Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekly Fishing Report

Micropterus salmoides

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
bluegill fair; largemouth bass fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
the lake is 2' low; largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited; please return boats available for use (at no charge) to the shoreline storage area when done; boats left elsewhere on the lake are unavailable for others to use.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crank baits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken liver.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, spoons and Rooster Tails; catfish slow on chicken livers, stinkbaits, worms and cut baits; black bass slow on dark colored soft plastics, worms and buzzbaits.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow; catfish fair on cut baits.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad; crappie fair on black/chartreuse jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair on dark plastics; white bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and live bait; crappie fair on dark colored jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair on plastics; white bass fair on dark colored plastics.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
crappie good on live minnows and light green jigs; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill good on crickets and earthworms; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
The Lamine River is 1' low; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut shad and bluegill; channel catfish good on hot dogs and liver; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie slow on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow on worms, crank baits and dark colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs; catfish slow on worms, cut shad and chicken liver.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
water level 1' low; black bass good using plastic worms near brush piles and weedbeds; channel catfish slow; crappie slow using tube jigs near deep water brush piles; bluegill good on worms and small jigs under a bobber.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
white bass good on Sassy Shad; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; catfish good on fresh cut baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Catfish: Good
white and hybrid bass good on Sassy Shad; catfish good on cut baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Channel Catfish
the river level is steady and muddy; fishing is slow, but blue catfish and flathead catfish are biting on sunfish and cut Asian carp with several big blue catfish being caught on setlines; channel catfish and flathead catfish are biting in the tributaries on river worms and nightcrawlers; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good using topwater lures; channel catfish fair using earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Crappie: Good
Common Carp: Good : Fair
channel catfish good on riprap along Highway AX on stinkbaits, nightcrawlers and minnows; hybrid striped bass good on lures that look like shad; crappie good on minnows and jigs; carp fair on nightcrawlers, corn and prepared baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
lake level 609.5; crappie fair on jigs and minnows close to shore; flathead catfish fair on natural baits; black bass fair on crankbaits close to shore; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good : Good
crappie good on jigs and minnows; channel catfish good on shrimp and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
flathead, channel, and blue catfish fair on cut baits or whole baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Salt (below Mark Twain)

