Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers:

In most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky 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
74º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
water level is high and dingy; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
0.5' high and muddy; channel catfish 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
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow, best on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow, best on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
crappie good on minnows; black bass good on dark plastic worms; catfish good using worms; white bass slow, best on crankbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good, best on cut shad; crappie good on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on dark plastics.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut shad; crappie good on minnows and dark-colored jigs; black bass fair, best on spinnerbaits; white bass fair, best on crankbaits.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows; largemouth bass fair on plastics; 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
the river is at flood stage; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
water level is high and muddy; blue catfish fair on cut shad on setlines; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers using pole and line method; all other species slow.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow, best on minnows and crappie jigs; white bass fair, 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 most streams south of the Missouri River until May 23.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
71º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on spoons; catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Redear Sunfish
Prospect
Good
lakes are full; black bass fair; channel catfish good in creek channels running into lakes using worms; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brush piles; bluegill and redear sunfish good using worms under a bobber; all other species slow.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair in the reservoir, slow in the tributaries using white or chartreuse spinnerbaits; crappie slow, best using jigs and minnows; catfish fair using live baits and cut baits; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits, crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair using live baits and cut baits; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on live and cut baits; white bass and hybrids fair on rooster tails and spoons; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; fishing pressure medium.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
white bass and hybrids good on jigs and spoons; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good on cut baits and shad; fishing pressure medium.

Rivers

Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
water level is fluctuating and muddy with large debris in the flow; fishing for all species is slow with the inconsistent water and debris; it is difficult to keep lines clear.

Northeast

Lakes

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
largemouth bass good on soft plastic lures; crappie good on minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; bluegill good on nightcrawlers and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Redear Sunfish
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Good
bluegill and redear sunfish good using earthworms; channel catfish and blue catfish good using chicken livers; 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
68º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
68-71 degrees in the lower end of the lake; 71-72 degrees in the upper arms; the lake area has had some significant rain storms in the past week which made the water dingy; lake level is 607.69'; largemouth bass are fair and are on beds, being caught on soft plastic; white bass are fair on crankbaits and jerk baits; catfish are good using bluegill, goldfish, and cut baits; crappie slow, best on minnows than jigs at a depth around 8' - 10'; water has risen which caused the carp to move into the grass on the banks; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie good on minnows and jigs chartreuse in color; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; white bass fair on rattle type baits; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
flathead catfish good on live baits; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum good on worms.
Information
573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Good
all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good; black bass good; catfish good; all other species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
channel catfish good near road tubes and anywhere that water drains into the lake, natural baits are producing the best results; all other species slow due to changing lake conditions.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Good
crappie good; black bass good; channel catfish good; bluegill and walleye good.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good on jigs; catfish good on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers; bass good on spinnerbaits and worms.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
71º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
all species are slow to fair due to water conditions.

Rivers

Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Prospect
Good
river is currently at or above flood stage; fishing will be too difficult until water levels recede; once they return to normal, fishing for all species should be good.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp
62º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Common Carp
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish and common carp fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on worms and live baits; blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on artificial baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on artificial baits.

