11/1/13 Prospect Report: Bryant Creek

Associated Area

Driving Directions

On Bryant Creek, MDC maintains the Sycamore, Warren Bridge, and Flo. Cook accesses in Ozark County inside the Ozark Region.  For directions to these accesses visit http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaList.aspx?txtUserID=guest&txtAreaNm=s.

Channel Catfish can be found throughout most of the stream, although they are most prevalent in the section downstream of Hwy 181. Anglers should expect good fishing for this species and should catch fish of all sizes. Bass anglers can expect good catch rates of black bass (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass), although the vast majority of fish will less than 12 inches. Anglers fishing below Hwy 181 will encounter more largemouth and Spotted Bass than those fishing upstream of the bridge. Ozark Bass (goggle-eye) can be found in good numbers around rootwads and aquatic vegetation. Anglers can expect the majority of their catch to be over 6 inches with an occasional fish greater-than 9 inches. Walleye can be found in the lower river inhabiting the deeper pools and positioned around boulders and rootwads.

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