Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish good on worms and liver; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures in shallow water; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
80 degrees Fahrenheit at 5' deep; channel catfish are fair in the early morning and evenings in shallow water; crappie fair and grouped together in deep water near standing and submerged trees from a boat; fish will be above thermocline which is at 13'; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using cut shad, cut bluegill and worms; crappie fair, try using crappie jigs and minnows; black bass slow, try using worms, dark colored soft plastics; white bass fair, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using worms, chicken livers, hot dogs and cut baits; crappie fair, try using crappie jigs and minnows; black bass slow, try using dark colored soft plastics, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and minnows.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using cut bait; crappie slow, try using minnows; black bass slow; white bass slow

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair, try using stinkbait or hot dogs; crappie slow, try using minnows; black bass slow, try using topwater jigs or dark plastics.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish fair, try using shad or hot dogs; crappie slow, try using minnows; black bass slow, try using topwater jigs or dark plastics; white bass slow, try using topwater jigs or dark plastics.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
bluegill fair on worms; channel catfish fair on cut baits, and chicken liver; all other species slow; reminder that Little Dixie Lake is pole and line method only; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m..

Rivers

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

1' above normal level; all species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; flathead catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
catfish slow, try using cut shad, cut bluegill and worms; crappie fair, try using crappie jigs and minnows; black bass slow, try using worms, dark colored soft plastics; white bass fair, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
82 degrees, low, dingy: black bass good on nightcrawlers, jigs, and plastic worms near dam road near dark; bluegill fair on earthworms and crickets; channel catfish good on liver and stinkbaits; all other species slow; pressure light.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass good on soft plastics or topwater lures early and late in the day; channel catfish good on liver and prepared baits; all other species slow.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
82 degrees, low, clear; crappie good on minnows; blue catfish are fair on fresh cut minnows; channel catfish fair on dip baits, flathead catfish fair on sunfish, all other species fair; pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
82 degrees, low, clear; crappie fair on minnows; blue catfish fair on fresh cut shad, channel catfish fair on dip bat; all other species fair; pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
flathead catfish good on live baits, especially bluegill; blue catfish good on setlines using live baits, including goldfish and bluegill and cut baits, especially Asian carp; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits in the river and tributaries; all other species good on worms.

Northeast

Lakes

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

660-785-2420
 

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
bluegill good on earthworms; channel catfish good on earthworms and chicken livers; largemouth bass good on soft plastics;all other species are slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
bluegill good on earthworms; largemouth bass good on soft plastics; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Long Branch Lake water level is at 789.14 which is slightly under normal pool; crappie are fair in deeper water, 8-15ft,try using plastic jigs and minnows; catfish fair on set lines, try using chicken liver, leeches, stinkbait and worms; hybrid striped bass fair on crankbaits; all other species are slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
lake level is at 601.24ft.; surface temp is around 76 degrees but varies depending on the time of day and where you are on the lake; the lake area is expecting rain this week so expect changes in clarity and temperatures: crappie are good on jigs and minnows and are suspended out in the deeper water; channel catfish are fair on all baits; largemouth bass are fair on soft plastics and crankbaits; all other species are slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
varying water temperatures from 80° at the power plant to 90˚ in warmwater arm;1.2 feet below normal water level at 709.1;all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
freshwater drum good on worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbait; all other species slow.

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

79º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
black bass good; channel catfish good; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
bass good; channel catfish good; blue catfish good; flathead catfish good; all other species fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
black bass good; channel catfish good on cut bait; crappie fair, try a different location in the lake if you are not catching keeper fish; walleye fair.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie are slow; largemouth bass are slow; catfish fair on livers, stinkbaits, doughbaits and cut baits.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
crappie are slow with the most success fishing brush piles, and the north end, tree line to tree line; catfish are good and are biting on everything; largemouth bass are fair around fish stumps and shallow trees; white bass are fair by the dam early in the morning; walleye are slow.

