Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers:

In most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass season will open May 24, 2014, until that date 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
59º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair; all other species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
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.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass closed; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms and chicken livers.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie good on minnows and jigs; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow on worms, chicken livers, stinkbaits and cut baits; black bass fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on jigs in deeper water; black bass fair on plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut bait.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie good, try using light colored jigs with Crappie Nibbles; catfish good, try using cut shad; white bass good, try using spinnerbaits; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair, try using soft plastics or crankbaits; crappie good, try using light colored jigs; catfish fair, try using cut shad; white bass fair, try using light colored plastics or spinnerbaits.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on live 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 Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
the river is 1' high; no paddlefish activity to report; all species slow.
Information
573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
blue catfish good on cut shad; channel catfish fair on cut baits and liver; all other species slow.
Information
573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie slow, try minnows and jigs; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics and crappie jigs; catfish fair on worms and chicken liver; black bass closed.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
All other species fair.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
water level 1' low; crappie fair using tube jigs near deep water brush piles; trout slow using Power Bait and small jigs.
Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
All other species slow; fishing pressure light.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
All other species fair.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
crappie good using spider rigging; catfish good using shad with rod and reel, trotlines and jug lines.
Information
660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Catfish
Prospect
Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Prospect
Fair
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on jigs; catfish good using cut shad.

Rivers

Information
816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp
48º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
fishing for catfish remains slow with cooler water temperatures; channel catfish are biting on shad sides, Asian carp sides and worms; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
53º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits; crappie fair using chartreuse 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
53º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass good on lures and plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
45º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs in deeper water close to main channels; channel catfish fair close to shore on nightcrawlers and natural baits; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
low
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Freshwater Drum
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; freshwater drum fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
Information
660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp
45º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
55 degrees, normal and clear; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; channel catfish good on cut bait; all other species slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
54 degrees, full pool and clear; crappie fishing improving during low light periods adjacent to riprap; black bass being taken on soft plastics in shallow areas less than 3' in depth;
Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
44 degrees, low, dingy; channel catfish fair on cut shad; crappie and bluegill fair on jigs; black bass good on jerkbaits; walleye slow - finishing spawn.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
48 degrees, low and dingy; all species fair.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
52 degrees, low and muddy; crappie and black bass slow; catfish slow, but fair on minnows; white bass fair up towards Plattsburg.

Rivers

Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
rising and muddy; channel catfish fair on cut shad and worms; all other species slow.
Information
816-271-3100
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Good
Common Carp
Prospect
Fair
46 degrees, normal and clear; channel catfish good on shad sides and fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on worms; carp fair on worms; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
white bass and crappie fair on swimming minnows, jigs, and live bait; black bass fair on a variety of artificial lures.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
white bass good on swimming minnows and jigs; crappie fair on swimming minnows and jigs; black bass fair on a variety of artificial lures.

