Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
crappie and bluegill good on minnows and jigs; catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair using prepared bait; bluegill fair using nightcrawlers; all other species slow; reminder, the lake is closed to private boats; 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

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair using cut baits, chicken livers, worms, and cut shad; crappie slow, try using minnows or crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms or dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using cut shad, cut bluegill, worms, or chicken livers; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using dark-colored soft plastics or buzzbaits; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics, spoons, Rooster Tails, or crankbaits.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using cut baits; crappie fair using minnows; black bass slow, try using soft plastic worms; white bass fair using soft plastic worms.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good using shard or live bluegill; crappie good using dark-colored jigs or minnows; black bass fair using crankbaits or Rooster Tails; white bass fair using Rooster Tails.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good using live bluegill or hot dogs; crappie fair using minnows or dark-colored jigs; black bass fair using crankbaits; white bass fair using crankbaits.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass good on soft plastics; channel catfish good on liver; crappie fair on plastics; reminder that Little Dixie Lake is pole and line method only; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Rivers

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
blue catfish good on setlines using cut shad upstream from DeBourgmont access; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair using cut baits, chicken livers, worms, and cut shad; crappie slow, try using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

68º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair on soft plastics near cover; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms; crappie fair on tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and crickets.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
black bass good; catfish good; crappie fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish very good on jugs using fresh cut shad; crappie fair using minnows; white bass and hybrid striped bass good using spoons and buzzbaits; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
water level is falling with some debris in the flow; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on live baits and cut baits, especially cut Asian carp and shad guts; channel catfish good on worms and cut baits; all other species fair on worms.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
bluegill fair on worms and minnows; crappie good on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and plastic worms; catfish fair on stinkbaits and blood baits; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

71º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
largemouth bass doing well on spinnerbaits; 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

76º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and minnows; hybrid striped bass fair on lures resembling shad; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
the water level is at 607.34 and falling; water is clearing from the last rainfall; temperatures are at 71-75 degrees, depending on where you are; crappie are good on minnows and Power Baits; catfish are fair on cut baits; bass are fair on soft plastics and crankbaits; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
the water is beginning to clear up with beautiful weather conditions; crappie are good on jigs along the rocks and submerged structure; largemouth bass are fair on rattle type baits; hybrid striped bass good while trolling; catfish good on stinkbaits and other natural baits; all other species are slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum good on worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

70º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair; channel catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear
bass fair; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, and crappie fair; black bass good.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie good on minnows and jigs; bass slow; catfish good on worms, livers, and doughbaits, with livers working the best.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on all types of catfish baits especially where water is coming into the lake; walleye fair; all other species fair.

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
flathead catfish good on live bait; channel catfish good on dip baits; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

71º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Common Carp

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; blue catfish fair on live baits and cut baits; carp fair on worms; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, nightcrawlers, and minnows.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

70º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
smallmouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
rainbow trout good; all other species fair.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

70º

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 plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on topwater lures; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastic lures during low light periods; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Warmouth

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass good on doodle rigs; bluegill and warmouth sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; redear sunfish fair on small crayfish; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish fair on chicken livers and stinkbaits; black bass fair on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and waxworms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and livers.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on jigs; bluegill fair on waxworms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
channel catfish good on live bait and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; black bass good early and late in the day on crankbaits and soft plastics near the shoreline; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms in the brush; all other species slow; lake level is approximately 9' above summer pool elevation and rising due to recent rains; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie; 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

68º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow; discharge rate is 1450 cfs; to get updated discharge, call Clearwater COE at 573-223-777, ext. 1.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
12.7' at New Madrid; blue catfish good on cut carp; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on soft plastics; channel catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish good on stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on small live sunfish and goldfish; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, and 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

