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.

10/18/13 Prospect Report: Belcher Branch Lake

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Belcher Branch Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Bilby Ranch lake

Region

Northwest

Information

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

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Cameron Reservoir #1

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Cameron Reservoir #3

Region

Northwest

Information

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

10/16/13 Prospect Report: Charity Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Charity Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
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.
 
Crowder State Park Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Common Carp

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Grand River

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
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

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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.