Missouri Fishing Report May 29 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: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill fair; largemouth bass good; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
the lake is 1.5′ low; largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; crappie fair; 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: 5/28/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
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, buzz baits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stink baits and chicken liver.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics and Rooster Tails; catfish slow on chicken livers, stinkbaits, worms and bluegill; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics and buzz baits.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut baits.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad; crappie good on minnows and chartreuse jigs; black bass fair on dark plastic worms; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad; crappie good on dark colored jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair on crankbaits; white bass fair on dark colored plastics.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
crappie good on live minnows and light green jigs; channel catfish good on chicken liver; largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
flathead catfish good on setlines using green sunfish downstream from the DeBourgmont Access; channel catfish are good on worms from the mouth of the Blackwater River downstream to Imhoff bridge; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
blue catfish good on cut carp; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and liver; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and ssunfsh; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
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, buzz baits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stink baits and chicken liver.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
water level 1′ low; black bass good using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish fair; crappie slow using tube jigs near shallow water brush piles; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
White Bass: Good
white bass good on jigs and spoons; catfish good on cut bait; all other species fair; fishing pressure high.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Good
white and hybrid bass good on topwater lures and Sassy Shads; catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow; fishing pressure high.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
the river level is steady and muddy; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on sunfish and cut baits (Asian carp); channel catfish good in the tributaries on river worms and night crawlers; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good on crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good using Rooster Tails; bluegill fair 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: 5/28/14)

Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
hybrid striped bass good on lures that resemble shad; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on prepared baits and nightcrawlers; carp good on corn and nightcrawlers in shallow water; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
lake level 609.5; crappie good on jigs and minnows close to shore around structures; blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on natural baits; largemouth bass good on artificial lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
crappie good on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass good on lures; channel catfish good on prepared baits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
flathead catfish good on live baits; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
water is 70 degrees, normal and clear; black bass good on crankbaits; channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie good along rocky shores; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
water is 70 degrees and high; water flowing over spillway and dingy; channel catfish continue to be caught in flooded vegetation near moving water on natural baits, which continue to out perform commercial type baits; largemouth bass are still being taken in shallow conditions in aquatic vegatation on large spinner baits and soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Walleye: Good
Bluegill: Good
water is 70 degrees, below normal and clear; channel catfish good on natural baits; crappie, bluegill and walleye good; black bass good.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Common Carp: Good
Bluegill: Good
water is 73 degrees, normal and clear; bluegill spawning in the shallows, good on worms; carp good on jigs; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
water is 67 degrees, 8 inches low and clear; crappie good on black and chartreuse baits and minnows in 2′ – 4′ of water; black bass good on jigs; catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; white bass fair on shad.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, hot dogs, cut baits and small live baits; blue catfish fair on live baits (gold fish) and fresh shad; flathead catfish fair on live baits and fresh shad; common carp fair on corn; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water is 69 degrees, high and muddy; channel catfish good on worms, dip baits and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on worms; blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; carp good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on top water baits and soft plastics.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
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: 5/28/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live bait.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 61º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastics, worms, and jigs.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
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: 5/28/14)

Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on plastics.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn and Power Baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live bait.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Sunfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
goggle-eye, black bass, and sunfish good on small spinnerbaits and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
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 jigs and Beetle Spins.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 61º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Rainbow Trout: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; trout fair.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
White Bass
Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie fair using jigs & minnows; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass good using dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair using liver; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
crappie slow using minnows and jigs in 1′ – 3′ of water; bluegill and redear fair using jigs, worms and crickets in 1′ – 3′ of water; largemouth bass slow using minnows, jigs, and plastic worms in 1′ – 3′ of water; channel catfish slow on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2′ – 8′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms, crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
redear sunfish good on crickets; channel catfish good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on waxworms, crickets and worms; channel catfish slow but being caught by bluegill fishermen; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
channel catfish good using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night near rocky areas; bluegill good using crickets and worms; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic minnows; 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: 5/27/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass and smallmouth bass good on live minnows and plastic baits; goggle-eye good on plastic baits; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
channel catfish good using nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass good on plastic worms and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Longear Sunfish: Good
longear sunfish good on worms; black bass good on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
the river is 25.1′ and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on stinkbaits, cut baits, and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good using worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
flathead catfish good using large minnows drifted in deeper holes; black bass good on small spinnerbaits and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: 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: 5/27/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Walleye: Fair
black bass good using spinnerbaits, jigs, soft plastics and topwater lures in the early morning; white bass good using white Rooster Tails and swimming minnows; crappie good on minnows and jigs; walleye fair using jerkbaits, crankbaits, nightcrawlers, and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 50º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake using black/white, and olive marabou jigs and chartreuse or orange glo balls on spinning gear when running water, 1/8 oz jigs and floats or flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods also working well; trout good in lower portion of the lake using Power Baits, power nuggets, salmon eggs, corn and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on plastic worms and brush hogs; walleye good while trolling crankbaits or drifting flats with nightcrawlers; muskie good while trolling and casting bucktails on cloudy days; catfish good on jug lines, trotlines, and pole and line using live or cut baits; crappie slow, best on minnows and jigs around brush piles in 8′ – 15′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
catfish good on liver or earthworms while fishing from banks off coves and points; black bass fair on jerkbaits of various colors, most common being chartreuse, blue or white while fishing off points in 12′ – 18′ of water; walleye fair on artificial worms in 25′ of water; crappie slow, best on minnows and artificial lures in white or blue in 20′ – 25′ of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on UV finesse worms over beds in 5′ – 10′ of water, also fish secondary points with UV tubes and split shot rigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
black bass good using swimbaits and spinnerbaits, also try Shakey Heads, green colored plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish in 10′ – 14′ of water, green colored jigs thrown on gravel points also producing good bites; crappie fair using small jigs and minnows in submerged brush piles and near timber stick-ups; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Fair
black bass good on soft plastic crayfish; goggle-eye good on worms, soft plastic crayfish and spinnerbaits around deep rocks; catfish fair on live bait in deeper channels, try worms or minnows; crappie fair on neon yellow and white Beetle Spins.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
rainbow trout and brown trout fair using bright orange colored Power Baits and olive/dark colored flies; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair on spinners; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

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

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the “Fish Stocking Hotline” (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair : Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Good
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits; freshwater drum good on worms.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish god on blood baits and cut baits; black bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish good using worms and cut baits.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish good on live baits; freshwater drum good on worms.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good : Slow
Freshwater Drum: Fair : Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on worms.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

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: ginger marabou jigs, John Deere, gray deere with red eye; black caddis; fire tiger, bumble bee, or white with red head Rooster Tails; Zone 3 – baits that are popular are: yellow extra scent Power Bait; orange and white worms; chunky cheese Power Bait; orange Power Bait; May fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; June weed cutting is scheduled for June 24-25; cutting will start in Zone 3 and work upstream; cutting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m.; free fishing weekend is June 7th and 8th; any person may fish state waters without permit, trout permit, and prescribed area daily tag; requirements for special permits still may apply at some county, city, or private areas. Normal regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply, too; if you have any questions, feel free to call 417-532-4418
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Slow
fishing is fair, the spring branch is high and a muddy green color; rubber leg jigs in green/white, black/white, and green/yellow colors and trout worms in orange, black/yellow, red, green/white, and orange/white are producing good fish; fish are biting on doughbaits in white, yellow, cream and brown colors fished on the bottom; fishing hours for the month of May are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
(Reported on: 5/28/14)

Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is normal and running clear; the river level is currently 1.5′ 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; on June 3rd & 4th, the weed cutting boat will be used to cut aquatic vegetation in the lake, catch and release, spring branch, and above the mill dam; May fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440
(Reported on: 5/27/14)

Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is low; the water has become dingy from the recent rains but it is not rising; 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 Baits is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, brown and white are all good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, black/yellow, John Deere green, electric chicken and cheese are all working; small gold spoons are really good if you fish them deep and slow; small spinnerbaits 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: 5/27/14)

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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