Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, and sunfish fair; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; 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

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad, or stinkbaits; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow using worms, cut baits, or hot dogs; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using buzzbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics and spoons.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits; crappie slow; black bass slow; white bass slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good using cut shad or stinkbaits; crappie fair using minnows; black bass good using crankbaits or topwater lures; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good using cut shad or stinkbaits; crappie good using dark-colored jigs or minnows; black bass good using spinnerbaits or topwater lures; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

89º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
largemouth bass fair in deeper water; channel catfish fair on cut baits, livers, and shrimp; bluegill good on worms and crickets; 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 near flood stage; channel catfish were good downstream from the mouth of the Blackwater River before the rise in water level; all species are slow at this time.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
flood stage; all species slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad and stinkbaits; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

89º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
lakes are full; black bass fair early and late in the day; channel catfish fair with floating cut baits or chicken liver 2' under a bobber; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using worms under a bobber; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brush piles; all other species slow.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

87º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
bass and crappie are slow; catfish good; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

90º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good on cut baits; crappie and bass are scattered, with bass hitting best using spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; fishing pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish good using cut baits, goldfish, and perch; bass are fair using buzzbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie are scattered; fishing pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
water level is falling; water clarity is muddy with debris in the flow; flathead catfish slow with some success on bluegill and green sunfish; blue catfish slow with some success on a variety of live baits and cut baits, with Asian carp working the best.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
blue catfish and channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits and topwater lures; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
redear sunfish and bluegill good using earthworms; largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; channel catfish fair using chicken livers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
channel catfish good on stinkbaits, worms, and livers; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Good
water level at 627.05; be aware of floating debris in the water; water level is cresting on 7/21/2015; catfish have been good on cut baits and stinkbaits; black bass fair on soft plastics and topwater lures on the flooded banks; white bass good using shad at the top of the water; all other species slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms, and livers; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

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

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

70º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

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

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
channel catfish good; all other species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
water is flowing over the spillway; channel catfish good on livers and stinkbaits; hybrid striped bass good on livers; largemouth bass over 18" fair on Rattle Traps and crankbaits near submerged brush piles at a depth of 6' - 10'; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
bass good; channel catfish good; all other species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow; bass slow; catfish slow but are biting on livers and worms best.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
catfish good on cut baits, live baits, and worms; black bass good; white bass good; crappie fair.

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
river is above flood stage and extremely muddy; all species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Common Carp

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
river is still flowing high with the rock dikes just now becoming exposed; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; common carp fair on worms and corn; blue catfish good on cut baits and fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and bluegill, good on worms; all other species slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
smallmouth bass good on soft plastic baits and nightcrawlers; goggle-eye slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

72º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species fair.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and live baits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

71º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear
all species good on soft plastic baits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

65º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair during low light periods on dark-colored soft plastics; channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

87º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
bluegill and redear sunfish slow, best on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass slow, best on spinnerbaits and jigs, channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Warmouth

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
All species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets and worms; blue catfish and channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on livers; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on wax worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
360.58'; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits early and late in the day; channel catfish fair using live baits and worms on juglines and trotlines at night; bluegill are fair using crickets and worms; 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

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

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

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
smallmouth bass good on minnows; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
36.4'; all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
35.5' at New Madrid; channel catfish and blue catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

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

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken livers; flathead catfish are fair on trotlines with live bluegill; all other specie slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Striped Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live bluegill, green sunfish, chicken liver, or other live baits; black bass good on soft plastic worms, crayfish, jigs, and spinnerbaits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good in upper portion of lake on green or orange glo balls drifted with the current; black/chrome and blue/chrome Rogues, 1/16 and 1/8 oz olive, white and black marabou jigs, and Rooster Tails working well when water is running; scuds and San Juan worms working well when water is not running; trout good in lower portion of the lake on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Berkley Gulp salmon eggs, corn, minnows, and nightcrawlers.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
black bass slow, best on spinnerbaits in 20' of water by trees in coves; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Good
catfish good on flats using worms, livers, shrimp, or cut baits; walleye good on nightcrawlers in 20' - 25' of water on flats or long points; crappie fair on minnows in 10' - 20' of water over brush piles and pole timber; black bass slow, best on crankbaits.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on spoons and crankbaits around cover in 20' - 25' of water; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair on deep diving crankbaits, jig bite is slowing down but still working over gravel points in 15' - 20' of water; also try brown, soft plastic crayfish; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish fair on worms and minnows; goggle-eye fair on crankbaits and minnows; black bass fair on soft plastics, crankbaits, and topwater on buzzbaits and spooks; bluegill fair on worms, small jigs, and crickets; crappie fair on green and white jigs and minnows around brush piles.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

65º

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; black bass good on live minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye good on light-colored jigs.

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

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
bluegill slow on worms or crickets; catfish fair on blood bait and livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on liver and blood baits; bluegill slow on worms or crickets; all other species slow; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and liver; black bass slow, best with plastic worms; crappie slow, best using jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits, worms, and minnows; black bass slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie slow, best using minnows; bluegill slow using worms and crickets; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and worms; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms and crickets.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
Zone 1 and 2 popular lures are: red, blue, or aqua Cracklebacks; pink and white, moss, or gingersnap marabou; Jimi Hendrix, or Easter egg glo ball; brown sparkle or black sparkle rooster tails; Zone 3 baits that are popular: red worms, pink mouse tail, chunky cheese, or chartreuse Power Baits; fishing hours for July are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; weed cutting is scheduled for July 28-29; 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
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
fishing is good; the spring branch has slightly above normal flow and the water is cloudy due to increased spring flows; fish are hitting green, black, and gray marabou jigs; doughbaits in salmon and hatchery brown colors are producing good fish when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for more information call 573-265-7801.

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
the water level is slightly above normal for this time of year and is currently at 2.11' at the lower end of the park; the level has subsided considerably from the 1.1' rise on July 20th; water clarity is still dingy and using 6 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is usually good on all baits with white, brown, and yellow scented doughbaits working well in the bait zones; single hook Rooster Tails also a good choice in all zones; anglers are having some success with cream jigs, glo balls, red zebra midge, and olive leech; fish are hitting light making it hard to diagnose a strike; the best fishing is in the morning and evening; fishing hours for July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 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)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
the river is coming back to normal and is about 1’ above normal; the water has become more clear in the last week but still has a dingy color; the dry fly fishing will slowly come back; right now we are fishing dark wooly buggers, prince nymphs, copper johns, lightning bugs, small gold jigs, small thread jigs, and brassies, with large dry flies taking a few here and there; the fish are still reacting to a hopper or beetle, in some areas, where there is a bit of slow water, glo balls, and the San Juan worms in bright orange and red are also working; buggers with extra mylar in the tails are working good, use 5x and 6x; the water is still up a bit and the use of Power Bait is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, fluorescent yellow and white are all good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, orange, cheese yellow, and chartreuse are all working; small gold spoons are good if you fish them deep and slow; small spinnerbaits still work fine, you may need to add a bit of lead to get them down deep enough; jigs are catching fish, 1/32 and larger are best, but a few people have been catching trout on the white and olive micro jig; larger jigs are working best, in the darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow, and dark brown have all been working well; in this type of water the use of 4 lb. and 3 lb. line is recommended; as the water clears, we will go back to the 2 lb. line; if you go into Zone 3, nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices or any of the bright-colored Power Baits should work.