Rivers

Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Prospect
Fair
goggle-eye fair on jigs and small crankbaits.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
58º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
rainbow trout good on Power Bait and corn; all other species fair.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
crappie slow on pink and white jigs on the flats; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Redear Sunfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass good on dark colored soft plastics and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows; redear sunfish and bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on artificial lures in 2 '- 3' of water; crappie fair on minnows and jigs in 2' - 3' of water with mostly smaller fish being caught right now; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
60º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Largemouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair and improving on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
crappie good using minnows and jigs; black bass fair using crankbaits; channel catfish fair using worms; 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
62º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Smallmouth Bass
Prospect
Fair
smallmouth bass fair on orange and pearl white spinnerbaits with a slow presentation; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Blue Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
the river is falling at 22.7; channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on stinkbait and worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Level (Range)
falling
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
all species slow.
Information
573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Channel Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Flathead Catfish
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbait; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with goldfish; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
black bass good on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and Alabama Rigs (only 3 hooks allowed); white bass good on white Rooster Tails and swimming minnows; crappie fair on minnows, jigs, and small spoons around brush piles; walleye fair on jerkbaits; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
48º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake on white, olive/black 1/16 oz. marabou jigs with light water flow, use 1/8 or 1/4 oz. jigs if water flow is high, fluorescent orange and chartreuse glo balls on spinning gear while drifting with the current and fly patterns on fly rods also working well; trout good in lower portion of the lake on pink, white and orange Power Baits, corn, and nightcrawlers, also try minnows.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
53º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Good
black bass good on crankbaits while casting along the shoreline and around points; walleye good on yellow and chartreuse jigs or Rogues on shallow points; crappie good on chartreuse jigs around brush piles in 4' - 15' of water and backs of coves; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
51º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
crappie good on minnows and white plastic grubs with 1/8 oz. heads in 10' - 12' of water; black bass fair on jerkbaits in various colors, mainly chartreuse on flats and off points in 6' -15' of water; catfish slow, best on liver from banks of coves and points; walleye slow, best on plastic worms and minnows at the edge of bluffs and up into the lake arms; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass fair on stickbaits and Wiggle Warts around secondary points; crappie fair on smoke or white colored swimming minnows in 8' of water; all other species slow.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
55º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Black Bass
Prospect
Fair
Crappie
Prospect
Good
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Walleye
Prospect
Fair
white bass good on white sliders, pearl white swimming minnows, and X-raps that dive to at least 6', live minnows and Alabama Rigs with three hooks are also working well; crappie good on small jigs and minnows; black bass fair on swimbaits and spinnerbaits, Alabama Rigs with three hooks also working well, try smoke or shad colored baits that mimic a small school of fish and cast along rocky bluffs that have some submerged tree tops; walleye fair on spinnerbaits, shad crankbaits and live minnows; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
clear
Fish Reported
White Bass
Prospect
Good
Crappie
Prospect
Good
Black Bass
Prospect
Good
Catfish
Prospect
Good
black bass good on Wiggle Warts and stickbaits in shallow water; crappie good on 1/16 - 1/32 oz. black or pink jigs and minnows in 5' - 15' of water; white bass good on minnows and white, pink and black Rapalas in the morning and evening; catfish good on minnows and worms in open channels of warm water.
Information
417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp
59º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Fair
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
rainbow and brown trout fair on brightly colored Power Bait and olive/dark colored flies; all other species slow.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
53º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
black bass slow on plastic worms; catfish slow on doughbaits; bluegill fair on worms; crappie slow on minnows.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
52º
Water Level (Range)
normal
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
catfish slow on cut bait, doughbait, blood bait and livers; call the "Fish Stocking Hotline" (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.

Rivers

Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Catfish
Prospect
Fair
Bluegill
Prospect
Fair
channel catfish fair on cut bait.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
dingy
Fish Reported
Crappie
Prospect
Fair
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow; brown trout good on flies and spoons.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
49º
Water Level (Range)
high
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
All species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
All species slow.
Information
636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp
50º
Water Level (Range)
rising
Water Type
muddy
Fish Reported
All species slow.

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
Brown Trout
Prospect
Fair
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: white, powder pink or gingersnap marabou jigs; blue holographic or red Cracklebacks, red, copper brown or candy cane brassie; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: salmon peach Power Bait and red or pink plastic worms; April fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April weed cutting is scheduled for April 22 & 23, weed cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream, cutting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and stop around 3:00 p.m. Kids Free Fishing Day will be May 3rd, fishing will start at 6:30 a.m., exhibits will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., lunch will be provided to kids 15 and younger.
Information
573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp
57º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
Brown Trout
Prospect
Good
Fishing is good, the spring branch has normal flow and the water is clear; fish are biting on green/white, black/white, and green/yellow rubber leg jigs; trout worms in orange, black/yellow, red, green/white, and orange/white are producing good fish; remember to use lightweight line and small tackle; fishing hours for the month of April are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kid's Free Fishing Day is Saturday May 17, 2014. For more information, call 573-265-7801.
Information
573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp
56º
Water Level (Range)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
the water level is slightly below normal and running clear, the river level is currently 1.44' 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 dough and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors 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)
-none-
Water Type
-none-
Fish Reported
Rainbow Trout
Prospect
Good
The river is in good shape, the water level is normal and clear; right now using 6X tippet on fly rods and 7X when fishing dry flies; best flies right now are #14-#22 Adams, #14-#22 blue wing olives, #14-#20 caddis fly, zebra midges #18's and smaller, pheasant tails, copper johns, burlaps, sow bugs and hares ears, all #14's and smaller; black, brown, and the olive Rooster Tails; small Colorado wooly bugger spinner combos; orange, white, and fluorescent yellow Power Bait eggs; plastic worms in orange, cheese, pink, and orange peel are all good; marabou jig fishing is good right now, on a spin or casting reel you will need 2 or 3 lb. line, p-line, maxima, or mean green will work well; still using #10 hooks on the worms and #12 and smaller for the plastic eggs; 3/0 and BB sized sinkers will work best for you right now; Zone 3: fishing is good on Power Bait paste, white has been good and orange has been working; also corn, nightcrawlers and natural eggs have been working.