Statewide Weekly Fishing report

Central

Lakes

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

50º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

51º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow; reminder, 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

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using cut shad and stinkbaits; crappie slow, try using crappie jigs and minnows; black bass season closed; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

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

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow; crappie fair using minnows; black bass fair; white bass slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using cut shad; crappie fair using dark colored jigs; black bass slow, try using cut shad; white bass slow, try using cut shad.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using cut shad; crappie slow, try using dark colored jigs or minnows around docks; black bass slow, try using dark plastics or spinners; white bass slow, try using dark plastics or spinners.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Surface Temp

52º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on minnows; largemouth bass fair on soft plastics and minnows; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; 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 Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
paddlefish snagging activity has been slow; channel catfish fair from the bank using worms at Harriman Hill Access; all other species slow.

Information

573-815-7900

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; blue catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.

Information

573-346-2210

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using cut shad and stinkbaits; crappie slow, try using crappie jigs and minnows; black bass season closed; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs.

Kansas City

Lakes

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

46º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Fair
46 degrees; high; dingy; all species fair; pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

49º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
46 degrees; high; dingy; white bass and hybrids good on jigs and spoons; crappie fair on minnows while trolling; blue cats and channel cats good on fresh cut shad; all other species fair; pressure light.

Information

660-885-6981

Water Surface Temp

49º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Catfish

Prospect

Good
49 degrees; low; dingy; white bass and hybrids good on jigs and spoons; crappie fair on jigs; blue catfish and channel catfish good on fresh cut bait; all other species fair; pressure light.

Rivers

Information

816-622-0900

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
blue catfish slow, try using shad and shad sides; channel catfish slow, try using worms and cut baits; all other species slow.

Northeast

Lakes

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow; water level is extremely low due to weed management; NOTICE boat landing use not advised.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

50º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
water level is high and dingy; crappie fair on minnows; sunfish fair on nightcrawlers; bass fair; other species are slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

51º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow, try using white jigs; 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

44º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Long Branch Lake water level is at 791.60 which is near normal pool; water is still muddy with the rain, snow, and windy conditions we have had in the last week; the weather has not been good for fishing with strong winds and rain and snow so all species are reported slow for this week.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
lake level is at 606.39 (606 is normal) and dropping; water is dingy from recent rain and snow runoff and temperature is cool for this time of year between 45-49 degrees depending on where you are on the lake; blue catfish are good on shad fish; crappie are picking up but are still fair for the time of season; all other species are slow.

Information

660-785-2420

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass)

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
lake level is 711.2; crappie fair on tube jigs and minnows near brush piles; hybrid striped bass fair on lures resembling shad; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

rising

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Freshwater Drum

Prospect

Good
Channel Catfish

Prospect

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

Information

573-248-2530

Water Surface Temp

45º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

all other species slow.

Northwest

Lakes

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair; channel catfish good on cut bait; all other species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

48º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
fishing pressure continues to be light with a few hardy channel catfish anglers being successful using cut bait along wind swept flats; crappie slow; largemouth bass slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass fair in the back of coves; crappie fair on deep brush; channel catfish fair on cut bait; walleye slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow; bass slow; catfish slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

40º

Water Level (Range)

low

Water Type

-none-

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Walleye

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
all species slow due to weather temperatures.

Rivers

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

46º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

816-271-3100

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Good
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Good
Common Carp

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
channel and blue catfish good; flathead catfish fair; common carp slow; white bass slow.

Ozark

Lakes

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Good
White Bass

Prospect

Good
crappie and white bass good on jigs and minnows.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Good
white bass, crappie, and walleye good on a variety of artificial baits and jigs.

Rivers

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

48º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy
all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

52º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear
all species fair on artificial lures.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Good
smallmouth bass good on soft plastics and jigs; all other species fair on soft plastics and jigs.

Information

417-256-7161

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

all species slow.

