Friday, June 5, 2015

Missouri Fishing Report June 5, 2015

Current River
In most streams south of the Missouri River, black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky bass) may not be possessed from March 1 through the Friday before the fourth Saturday in May. During those dates all black bass in those streams must be returned to the water unharmed immediately after being caught. For details see Chapter 6 of the Wildlife Code.

PLEASE CHECK REGULATIONS CAREFULLY: Special regulations may apply to designated portions of water bodies; some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions.

Central

Lakes

Binder Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Sunfish: Fair
water level is high and dingy; bluegill and sunfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
0.5' high and muddy; channel catfish fair; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; 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: 6/2/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow on light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish slow, best on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers.
(Reported on: 5/27/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, best on jerkbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, best using light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair using worms, bluegill, and hot dogs.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Slow
crappie fair on minnows; black bass fair on dark plastic worms; catfish good using cut baits; white bass slow, best on crankbaits.
(Reported on: 5/27/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Slow
catfish good, best on cut shad and bluegill; crappie fair on minnows and dark-colored jigs; black bass fair on dark plastics and spinnerbaits; white bass slow, best on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 5/27/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on cut shad and bluegill; crappie good on dark-colored jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair, best on crankbaits; white bass fair, best on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 5/27/15)
Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie slow in deeper water on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on plastics and crankbaits away from banks in deeper water; bluegill good on crickets and worms; channel catfish fair; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/1/15)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
5' high and muddy; flathead catfish good above Shackelford Bridge to Thomas Bridge on live baits; channel catfish good above Swinging Bridge Access to North Bridge on shad sides and crayfish; blue catfish fair below DeBourgmont Access to the Missouri River on goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
water level is high and muddy; blue catfish good on cut Asian carp and shad; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/1/15)
Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow, best on minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, best on worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow; best on light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs; catfish fair, try using whole or cut shad; please remember that black bass season on most streams south of the Missouri River is now open (season is from May 23, 2015 - February 29, 2016).
(Reported on: 6/2/15)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on cut baits; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
full pool; channel catfish fair; black bass fair; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brushpiles; bluegill and redear sunfish good using worms under a bobber; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
black bass slow on spinnerbaits and spoons; crappie slow on jigs and minnows; catfish good on cut baits and live baits; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass fair using spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; catfish fair using cut baits and live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish good using live baits and nightcrawlers; white bass; hybrid striped bass, and largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; fishing pressure medium.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
White Bass: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, and white bass fair on spinnerbaits and spoons; catfish good on cut baits; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; fishing pressure medium.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level is falling; water clarity is muddy with suspended debris in the flow making it difficult to keep lines clean; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on or near the tributaries; flathead catfish are being caught on bluegill; blue catfish good on cut baits, particularly cut Asian carp.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; crappie good on minnows; sunfish good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill fair using Twister Tails; largemouth bass fair using topwater lures; channel catfish good 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: 6/3/15)
Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Common Carp: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
7" - 9" crappie good on minnows and jigs, larger crappie have moved to deeper water; channel catfish good along riprap of Hwy AX with leeches and other parts of the lake with worms, stinkbaits, and minnows; bluegill good on worms; common carp good on worms and doughbaits; freshwater drum good on worms; hybrid striped bass fair on minnows and artificial lures resembling shad; blue catfish fair on livers and worms; largemouth bass and walleye slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair : Slow : Good
crappie fair in upper arms, slow everywhere else; all catfish species are fair on live baits, try sunfish and goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
lake is at 714', 2' above normal pool; recent rains have made the lake dingy; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
White Bass: Good
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum good on worms; white bass good in areas with flow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Good
Common Carp: Good
Catfish: Fair
freshwater drum fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish and hybrid stripped bass fair on chicken livers; largemouth bass good soft plastics and spinnerbaits adjacent to the bank; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
channel catfish good; bluegill good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
crappie good on jigs and small crankbaits; catfish good on worms, cut baits, and chicken livers; bass are slow on spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
crappie slow; black bass fair; white bass slow; catfish good.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: : Good
channel catfish good; blue catfish fair; flathead catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; flathead catfish good on goldfish, bluegill, and worms; blue catfish fair on worms; common carp good on worms, fair on corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on artificial baits.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on artificial baits.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass good on live baits; goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits and live baits.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
all species good with soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
White Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
redear sunfish and bluegill fair on worms; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and dark-colored soft plastics during low-light periods; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers and crickets; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair on doughbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
warmouth fair on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
redear sunfish, channel catfish, and bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Sunfish: Good
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Slow
sunfish good on crickets; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
bluegill fair on crickets and waxworms; black bass fair on artificial lures; catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Good
366.69’; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish good using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night near rocky areas; 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: 6/3/15)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 54º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Longear Sunfish: Slow
black bass fair on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
31.3'; catfish good on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
19' at New Madrid; catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill and goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Striped Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass good on soft plastics, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater baits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits; catfish fair on trotlines and jugs using live bluegill, chicken livers, and other live baits.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
due to recent rains and power needs, water is running through the spillways most days; a flow advisory is in effect; trout good in upper portion on blue/chrome and black/chrome rouges, 1/8 oz. and 1/4 oz. olive, white and black marabou jigs and Rooster Tails when generators are running; trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, orange, white and pink power baits, nuggets, corn, minnows and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
Catfish: Good
crappie good on minnows and white tube jigs in 12' - 20' of water; black bass good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and brown tube jigs around structure in 5' - 20' of water; walleye good off points on jig and worm or jig and minnow while bottom bouncing; catfish good on trotlines with live shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
Catfish: Fair
black bass slow on spinnerbaits; white bass fair on Road Runners trolling on the flats; walleye slow 20' - 25' on main lake points with jigs and nightcrawlers; crappie slow on jigs and minnows 15' - 20'; catfish fair on riprap around bridges with bobbers, 2" - 4" deep with nightcrawlers, shad leeches or shrimp.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Good
black bass fair on finesse worms in 15' - 20' of water; bluegill fair on worms; catfish good on goldfish and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Walleye
Crappie
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair on buzzbaits and 4" watermelon red grubs 25' around cover; bluegill fair on worms; catfish fair on cut bait and goldfish.
(Reported on: 6/1/15)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass slow on soft plastics, buzzbaits, and live minnows; goggle-eye fair on the banks using jigs and minnows; catfish good on worms and minnows; bluegill good on worms and crickets.
(Reported on: 6/1/15)
Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Black Bass
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass fair on minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on nightcrawlers and minnows; trout good on bright colored Power Baits.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)

