Thursday, September 5, 2013

Statewide Weekly Fishing report

English: Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu...

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Central
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Lakes
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Binder Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Blind Pony Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
the lake is 1.5' low; all species slow; the lake is closed to private boats
and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/4/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try worms and
dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; catfish fair using cut shad, cut bluegill, stinkbaits and
worms. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark colored
soft plastics and buzzbaits; white bass slow, try light colored soft
plastics, spoons and Rooster Tails; catfish fair on cut baits, worms, hot
dogs and stinkbaits. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Catfish: Slow Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow
All species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass fair, try using plastic worms and topwater lures at night; crappie
slow, try using minnows or dark colored jigs; catfish good, try using cut
shad and worms; white bass fair, try using light colored lures. (Reported on:
9/3/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass fair, try using crankbaits or plastic worms; crappie fair, try
using minnows or dark colored jigs; catfish good, try using cut shad and live
bluegill; white bass fair, try using light colored soft plastics. (Reported
on: 9/3/13)

Little Dixie Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Fair
largemouth bass fair on topwater baits; all other species slow; all use
including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. (Reported on: 9/4/13)
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Rivers
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Lamine River
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Blue Catfish: Good Flathead Catfish:
Fair
the river is 2' low; channel catfish good at Robert's Bluff Access on shad
sides; blue catfish good on setlines baited with live bait below De Bourgmont
Access; flathead catfish fair on jug lines baited with live bluegill between
Bryant Bottom Bridge and Imhoff Bridge; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Missouri River (Middle)
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good on liver; blue catfish fair on stinkbait; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Slow White Bass: Slow Catfish: Fair
crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try worms and
dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try light colored soft plastics
and crappie jigs; catfish fair using cut shad, cut bluegill, stinkbaits and
worms. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

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Kansas City
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Lakes
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Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
All species fair. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow Crappie: Slow
water level 8" low; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut baits;
largemouth bass fair on topwater baits early and late in the day; bluegill
fair on worms around brush piles; redear sunfish slow on small jigs; crappie
slow on jigs 2' under a bobber near deep water brush. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Montrose Lake
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
All species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Truman Lake
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: White Crappie: Good White Bass: Good Catfish: Good Hybrid
Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish good on minnows and jigs; all other species slow; fishing pressure
light. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: White Bass: Good Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass):
Good Catfish: Fair
White and hybrid striped bass good in early morning and late evening; all
other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 9/3/13)
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Rivers
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Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Slow Flathead Catfish: Slow
the water level is steady; blue catfish slow on a variety of cut baits;
flathead catfish slow; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

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Northeast
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Lakes
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Henry Sever Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Hunnewell Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good using spinnerbaits and crankbaits; channel catfish fair
using chicken livers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private
boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 9/4/13)

Long Branch Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Good Catfish: Fair
crappie good on minnows and jigs; catfish fair using nightcrawlers, shrimp
and liver; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Mark Twain Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good: Fair
crappie fair on Hwy. T rocks using jigs and in deeper water brush piles using
minnows; catfish good in deeper water brush piles; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/4/13)
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Rivers
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Mississippi River (upper)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Freshwater Drum: Good
catfish good on live baits and cut baits; drum good on live baits and cut
baits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Good Channel Catfish: Good Flathead Catfish:
Good Freshwater Drum: Good
blue catfish and channel catfish good on stinkbaits; flathead catfish good on
shad; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

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Northwest
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Lakes
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Bilby Ranch Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good
mid 80's, normal, clear; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Lake Paho
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair
78 degrees, full pool, 25" visibility; black bass are biting on jigs in the
deep water around structures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Mozingo Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Largemouth Bass: Good Crappie: Good
Bluegill: Fair Walleye: Fair
mid 80's, low, clear; largemouth bass fair; crappie good over deep brush and
standing timber in coves; bluegill fair; channel catfish good on cut bait;
walleye fair on points. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Pony Express Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Largemouth Bass: Good
80 degrees, clear; largemouth bass and channel catfish good; cooler temps
have common carp active in shallow bays; panfishing is fair. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Smithville Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Good White Bass: Fair Catfish:
Good Walleye: Slow
83 degrees, 4.5" low and slowly falling, 8 cfs; crappie fair around brush
piles and tree rows on minnows, keep moving to find the best fishing; catfish
good in 10' or less of water on dip baits and nightcrawlers; white bass fair
on lake points with shad imitations; walleye slow with some fish being taken
on larger points with nightcrawlers or Rattle Traps; largemouth bass good in
shallow water on plastic worms in grassy areas. (Reported on: 9/4/13)
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Rivers
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Grand River
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Slow
77 degrees, low, muddy; blue catfish and channel catfish fair; flathead
catfish slow; all other species good. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Missouri River (upper)
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish:
Fair Common Carp: Good
79 degrees, normal, clear; flathead catfish fair on all baits; channel
catfish fair on worms; blue catfish fair on cut bait and worms; carp fair on
corn and worms. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

