Cypress Lake

 

Driving directions: In Stoddard County, travel west of Dexter on Highway 60, then 10 miles south on Route ZZ to County Road 675. Turn west on 675 and travel two miles to the area entrance. This 95-acre lake is located on Otter Slough Conservation Area. 

Annual Prospects Report

Bluegill fishing will continue to be the best bet in the spring. Large bluegill will average 7-8 inches. Spawning fish can be found in large concentrations around the rocky shorelines in very shallow water making for easy fishing from late April through June.  Channel catfish angling should continue to be good with fish averaging 12-18 inches. Fishing along the rock shoreline in spring and early summer evenings can be very productive with limits frequently taken. Largemouth bass angling will continue to be very good with numerous fish over 18 inches. Bass anglers continue to report catching fish in excess of 5 pounds. A 15 inch minimum length limit is in effect for bass. Black crappie and white crappie are both present in the lake although white crappie are most abundant. Most crappie will be 6-8 inches due to crowding although larger fish are present. There is no minimum length limit on crappie and anglers are encouraged to harvest small crappie in attempt to improve growth rates. The lake has numerous brush fish attractors which are easily seen along shorelines. Disabled-accessible fishing dock and boat ramp are located on the lake. The lake is closed from October 15 to February 1 as a waterfowl refuge.

Latest Report

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.

Water Surface Temp

76º

Water Type

dingy

Water Level (Range)

high

Prospect

Good

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Fair

Prospect

Fair
Cypress Lake

Region

Southeast

Information

573-290-5730
Handicap Accessible Handicap Accessible

Best Bets

From annual prospecting surveys

The weekly fishing report is updated every Thursday from the start of April to the end of September.