Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish are all fair; all other species slow; 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.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-346-2210
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-346-2210

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

84º

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 on cut baits; crappie slow; black bass slow; white bass slow.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-346-2210
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-346-2210

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

92º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass slow in deep water on plastics; channel catfish fair on cut bait and liver; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; crappie slow in deep water on minnows; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Rivers

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
the river is 2' high and falling; channel catfish are good at Roberts Bluff in the early morning on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on setlines below Shakelford Bridge using goldfish; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish good on cut Asian carp; channel catfish fair on livers and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-346-2210

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

89º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
lakes are full; black bass fair early and late in the day; channel catfish fair with floating cut baits or chicken liver 2' under a bobber; bluegill and redear sunfish good using worms under a bobber; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brush piles; all other species slow.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

90º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair; bass fair in the tributaries but slow in the reservoir; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on cut baits; crappie slow; bass fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on cut baits; crappie slow; bass fair; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
water level is rising; water clarity is muddy with debris in the flow; flathead catfish slow with some success on bluegill and green sunfish; blue catfish slow with some success on a variety of live baits and cut baits, with Asian carp working the best; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
redear sunfish and bluegill good using topwater flies; largemouth bass good using crankbaits; channel catfish good using chicken livers and earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish good in the northern end of lake on cut shad; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deep water; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
water level at 625.06 and slowly dropping; dingy water; be aware of floating debris in the water; channel catfish good on cut bait and stinkbaits; black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures on the flooded banks; white bass good on chasing shad at the top of the water; crappie fair in deeper water on pink and chartreuse jigs; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms, and livers; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Common Carp

Prospect

Good
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish good on live baits and cut baits; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; carp good on doughbaits and corn; freshwater drum good on worms; shovelnose sturgeon good on worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
very little fishing pressure; all species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
water is flowing over spillway; all species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
bass good early and late; crappie fair over deep brush piles; channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow; bass slow; catfish slow, best on livers and worms; most fish have moved to deeper, cooler waters.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
crappie fair; black bass good; white bass good; catfish good.

Rivers

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

816-271-3100
 

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Common Carp

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
river is still flowing high with the rock dikes just now becoming exposed; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; common carp good on worms and corn; blue catfish good on cut baits and fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on goldfish, bluegill and good on worms; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on soft plastics and buzzbaits; goggle-eye slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species fair.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass, goggle-eye, and sunfish fair on live bait.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species good on soft plastic baits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

87º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
497.5'; all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

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 during low light periods on dark-colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish slow on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and jigs; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

89º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Warmouth

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
All species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
black bass slow on plastic worms and topwater lures in the early morning and evening hours; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on livers; largemouth bass fair on buzzbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
blue catfish and channel catfish good on worms and cut baits; bluegill fair on crickets and wax worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
359.60'; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and soft plastics early and late in the day; channel catfish fair using live bait and worms on juglines and trotlines at night; bluegill are fair using crickets and worms; 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

77º

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)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on assorted lures; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
smallmouth bass good on minnows 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

Slow
34.1'; blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
31.5'; blue and channel catfish good on cut bait; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on assorted lures; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken livers; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Striped Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines using live bluegill, green sunfish, chicken liver, or other live baits; black bass good on soft plastic worms, crayfish, jigs, and spinnerbaits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good in upper portion of lake on green or orange glo balls drifted with the current; black/chrome and blue/chrome Rogues, 1/16 and 1/8 oz olive, white and black marabou jigs, and Rooster Tails working well when water is running; scuds and San Juan worms working well when water is not running; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Berkley Gulp salmon eggs, corn, minnows, and nightcrawlers.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on spinnerbaits and Rattle Traps in 20" of water; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
black bass slow with crankbaits; catfish good using worms; bluegill good using worms; crappie slow on minnows at 15' - 20' over brush piles and around pole timber; walleye fair trolling flicker shad.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair 10' - 15' around brush piles using jigs early morning then move to drop shot; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on deep diving crankbaits, jig bite is slowing down but still working over gravel points in 15' - 20' of water and soft plastic brown crayfish; crappie fair 30' using chartreuse jigs, fish with 1/16 ounce jig heads; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on worms and minnows; goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and minnows; black bass fair on soft plastics, crankbaits, and topwater; bluegill fair on worms, small jigs, and crickets; crappie fair on green and white jigs and minnows around brush piles.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
black bass good on live minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye good on light-colored jigs; trout good.

St. Louis

Lakes

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

636-441-4554
 

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
bluegill slow on worms or crickets; catfish fair on doughbaits, blood baits, and livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
bluegill slow on worms or crickets; catfish fair on doughbaits, blood baits, and livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbaits; all other species slow; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on blood baits and livers; black bass slow with topwater lures; bluegill fair with natural baits; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits, worms, and minnows; black bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie slow, best using minnows; bluegill slow using worms and crickets; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on crankbaits.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on cut baits and blood baits; black bass fair with plastic worms and crankbaits.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on cut baits.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair with cut baits.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
Zone 1 and 2 popular lures are: possum roach yellow brassies, or red & white brassies marabou: gingersnap, white, black & yellow, yellow glo balls, Jimi Hendrix, Easter egg, and apricot supreme Rooster Tails: bumble bee, black & white, brown (trout nugget) glo balls; Zone 3 baits that are popular: red worms, Power Bait scented red meal worms, chunky cheese, yellow or salmon peach Power Baits; fishing hours for July are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; August fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. August weed cutting is scheduled for the 25th - 26th; 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)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Fair
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
fishing is fair; the spring branch is back to normal flow and the water has cleared up; the weeds have been freshly cut so there are many open areas to fish; very light line is a must to be successful, 1-2lb test if you are fishing during the mid day sun; fish are hitting green and white, black, and gray marabou jigs; doughbaits in salmon peach and hatchery brown colors are producing good fish when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for more information call 573-265-7801.

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
the water level is still slightly above normal at 1.76' at the lower end of the park and dropping slowly; water clarity is still dingy but improving: using 6 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is still good on all baits with white, brown, and yellow scented doughbaits working well in the bait zones; single hook Rooster Tails are also a good choice in all zones; anglers continue to have some success with cream jigs, glo balls, red zebra midge, and olive leech; fish are hitting light making it hard to diagnose a strike; the best time to fish during hot weather are in the morning and evening; fishing hours for July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and for August are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 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)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Kids Fishing Day is August 15th; the river is in good condition and the water level has dropped about 5 inches in the last week; the water has a greenish look right now and will have for a few weeks, so the dry fly fishing will slowly come 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, in some areas, where there is a bit of slow water, glo balls and the San Juan worms, in bright orange and red are also working; buggers with extra Mylar in the tails are working good, use 5x and 6x; the water is still up a bit and the use of Power Baits is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, fluorescent yellow and white are all good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, orange, cheese yellow and chartreuse are all working; small gold spoons are really good if you fish them deep and slow; small spinnerbaits still work fine, you may need to add a bit of lead to get them down deep enough with the current; jigs are catching fish, 1/32 and larger are best, but 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 this type of water the use of 4 lb. and 3 lb. line is recommended; as the water clears we will go back to the 2 lb. line; if you go into zone 3 nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright colored Power Baits should work.