Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

66º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

66º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
crappie good using a tube jig below a bobber; bluegill good using earthworms; reminder, the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Good
catfish slow, try using cut baits, worms, or chicken livers; crappie fair using minnows or crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using dark-colored soft plastics or buzzbaits; white bass good using light-colored soft plastics, spoons, or Rooster Tails.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Good
catfish slow, try using cut baits, worms, or chicken livers; crappie fair using minnows or crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using dark-colored soft plastics or buzzbaits; white bass good using light-colored soft plastics, spoons, or Rooster Tails.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair using cut baits; crappie fair using jigs; black bass fair; white bass fair.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair using cut shad; crappie fair, try using minnows or dark-colored jigs; bass fair using crankbaits or dark-colored worms.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
catfish fair using cut shad or livers; crappie good using minnows; bass good using crankbaits or jerkbaits.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

68º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows; 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)

falling

Water Type

muddy
the Lamine River has been at flood stage this past week; the Lamine River is currently 4' high and dropping; all species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on fresh shad and cut asian carp; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using stinkbaits, cut baits, or chicken livers; crappie slow, try using minnows or crappie jigs; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics or crappie jigs; black bass season closed.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

66º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass good on crankbaits near cover; channel catfish fair on cut bait or worms; crappie fair near brush piles and weedbeds using tube jigs and minnows; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and small jigs; largemouth bass are finishing up on spawning, bluegill and redear sunfish are starting to find spawning beds.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair: crappie good; catfish fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
white bass and hybrid striped bass fair over the humps using crankbaits and spoons; crappie slowing down with some bank activity; catfish good using cut shad; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
white bass and hybrid striped bass good; crappie fair; catfish good on cut shad; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

52º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
water level is rising and above flood stage with debris in the flow; all species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

56º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
bluegill fair on worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair using jigs; largemouth bass fair using swimbaits; bluegill fair using flies; 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

61º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Common Carp

Prospect

Fair
flathead catfish good on setlines using live bluegill; channel catfish fair on minnows, livers, and worms; common carp fair on worms; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on minnows and lures; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
temperature is at 63-66 degrees in the arms; temperature a will be colder in the main channel water is a bit murky in certain arms because of the rain received; catfish good on cut shad and live bluegill; flathead catfish are starting to bite; crappie slow, try using jigs tipped with minnows or Power Baits on the banks and along bluffs; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
crappie good using minnows and light-colored jigs along all rocky shores; catfish good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass good on rattle lures; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
freshwater drum good on worms; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

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

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
channel catfish good on cut baits; crappie fair on jigs along the dam and in the back of small coves; black bass good; all other species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
full pool with turbid water conditions; fishing pressure light; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers fished near running water in road culverts and ditches emptying into the lake: largemouth bass fair on Rattle Traps; crappie fair on in line spinnerbaits and tube jigs.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

61º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
north end dingy, south end clear; black bass good; crappie good, just starting to stage in shallow depths and you can still find some over medium depth brush and at mouths of coves; catfish good on cut baits or worms; bluegill good on small worms; walleye fair on crankbaits or small plastics.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie good on jigs; channel catfish fair on cut baits and chicken livers; black bass slow, try using spinnerbaits or crankbaits.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Slow

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy
river is falling and extremely muddy; all species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

61º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Common Carp

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
river is 3.5 feet above flood stage and unable to fish due to flood conditions this past week.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

63º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on a variety of artificial lures; white bass fair on swimming minnows.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair on a variety of artificial lures; white bass fair on swimming minnows.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
goggle-eye good on natural-colored soft plastic grubs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Slow
black bass and goggle-eye good on artificial lures; rainbow trout slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
goggle-eye good on natural-colored soft plastics grubs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

66º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species good with live bait.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on grubs and soft plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

67º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
black bass good at night on spinnerbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass good in low-light periods on topwater lures; crappie fair on jigs in 3' - 4' water; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

67º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and worms during low-light periods; bluegill good on worms and crickets; redear sunfish good on worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

70º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie fair on minnows and jigs ;bluegill and redear sunfish fair on jigs, crickets, worms, and waxworms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Warmouth

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
bluegill and redear sunfish good on crickets and bream bugs; largemouth bass fair on shiners, hula poppers and chug bugs; bowfin fair on cut bait; warmouth fair on jigs; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

68º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
crappie good on jigs and minnows; black bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits; sunfish fair on crickets and waxworms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
crappie good on blue and white jigs; channel catfish good on worms; bluegill good on crickets.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

61º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
crappie good on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets; black bass fair on tube jigs; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

71º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
black bass fair on soft plastic baits and crankbaits early and late in the day; crappie good on minnows and jigs near the bank; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair on live bait and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.

