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.

10/3/17 Prospect Report: August A. Busch Memorial and Weldon Spring Conservation Areas

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Redear Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
White Crappie
Muskellunge
Flathead Catfish
August A Busch

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/18/13 Prospect Report: Belcher Branch Lake

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Belcher Branch Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
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: DiSalvo Lake

Best Bets

Redear Sunfish
White Crappie
DiSalvo Lake

Region

Southeast

Information

573-290-5730
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/25/17 Prospect Report: Grindstone Reservoir

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
White Crappie
Grindstone Reservoir

Region

Northwest

Information

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

10/25/17 Prospect Report: Hamilton City Reservoir

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
White Crappie
Hamilton City Reservoir

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.

2/23/13 Prospect Report: Hartell Conservation Area

Best Bets

Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
White Crappie
Hartell Conservation Area

Region

Northwest

Information

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

10/24/17 Prospect Report: Indian Creek Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
White Crappie
Indian Creek Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100

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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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