Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

80º

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

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

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 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 plastic lures, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

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

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair using cut bait; crappie fair using minnows; black bass and white bass slow, try using soft plastic worms.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

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

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish good using live bluegill; crappie fair using minnows or dark-colored jigs; black bass and white bass slow, try using crankbaits or worms.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
bluegill good on worms; crappie fair on minnows; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on soft plasticlures; all other species slow; 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

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
water level is normal to 1' below normal from I-70 downstream to the Missouri River; channel catfish good on worms and doughbaits from Roberts Bluff upstream to Shackleford Bridge; blue catfish good on setlines using goldfish downstream from DeBourgmont Access; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

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

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

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 shad; crappie slow, try using minnows or crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms or dark-colored soft plastic lures; white bass slow, try using light-colored soft plastic lures, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass good on soft plastics near cover early and late in the day; channel catfish good on cut baits and chicken liver floated under a bobber 2' - 3' deep; crappie slow, try using tube jigs or minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and crickets.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
bass fair in the reservoir, good in the tributaries; crappie slow; catfish fair; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
catfish biting good on fresh cut shad, jug fishing very good; crappie very good in tree rows and on the flats using minnows; bass good especially early in the day; fishing pressure medium.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

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 species fair; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on setlines and cut baits; flathead catfish slow, try using live baits; channel catfish fair on worms or stinkbaits in the tributaries; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

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

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass good on soft plastic worms; crappie fair using jigs; 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

83º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
water level is one foot below normal pool; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass good on lures during early morning and evening; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
water level is at 606.24 so it has made it back down to normal pool level; temperatures are at 76 - 80 degrees, depending on where you are; the water level is still falling; the water is clearing up in the arms and is still fairly clear in the main channel; crappie fair, but seeing a lot of small fish, try using minnows around bridge piers at 12' - 15' deep; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
water condition is clearing; catfish good on nightcrawlers and leeches; hybrid striped bass good on bait shrimp; crappie and largemouth bass fair; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
freshwater drum good on worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

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

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy
all species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
crappie are slow, try using jigs around structures and brush piles; bass slow; catfish are good on worms, livers, and doughbaits.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow, try using jigs around structures and brush piles; largemouth bass slow; catfish good on worms, livers, and doughbaits, with livers working best.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
catfish good using chicken livers and cut baits; white bass good by dam on Rattle Traps; crappie good around brush piles using minnows.

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair; channel catfish fair; flathead catfish fair; all other species good.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Common Carp

Prospect

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

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic lures and topwater lures.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic lures and topwater lures; walleye fair on nightcrawlers.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on jigs and small crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live baits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

71º

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 plastic lures and live bait both early and late in the day.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

81º

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 plastic lures.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species fair on topwater lures and spinnerbaits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on jigs and small crankbaits; channel catfish fair on live bait.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

67º

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 plastic lures and grubs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

66º

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 plastic lures.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

83º

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

Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastic lures; channel catfish fair on liver and live worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, liver, and worms; bluegill fair on crickets.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Warmouth

Prospect

Good
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and plastic worms; bluegill, redear sunfish, and warmouth good on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on soft plastics worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on stinkbait and worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species fair.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair on shallow crankbaits and plastic worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbait; bluegill fair on red wigglers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on live baits and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; all other species slow; lake level is approximately 17 ft. above summer pool elevation and falling; 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

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

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

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
discharge rate is 2480cfs; discharge rate will be increased until flood water passes; to get current discharge, call Clearwater COE at 573-223-777, ext. 1.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Black bass good on minnows; all species fair.

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
Black Bass

Prospect

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

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
blue catfish good on cut Asian carp and skipjack; channel catfish fair on stinkbait; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Good
Striped Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
walleye good on nightcrawlers and spoons in deeper water; black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs, and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows around brush piles; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good on white, olive, and black 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. marabou jigs, orange and chartreuse glo balls floated with the current, black/chrome or white/chrome 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. Rooster Tails, and black/chrome or blue/chrome Rogues or Rapalas in the upper portion; when water is not running, try scud and San Juan worm fly patterns or black wooly buggers at night; 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, live worms, minnows, and corn.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on stinkbaits; white bass fair off of points and over flats; black bass fair on plastic baits in 15' of water; crappie fair on minnows in 15' - 20' of water near structure; all other species slow.

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
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and nightcrawlers in 10' - 20' of water or on deep diving crankbaits near submerged structure, fair on spinnerbaits at night; walleye good on spoons, spinnerbaits, and nightcrawlers along the bottom in 15' - 30' 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 deep diving crankbaits and spoons in 15' - 30' of water; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in 15' - 30' of water near deep submerged structure; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
bluegill good on worms; black bass good on topwater lures spoons in early morning; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Spotted Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on shrimp and small perch; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, blood baits, and cut baits; spotted bass and largemouth bass fair on 12" purple worms rigged Carolina or Texas style in 20' of water; smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic crayfish; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
goggle-eye good on worms, crickets, and small jigs in black or crayfish colors; 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 in black or crayfish colors; black bass fair on crankbaits in crayfish or green pumpkin colors around gravel and points or Texas rig in deep water; crappie slow, try using minnows or shad baits over deep brush piles.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Fair
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
trout fair below Bennett Spring on Power Baits; black bass fair on soft plastic baits and live baits; goggle-eye fair on worms and small jigs; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

77º

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 bait and doughbaits; black bass slow, try using spinners and crankbaits; crappie slow, try using minnows; bluegill fair on worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using blood bait and doughbaits; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on cut bait and worms; black bass slow on soft plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
catfish fair on cut baits; black bass good on crankbaits; bluegill good on worms; crappie slow, try using minnows; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on natural baits; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

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

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair using cut baits.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Zone 1 and 2 popular lures: gingersnap, orange and black, orange, white, and salmon marabou, Copper Hot Shot, orange or brass brassies, orange Rooster Tail; Zone 3 popular baits: orange, rainbow, or brown Power Baits, bubble gum mouse tails; August fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; August weed cutting is scheduled for August 30-31; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500; trout cam - https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam; for more information, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 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
fishing is good; the best fishing times are the first couple of hours shortly after the morning whistle, 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 hours for the month of August are 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Aquatic vegetation will be cut in the spring branch on Tuesday, August 30th, through Thursday, September 1st; Ladies Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September 10th.

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
The current water level is at 1.54' and is running clear; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; any color doughbaits, red and orange plastic worms good choices in the bait zones; Cracklebacks, wooly buggers in olive green, and black midges are good choices in the fly-only zone; gold tinsel jigs and white Rooster Tails in all zones; the morning and evening hours are the best times to fish, but fish can be caught throughout the day; August fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 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
Kids Fishing Day is this Saturday August 20th; Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers, and caddis flies are all good right now; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are still 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 still being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms are still catching lots of fish, orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are still working in the early mornings black, brown, white, olive, and skunk have all been working well; jig fisherman are really doing well right now, the water is good for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white, and tan; if you are using Micro Jigs, tan, olive, and black/yellow have been the best colors; Zone 3 is fishing good on white or orange Power Bait paste; corn, nightcrawlers, and natural eggs have also been working.