55º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good on 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz glo balls in black, white or olive marabou jigs, orange or chartreuse floated with the current, 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. black or white Rooster Tails and Rogues or Rapalas in the upper portion; when water is not running, try scud and San Juan worm fly patterns or black wooly buggers for brown trout; trout good in lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, or white/pink Gulps or Power Bait eggs, Power Bait putty floated 18" off the bottom; trout also good on Little Cleo spoons and small crankbaits while trolling in more than 10' of water, also try live worms, minnows, and corn.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Muskellunge

Prospect

Fair
black bass good in 12' - 15' of water around structure; crappie fair in 15' of water over brush; walleye fair; muskie fair.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Walleye

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and nightcrawlers in 5' - 15' of water or on deep diving crankbaits near submerged structure; walleye good on spoons, spinnerbaits, and nightcrawlers along the bottom in 5' - 15' of water and on deep diving crankbaits; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers in 15' - 30' of water; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers, crankbaits, and spoons; white bass good on spinnerbaits, Rooster Tails, spoons, and crankbaits in 2' - 10' of water; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass good on plastic worms, spoons; crappie good on minnows, jigs, spoons, and deep diving crankbaits in 15' - 30' of water near deep submerged structure; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
black bass good on crankbaits and football jigs early in the morning 10' - 15' deep; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on cut shad and small perch; largemouth bass fair on single bladed spinnerbaits after dark; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic crawdads; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
goggle-eye good on worms, crickets, and small jigs; catfish good on live baits, cut baits, livers, shrimp, and worms using pole and line or trotlines; bluegill good on worms, crickets, and small jigs; crappie good on minnows and green/white jigs in deep brush piles in 4' - 6' of water; black bass good on Texas rig around structure with large black or dark-colored worms, use crayfish-colored crankbaits in swift water for smallmouth bass.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

68º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Slow
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
black bass slow, try using soft plastic lures and live baits; trout slow below Bennett Springs, best on Power Baits; goggle-eye slow, try using worms and small jigs; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using blood baits, doughbaits, or livers; black bass slow, try using spinnerbaits or crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
catfish good following last stocking of the year, try using blood baits or doughbaits; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits; bluegill fair on natural bait.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
catfish fair on cut baits and worms; black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; bluegill good on worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
catfish good on cut baits and blood baits; black bass fair on topwater lures; bluegill good on natural baits; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

71º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair using cut baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair using cut baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Information

573-265-7801

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
water flow is average and clear; fishing is good; the best fishing times are the first couple of hours shortly after the morning whistle, as well as in the evening, but fish can be caught throughout the day if you change locations when fishing slows down; fish are biting very light so use a small float; very light line is key to success, 2 - 4 lb. test is preferred; fish are hitting doughbaits in white, salmon peach, and hatchery brown colors when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; Rooster Tails in black/white, green, brown, and purple; plastic worms in orange, yellow, white, and red have all been proving good; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing times for the month of September are 7:30 a.m.- 7:15 p.m.; fishing times for the month of October are 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
water level at the lower end of the park is down slightly from last week at 1.51' and is running clear; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; in the Fly-Only Zone, fish have been caught on black or olive colored streamers such as leaches, wooly buggers, and rabbit hair sculpins; anglers have also been successful drifting grey or tan scuds, copper Johns, and black midges in the Catch & Release zone; white jigs and Rooster Tails are effective just above the Mill Dam; in the bait zones, any color doughbaits, red, white, or orange plastic worms, and white or gold-tencil jigs have been effective; the morning and evening hours remain the best times to fish, but fish have been caught throughout the day; September fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., October fishing hours are from 7:30 A.M. until 6:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions, check USGS water data website at 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 low for this time of year, the water has cleared and visibility is better than last week, the dry fly fishing is back; right now we are fishing dark wooly buggers, prince nymphs, copper johns, lightning bugs, small gold jigs, small thread jigs and brassies; large dry flies will take a few here and there; the fish are still reacting to a hopper or beetle; glo balls and the San Juan worms, in bright orange and red are also working; the water is back to normal 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; in the clear water the use of 2-lb line is recommended; if you go into zone 3 nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright colored Power Baits should work.