Fishing Reports & Prospects

Fishing success varies with the experience of the angler, gear, method, weather, and a hundred other variables. We hope the information found here will help anglers make informed decisions and improve success rates.

Our biologists sample fish populations, creel surveys, and other fisheries research on 138 Missouri bodies of water every year. From April to September, we also report weekly on the conditions of most of these lakes, rivers and trout parks.

If a particular body of water is not mentioned, do not assume it detracts from that body. There are far too many bodies of water in Missouri for our biologists to survey each of them. Ultimately the test of any lake or stream is to fish it.

Based on Weekly Reports & Annual Surveys

Water Surface Temp

61º

Water Level (Range)

low
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Bennett Spring State Park

Region

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/28/15 Prospect Report: Capps Creek

Best Bets

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Capps Creek

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/26/17 Prospect Report: Current River (upper)

Best Bets

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Current River (upper)

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Lake Taneycomo

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/19/17 Prospect Report: Lower Roaring River

Best Bets

Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
Lower Roaring River

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Maramec Spring Park

Region

Trout Parks

Information

573-265-7801
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
Meramec River (Hwy 8 to Scott's Fd)

Region

St. Louis

Information

573-468-3335

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Level (Range)

low
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
Montauk State Park

Region

Trout Parks

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Niangua River

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/19/17 Prospect Report: Roubidoux Creek (Red Ribbon)

Best Bets

Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Roubidoux Creek (Red Ribbon Area)

Region

Ozark

Information

573-368-2225

The weekly fishing report is updated every Thursday from the start of April to the end of September.

fishing rig

So you've acquired some fishing gear, learned how to cast and studied your quarry. Now it's time to arm your fishing pole for action.