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Ozark
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Lakes
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Bull Shoals Lake (East)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Norfork Lake
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Bass: Fair
white bass fair on soft plastics. (Reported on: 9/4/13)
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Rivers
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Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 9/4/13)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics and live bait. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Bryant Creek
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Current River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastic baits. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Eleven Point River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn and Power Bait; all other species fair. (Reported
on: 9/4/13)

Gasconade River (middle)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel
catfish fair on live bait. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Gasconade River (upper)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Jacks Fork River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

North Fork of the White River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

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Southeast
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Lakes
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Clearwater Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair White Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Largemouth Bass:
Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on minnows at night in 3' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/4/13)

Council Bluff Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Channel
Catfish: Fair Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish fair on liver after dark; all other species slow. (Reported
on: 9/3/13)

Cypress Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Slow Redear
Sunfish: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow
largemouth bass fair in 1' - 3' depths on minnows, jigs, and plastic worms;
bluegill and redear sunfish slow in 1' - 3' depths on jigs, crickets and
worms; crappie slow in 1' - 3' depths on minnows and jigs; channel catfish
slow in 2' - 8' depths on worms, crickets and stinkbaits; all other species
slow. Please note: Cypress lake will be closed September 7 - 22 until 1:00
p.m. daily for teal season. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Warmouth: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill:
Slow Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Lake Girardeau
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Slow Bluegill: Slow Crappie: Slow Channel
Catfish: Slow Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Perry County Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on liver; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Robert DeLaney Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Bluegill: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass:
Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; bluegill fair on waxworms;
crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow. NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no
length limit on crappie on DeLaney Lake, the daily limit of 15 remains in
effect. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Wappapello Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and live bait; bluegill fair using
crickets and worms; black bass fair using plastic worms; all other species
slow. Anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie
on Wappapello Lake. Recorded lake level and other infomation can be received
by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or
1-877-lake-info. (Reported on: 9/3/13)
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Rivers
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Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow White Bass: Slow
Smallmouth Bass: Slow Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass fair on
assorted soft plastic lures; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Castor River (above Zalma)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Sunfish: Good
black bass good on minnows; sunfish good on small crankbaits (crayfish type);
all other species good. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Mississippi River (Middle)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Fair
channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut bait, worms and stinkbait;
flathead catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/3/13)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/3/13)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Flathead Catfish: Slow
black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/3/13)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish and flathead catfish fair on stinkbait, goldfish and chicken
liver; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

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Southwest
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Lakes
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Bull Shoals Lake (West)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Striped Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Walleye:
Fair Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on
minnows near brush piles; walleye fair on nightcrawlers; striped bass fair on
large jerkbaits and swimbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Lake Taneycomo
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 51º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Fair
trout fair in upper portion of lake on white, black and olive marabou jigs,
Rogues and white or black Rooster Tails; trout fair in lower portion of the
lake on orange, chartreuse, pink and white Power Baits, nightcrawlers and
corn. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Good Crappie: Good Bluegill: Good
black bass good on dark plastic baits; crappie good on minnows around
structure; catfish good on shad; bluegill good on worms. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Stockton Lake
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
Walleye: Fair
catfish good while drifting nightcrawlers; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers
along bluffs; walleye fair on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or a crawler
harness; crappie fair on minnows or jigs near standing timber or brush piles;
white bass fair on swimming spinners or Rapalas early in the morning or late
evening. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good
catfish good on live crayfish, stinkbaits, shrimp or nightcrawlers, during
the day fish deep holes on the shaded bank side, after dark move into
shallower water and fish muddy flats or gravel banks; black bass good on live
crayfish in 20' of water on days with a full sun, on cloudy days move into 8'
- 12' of water using just enough weight to keep crayfish on the bottom; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Crappie: Slow
black bass good on worms around cover in less than 25' of water, try
crankbaits later in the day; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)
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Rivers
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James River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good Bluegill: Good Crappie: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good in the morning and evenings on topwater lures with spooks and
buzzbaits, in the afternoon use drop shots and spoons in 35' - 50' of water;
goggle-eye good on spinners and plastic jigs around rocks and structure;
catfish good on minnows and nightcrawlers using limb lines and trotlines;
bluegill good on worms and crickets; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows
in brushy areas. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Niangua River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good Rainbow
Trout: Fair
black bass good on soft plastics and minnows; goggle-eye good on soft
plastics and minnows; trout fair on bright colored Power Baits. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