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Common Carp

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers and doughbaits; blue catfish are good on shad sides and fresh cut bait; flathead catfish are fair on goldfish; common carp are fair on whole kernel corn: all other species good

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

75º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Common Carp

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
channel catfish are good on worms and stinkbaits ; flathead catfish are good on goldfish and live bait; blue catfish are fair on cut bait and shad; common carp are slow; black bass good on inland lakes.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

86º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
walleye fair on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on soft plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

87º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
walleye fair on nightcrawlers; black bass fair on soft plastics.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics, largemouth bass fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

80º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Suckers

Prospect

Good
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
suckers good on nightcrawlers; smallmouth bass fair on jigs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

67º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
rainbow trout good on marabou jigs, black and gold minnows, crayfish crankbait with orange belly, minnows, corn; all other species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

77º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish fair on live bait.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

88º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

all species fair, best on soft plastics, and jigs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

64º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Fair
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; rainbow trout and brown trout fair on artificial and natural baits.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
all species are slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
sunfish fair using crickets; black bass fair on dark colored plastics; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish good at 2'-8' depth on stinkbaits, livers, and worms; bluegill fair at 2'-5' depth on crickets, worms, and small jigs; crappie fair at 2'-5' depth on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair at 1'-4' depth on minnows, jigs, and plastic worms.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Good
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
bluegill good using crickets and small bug (spider) jigs 2.5 foot depth; largemouth bass fair using spinnerbaits and large minnows at two foot depths; Redear sunfish good on jigs and crickets at 2.5 foot depth; crappie slow, best on jigs, crickets, and minnows at 4 foot depth; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Black Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish fair on worms, livers and stinkbaits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
All species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on mealworms and crickets; largemouth bass fair on soft plastics; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish and flathead catfish fair using live bait and livers on trotlines; black bass fair in shallow water using crankbaits and plastics; crappie fair near brushy areas using minnows and jigs; bluegill fair using crickets and worms near the shore; discharge is 380 cfs; lake stage 360.08; tailwater 321.29; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.

Rivers

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

78º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
All species slow; discharge 350 CFPS.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel catfish fair on live bait; Black bass fair on artificial lures with pumpkin green color; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
19.6 ft and dropping, muddy; blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
9.8 ft. at New Madrid; blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on cut baits, chicken livers and worms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish fair on live bait. Black bass fair on minnows; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
channel catfish are good on worms and chicken livers; flathead catfish are good on green sunfish; black bass are fair on spinner and topwater baits; all other species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

85º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Striped Bass

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass good on topwater baits, jigs, soft plastics, and nightcrawlers; walleye good on nightcrawlers; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits; catfish fair on nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows around brush piles; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good in upper portion of lake on 1/16 oz. or 1/32 oz. sculpin, white and black marabou jigs fished on 4 lb. clear line, Rooster Tails, and orange glo balls when generators are running, or scuds, San Juan worms or wooly bugger patterns when generators are not running; trout good in lower portion of lake on white, pink, orange, or chartreuse floating Berkley Gulp Salmon Eggs rigged with a weight 18" from the hook, floating nightcrawlers, corn and minnows also working well.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Slow
crappie fair on jigs and minnows over brush piles in 15' to 20' of water; black bass fair on topwater lures early in the morning along steep rocky banks and big worms in 15' to 25' of water; white bass fair on jigs on the flats; walleye slow, best on flats while trolling with deep crankbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Good
bluegill good on nightcrawlers; walleye fair on jerkbaits, swimming baits, and bottom bouncing nightcrawlers on flats; white bass good on minnows and jigs around structure and brush piles in early morning or late afternoon; ; catfish good on live baits and cut baits; black bass fair on crankbaits, soft plastics, topwater baits, and spinnerbaits; white bass fair on swimming minnows, crankbaits, and Rooster Tails; .

