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
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/30/17 Prospect Report: Blue Springs Lake

Best Bets

Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Black Crappie
Flathead Catfish
Common Carp
Walleye
Blue Springs Lake

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/24/17 Prospect Report: Che-Ru Lake

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Bass
White Crappie
Che-Ru Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/27/17 Prospect Report: Deer Ridge Lake

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Bluegill
Deer Ridge Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/23/17 Prospect Report: Happy Holler Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Black Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Happy Holler Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/24/17 Prospect Report: Harrison County Reservoir

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Harrison County Reservoir

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

9/22/17 Prospect Report: Hazel Hill Lake

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Hazel Hill Lake

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/25/17 Prospect Report: Jamesport Community Lake

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Black Crappie
Jamesport Community Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/27/17 Prospect Report: LaBelle Lake

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Bluegill
LaBelle Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

9/15/17 Prospect Report: Lake Showme

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Redear Sunfish
Walleye
White Crappie
Lake Showme

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

2/23/13 Prospect Report: Lower South Grand River

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Blue Catfish
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Paddlefish
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
Longnose Gar
Bigmouth Buffalo
Lower South Grand River

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900

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

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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.