Rivers

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

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

64º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish fair on cut baits and live sunfish; all other species slow; the water level at Cape Girardeau is 29.8'

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
blue catfish good on cut Asian carp; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Suckers

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; black bass fair topwater on soft plastics; catfish fair on live baits and stinkbaits; all other species fair.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

69º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on blue, white, red, or chartreuse colored jigs; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

68º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
white bass good on live minnows, white sliders, blue bucktail jigs, and white or black 1/80 oz. jigs; 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 submerged timber, some also being caught closer to the bank; black bass fair on soft plastics and jigs.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

50º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good on marabou jigs, Rooster Tails, and Rapalas when the water is running, scud pattern flies and San Juan worm flies, 1/16oz white and black Rooster Tails with gold or chrome spinners in the upper portion when water is shut off; trout good in lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, pink, or white Gulp nuggets, nightcrawlers, and corn.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
black bass good on spinnerbaits in less than 10' of water; crappie good on minnows in 6' - 10' of water; catfish good on live baits; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Walleye

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
white bass good on crankbaits, jigs, and swimbaits off rocky points; largemouth bass good on plastic worms, minnows, and spinnerbaits in 2' - 10' of water off of points and near submerged structure, also good on plastic worms in upper stretches of creek arms and shallow coves; smallmouth bass good on plastic worms in 2' - 10' of water; crappie good on minnows, swimbaits, small crankbaits, and jigs in the upper stretches of creek arms, shallow coves, and near deep submerged structure; walleye good on swimbaits, minnows, and jigs in coves; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
bluegill good off gravel slopes on Beetle Spins; black bass good on Ned rig and shaky head finesse lures; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on small jigs in white and chartreuse, purple and black, or all chartreuse, use 1/16 or 1/8 oz jig heads; white bass fair on XRap crankbaits, pearl and chartreuse swimming minnows, white sliders with a chartreuse tail, and live minnows; black bass fair on spinnerbaits when fishing rocky bluffs and on purple and brown jigs when fishing gravel points; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Good
black bass good over beds on jerkbaits, purple rock shad, Texas rigged black and purple worms, crankbaits, Wiggle Wart in crayfish colors, and purple/white spinnerbaits; crappie good on minnows and shad baits; white bass good on minnows, white Road Runners, and jigs; catfish good on live baits and livers; bluegill fair on worms, crickets, and small jigs.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Fair
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
trout fair below Bennett Spring on Power Baits; black bass fair using live baits and soft plastics; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using doughbaits, blood baits, or livers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on worms and natural bait.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using blood baits or livers.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using worms and livers; black bass fair on minnows; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and livers; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows, worms, and crickets; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
crappie fair on minnows, crickets, and worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

62º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on livers and doughbait.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Zone 1 and 2 popular lures: gingersnap, white, or black and yellow marabou, John Deere mini jig, bumble bee or brown glitter Rooster Tails, red or pink brassies, copper hot shots; Zone 3 popular baits: worms, minnows, or orange egg Power Bait; May fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; May weed cutting is scheduled for May 24 - 25; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500; trout cam - https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam; Bennett Spring’s annual Kid’s Free Fishing day will be held on Saturday, May 7; kids 15 years of age and younger can fish for free; educational programs 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; free lunch for kids 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; for more information, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418

Information

573-265-7801

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has good flow and good clarity; best fishing times are the first couple of hours shortly after the morning whistle, but fish can be caught throughout the day; very light line is key to success, 2-4 lb. test is preferred; fish are hitting doughbaits in white, salmon peach, and hatchery brown colors when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; Rooster Tails in black/white, green, brown, and purple; plastic worms in orange, yellow, white, and red have all been proving good; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of April are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. fishing hours for the month of May are 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Kid's Free Fishing Day is May 14th. Aquatic vegetation will be cut within the spring branch on May 4th and May 5th.

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

56º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
the river is up slightly from last week and is currently at 1.70'; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; all colors of scented doughbaits work well in the bait zones; single hook Rooster Tails in light or white colors are good choices in all zones; Cracklebacks , leeches , midges, mini jigs in black and gold and white and glo balls seem to be working in the fly-only zone; the morning hours are the best times to fish but fish can be caught throughout the day; May fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.

Information

417-847-2430

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
the dredging will continue this week mostly in the fly fishing area; Kids Fishing Day is May 14th;the area has received moderate rainfall in the last week; the river about normal for this time of year; the water is clear; right now, 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 in 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; in the clear water the use of 2 lb. line is recommended; if you go into Zone 3, nightcrawlers or minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright-colored Power Baits are working.