Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekly Fishing Report

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Central
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Lakes
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Binder Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Blind Pony Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
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: 9/10/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
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: 9/10/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
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: 9/10/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Slow Catfish: Slow Crappie: Slow White Bass: Slow
All species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass fair, try using plastic worms and spinnerbaits; crappie fair, try
using minnows; catfish good on cut shad and liver; white bass fair, try using
light colored lures. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Crappie: Fair Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair
black bass good using Power Baits; crappie fair, try using minnows or dark
colored jigs; catfish good using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass fair,
try using spinnerbaits. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Little Dixie Lake
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
largemouth bass fair on topwater baits; crappie fair on live minnows; all
other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4
a.m. (Reported on: 9/11/13)
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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: Fair
the river is 3' low and falling; channel catfish fair, bank fishermen are
catching a few channel catfish after dark at Harriman Hill Access on a
variety of baits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Missouri River (Middle)
Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair
flathead catfish fair on live sunfish and bullhead; blue catfish fair on cut
carp; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)
Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
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: 9/10/13)

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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: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow Crappie: Slow
water level 10" 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: 9/11/13)

Montrose Lake
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Black Bass: Slow Crappie: Slow
All other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair Black Bass: Fair
All other species fair. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Truman Lake
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
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 fair; fishing pressure
light. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Truman Lake Tailwaters
Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: White Bass: Slow Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass):
Fair Catfish: Fair
White and hybrid striped bass good in early morning and late evening; all
other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Reported on: 9/11/13)
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Rivers
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Missouri River (Kansas City area)
Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
the water level is steady; fishing for catfish is picking up; blue catfish
are being caught on a variety of cut baits; flathead catfish are biting on
live bait; channel catfish continue to bite on stinkbaits and worms; a few
white bass and hybrid striped bass are being caught on a variety of baits;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

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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: 9/10/13)

Hunnewell Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Fair Bluegill: Fair
largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; bluegill fair using earthworms; all
other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or
transported in containers with water is prohibited. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Long Branch Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
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: 9/10/13)

Mark Twain Lake
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Good
crappie good and improving in size off the bluffs in the trees; all other
species fair. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair
crappie fair; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)
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Rivers
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Mississippi River (upper)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish: Fair Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut baits; blue catfish fair on cut
baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/10/13)

Salt (below Mark Twain)
Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good Freshwater Drum: Good Black Bass: Fair:
Good
channel catfish good on prepared baits; drum good on nightcrawlers; black
bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

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Northwest
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Lakes
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Bilby Ranch Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good in low light time of day on topwater near weedlines;
channel catfish good. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Lake Paho
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair
Black bass are biting on jigs in the deep water around structures; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Mozingo Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair Walleye: Fair
Very light activity and usually after dark. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Pony Express Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair Largemouth Bass: Good Common Carp: Fair
largemouth bass good on a variety of of artificial lures; carp fair in the
shallows. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Smithville Lake
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Crappie: Fair Largemouth Bass: Fair White Bass: Fair Catfish:
Good Walleye: Slow
crappie fair near brush piles and tree rows in 10' of water; catfish good in
shallow water using dip baits and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair near
grass or woody cover using crankbaits. (Reported on: 9/11/13)
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Rivers
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Grand River
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Blue Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Flathead Catfish:
Slow (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Missouri River (upper)
Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Flathead Catfish: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Blue Catfish:
Fair Common Carp: Good
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: 9/11/13)

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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: 86º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Norfork Lake
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: White Bass: Fair
white bass fair on shallow running baits under surfacing fish; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/11/13)
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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: 9/11/13)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species slow. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Bryant Creek
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Current River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
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 natural baits and scented plastic
lures. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Eleven Point River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 62º
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: 9/11/13)

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: 9/11/13)

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: 9/11/13)

Jacks Fork River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
all species good. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

North Fork of the White River
Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Smallmouth Bass: Fair
smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

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Southeast
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Lakes
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Clearwater Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
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 29' of water in the main channel; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Council Bluff Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Largemouth Bass: Good Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good on topwater lures and dark colored soft plastics during
low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver after dark; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

Cypress Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow 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: 9/9/13)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
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: 9/9/13)

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: 9/10/13)

