Fishing 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.

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 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
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

9/10/18 Prospect Report: Bilby Ranch Lake

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Bilby Ranch lake

Region

Northwest

Information

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

10/4/18 Prospect Report: Brookfield City Lake

Best Bets

Crappie
Largemouth Bass

Region

Northwest
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.

10/4/18 Prospect Report: Che-Ru Lake

Best Bets

Crappie
Flathead Catfish
Largemouth Bass
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
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/4/18 Prospect Report: Grand River

Best Bets

Blue Catfish
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Grand River

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100

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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.