Missouri Dept of Conservation Fishing Report August 29 2013

Central
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Lakes
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Binder Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Blind Pony Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 1′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and
bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Reported
on: 8/28/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
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 shad, cut bluegill, stinkbaits and
worms. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
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 using dark colored
soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft
plastics, spoons and Rooster Tails; catfish fair on cut baits, worms, hot
dogs and stinkbaits. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Catfish: Slow Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow
All species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Crappie: Slow Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass good using plastic worms or topwater lures at night; crappie slow,
try using minnows; catfish good using cut shad and livers; white bass fair,
try using light colored lures. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Catfish: Slow White Bass: Fair
black bass fair using crankbaits or topwater lures at night; crappie fair
using minnows; catfish good on cut shad and livers; white bass fair, try
using light colored soft plastics. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

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: 8/28/13)
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Rivers
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Lamine River
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the river is 2′ low and falling; all species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Missouri River (Middle)
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish:
Good
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on live bullhead
and sunfish; blue catfish good on cut Asian carp and stinkbait; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
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 shad, cut bluegill, stinkbaits and
worms. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

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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): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow
All other species fair. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow Crappie: Slow
water level 6″ low; channel catfish fair 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 on small jigs; crappie
slow on jigs 2′ under a bobber near deep water brush. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Montrose Lake
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 91º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Catfish: Slow
All species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Truman Lake
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Crappie: Slow White Bass: Fair Catfish: Good Hybrid
Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Catfish good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow; fishing pressure
light. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good on topwater lures and jigs; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/28/13)
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Rivers
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Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
blue catfish slow on live bait; channel catfish slow on prepared baits; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

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Northeast
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Lakes
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Henry Sever Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair
catfish fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Hunnewell Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good using crankbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish and
blue 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: 8/27/13)

Long Branch Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles and structures; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Mark Twain Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows next to bluffs and near trees off the main
channel; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair
channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live
baits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/27/13)
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Rivers
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Mississippi River (upper)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
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: 8/27/13)

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Good Channel Catfish: Good Flathead Catfish:
Good Freshwater Drum: Good
blue catfish and channel catfish good on stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on
shad; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on:
8/27/13)

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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 near weedline; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Lake Paho
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair
82 degrees, full pool, 27″ visibility; black bass are biting on topwater
lures around deep water grasses; all other species slow. (Reported on:
8/28/13)

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: Fair
mid 80’s, low, clear; largemouth bass good on topwater and plastic baits
during low light hours or crankbaits over deep structure; crappie good over
deep brush and standing timber in coves; bluegill fair; channel catfish good
on cut bait; walleye fair on points. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Pony Express Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Slow
82 degrees, clear; largemouth bass are slow with fish being caught during
dusk and dawn; channel catfish have also slowed but are fair; common carp are
more active in the shallows during cooler morning hours; panfishing is fair.
(Reported on: 8/28/13)

Smithville Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Good White Bass: Fair Catfish:
Good Walleye: Slow
82 degrees, 4″ low and slowly falling, 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: 8/28/13)
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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: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
80 degrees, low, murky; fishing access is still tough due to low water
levels; channel and blue catfish are fair; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/28/13)

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
82 degrees, normal, clear; flathead catfish fair on all baits; channel
catfish fair on worms; blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms; carp fair on
corn and worms. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

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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: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Norfork Lake
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Bass: Fair
white bass fair on soft plastics. (Reported on: 8/28/13)
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Rivers
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Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Fair Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and crankbaits;
channel catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live bait. (Reported on:
8/28/13)

Bryant Creek
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Current River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on artificial lures. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Eleven Point River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species fair. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

Gasconade River (middle)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Fair Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and crankbaits;
channel catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

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: 8/28/13)

Jacks Fork River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

North Fork of the White River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

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Southeast
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Lakes
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Clearwater Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Largemouth Bass:
Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Council Bluff Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Channel
Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish fair on liver after dark; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 8/27/13)

Cypress Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Slow Redear
Sunfish: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and
crankbaits; bluegill and redear sunfish slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on jigs,
crickets and worms; crappie slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows and jigs;
channel catfish slow in 2′ – 8′ depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits; all
other species slow. Please note: Cypress lake will be closed September 7 – 22
until 1:00 p.m. daily for teal season. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Warmouth: Fair Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill:
Fair Redear Sunfish: Slow
warmouth and bluegill fair on jigs and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/13)

