Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers:

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

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

Central

Lakes

Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
71º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
the lake is 2.5' low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on crappie jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass slow on dark-colored soft plastics, crankbaits and buzzbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastic worms; white bass fair on spinnerbaits; catfish good on worms and stinkbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut shad and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on jigs with spinnerbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on worms and livers; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
76º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on earth worms; channel catfish good on chicken liver; 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
Fish Reported
the Lamine River is 5' high; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
flood stage; all species slow.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, spoons and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms, cut shad, stinkbaits and chicken livers.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
bass fair in shallow waters using topwater lures; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
full pool; black bass fair using plastic worms or jig and pig near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow on chicken livers and cut baits; crappie fair using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill slow on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; black bass fair on topwater lures; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on fresh cut baits; crappie fair on minnows; bass fair on topwater lures; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
white bass and hybrids good using Sassy Shad and topwater lures in wind blown banks and coves; catfish fair using fresh cut shad on rod and reel or jug lines; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair using jug lines or rod and reel with fresh cut shad; bass good using Sassy Shad in shallow waters; all other species slow; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
63º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
water level is normal, steady and muddy; blue catfish fair on cut baits and goldfish; flathead catfish fair on cut Asian carp and bluegill; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all catfish are being caught on setlines in and near tributaries; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
75º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Good
blue catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on Rattle Trap and 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
77º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; hybrid striped bass fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
lake level 612.2; east side of lake dingy; west side of lake muddy; all species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.

Rivers

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
75º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
75º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
75 degrees, normal pool; channel catfish good; light fishing pressure; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
65 degrees, turbid waters; fishing activity has slowed considerably due to the nightly temperatures in the high 30's and low 40's; all other species slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
74 degrees, high and muddy; bass good; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
71º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
71 degrees, high and clear water conditions; channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie good on minnows around structure; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
81º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
81 degrees, normal and muddy; crappie good; black bass slow; catfish good; white bass fair.

Rivers

Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
water level is high and falling; due to flooding and muddy conditions, all species are slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
74 degrees, high and muddy; all public and private area accesses are not accessible; boat ramps are covered with debris and mud.

Ozark

Lakes

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
87º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
86º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; catfish fair on trotlines and jug lines.

Rivers

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
82º
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
72º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Sunfish
Prospect
Good
black bass and sunfish good on soft plastics and nightcrawlers.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
77º
Water Level (Range)
normal
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
71º
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 plastic baits.

Southeast

Lakes

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow; during teal season, which is September 6 - 21, the area is closed to fishing until 1:00 p.m.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
74º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Redear Sunfish
Crappie
Channel Catfish
largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
black bass good using crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; bluegill fair using crickets and worms; channel catfish fair using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.

Rivers

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
75º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
low
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 32.5' and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish good on worms, stinkbaits and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live baits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
16.6 and rising; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Bluegill
all species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
80º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on jigs, soft plastics, nightcrawlers, or topwater lures at dawn and dusk; crappie fair on minnows around heavy structure; walleye fair on nightcrawlers and crankbaits; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
53º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
water has been running most afternoons due to power needs; trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs, Rapala-type stickbaits; Rooster Tails and glo balls on spinning gear; flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods and chartreuse, black or white Rooster Tails or 1/8 oz white, black or olive jig and float on spinning gear working well when not running water; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, pink, white, or fluorescent orange Power Baits, corn, nightcrawlers or minnows.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
73º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Muskellunge
Prospect
Good
black bass good on topwater lures early in the morning; fish with plastic baits around points in 15' - 25' of water; muskie good casting shallows with bucktails on cloudy days; walleye slow, best while drifting flats with nightcrawlers in 13' of water; crappie slow, best on minnows and jigs around cover in 8' - 20' of water.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
81º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair in 20' of water in brush piles using large worms; crappie slow using minnows in 20' of water; catfish fair using liver on flats in 20' of water; walleye slow in 20 - 25' of water using artificial worms; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
79º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Catfish
black bass good early morning on topwater baits, use spoons later in the day; catfish good on nightcrawlers; bluegill good on live baits.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
83º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on vertical jigging spoons in 60' of water, bass will be suspended in 20' - 40': walleye fair on large creek chub-type minnows; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
81º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
black bass good on spooks and Pop-R's in top water in early morning or evening and on football jigs and brown or watermelon colored, big soft plastic worms in deep water; crappie good on green and white jigs and minnows around trees; catfish good on minnows, cut baits and worms; bluegill good on worms and crickets; goggle-eye slow, best on spinnerbaits and worms around rocks.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Fair
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on bright-colored Power Baits and dark-colored flies; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
76º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on blood baits and cut baits; bluegill fair on worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
76º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; stockings are complete for the year.

Rivers

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
77º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow due to river conditions.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
77º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
76º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow due to river conditions.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
76º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow due to river conditions.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow; the river is full of debris from last week's heavy rain.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
78º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow due to river conditions.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information
Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black zebra midges, blue holographic, orange with brown hackle, or ginger Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: Balls of Fire salmon eggs, rainbow Power Bait, or Trout Magnet light orange mini worms; weed cutting is scheduled for October 14 - 15; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
Information
573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is clear, recent rains have had very little impact on water conditions here at the park; fish are biting on green/white rubber leg jigs and trout worms in black/yellow and orange/white; floating doughbaits in white, pink, brown 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; weed cutting in the spring branch was recently completed on September 9th and 10th; fishing hours for the month of September are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Fall Derby Day will be held on Saturday, October 25th.
Information
573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
water level is low and running clear; the river is currently at 1.31' 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; September fishing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; we will be cutting weeds in the catch & release, spring branch, Mill Dam Hole, and White Oak Hole on September 29th and 30th; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
Information
417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
the river has continued to drop but has slowed down in the last week, the water has remained clear, we have not received any rain in the last week, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddis flies are all working well; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; Micro Jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.