Rivers

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs.
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
64º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
all species fair on plastic baits.
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
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
70º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
Sunfish
Prospect
Good
black bass, goggle-eye, and sunfish good on nightcrawlers and soft plastic baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
all species good with soft plastic baits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
crappie good on crankbaits and jigs; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; bluegill and catfish good on live worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Redear Sunfish
Prospect
Good
redear and bluegill good on worms and crickets; largemouth bass good on dark-colored soft plastic baits during low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
73º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie good on jigs and minnows; bluegill good on crickets; bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
75º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
water level is 346.5'; 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
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie fair on crickets, worms, and minnows; largemouth bass fair on artificial worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
crappie fair on minnows; bluegill good on crickets; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
bluegill fair on wax worms and crickets; black bass fair on spinning lures; catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
lake level at 365.59' and slowly rising; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish good using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night near rocky areas; 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
66º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
12.7' (New Madrid, slow rise); catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
71º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill and goldfish; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass good on soft plastics, jigs, and spinnerbaits; crappie fair on live minnows, soft plastics, and marabou jigs.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
trout good in upper portion on Rouges, 1/8 and 1/4 oz olive/white/black marabou jigs and Rooster Tails when generators are running, try scuds and San Juan worms when water is not running; trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Power Baits nuggets, corn, minnows, and nightcrawlers.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
crappie good on minnows and white tube jigs in 12' - 20' of water; black bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and brown tube jigs around structure in 5' - 20' of water; walleye good off points on jig and worm or jig and minnow while bottom bouncing; catfish good on trotlines with live shad; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
65º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
crappie good on jigs and minnows in 10' - 15' of water; white bass good on Road Runners while trolling the flats; walleye good on jigs or nightcrawlers in 20' - 25' of water on main lake points; black bass good on jerkbaits or jigs in coves; catfish good on trotlines or limb lines.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
63º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
black bass good on Ned rig and spoons; bluegill good on worms; catfish good on goldfish; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
black bass good, smallmouth are being caught on jigs with peanut butter and jelly colored finesse worms, fish gravel banks in 5' - 15' of water; crappie fair on small plastic jigs, try white, red, and black or chartreuse colored jigs or live small minnows also working well, fish submerged brush piles or stick-ups in 3' - 20' of water; white bass fair while trolling flats with shiny-colored, deep-diving crankbaits; walleye fair on large minnows, spinnerbaits, and Rattle Trap type crankbaits, fish in 15' - 25' of water; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
68º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Good
black bass good on Texas rig in all colors; goggle-eye good on jigs and minnows near the bank; catfish good on worms and minnows; bluegill good on worms and crickets.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
59º
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
Fair
trout good below Bennett Spring on bright-colored Power Baits; black bass good on minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and 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
72º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on doughbaits and livers; black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on worms and crickets.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
72º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on doughbaits and livers; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie fair, best on minnows; bluegill good, best on worms; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.

Rivers

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
catfish good on cut baits and liver; black bass slow on crankbaits; crappie fair, best on minnows and jigs; bluegill slow on crickets.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
69º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
catfish slow on cut baits, doughbaits, and worms; bluegill slow, best on worms; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie slow, best on minnows.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
67º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
catfish slow, best on worms; black bass slow, best on crankbaits; crappie slow, best on minnows; bluegill slow, best on worms; in most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass may not be possessed in most streams south of the Missouri River from March 1 - May 22; 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
69º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Prospect
Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish are fair on cut baits, flathead catfish fair on live bluegill and sunfish; freshwater drum and shovelnose sturgeon fair on worms.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
66º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
all catfish fair, best on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on nightcrawlers.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information
Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: ginger marabou, black & olive marabou, black caddis, easter egg, gator, and tri-color glo balls, john deere, white Rooster Tails with silver blade, and turquoise or holographic blue Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: chunky cheese or salmon peach Power Baits, orange minnow grub; fishing hours for May are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Fishing hours for June are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weed cutting is scheduled for June 23 and 24th; 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
dingy
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and is the water is a dingy greenish-brown color due to recent rains; fish are hitting on dough bait in white and brown colors when fished under a float; use floating salmon peach trout bait about 2' off the bottom; trout worms in yellow and orange/white rigged 18" below a small split shot are doing well; fish black and yellow marabou jigs, tinsel and rubber leg jigs after the buzzer for quick catch and release action then switch to dough bait as the fishing slows down; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of May are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Information
573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
water level is down slightly from last week and is currently at 2.1' at the lower end of the park; clarity is running slightly dingy to clear; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits with white, brown and yellow scented dough baits working well in the bait zones; dry flies seem to work well in the early mornings and late evenings; most flies including Rooster Tails and jigs in gold, black, yellow, olive and other dark colors are working well; some colors work better at different times of the day with the best fishing in the mornings and evenings; May fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 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)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
the river is up for this time of year; the water is slightly dingy 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; the water is okay for sight fishing; jig fisherman are really doing well right now, 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.