Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers:

In most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass may not be possessed from March 1-May 24.  During those dates all black bass in those streams must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. For details see Chapter 6 of the Wildlife Code.

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
88º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
the lake is 1.5 and clear; largemouth bass fair in the early morning and late afternoon; 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.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
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, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, hot dogs and cut baits; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
crappie slow on minnows; black bass slow on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish slow on cut baits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut shad and stinkbait; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on plastics and topwater lures at night; white bass fair on crankbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Rivers

Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
88º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair from Roberts Bluff Access up stream to Swinging Bridge Access at night with worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbait; blue catfish fair on cut carp; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish; all other species slow.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
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, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
84º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
88º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds early and late in the day; channel catfish fair on chicken livers and cut baits 3' under a float over deep water; crappie slow using tube jigs and minnows near deep water brush piles; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
90º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
water is muddy with debris in the flow; blue catfish fair on cut baits, including Asian carp and skipjack; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
83º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
84º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish and bluegill good on earthworms; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
lake level 606.08'; east side of lake dingy, west side of lake muddy; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 10' - 20' near bridge piers and brush piles; blue catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
84º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Good
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Good
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish good on live baits and cut baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish good on prepared baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
80 degrees, normal pool and clear; bass good; crappie fair over deeper structure; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Good
82 degrees, full pool; fisherman with electronic depth and fish finders are having the most success; largemouth bass and hybrid bass continue to be taken on deep water structure at depths of over 8ft, with deep running crank baits and rattle traps mimicking shad producing the best; channel catfish are fair on stinkbaits and liver; all other species slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Prospect
Fair
80 degrees, high and muddy; crappie fair over deeper structure; bass good; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
81º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
81 degrees, high and murky; channel catfish good on chicken livers and cut bait; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
86 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish good; crappie good around brush piles; black bass slow; white bass slow.

Rivers

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Common Carp
Prospect
Good
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
82 degrees, high and muddy; channel catfish are fair on dipbaits; flathead catfish are fair on live bait; freshwater drum and common carp are good on worms.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
78 degrees. All species slow due to rapid rise in river and muddy water conditions.

Ozark

Lakes

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
87º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
84º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on trotlines.

Rivers

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
77º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Suckers
Prospect
Good
suckers good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
64º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species fair.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
73º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crayfish imitations.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.

Southeast

Lakes

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on top water lures early and late in the day or at night, all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
87º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits early and late in the day; 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.

Rivers

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
83º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
black bass good on minnows, worms and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows, worms and soft plastics; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
15.8 and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
8.5 and holding; channel catfish fair on worms, live green sunfish and cut baits, all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
88º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using small sunfish; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
84º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
53º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on olive, or black/white marabou jigs, blue/chrome or black/chrome Rapala-type stickbaits, white or black Rooster Tails, orange glo balls or jig and float on spinning gear, 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 chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
black bass slow on plastic baits in 5' to 10' of water early in the morning; fish in 15' to 25' of water around points after 9a.m.; walleye slow while drifting flats with nightcrawlers on cloudy days in 13' of water; crappie slow on minnows and jigs around cover in 8' to 20' of water; channel catfish slow on trotlines and pole and line using crayfish or worms in 10' or 15' of water.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
83º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on liver over flats in 20' of water; black bass fair on large worms in 20' of water in brush piles; crappie slow on minnows in 20' of water; walleye slow on artificial worms in 20' to 25' of water; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
87º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair in early morning while fishing off sloping gravel banks; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
85º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic crayfish over ledge of rock banks; keep boat at least 40 yards from bank and cast towards shore; allow bait to be pulled along the bottom over the ledges; large purple-colored soft plastic worms also working well after dark; use a circle hook tipped with a large minnow to catch feeding bass in 18' of water; use deep diving crankbaits around timber; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
88º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
black bass good in top water on spooks in the evening or early morning and in deep water on Carolina rigs with soft plastics; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms in open channels of warm water; bluegill good on worms and crickets; crappie slow, but best on jigs and minnows around trees; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Fair
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass good on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish slow, but best using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair using plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow, but best using worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish slow using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the "Fish Stocking Hotline" (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.

Rivers

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
82º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; bluegill fair on natural baits.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow, but best using worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
81º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
Common Carp
Prospect
Fair
All catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
Common Carp
Prospect
Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum and common carp fair on worms.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information
Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black or olive zebra midges, gray Deere or john Deere, dark roe glo balls, brown rooster tail, blue holographic crackleback; Zone 3 baits that are popular: orange worms with scent, salmon peach Power Baits, mouse tail orange with white; weed cutting is scheduled for September 16-17; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
Information
573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has low flow and is clear; fish are biting rubber leg jigs and trout worms in green/white, black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white and brown fished on the bottom or under a float are producing good fish; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Ladies' Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September 13th, 2014; call 573-265-7801 for more details.
Information
573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
the water level is low and running clear; the river level is currently 1.37' at the lower end of the park, which is down slightly from last week; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented doughbaits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black, yellow, olive 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; August fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 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.
Information
417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
the river is below average for this time of year; the water is clear; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.