Missouri Fishing Report Sept 19 2013

Missouri Fishing Report

Central
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Lakes
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Binder Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Blind Pony Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 1.5′ low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats
and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/18/13)

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: Fair Catfish: Fair
crappie slow; black bass slow; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics
and topwater Rattle Traps; catfish fair on cut shad, worms and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Crappie: Fair Catfish: Fair
crappie fair; catfish fair; white bass slow; black bass slow. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

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: Fair Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow
Catfish fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass fair, try using plastic worms and spinnerbaits; crappie fair, try
using minnows; catfish good on cut shad and liver; white bass fair, try using
light colored lures. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass good using Power Baits; crappie fair, try using minnows or dark
colored jigs; catfish good using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass fair,
try using spinnerbaits. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Little Dixie Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4
a.m. (Reported on: 9/18/13)
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Rivers
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Lamine River
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Good
the river is 3′ low; flathead catfish fair above the De Bourgmont Access on
setlines baited with goldfish; channel catfish good on worms at the Old
Highway 50 Access; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Missouri River (Middle)
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good on worms and stinkbait; blue catfish fair on cut Asian
carp; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

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: Fair Catfish: Fair
crappie slow; black bass slow; white bass fair on light colored soft plastics
and topwater Rattle Traps; catfish fair on cut shad, worms and stinkbaits.
(Reported on: 9/17/13)

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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: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow Crappie: Slow
water level 1′ low; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut baits;
largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and jig and pig; 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: 9/17/13)

Montrose Lake
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow
All other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Truman Lake
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: White Crappie: Good White Bass: Good Catfish: Good Hybrid
Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish good on minnows and jigs; all other species fair; fishing pressure
fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: White Bass: Slow Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass):
Fair Catfish: Fair
White and hybrid striped bass good in early morning and late evening; all
other species fair; fishing pressure fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)
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Rivers
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Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the water level is steady; blue catfish are being caught on a variety of cut
baits; small flathead catfish are biting on worms; channel catfish continue
to bite on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

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Northeast
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Lakes
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Henry Sever Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Hunnewell Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; bluegill fair using earthworms; all
other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or
transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Long Branch Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Good
crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

Mark Twain Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows by bluffs; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 9/17/13)

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Crappie: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good on lures; crappie fair on minnows and lures; channel
catfish fair on liver, stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/13)
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Rivers
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Mississippi River (upper)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut baits; blue catfish fair on cut
baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Freshwater Drum: Good Black Bass: Fair:
Good
channel catfish good on prepared baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; black
bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

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Northwest
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Lakes
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Bilby Ranch Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good
Mid 70’s, normal, clear; channel catfish good; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/18/13)

Lake Paho
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Catfish: Fair
Black bass are biting on jigs and plastic worms in deep water around
structures; catfish good on stinkbait late in the evening; all other species
slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Mozingo Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair Walleye: Fair
Mid 70’s, low, clear; largemouth bass fair, crappie fair over deep brush or
standing timber in coves; bluegill fair; channel catfish fair on cut bait or
chicken liver; walleye fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Pony Express Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Common Carp: Fair
All species fair. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Smithville Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair White Bass: Fair Catfish:
Good Walleye: Slow
crappie fair near brush piles and tree rows in 10′ of water; catfish good in
shallow water using dip baits and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair near
grass or woody cover using crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/18/13)
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Rivers
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Grand River
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Slow (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Missouri River (upper)
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Good Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish:
Fair Common Carp: Fair
Flathead catfish good on worms and cut bait, fair on live bait; channel
catfish fair on worms; blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms; carp fair on
worms. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

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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: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines or jugs. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Norfork Lake
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on trotlines or jugs; white bass fair on swimming minnows.
(Reported on: 9/18/13)
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Rivers
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Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
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 plastic baits and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 9/18/13)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Bryant Creek
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Current River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good on artificial lures and baits. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Eleven Point River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Gasconade River (middle)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel
catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

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: 9/18/13)

Jacks Fork River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

North Fork of the White River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

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Southeast
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Lakes
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Clearwater Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair White Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Largemouth Bass:
Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

Council Bluff Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during
low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver after dark; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Cypress Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Redear
Sunfish: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
largemouth bass slow in 1′ – 3′ depths on minnows, jigs, and plastic worms;
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: 9/17/13)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Warmouth: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill:
Fair Redear Sunfish: Slow
bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/18/13)

Lake Girardeau
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel
Catfish: Fair Redear Sunfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair
on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Perry County Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on cut baits; crappie
fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Robert DeLaney Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Slow Black Bass: Slow Crappie:
Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and livers; bluegill, black bass and
crappie slow on jigs and live bait; 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: 9/17/13)

Wappapello Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Fair
channel catfish fair using live bait and nightcrawlers at night; black bass
fair using plastic worms and crankbaits; 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: 9/17/13)
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Rivers
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Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
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: 9/17/13)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on assorted soft
plastic lures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Castor River (above Zalma)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Sunfish: Good
black bass good on minnows; sunfish good on small crankbaits (Rebel
Crayfish); all other species good. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Mississippi River (Middle)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Slow
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait; all other
species slow; the river stage is 8.5 and falling. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