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

84º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Good
catfish good on cut baits; black bass good on drop shot in 20' of water off main lake points early in the morning; walleye good on spoons in 20' of water; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

87º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
largemouth bass good on soft plastic tube baits, watermelon colors working best, also try deep diving crankbaits, topwater lures in the morning at sunrise, jigging spoons in 45' of water; smallmouth bass good on white or green colored flukes in the back of shallow coves early in the morning or late evening; catfish fair on large nightcrawlers, live crayfish and cut shad; bluegill fair on crickets, mealworms, nightcrawlers, and small purple or orange tube jigs; walleye fair by jigging spoons in at least 45' of water; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

89º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish good on nightcrawlers and live bait on trotlines and limb lines baited with shad; largemouth bass slow, best on topwater lures in morning and evening, also try Texas rigs with 5" watermelon and pumpkin color worms; bluegill slow, best on worms, crickets, and small jigs in all colors; goggle-eye slow, best on live bait and spinners in all colors or soft plastic baits; crappie slow, best on minnows and white and green jigs; white bass slow, best on all colors of Rooster Tails and minnows or swimbaits.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

81º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Good
google-eye good on live bait and spinners in all colors or soft plastic baits; trout good on bright colored flies and white Rooster Tails; black bass good on live minnows.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish are slow, try using blood baits, doughbaits, worms or livers; black bass are slow, try using spinnerbaits, topwater lures, plastic worms or crankbaits; crappie are slow, try using minnows or jigs; bluegill are slow, try using natural baits, worms or crickets; all other species are slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish are slow, try using blood baits, doughbaits, worms or livers; black bass are slow, try using spinnerbaits, topwater lures, plastic worms or crankbaits; crappie are slow, try using minnows or jigs; bluegill are slow, try using natural baits, worms or crickets; all other species are slow.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

83º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish are fair using cut baits and worms; black bass are slow, try using plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie are slow, try using minnows; bluegill are fair using natural baits and worms; all other species are fair.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish are fair using cut baits, doughbaits, and minnows; black bass are fair using spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and crankbaits; crappie are fair using minnows and jigs; bluegill are fair using worms; all other species are slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
catfish are fair using cut baits and blood baits; black bass are slow, try using crankbaits; crappie are slow, try using minnows; bluegill are fair using crickets; all other species are slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish are fair using cut baits; channel catfish are fair using dip baits; flathead catfish are fair using live baits; freshwater drum are fair using worms; all other species are fair.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

82º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish are fair using cut baits; channel catfish are fair using dip baits; flathead catfish are fair using live baits; freshwater drum are fair using worms; all other species are fair.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

61º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
zone 1 and 2 popular lures; Red crackleback; orange, black and yellow,red or black marabou jigs, John Deere, fluorescent orange Rooster Tails, Easter egg glo ball; zone 3 popular baits: pink, orange, or white Power Bait, salmon eggs, night crawlers; August fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; September weed cutting is scheduled for September 19-20; Ladies Free Fishing Day is September 29th; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; for up-to-date park weather and stream information visit https://www.weather.gov/sgf/BennettSpringStatePark or for more information, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.

Information

573-265-7801

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
water is clear and continues to have 4 feet or more of clarity; the spring branch is clear to the bottom in all but the deepest pools; use very light line due to very clear water, 2-4lb; best bets are early morning or evening; rainbow trout continue to be good on local Dee Dee's dough bait; try homemade bread and cream cheese dough bait that worked this week; tinsel jigs worms continue to be good; white jigs and black diving jigs worked this week; several brown trout were caught on Gulp! minnows this week; best flies to try are green caddis, tan scuds, rainbow warriors, soft hackles fished on the swing; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing times for the month of August are 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Women's Fishing Day is Saturday, September 8; Women fish free; Special area reserved for women.
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.

Information

573-548-2585
 

Information

417-847-2430

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
kids fishing day is Saturday August 18th; the river is low for this time of year and is clear; right now, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers, and caddis flies are all good; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, green, brown, and tan zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears, and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, yellow, and tan buggers, and leeches work well most of the day, fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms are still catching lots of fish, black, pink, black/yellow, orange, and green have all been good; spinnerbaits are still working in the early mornings black, brown, white, yellow, and skunk have all been working well; jig fisherman are really doing well right now, the water is good for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white, and tan; if you are using Micro Jigs, tan, olive, and black/yellow have been the best colors; Zone 3 is fishing good on cheese or brown Power Bait paste; corn, nightcrawlers, and natural eggs have also been working.