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

Water Level (Range)

falling
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Big River

Region

St. Louis

Information

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

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

falling
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Bourbeuse River

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Region

St. Louis

Information

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

10/20/17 Prospect Report: Courtois Creek

Best Bets

Smallmouth Bass
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)
Courtois Creek

Region

St. Louis

Information

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

10/20/17 Prospect Report: Huzzah Creek

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Huzzah Creek

Region

St. Louis

Information

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

10/20/17 Prospect Report: Meramec River

Best Bets

Smallmouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Golden Redhorse
Meramec River

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

falling
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Region

St. Louis

Information

636-441-4554

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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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