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

Narrow Your Choices

Fish Info

Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/27/15 Prospect Report: Wakonda State Park

Best Bets

Black Crappie
White Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Common Carp
Wakonda State Park

Region

Northeast

Information

573-248-2530
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

11/2/18 Prospect Report: Wappapello Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
White Crappie
Channel Catfish
White Bass
Flathead Catfish
Wappapello Lake

Region

Southeast

Information

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

10/25/18 Prospect Report: Watkins Mill State Park Lake

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Redear Sunfish
White Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)
Watkins Mill State Park Lake

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Willow Brook 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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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.