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
white bass fair on jigs and curly tails; channel catfish good on stinkbaits; flathead catfish and blue catfish fair on live baits; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
water is 74 degrees, normal and clear; black bass and channel catfish good on cutbaits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
water is 76 degrees; rooted aquatic plant growth has increased dramatically this past week; Fishing success for all species has leveled off. Channel catfish and largemouth bass fisherman are realizing the most success; look for these species to move into deeper water as that water temperature increases and aquatic vegetation continues its growth out from the bank.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Walleye: Fair
Bluegill: Good
water is 74 degrees, low and clear; black bass good on jerkbaits; crappie good over deeper structure; bluegill good on small jigs tipped with worms in shallows; walleye fair; channel catfish good on cutbaits or liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
water is 77 degrees, normal and muddy; catfish good using worms and chicken livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
water is 70 degrees and 9" low; crappie good in the shallows on purple/chartreuse or black/chartreuse; smallmouth bass good in shallow water on jigs and stinkbaits; channel catfish good in shallows on a wide variety of baits; white bass fair on shad imitations; walleye slow on shad style crankbaits, jigs and worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
72 degrees and murky with water levels low, making boating difficult; channel catfish good on worms and stinkbaits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water is 70 degrees, high and muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, dip baits and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on worms; blue catfish fair on worms and cut baits; carp good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on topwater baits and soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live bait.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 61º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass good on soft plastics, worms and jigs.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 65º
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 jigs and plastic worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 61º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn and prepared baits; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on live bait.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass and sunfish good on small spinnerbaits and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
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 plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
goggle-eye and smallmouth bass fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie fair using Twister Tail jigs & minnows; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; bluegill fair on worms; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow : Slow
largemouth bass good using dark colored soft plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair using liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Good
crappie good using minnows and jigs in 1' - 3' of water; bluegill and redear sunfish good using jigs, worms and crickets in 1' - 3' of water; largemouth bass slow using minnows, jigs, and plastic worms in 1' - 3' of water; channel catfish slow on worms, crickets and stinkbaits in 2' - 8' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and jigs; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Good
redear sunfish good on crickets; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Fair
bluegill good on waxworms and crickets; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
channel catfish good using worms and live baits on trotlines and jug lines at night near rocky areas; bluegill good using crickets and worms; black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; all other species slow; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at 573-222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on plastic baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
channel catfish good using nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass good on plastic worms and nightcrawlers; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Longear Sunfish: Good
longear sunfish good on worms; black bass good on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
the river is 23.6' and falling; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and cut baits; blue catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
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 worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
flathead catfish and channel catfish good using large minnows and green sunfish; black bass good on spinnerbaits, tube jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair using worms, cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on trotlines using goldfish and small sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Walleye: Fair
black bass good using spinnerbaits, jigs, soft plastics and topwater lures in the early morning; crappie good on minnows and jigs around brush piles; white bass fair using white Rooster Tails and swimming minnows; walleye fair using jerkbaits, crankbaits, nightcrawlers, and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 48º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of the lake on marabou jigs and glo balls on spinning gear when running water, 1/8 oz jigs and floats or flies such as scuds and San Juan worms on fly rods also working well; trout good in lower portion of the lake using fluorescent orange, chartreuse, pink or white Power Baits, power nuggets, salmon eggs, corn and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
black bass good on topwater lures and crankbaits early in the morning; walleye good while trolling crankbaits; catfish good on live baits; crappie fair, best on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
catfish good on liver or earthworms while fishing from banks off coves and points; black bass fair on jerkbaits of various colors, most common being chartreuse, blue or white while fishing off points in 10' - 15' of water; walleye fair on artificial worms in 25' of water; crappie fair on minnows and artificial lures in white or blue in 20' - 25' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
black bass good on split shot green pumpkin worms, Shakey Heads, and tubes in 5' - 15' of water; crappie fair on white and yellow jigs or minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
black bass good using swimbaits and spinnerbaits, also try Shakey Heads, green colored plastic worms or soft plastic crayfish in 12' - 18' of water, green colored jigs thrown on gravel points also producing good bites; crappie fair using small jigs and minnows in submerged brush piles and near timber stick-ups; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Fair
black bass good on soft plastic crayfish and salamanders; goggle-eye fair on purple soft plastic worms and spinnerbaits; catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Smallmouth Bass: Good
rainbow trout and brown trout fair using bright colored Power Baits and olive/dark colored flies; smallmouth bass good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair using livers, blood baits and doughbaits; black bass fair on spinners; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good using cut baits, doughbaits, blood baits and livers; call the "Fish Stocking Hotline" (636) 300-9651 for stocking information.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow : Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on blood baits and cut baits;
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
All species slow.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Shovelnose Sturgeon
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)
Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair : Slow
Freshwater Drum: Fair
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/4/14)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: gingersnap, black & yellow, or pink marabou jigs; White floss jig; Crane Fly; holographic Cracklebacks; Zone 3 - baits that are popular are: yellow or orange Power Baits; pink trout nuggets; yellow salmon eggs: June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; June weed cutting is scheduled for June 24 - 25; cutting will start in Zone 3 and work upstream; cutting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m.; Free fishing weekend is June 7th and 8th; any person may fish state waters without permit, trout permit, and prescribed area daily tag; Requirements for special permits still may apply at some county, city, or private areas. Normal regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply, too; if you have any questions, feel free to call 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 6/2/14)
Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Slow
fishing is fair; the spring branch is normal and a murky brown color; fish are biting on doughbaits in white, yellow, cream and brown colors fished on the bottom; rubber leg jigs in green/white, black/white, and green/yellow colors and trout worms in orange, black/yellow, red, green/white, and orange/white are producing good fish; fishing hours for the month of June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is slightly below normal and running clear; river level is currently 1.47' at the lower end of the park which is the same as last week; 4 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; on June 3rd and 4th, hatchery staff will be using the weed cutting boat to cut aquatic vegetation in the lake, catch and release area, spring branch, and above the mill dam; June fishing hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/3/14)
Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is low; the water has become dingy from the recent rains and is up slightly from last week; the dry fly fishing is good; 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 San Juan worms in bright orange and red are also working; the water is low and the use of Power Baits is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout; 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 working well 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 jig; larger jigs are working best, in the darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow and dark brown have all been working well; 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: 6/3/14)

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. FromMarch 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.
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