Missouri Fishing Report 7 3 14

Missouri Fishing Report July 3, 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:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair, bluegill fair, largemouth bass fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 1.7′ low; largemouth bass good; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, rooster tails and spoons; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie good on minnows; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on liver; crappie fair on minnows and dark colored jigs; black bass fair on plastics; white bass fair on jerkbaits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on dark colored plastics and spinner baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; channel catfish good on turkey and chicken liver; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good at the mouth of Blackwater River on setlines using cut shad; blue catfish are good below DeBorgmont Access on setlines using goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
flathead catfish good on live goldfish; blue catfish fair on cut carp; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
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: 7/1/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
full pool; black bass good using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut baits; crappie slow using tube jigs near deep water brush piles; bluegill good on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
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: 7/1/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on worms and crankbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on shad and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on worms and crankbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on shad and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
fishing is picking up; the debris is making it difficult to keep lines clear; blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut Asian carp; flathead catfish are biting on bluegill and goldfish; good numbers of all three species are being caught in and around tributaries; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
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 and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill good using earthworms; channel catfish fair 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: 7/2/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Common Carp: Good
Walleye: Fair
crappie good on jigs along brush piles and other structures; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and leeches; hybrid striped bass good on shad style lures and jigs; bowfishing for carp good near shorelines; walleye fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
3′ high; white bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; channel catfish good on live baits; crappie fair at 10′ – 15′ deep; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie good along Hwy T rocks using light colored jigs; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits; blue catfish fair; freshwater drum good on earthworms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: : Fair : Fair : Good
above flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
79 degrees, normal pool and dingy;black bass good on spinnerbaits, topwater lures and crankbaits during low-light hours or at night; channel catfish good on cut baits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
79 degrees, full pool and dingy; black bass and catfish fair on artificial and natural baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Good
79 degrees, below normal pool level and dingy; black bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; bluegill good on small jigs tipped with worms in shallows; walleye fair; channel catfish good on cut baits and liver.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
79 degrees, normal and clear; bluegill biting good on worms; catfish biting excellent on chicken livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
82 degrees, high and muddy; catfish good on natural baits; crappie fair; largemouth bass fair; white bass fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
75 degrees and muddy; channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on live baits and fresh shad; all other species are fair.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
72 degrees, high, flooding and muddy; no report due to flooding situation and fishermen not utilizing the river due to conditions; all ramps are inaccessible.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jugs
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on jug lines.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on jigs and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Black Bass: Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on live baits and fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

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: 7/2/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass good on soft plastic baits and buzzbaits; goggle-eye good on jigs and nightcrawlers; channel catfish fair on live bait.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

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: 7/2/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using cut baits and chicken livers on jugs and trotlines; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
largemouth bass fair using dark colored soft plastics and topwater lures during low light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2′ – 8′ of water; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; crappie slow using minnows and jigs 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: 6/30/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Warmouth: Good
Channel Catfish
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets; largemouth bass and warmouth sunfish good on plastic tubes.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on worms; largemouth bass good on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

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; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; channel catfish fair using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night near rocky areas; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9″ minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
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: 7/1/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
the river is 30.6 and rising; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; blue catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
river is 20.2′ and rising; channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using goldfish and small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
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 nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing, and spoons; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 48º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala type stickbaits, and glo balls on spinning gear when generators are running water, flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on Power Baits and live bait.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass good on crankbaits early and plastic baits all day; walleye good while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats on nightcrawlers; crappie good on minnows and jigs around standing timber or submerged logs in 8′ – 10′ of water; catfish good on jug lines, trotlines and pole and line using live baits or cut baits; bluegill good on worms in 8′ of water in the backs of coves and around submerged cover.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Walleye: Slow
catfish good on liver or earthworms 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 chartreuse, blue and white; walleye slow, best on artificial worms in about 30′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on Beetle Spins and worms; black bass good on crankbaits and nightcrawlers in 20′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

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: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair on secondary and main lake points, best on Carolina rigged soft plastic worms or 5/8 oz. jigs in watermelon colors, Shakey Head soft plastic worms in watermelon colors, shad colored, deep diving crankbaits or large purple colored soft plastic worms used after sunset, and soft plastic crayfish in natural colors also working well in 18′ of water; catfish fair on stinkbaits, chicken liver, nightcrawlers or cut shad; channel and flathead catfish good on trot lines baited with small sunfish; bluegill fair 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: 7/1/14)

Rivers

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: 62º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
rainbow trout and brown trout good on bright colored Power Baits and dark colored flies; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
catfish good using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass slow on spinnerbaits; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

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

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair : Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits and blood baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good on limb lines and natural baits; black bass good on crankbaits; bluegill fair on natural baits; all other species fair on natural baits.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

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 Cracklebacks; tan caddis; white or white and pink marabou jigs; John Deere; Zone 3 – baits that are popular are: Power bait marshmallow or yellow; Trout Magnet meal worms; and Gulp bubble gum trout worms; weed cutting is scheduled for July 29th and 30th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questionsany questions, please feel free to contact the hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 7/2/14)

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; fish are biting doughbait in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float; rubber leg jigs in green/white are producing good fish; trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white are good choices; remember that 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. Call 473-265-7801 for more details.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is normal and running clear; the river level is currently 1.50′ at the lower end of the park which is the same as last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented 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 and July fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/30/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is down to a below normal level for this time of year; the water is still dingy from the recent rains; the dry fly fishing is good; 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 low and the use of Power Bait 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; if you go into zone 3 night crawlers and minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright colored Power Baits should work.
(Reported on: 7/1/14)

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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