good numbers of fish; tightlining doughbait is producing fish in the late
afternoon; fishing hours for the month of April are 7: 00 a.m. to 7: 30
p.m.Kid's Free Fishing Day is Saturday, May 18th.

Montauk State Park
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good
Water Level: -none
-Water Type: -none
-55 degrees, the river level is normal and steady, the water is 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; the best fishing is in the
mornings and evenings. April fishing hours are 7: 00 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. For
up-to-date stream conditions check http:
//waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440

Roaring River State Park
Reported on: 4/3/13
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout - Prospect:  Good
Temperature: 58º
Water Level: normal
Water Type: dingy
the stream water is running at a good flow and most of the holes are very
deep this spring; more weight is needed in a lot of these holes and you will
need at least one 3/0 and maybe 2 of them to get to the bottom; Rooster Tails
in black, brown, and white are good most days, fluorescent orange and
fluorescent pink are doing well; orange, white, cheese, fluorescent yellow
power eggs and power worms are working well; hatch brown works very well in
the hatchery area;jig fishing with tan, black/yellow, white, olive green and
dark brown are working well; flies working well are black wooly buggers, dark
brown, and olive wooly buggers are also working well; nymphs to use would be
copper johns, pheasant tails, sow bugs, prince nymphs, and burlaps; in Zone 3
use nightcrawlers, corn, Power Bait paste and nuggets.

Fish Management Notice

Trout StockingThe 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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