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.

9/25/17 Prospect Report: Kansas City Urban Fishing Lakes

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Rainbow Trout
Kansas City Urban Fishing Lakes

Region

Kansas City

Information

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

10/23/17 Prospect Report: Kellogg Lake

Best Bets

Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Kellogg Lake

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/27/17 Prospect Report: LaBelle Lake

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Black Crappie
Channel Catfish
Bluegill
LaBelle Lake

Region

Northeast

Information

660-785-2420
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/30/17 Prospect Report: Lake Girardeau

Best Bets

Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Lake Girardeau

Region

Southeast

Information

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

10/30/17 Prospect Report: Lake Jacomo

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
White Crappie
White Bass
Walleye
Flathead Catfish
Lake Jacomo

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210

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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.