Perry County Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Channel Catfish: Fair Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish fair on liver; crappie
fair on jigs; all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Robert DeLaney Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and livers; 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: 9/9/13)

Wappapello Lake
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Channel Catfish: Fair Bluegill:
Fair
channel catfish and bluegill fair on crickets and worms; black bass fair
using plastic worms and crankbaits; 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: 9/9/13)
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Rivers
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Black River (above Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
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: 9/10/13)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
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: 9/10/13)

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 (Rebel
Crayfish); all other species good. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

Mississippi River (Middle)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
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; the river stage
is 9.4' and steady. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits, especially skipjack and Asian carp; all
other species slow. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)
Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good
black bass good on soft plastic lures and spinnerbaits; all other species
slow. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

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 Black Bass: Fair
channel catfish fair on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbaits and
chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bait (sunfish and
goldfish); black bass fair on artificial baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 9/10/13)

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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
black bass fair on soft plastics, jigs and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on
minnows near brush piles; striped bass fair on large jerkbaits and swimbaits;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Lake Taneycomo
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 52º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Rainbow Trout: Fair
trout fair in upper portion of the lake on flies such as scuds and San Juan
worms during the day and black/olive wooly buggers at night; trout fair in
lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, pink and white Power Baits,
nightcrawlers and corn. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Good Crappie: Slow
black bass good on plastic baits on main points in 10' - 15' of water;
catfish good on live baits; crappie slow, best on minnows around structure;
all other species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)

Stockton Lake
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Channel Catfish: Good White Bass: Fair Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair Walleye: Fair
channel catfish good while trolling with nightcrawlers or shad on flats and
backs of coves; black bass fair on large plastic worms or grubs on main lake
points; crappie fair on jigs near brush piles and standing timber; white bass
fair on spinners and topwater lures early in the morning and late evening;
walleye fair on bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers. (Reported on: 9/9/13)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good
black bass good on soft plastic crayfish and crankbaits that mimic the
movement of swimming crayfish, fish as close to the bottom as possible;
catfish good on live crayfish, shrimp, cut shad, live large minnows and small
sunfish, fish in at least 10' of water; all other species slow. (Reported on:
9/10/13)

Table Rock Lake (main lake)
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Crappie: Fair
black bass good on topwater lures and spoons in the early morning around
cover; crappie fair on live minnows around docks and brush piles; all other
species slow. (Reported on: 9/10/13)
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Rivers
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James River
Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Black Bass: Good Catfish: Good Bluegill: Good Crappie: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good in the morning and evenings on topwater lures with spooks and
buzzbaits, also try Texas rig with soft plastics; crappie good on jigs and
minnows in brushy areas; 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. (Reported on:
9/10/13)

Niangua River No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional
office for additional information.
Information: 417-895-6880

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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: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
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: 9/11/13)

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:
9/11/13)
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Rivers
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Big River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: Catfish: Good Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow Bluegill: Good
Catfish good on cut bait, blood bait and livers; black bass fair on topwater
lures; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill good on crickets. (Reported on:
9/11/13)

Bourbeuse River
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Fair Black Bass: Fair Crappie: Slow
(Reported on: 9/11/13)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
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: 9/11/13)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)
Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 82º
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: 9/11/13)

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
flathead catfish fair on live bait; blue catfish slow on cut bait. (Reported
on: 9/11/13)

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 fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits; (Reported on:
9/11/13)

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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. We will be cutting
weeds on September 17 and 18. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish by 3:30
p.m. each day. Thank you for your patience. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

Maramec Spring Park
Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
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 this Saturday, September
14th. For more information call 573-265-7801. (Reported on: 9/11/13)

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: 9/11/13)

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 great condition, the water has cleared and visibility is
excellent; 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; glo balls and the San Juan
worms in bright orange and red are also working; the water is back to normal
and the use of Power Bait is recommended if you just want to catch a fast
limit of trout, the orange, brown and white are all good in the eggs; if you
are using the worms, the orange peel, black/yellow, John Deere green,
electric chicken and cheese 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 smaller are best; a few people have been catching
trout on the white and olive micro jigs; larger jigs are working best; in the
darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow and dark brown have all been
working well; in the clear water the use of 2 lb. line is recommended; 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: 9/10/13)
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.