Lake Girardeau
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Bluegill: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel
Catfish: Slow Redear Sunfish: Slow
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; all other species
slow. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Perry County Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Slow
black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Robert DeLaney Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Bluegill: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass:
Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and liver; bluegill fair around structures
on crickets and worms; crappie fair on jigs; 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: 8/26/13)

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: Good Bluegill:
Fair
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and live bait; bluegill fair using
crickets and worms; black bass fair using plastic worms; 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: 8/26/13)
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Rivers
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Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow White Bass: Slow
Smallmouth Bass: Slow Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass fair on soft
plastic lures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Castor River (above Zalma)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good on minnows; all other species good. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Mississippi River (Middle)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Slow
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut bait, hot dogs and stinkbait;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on cut skipjack, shad and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 8/26/13)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Flathead Catfish: Good
black bass and flathead catfish good on large minnows drifted in the deeper
holes; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/28/13)

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: Fair
channel catfish fair on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbait and
chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bait; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

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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: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Striped Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Walleye:
Fair Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on 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: 8/26/13)

Lake Taneycomo
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
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 white or black Rooster Tails; trout fair in lower portion of the
lake on orange, chartreuse, pink and white Power Baits, nightcrawlers and
corn. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Good Crappie: Good Bluegill: Good
black bass good on dark plastic baits; crappie good on minnows around
structure; catfish good on shad; bluegill good on worms. (Reported on:
8/26/13)

Stockton Lake
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Bluegill: Good Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
Walleye: Fair
catfish good while drifting nightcrawlers; bluegill good on crickets or
nightcrawlers along bluffs; walleye fair on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or
a crawler harness; crappie fair on minnows or jigs near standing timber or
brush piles; white bass fair on swimming spinners or Rapalas early in the
morning or late evening. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good
catfish good on live crayfish, stinkbaits, shrimp or nightcrawlers, during
the day fish deep holes on the shaded bank side, after dark move into
shallower water and fish muddy flats or gravel banks; black bass good on live
crayfish in 20′ of water on days with a full sun, on cloudy days move into 8′
– 12′ of water using just enough weight to keep crayfish on the bottom; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on fluke style baits in 10′ of water, try fishing in the
evening around structures and off main lake points; crappie fair on trolling
crankbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)
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Rivers
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James River
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for
additional information.
Information: 417-895-6880

Niangua River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good Rainbow
Trout: Good
black bass good on soft plastics and minnows; goggle-eye good on soft
plastics and minnows; trout good on bright colored Power Baits. (Reported on:
8/27/13)

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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: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
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: 8/27/13)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on cut bait, doughbait, blood bait and livers. (Reported on:
8/27/13)
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Rivers
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Big River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Catfish fair on cut bait, blood bait and livers; black bass fair on
crankbait; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets. (Reported on:
8/27/13)

Bourbeuse River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow
catfish slow on doughbait; black bass fair on plastic worms; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

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
(Reported on: 8/27/13)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Crappie: Slow
(Reported on: 8/27/13)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow
All species slow. (Reported on: 8/27/13)

Missouri River (Lower)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
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: 8/27/13)

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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): normal
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 white colored marabou jigs; easter egg colored and
dark brown colored glo balls; red brassie, holographic green colored and red
and black colored wooly buggers; black colored and brown colored roach; Zone
3 baits that are popular are: white colored salmon eggs, orange 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. September fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m.
until 7:15 p.m. (Reported on: 8/26/13)

Maramec Spring Park
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for
additional information.
Information: 573-265-7801

Montauk State Park
Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
The water level is normal and the water is clear; the river level is 1.49 at
the lower end of the park, 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. 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: 8/27/13)

Roaring River State Park
Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
The river is in good condition, the water has cleared up a lot in the last
week, so the dry fly fishing is slowly coming 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, in some areas
where there is a bit of slow water, glo balls and the San Juan worms in
bright orange and red are also working; buggers with extra mylar in the tails
are working good, use 5x and 6x; the water is still up a bit and the use of
Power Bait is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout,
the orange, fluorescent yellow and white are all good in the eggs; if you are
using the worms, the orange peel, orange, cheese yellow and chartreuse are
all working; small gold spoons are really good if you fish them deep and
slow; small spinners still work fine, you may need to add a bit of lead to
get them down deep enough; jigs are catching fish, 1/32 and larger are best,
but 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; the water has become
clear so you should go back to the 2 lb. line; 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: 8/27/13)
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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