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.

11/1/13 Prospect Report: Bryant Creek

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Bryant Creek

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161
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.

10/19/17 Prospect Report: Bull Shoals Lake

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Walleye
Crappie
Spotted Bass
Bull Shoals Lake

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Bulls Shoals Lake (East)

Region

Ozark

Information

417-256-7161
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Bulls Shoals Lake (West)

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Region

St. Louis

Information

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

10/28/16 Prospect Report: Bushwhacker Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Redear Sunfish
Bushwhacker Lake

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
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

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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.