Saturday, June 20, 2015

Missouri Fishing Report

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) may be f...
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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: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair; channel catfish fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
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: 6/16/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs; catfish fair using whole or cut shad.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass good using buzzbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics and spoons; catfish fair using worms, bluegill, or hot dogs.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair using minnows; black bass fair using plastic worms; white bass slow, best on crankbaits; catfish fair using cut baits.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good using cut shad or bluegill; crappie good using dark-colored jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair using crankbaits; white bass fair using spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good using cut shad or bluegill; crappie good using jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass good using spinnerbaits or dark-colored plastics; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
crappie fair in deeper water; channel catfish fair; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
the river is at flood stage and rising; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Fair
flood stage; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs; catfish fair using whole or cut shad.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
lakes are full; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using worms under a bobber; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brushpiles; black bass fair; channel catfish and all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
black bass fair; catfish good; crappie slow; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
catfish good; crappie slow and spread out; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
crappie slow and scattered; catfish fair; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level is falling; water clarity is muddy with light debris in the flow; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on or near the tributaries; flathead catfish good on bluegill; blue catfish good on cut baits, particularly cut Asian carp.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs; sunfish good on nightcrawlers and jigs; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, cut baits, and stinkbaits; muskellunge good on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill fair using earthworms; largemouth bass fair using topwater lures; channel catfish good using chicken liver; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good on leeches, worms, and stinkbaits; common carp good on worms and doughbaits; freshwater drum good on worms; flathead catfish fair on live baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Grass Carp: Good
72 - 75 in the upper arms of the lake; 70 - 72 in the main channel and lower end of the lake; the lake and surrounding areas have received a significant amount of rainfall in the past week so water is muddy with large amounts of floating debris; lake level is at 615.56 and is expected to crest at 619.5 by 6/19/2015; catfish are good in the rising waters on goldfish and cut baits; carp carp good on the flooded grass flats; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Thomas Hill Reservoir

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
lake is at 715', 3' above normal pool; recent rains have made the lake dingy; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish fair on cut baits and live baits; channel catfish good on stinkbaits, cut baits, and shrimp; freshwater drum good on worms.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on liver; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Mozingo Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
bass good; bluegill good; channel catfish good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
crappie slow on jigs and small crankbaits; catfish good on worms, cut baits, chicken livers, and live baits; bass slow, best on spinnerbaits and crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
crappie fair; black bass good; white bass good; catfish good.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish good; blue catfish good; flathead catfish fair; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; flathead catfish fair on goldfish, bluegill, and worms; common carp fair on worms corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species fair on soft plastic baits and live baits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits or live baits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
all species good with live baits and plastics.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastic baits or live baits.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
White Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
redear sunfish and bluegill fair on worms; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and dark-colored soft plastics during low-light periods; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Cypress Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Fair
crappie slow on minnows and jigs; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on jigs and spinnerbaits; catfish good on stinkbaits and worms.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
346.1'; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill and warmouth sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Lake Girardeau

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets and worms; all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Sunfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
sunfish fair on crickets; catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
black bass fair on artificial lures; bluegill good on worms and wax worms; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
362.48'; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastic lures; bluegill fair on crickets and worms in the brush; catfish fair using live baits and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; 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: 6/17/15)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
bluegill fair on nightcrawlers and crickets; black bass fair on assorted lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Longear Sunfish: Slow
black bass and google-eye fair on minnows; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
33.9'; channel catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
30' at Cairo; catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; black bass fair on assorted lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
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; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Striped Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
black bass good on soft plastics, worms, crayfish, jigs, and spinnerbaits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live bluegill, chicken livers, and other live baits.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 55º
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 green or orange glo balls drifted with the current, 1/8 oz. and 1/4 oz., white, and black marabou jigs and Rooster Tails when generators are running; use flies, scuds, and San Juan worms when water is off, trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Power Baits, Trout Nuggets, corn, minnows, and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Good
black bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits; crappie good in 25' of water around structure; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
Catfish: Good
black bass fair on spinnerbaits, tube jigs, and grubs early and late in 25' of water; crappie fair trolling crankbaits in 20' of water; white bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits on flats; catfish good on jigs with shad or small bluegill; walleye slow on main lake points using jigs tipped with nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
black bass good on crankbaits, crayfish, and Ned Rig in peanut butter jelly color 15" - 25" around cover; crappie good on worms; bluegill good on worms; catfish good on cut baits and goldfish.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
black bass fair in 4' - 8' using topwater lures, Redfins working well; crappie fair in 15' - 30' using live minnows, small jigs, and soft plastic minnows; catfish good in shallow water using live small bluegill, cut shad, and nightcrawlers; goggle-eye fair on crayfish and small live worms around large boulders 4' - 6' deep; white bass fair early morning and late evening using topwater lures and shallow diving crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass good on soft plastics, Texas rig, crankbaits, topwater buzzbaits, and spooks in evenings and morning; crappie good on jigs and minnows around brush piles; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and minnows; catfish good on worms and minnows; bluegill good on worms and crickets.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
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: 6/16/15)

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: 6/17/15)
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: 6/17/15)

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: Slow : Slow
catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Slow
Rainbow Trout: Fair
catfish slow on livers; black bass good on spinnerbaits and crankbaits; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms and crickets; trout fair on worms above highway 8 bridge outside trophy area.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Fair
catfish good on hotdogs and worms; black bass fair on topwater crankbaits; crappie fair using minnows; bluegill slow 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: 6/17/15)
Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
all species slow; river high.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 56º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Slow
Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well: salmon, white, red and white, marabou, tri-color, and chartreuse glo balls, gray Deere, white or skunk Rooster Tails, and green, aqua, or chartreuse Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: yellow 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 23rd and 24th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; If you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 6/17/15)
Maramec Spring Park

Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal flow and the water remains cloudy due to recent rains in the area; trout worms in white and yellow 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 salmon peach, orange, hatchery brown 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.; for more information call 573-265-7801.
(Reported on: 6/15/15)
Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is at 1.95' at the lower end of the park; water clarity is clear, 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; fishing has picked up with the decrease in water flow and the improvement in clarity; mini glo balls in peach color, Cracklebacks in light olive, and holograph green, root-beer and ruby midges are working well; 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; the best fishing is in the morning and evening; fishing hours for June are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions checkhttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/16/15)
Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
we have already received 2” of rainfall this week, the river is up about half a foot and the water is dingy, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers, and caddis flies 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; 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: 6/16/15)

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.