10/27/15 Prospect Report: Salt River - North Fork

Associated Area

Driving Directions

Arrow-Wood Conservation Area - From Shelbina, take Highway 15 north 2.5 miles, just across and east of the Highway 15 bridge.  Mound View Access - From Shelbina, take Highway 15 north 1.5, then Route HH east until the blacktop becomes gravel. Continue east for 1 mile, until road becomes County Road 472, then take County Road 455 south for 0.5 mile, and County Road 470 east.  Hunnewell Access - From Hunnewell, take Highway 36 west 1 mile to the North Fork of the Salt River.

The best fishing opportunities on this stream are from Arrow-Wood Conservation Area to its confluence with Mark Twain Lake. Mound View Access is undeveloped but offers walk-in access and wade fishing opportunities. Hunnewell Access has a concrete boat ramp. All listed "best bet" species are good throughout the reach. Smallmouth bass are common, but few fish will exceed 12 inches. Flathead catfish, white bass, and walleye will be more prevalent in the lower reaches. White bass and walleye will be more common during early spawning runs. This stream is best accessed by canoe, kayak, or small boat and should be fully floatable through early July.