Southeast

Lakes

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

50º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
crappie and white bass fair on white jigs and neon green jigs and minnows; all other species are slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

43º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
black bass fair on soft plastic lures during low light or overcast conditions; crappie fair on minnows and jigs during low light periods or overcast conditions.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

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

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Fair
Grass Pickerel
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Fair
redear sunfish fair on jigs and crickets 4 foot depth; crappie slow on jigs, minnow and crickets 4 foot depth; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbait 2 foot depth.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

53º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Redear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on waxworms; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Fair
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Fair
black bass fair using soft plastics in shallow water; crappie fair using minnows in shallow water; bluegill fair using crickets and worms near the shoreline; channel and flathead catfish fair using live bait, still in deep water; discharge is 5250 cfs; lake stage 366.72; tail water 338.73; 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

49º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

52º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Suckers

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
discharge 3000 CFS; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
25 ft at Cape Girardeau; fishing on river has been slow due to recent weather conditions; blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

60º

Water Level (Range)

-none-

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Blue Catfish

Prospect

Fair
Bigmouth Buffalo

Prospect

Fair
Flathead Catfish
Black Bass
32.8 feet at New Madrid; blue catfish fair on worms; bigmouth buffalo fair by snagging.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Smallmouth Bass

Prospect

Slow
Longear Sunfish

Prospect

Slow
Spotted Bass

Prospect

Slow
water flow fast; all species slow.

Information

573-290-5730

Water Surface Temp

54º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Channel Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Flathead Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
at B Hwy outside of Holcomb the level is 19.0 ft and dropping; all species slow.

Southwest

Lakes

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

51º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
white bass fair on live minnows and jigs; walleye fair on Rogues below Powersite dam; crappie fair on live minnows and jigs around submerged timber; black bass fair on soft plastics and jigs.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

53º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
trout good in upper portion of lake on 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. olive, black, and white marabou jigs, 1/16 oz. or 1/8 oz. black or white Rooster Tails, black/chrome or blue/chrome Rogues or 1/8 oz. orange glo balls drifted with the current; trout good in lower portion of lake on pink, white, orange, or chartreuse Berkley Gulp Eggs, attach 2 to 3 eggs on a hook and place weight approximately 18" from hook to ensure hook floats off the bottom, minnows, corn, and nightcrawlers also working well.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

50º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
crappie slow, best on chartreuse jigs suspended 10'-15' in 20'-25' of water over brush piles and main lake points; black bass slow, best on soft plastics and crayfish pattern crankbaits on creek channel bends in 10' to 15' of water; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

47º

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Fair
walleye fair on points with jerkbaits and swimming baits; white bass fair on swimming minnows and Rooster Tails; crappie fair on jigs and minnows in 12' to 16' of water; black bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and spinnerbaits.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

51º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Fair
black bass good on swimbaits and finesse worms off chunk rock and gravel banks; crappie fair on live minnows and jigs around 15' of water in submerged cover; all other species slow.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

53º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

White Bass

Prospect

Fair
Paddlefish

Prospect

Fair
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Walleye

Prospect

Fair
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
crappie good on live minnows and white jigs in 3' to 10' of water, mainly in coves on the windward side of the lake; black bass good on a rig, swimbaits, and spinnnerbaits; white bass fair on medium diving crankbaits, white Vibric spinners, and shad colored soft plastic swimbaits; walleye fair on stinkbaits and large spin baits, use darker colors, best while trolling in the main channel of the James River Arm; paddlefish fair in the Galena area and upriver; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

51º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Largemouth Bass

Prospect

Good
Crappie

Prospect

Good
Catfish

Prospect

Slow
White Bass

Prospect

Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Slow
largemouth bass good on nightcrawlers, red crankbaits like Wiggle Wart, and white 1/2 oz spinner baits; crappie good on live baits and white/red colored jigs in 5' to 10' of water; bluegill good on worms and crickets and small jigs of all colors; white bass slow, best on white Rooster Tails, swimbaits, and live minnows; goggle-eye slow, best on live bait and spinners of all colors; catfish slow, best on nightcrawlers, and live bait on trout and limb lines.

