Fishing 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.

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 Annual Surveys

Narrow Your Choices

Fish Info

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
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.
 
Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Region

Central

Information

573-346-2210
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

9/14/18 Prospect Report: Lake Paho

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Channel Catfish
Lake Paho

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

10/18/18 Prospect Report: Lake Remembrance

Best Bets

Bluegill
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Channel Catfish
Lake Remembrance

Region

Kansas City

Information

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

10/17/18 Prospect Report: Lake Showme

Best Bets

Black Crappie
Redear Sunfish
Walleye
White Crappie
Lake Showme

Region

Northeast

Information

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

10/9/18 Prospect Report: Lake Springfield

Best Bets

Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
Lake Springfield

Region

Southwest

Information

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

10/4/18 Prospect Report: Lake Taneycomo

Best Bets

Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
Largemouth Bass
Lake Taneycomo

Region

Southwest

Information

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

Region

Central

Information

573-815-7900
Based on Annual Survey. Weekly reporting not available.

9/24/18 Prospect Report: Lawson City Lake

Best Bets

Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Lawson City Lake

Region

Northwest

Information

816-271-3100

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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.