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 through the Friday before the fourth Saturday in May.  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
56º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
water level is normal and dingy; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
0.5' low and clear; crappie 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.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass fair on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow, best on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass fair on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow, best on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie good on minnows and black and chartreuse colored crappie jigs; black bass slow, best on crankbaits; white bass fair on Rooster Tails; catfish fair on cut baits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish slow, best on cut shad; crappie is good, best on dark-colored jigs; black bass fair, best on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; white bass fair, best on spinnerbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair, best on cut shad; crappie good on dark jigs and minnows; black bass fair, best on crankbaits; white bass slow, best on spinnerbaits.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on jigs and plastics; channel catfish fair on cut baits; 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)
high
Water Type
muddy
river is 2' high and muddy; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
high and muddy; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; blue catfish fair on cut carp; all other species slow.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow, best on minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, best on light-colored soft plastics, crappie jigs, and Rooster Tails; catfish fair on worms and cut shad; please remember that black bass season is closed on Ozark streams until May 24.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; light fishing pressure.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
lakes are full; black bass fair; channel catfish fair; crappie good on tube jigs near brush piles; bluegill good; rainbow trout slow, best using Power Baits; brown trout fair using minnows and artificial lures; all other species slow.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
61º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; crappie fair on jigs and minnows: catfish fair on cut baits; all other species fair; fishing pressure medium.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits; white bass fair using jigs and minnows; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; catfish fair on cut baits; fishing pressure medium.

Rivers

Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
water level is steady and muddy; blue catfish fair using a variety of cut baits; channel catfish slow with some success on shad sides and worms in or near tributaries; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
61º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
61º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Redear Sunfish
Prospect
Good
largemouth bass good using spinnerbaits; bluegill and redear sunfish good using nightcrawlers; crappie slow, best using marabou jigs; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information
660-785-2420
 
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
56-59 degrees in the main channel and 60-64 degrees in the upper arms of the lake; lake level is slightly up from last week at 606.90'; crappie fair on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs with a minnow tip, mostly being caught on the banks with the sun shining; largemouth bass fair and being caught off the points and on the banks in the arms of the lake; white bass good in the rivers and are being caught on small, soft-plastic minnows and small crankbaits; catfish are fair on goldfish, sunfish, and shad; all other species are slow.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information
660-785-2420
 

Rivers

Information
573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
channel catfish good on worms; freshwater drum good on worms; all other species slow.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information
573-248-2530
 

Northwest

Lakes

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
channel catfish good on liver, worms, or cut baits; black bass good on jerkbaits; walleye slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good on small spinnerbaits and tube jigs with the largest fish in the 12" - 14" range and an average of 7" - 8"; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
61º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Walleye
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
all species good.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie good on jigs and worms: catfish good on worms and cut bait.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
crappie good; black bass good; catfish good; walleye slow; white bass good.

Rivers

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Common Carp
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on fresh cut baits and worms; blue catfish fair on fresh cut baits; common carp fair on worms; freshwater drum fair on worms; all other species slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Common Carp
Prospect
Good
channel catfish and common carp good on worms; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
white bass good on jigs or minnows; crappie fair on jigs or minnows; black bass fair on a variety of artificial baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
white bass good on jigs or minnows; crappie fair on jigs or minnows; black bass fair on a variety of artificial baits.

Rivers

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits; channel catfish slow, best on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
all species fair.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Fair
goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits; channel catfish slow, best on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
63º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on crankbaits or jigs while trolling; white bass fair on spinnerbaits; largemouth bass slow on jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
64º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Warmouth
Prospect
Fair
water level is at 346.4; Bluegill and warmouth sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinners; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
bluegill fair on jigs, crickets, and worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bluegill fair on wax worms and crickets; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
lake level 358.96'; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; 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
56º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; white bass fair on jigs and assorted lures; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all 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
river level is 22.2' and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
33' at New Madrid; catfish fair on worms and cut baits; anglers running trotlines having good luck with high water levels; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
channel catfish slow, best on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken liver; crappie slow, best on pole and line with minnows; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Walleye
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
white bass good on live minnows, purple/blue/smoke colored swimming minnows, white sliders, blue bucktail jigs, and white or black 1/80 oz jigs in the mornings and evenings; walleye good on Rogues, jigs, and live baits below Powersite Dam and in the Beaver Creek area; crappie good on live minnows, soft plastics, and jigs around stickups and submerged timber, some being caught closer to the banks also; black bass fair on soft plastics and jigs.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
48º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
trout good in upper portion on white/chrome and blue/chrome Rouges, 1/4 and 1/8 oz olive/white/black marabou jigs and Rooster Tails; trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Power Baits nuggets, corn, and nightcrawlers.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Good
crappie good on jigs in 10' - 12' of water; black bass good on plastic baits in 6' - 8' of water; walleye good off main points on chartreuse jigs; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
crappie good on black tube jigs or minnows in rock/gravel banks or pea gravel banks of coves; white bass good on swimming minnows; walleye slow at the dam on jigs with nightcrawlers; black bass slow but can be found on main points of lake on jerkbaits; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
black bass good on Ned rigs; catfish good on cut baits; crappie fair on minnows.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
white bass good on small blue crankbaits, white or chartreuse Vibric Rooster Tails while trolling the main channel or cast into gravel points; crappie good on small minnows around stick-ups or small jigs around submerged brush piles; walleye fair on large creek chub minnows or 3" - 4" crankbaits; black bass fair on white and chartreuse spinnerbaits with a gold spinner, also try a Wiggle Wart when fishing against rock ledges; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Paddlefish
Prospect
Good
paddlefish good and are starting to move up river; crappie good on jigs and minnows near the bank; catfish good on worms; black bass fair on soft plastic Texas rig; bluegill fair on worms and crickets.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
60º
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
trout good below Bennett Spring on bright colored power baits; goggle-eye good on nightcrawlers and minnows; black bass good on minnows.

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
56º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on doughbaits and livers; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie slow, best on minnows; bluegill slow, best on worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on doughbaits; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.

Rivers

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut baits and blood baits and livers; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie slow, best on minnows; bluegill fair on worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair, best on cut baits, blood baits, and worms; bluegill fair, best on worms; black bass slow, best on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie slow, best on minnows.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish slow, best on cut baits, blood baits, and livers; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on worms; rainbow trout fair on flies.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on worms; black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie slow, best on minnows; bluegill fair on worms; 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.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
catfish slow, best on cut baits.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; drum fair on nightcrawlers.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information
Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: gingersnap marabou, black & white marabou, pink and white marabou, light roe or white glo balls, and turquoise crackle backs; Zone 3 baits that are popular: pink Power Baits, and florescent orange or pink worms; fishing hours for April are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; weed cutting is scheduled for April 21-22; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; Kids Free Fishing Event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
Information
573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is the water is clear; fish are hitting on trout worms in red, red/white, and orange/white rigged below a small split shot; green/white rubber leg jigs fished above riffles are producing good fish; floating doughbaits in yellow, white, and salmon peach colors 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; fishing hours for the month of April are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Kids free fishing day is Saturday May 16th.
Information
573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
water level is normal and running clear; the river is currently at 1.85' at the lower end of the park; 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; April fishing hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 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)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Kids Fishing Day is May 16th; the river is close to normal for this time of year and has really cleared up over the last week; right now Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all good; 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; spinners 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 becoming better 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.