Information

417-895-6880

Water Surface Temp

52º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Good
Black Bass

Prospect

Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye)

Prospect

Fair
black bass good on watermelon candy colored soft plastics; google-eye fair on minnows and nightcrawlers; trout good on grey scuds and bright colored Rooster Tails; all other species fair.

St. Louis

Lakes

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

46º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using blood baits, doughbaits or livers; black bass slow, try using plastic worms or crankbait; crappie slow, try using minnows or jigs; bluegill slow, try using worms; all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

45º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
catfish slow, try using blood baits, doughbaits, or livers; black bass slow, try using plastic worms, or crankbait; bluegill slow, try using worms; all other species slow.

Rivers

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Level (Range)

high

Water Type

muddy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Slow
Black Bass

Prospect

Slow
Bluegill

Prospect

Slow
Crappie

Prospect

Slow
all other species slow.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species poor.

Information

636-441-4554

Water Surface Temp

44º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Catfish

Prospect

Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; all other species are poor.

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Information

Park 417-532-4418

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Slow
zone 1 and 2 popular lures; orange mop worm, olive, Easter egg glo ball, gingersnap marabous, Bennett blue or green crackleback, brown or yellow and black Rooster Tail, John Deere or gray deere; zone 3 popular baits: orange or salmon peach Power Bait, night crawlers, pink worms; April fishing hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; May weed cutting is scheduled for May 23-24; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500; trout cam - https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam; Veterans Fishing Day is Saturday April 21; Veterans fish for free, no tag or license required; Veterans may fish in any zone, a special area of zone 2 will be reserved for Veterans only; for more information, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.

Information

573-265-7801

Water Surface Temp

57º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

dingy

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
greenish water color with 1-2 feet visibility due to thunderstorms last Friday; water is clearing slowly; water is up 1-2 inches than normal; rainbow trout good on orange/white artificial worms and doughbait or Power Baits; brown trout fair on gold spoons such as a Little Cleos; some success with crankbait and Rooster Tails; orange and salmon peach are hot colors right now with the greenish water; best flies to try are wooly buggers, 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 April are 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Kids Fishing Day is Saturday, May 19. Kids 15 and under can fish for free at the trout park; free kid tags can be picked up on May 18 and 19 at Mill Field Shelter; free parking for vehicles with kids 15 and under; free activities from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Information

573-548-2585

Water Surface Temp

55º

Water Level (Range)

falling

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
Brown Trout

Prospect

Fair
the river level at the lower end of the park is 2.06 feet down slightly from last week and falling slowly; water color is clear; fishing is good on all baits with black/yellow and black/white single hook Rooster Tails working well; wooly buggers, scuds, midges, cracklebacks, micro jigs and jigs are other good choices in the fly area; artificial worms and eggs are working well in the bait area, as well as power bait; fishing hours for April are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for more up-to-date stream conditions go to the USGS gauging station for the Current River at Montauk State Park at https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&period=16&site_no=07064440.

Information

417-847-2430

Water Surface Temp

58º

Water Level (Range)

normal

Water Type

clear

Fish Reported

Rainbow Trout

Prospect

Good
currently the water level is low and slowly falling and is clear; right now using 6X tippet on fly rods and 7X when fishing dry flies; best flies right now are #14-#22 Adams, #14-#22 blue wing olives, #14-#20 caddis fly, zebra midges #18's and smaller, pheasant tails, copper johns, burlaps, sow bugs and hares ears all #14's and smaller; black, brown, and the olive Rooster Tails; small Colorado wooly bugger spinner combos; orange, white, and florescent yellow Power Bait eggs; plastic worms in orange, cheese, pink, and orange peel were good all last week and unless we get a water change these colors should remain good; marabou jig fishing is good right now on a spin or casting reel, you will need 2 or 3 lb. line, p-line, Maxima, or mean green will work well; still using #10 hooks on the worms and #12 and smaller for the plastic eggs; 3/0 and BB sized sinkers will work best for you right now; Zone 3 is fishing good on white or orange Power Bait paste; corn, nightcrawlers, and natural eggs have also been working.