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St. Louis
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Lakes
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Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair Catfish: Fair Crappie: Slow
black bass fair on crankbaits; catfish fair on cut bait, doughbaits, blood
baits and livers; bluegill fair on worms; crappie slow on minnows. (Reported
on: 9/4/13)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on cut bait, doughbait, blood bait and livers. (Reported on:
9/4/13)
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Rivers
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Big River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Catfish fair on cut bait, blood bait and livers; black bass fair on
crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets. (Reported on:
9/4/13)

Bourbeuse River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow
catfish slow on doughbait; black bass fair on plastic worms; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Black Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair Crappie: Slow
Catfish slow on livers; black bass fair on crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Crappie: Slow
Catfish slow on livers; black bass fair on crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Freshwater Drum: Fair
Drum fair on worms; channel catfish fair on dip bait; flathead catfish fair
on live bait; blue catfish slow on cut bait. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

Missouri River (Lower)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut shad, goldeye, Asian carp and skipjack; flathead
catfish slow on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; drum fair on
worms. (Reported on: 9/4/13)

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Trout Parks
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Trout Parks
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Bennett Spring State Park
Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good Brown Trout: Fair
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: black and yellow colored,
gingersnap colored, and white colored marabou jigs; hot pink and white
colored and original tri-colored glo balls; red brassie, ginger colored and
red and black colored wooly buggers; black colored and brown colored roach;
white with red sparkle tail colored and black with black tail colored Rooster
Tails; Zone 3 baits that are popular are: rainbow nuggets Power Bait, orange
colored and white colored Power Bait, clear with a red dot Beetle Spins.
September fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 7:15 p.m. (Reported on:
9/3/13)

Maramec Spring Park
Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good Brown Trout: Fair
Fishing is good, the spring branch has good flow and the water is clear;
fishing hours for the month of September are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; remember
to use light weight line and tackle; fish are biting on white, yellow and
orange doughbait; trout worms in black/yellow, green/white, and orange/white
are producing good fish; Women's Free Fishing Day is Saturday, September
14th. For more information call 573-265-7801. (Reported on: 9/3/13)

Montauk State Park
Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
The water level is normal and the water is clear; the river level is 1.39 at
the lower end of the park, 2 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended;
fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented dough and
putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and
jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working
well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing
is in the mornings and evenings, especially on warmer days. September fishing
hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. For up-to-date stream conditions check
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Reported on: 9/2/13)

Roaring River State Park
Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Good
The river is in good condition, the water is clear, so the dry fly fishing is
back; right now we are fishing dark wooly buggers, prince nymphs, copper
johns, lightning bugs, small gold jigs, small thread jigs and brassies; large
dry flies will take a few here and there; the fish are still reacting to a
hopper or beetle, in some areas where there is a bit of slow water, glo balls
and the San Juan worms in bright orange and red are also working; buggers
with extra mylar in the tails are working good, use 5x and 6x; the water has
come back down and the use of Power Bait is recommended if you just want to
catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, fluorescent yellow and white are all
good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, orange, cheese
yellow and chartreuse are all working; small gold spoons are really good if
you fish them deep and slow; small spinners still work fine; jigs are
catching fish, 1/32 and larger are best, but a few people have been catching
trout on the white and olive micro jig; larger jigs are working best, in the
darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow and dark brown have all been
working well; the water has become clear so you should go back to the 2 lb.
line; if you go into Zone 3, nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices,
or any of the bright colored Power Baits should work. (Reported on: 9/3/13)
Trout Notice
=============== Summer 2013 Advisory
Due to the record number of flood events (six total) in spring, rainbow trout
growth-rates at Department?s Montauk Hatchery near Licking have slowed during
the late spring and early summer. Reduced growth rates are a response to the
warmer, more turbid water conditions associated with flooding. As a result,
anglers will notice a small and temporary reduction in the length of fish
stocked at Montauk State Park and at Maramec Trout Park near St. James. With
improving conditions, the size of fish stocked should return to normal
lengths during August. Thanks to recent hatchery improvements and the hard
work and dedication of staff at Montauk, the impacts to anglers will be
minimal and short term.

Fish Management Notice
=============== Trout Stocking
The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every
evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale
estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected
angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected
angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than
400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about
12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers
weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at
more than 10 pounds.