St. Louis

Lakes

August A. Busch Memorial and Weldon Spring Conservation Areas
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 636-441-4554
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on blood baits, doughbaits, and livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits with plastic worms or crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on worms or crickets; other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish good on blood baits, doughbaits, or livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; other species fair; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair : Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; black bass fair on crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets; other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on cut baits, blood baits, minnows, and worms; black bass slow on plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill slow on worms and crickets; other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Rainbow Trout: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish good on cut baits and worms; black bass fair on topwater crankbaits; crappie slow, try using minnows; bluegill fair on worms; other species are good on corn and doughbaits; black bass may now be possessed in most streams south of the Missouri River from May 23, 2015 - February 29, 2016.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)
Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/3/15)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: black and yellow marabou, white with red collar marabou, peach with red dot, and tri-color glo balls, John Deere, white Rooster Tails, and aqua or olive Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: white, yellow, or chunky cheese Power Baits, and red salmon eggs; fishing hours for June are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weed cutting is scheduled for June 23 and 24th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; free fishing weekend is June 6 and 7, if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
fishing is good; the spring branch has above normal flow and the water is dingy as the spring flow increases due to rains in the area; trout worms in yellow and orange/white rigged 18" below a small split shot are doing well; fish are hitting green and white marabou jigs, silver tinsel jigs and green rubber leg jigs; doughbaits in white, yellow, orange, and salmon peach colors are producing good fish when suspended under a float; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Veteran's Fishing Day is Friday, June 5th; for more information call 573-265-7801.
(Reported on: 6/1/15)
Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is up 5" from last week and is currently at 2.38' at the lower end of the park; water clarity is dingy but is improving as the water level drops. 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is usually good on all baits with white, brown, and yellow scented doughbaits working well in the bait zones; due to the dingy water clarity, bright colors might also be a good choice; water volume from recent rains and clarity are the two largest obstacles anglers are facing; fish are staging in secondary feeding lanes to stay out of the higher flow; glo balls, chamois worm, chartreuse, and light olive Cracklebacks have been working; tan caddis dry flies with a #22 brown zebra midge dropper have also worked; Rooster Tails and jigs in gold, black, yellow, olive, and other dark colors work well with some colors working better at different times of the day; best fishing in the morning and evening; fishing hours for June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; hatchery staff will be cutting aquatic vegetation on June 9th and 10th in the Mill Dam hole, White Oak Hole, Spring Branch, and catch and release area; for up-to-date stream conditions checkhttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)
Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
we have received another 2" of rain in the last week, the river is up about 2' and the water is dingy, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers and caddisflies are all working well; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown, and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears, and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive, and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day; fish are being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms; orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are working in the early mornings in black, brown, white, olive and skunk; the water is great for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white and tan; micro jigs in tan, olive and black/yellow have been the best colors.
(Reported on: 6/2/15)

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.