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

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161

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

Water Surface Temp

74º

Water Level (Range)

low
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Binder Lake

Region

Central

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

low
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Blind Pony Lake

Region

Central

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

69º

Water Level (Range)

falling
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Fair
Eleven Point River

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Gasconade River (middle)

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161

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

Water Surface Temp

73º

Water Level (Range)

low
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Hazel Creek Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Henry Sever Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Long Branch Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420

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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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