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 and worms; all other species slow; the
river level is steady. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Sunfish: Good
black bass good on large minnows and soft plastic baits; sunfish good on
small Beetle Spins; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbaits and
chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bait (sunfish and
goldfish); black bass fair on artificial baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/17/13)

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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: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Striped Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on
minnows near brush piles; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Lake Taneycomo
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Fair
trout fair in upper portion of the lake on flies such as scuds and San Juan
worms during the day and black/olive or white wooly buggers at night; trout
fair in lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, pink and white Power
Baits, nightcrawlers and corn. (Reported on: 9/16/13)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Good Crappie: Good Muskellunge: Good
Walleye: Good
crappie good on minnows around structure; black bass good on plastics on main
points; catfish good on live bait; walleye good while trolling over flats;
muskie good. (Reported on: 9/17/13)

Stockton Lake
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good White Bass: Good Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
Walleye: Fair
catfish good while trolling with nightcrawlers; white bass good on topwater
lures early in the morning and late evening; black bass fair on large tubes
or jig and frog on deep points; walleye fair while slow trolling with jigs
and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on jigs in brush or trolling with small
crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/16/13)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good
black bass good on soft plastic crayfish and crankbaits that mimic the
movement of swimming crayfish, fish as close to the bottom as possible;
catfish good on live crayfish, shrimp, cut shad, live large minnows and small
sunfish, fish in at least 10′ of water; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/18/13)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good on purple jigs and small purple finesse worms on a drop-shot
in 20′ of water in the early morning, also try topwater baits in the early
morning around timber; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/17/13)
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Rivers
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James River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good Bluegill: Good Crappie: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good on topwater buzzbaits and off of points with Texas rigs and
soft plastics; crappie good on jigs and minnows, best in brushy areas;
goggle-eye good on spinners and plastic jigs around rocks and structure;
catfish good on cut baits, minnows and nightcrawlers; bluegill good on worms
and crickets. (Reported on: 9/16/13)

Niangua River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair Rainbow
Trout: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics and minnows; goggle-eye fair on soft
plastics; trout fair on bright colored Power Baits. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

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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: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
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: 9/18/13)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on cut bait, doughbait, blood bait and livers. (Reported on:
9/18/13)
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Rivers
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Big River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Bluegill: Good
Catfish good on cut bait, blood bait and livers; black bass fair on crankbait
lures; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill good on worms. (Reported on:
9/18/13)

Bourbeuse River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow
(Reported on: 9/18/13)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Black Bass: Fair Bluegill: Slow Crappie
Catfish slow on livers; black bass fair on crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow Crappie
Catfish slow on livers; black bass fair on crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/18/13)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Freshwater Drum: Fair
flathead catfish slow on live bait; blue catfish fair on cut bait. (Reported
on: 9/18/13)

Missouri River (Lower)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
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 fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; (Reported on:
9/18/13)

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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: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good Brown Trout: Fair
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: salmon colored and salmon and
white colored marabou jigs; roe colored and apricot colored glo balls; yellow
brassie; sulfur colored and olive colored Cracklebacks; ginger colored and
red and black colored wooly buggers; orange colored and olive colored scuds;
bumblebee colored and skunk colored Rooster Tails; Zone 3 baits that are
popular are: fluorescent orange colored and white colored Power Bait.
September fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 7:15 p.m. (Reported on:
9/17/13)

Maramec Spring Park
Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good Brown Trout: Good
Fishing is good, the spring branch has good flow and the water is clear;
fishing hours for the month of September are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; remember
to use light weight line and small tackle; fish are biting on green/white,
black/white, and green/yellow rubber leg jigs; trout worms in black/yellow,
pink, red, green/white, and orange/white are producing good fish; weed
cutting will take place after 9 a.m. beginning on Wednesday Sept. 18th and
Thursday Sept. 19th. For more information call 573-265-7801. (Reported on:
9/16/13)

Montauk State Park
Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
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 1.28 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. 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: 9/17/13)

Roaring River State Park
Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
The watershed has received over two inches of rain and the river is rising,
the water has become dingy and visibility is fair; fish are still being
caught on hoppers, beetles, ants and Cracklebacks; small crickets and wooly
worms are still pretty good; Adams, Lt. Cahills, renegades, caddis, blue wing
olives and tricos are all still working well; good nymphs right now would be
the pheasant tail nymph, the zebra midge, burlaps, copper johns and small
brassies; olive, black, dark brown and ginger wooly buggers are all working
well right now; with the cloudy water it is okay to use shorter leaders with
larger line; if you are spin fishing, 4 lb. Maxima or P-line works well right
now with the dingy water; if you are fishing jigs, the black/yellow, dark
olive, dark brown, green/yellow, red/orange and the white have all been
working; plastics are always a good choice, white, brown, orange, fluorescent
yellow and pink eggs have been good; worms in black/yellow, John Deere green,
electric chicken, cheese, orange/white and the cream colors have all been
good the past few weeks; in Zone 3 nightcrawlers, yellow Power Bait paste and
corn has all been working. (Reported on: 9/16/13)

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