Tenmile Creek, located just west of Poplar Bluff, has a good smallmouth bass population. A Special Smallmouth Bass Management Area has been established on this creek. During the May, 2010 survey, 5% of the smallmouth bass sampled were longer than 15 inches, and smallmouth up to 18" were present. Shadow bass (goggle-eye) up to 9" are common throughout. This creek is primarily a wade fishing stream; however some anglers use canoes during the spring. Anglers should fish the deeper pools with minnows, crayfish, or small crank baits. Minnows can be easily obtained from the creek using a trap or cast net.