Thursday, June 25, 2015

Missouri Fishing Report

English: Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoide...

MISSOURI FISHING INFO
Central

Lakes

Binder Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Blind Pony Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; 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: 6/23/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad; crappie slow, best using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, best using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, best using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using worms, bluegills, or hot dogs; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass good using buzzbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, best using light-colored soft plastics and spoons.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using cut baits; crappie fair using minnows; black bass fair using plastic worms; white bass slow, best using crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
White Bass: Fair
black bass fair using crankbaits; crappie slow, best using minnows; catfish slow, best using cut shad; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Good
catfish fair using cut shad or bluegill; crappie slow, best using jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass fair using spinnerbaits or dark-colored plastic lures; white bass good using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Little Dixie 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 in deeper water on plastics; channel catfish fair on livers and cut baits; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Rivers

Lamine River


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
the river is 6' high and muddy; channel catfish good from Swinging Bridge Access to Otterville; flathead catfish good from Roberts Bluff Access to Shackelford Bridge on setlines using live baits; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Missouri River (Middle)


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad; crappie slow, best using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, best using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, best using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, or crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
bass and catfish fair; crappie slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
lakes are full; black bass good early and late in the day; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using worms under a bobber; crappie slow, best using tube jigs near brush piles; channel catfish and all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Montrose Lake


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
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: 6/23/15)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
bass and catfish fair; crappie slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Truman Lake


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
catfish and bass fair; crappie slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Truman Lake Tailwaters


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
crappie slow; bass and catfish fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
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 and green sunfish; blue catfish good on a variety of live bait and cut baits, particularly cut Asian carp.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Muskellunge: Good
largemouth bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures; crappie fair minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on worms and cut baits; muskellunge good on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Hunnewell Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
bluegill fair on earthworms and crickets; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on chicken liver and nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Long Branch Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms, leeches, and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Mark Twain Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Grass Carp: Good
75 - 76 in the upper arms of the lake; 74 - 75 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 621.67 and is expected to crest at 619.50 by 6/25/2015; catfish good in the rising waters on goldfish and cut baits; carp good on the flooded grass flats; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Thomas Hill Reservoir


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
lake is at 716', 4' above normal pool; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish good on cut baits and worms; blue catfish fair on cut baits; freshwater drum good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

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: 6/24/15)

Lake Paho


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish good in aquatic vegetation and submerged willows on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; largemouth bass good in the same areas on bent arm spinnerbaits and soft plastics; topwater jerkbaits are also working in the low light conditions of dawn and dusk.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Mozingo Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
all species fair.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Pony Express Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Slow
catfish good on worms, doughbaits, chicken livers, and bluegill; bass slow; crappie slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Smithville Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Walleye: Fair
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bass good in flooded brush with jigs; white bass fair; catfish good on nightcrawlers; walleye fair using trolling crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Rivers

Grand River


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Slow
channel catfish fair; blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Missouri River (upper)


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
river is still flowing very high; rock dikes are still underwater and not exposed; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; flathead catfish fair on goldfish, bluegill, and worms; common carp fair on worms and corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Norfork Lake


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Bryant Creek


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Current River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Eleven Point River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good on corn or minnows; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Gasconade River (middle)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Gasconade River (upper)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Jacks Fork River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

North Fork of the White River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
White Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Council Bluff Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics during low-light periods; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Cypress Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Fair
catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
346.1'; bluegill good on worms and crickets; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Lake Girardeau


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
catfish good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Robert DeLaney Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; black bass fair on artificial jig and pig lures and worms; bluegill good on waxworms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Good
366.87' and cresting; 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: 6/24/15)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
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: 6/24/15)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

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 slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Mississippi River (Middle)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
42.8'; catfish fair on live baits.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
42' at Cairo; catfish fair in backwater on cut baits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

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: 6/24/15)

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 plastic worms, crayfish, jigs, and spinnerbaits; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live bluegill, green sunfish, chicken livers, and other live baits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Lake Taneycomo


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
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 1/16 oz., white and black marabou jigs and Rooster Tails, trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, orange, white, and pink Berkely Gulp salmon eggs, corn, minnows, and nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
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: 6/24/15)

Stockton Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Slow
Catfish: Good
crappie good on minnows in 15' - 20' of water over brush piles or bluffs; catfish good in mouth of river channels on worms, liver, shrimp, or cut bait; black bass good on large worms; white bass fair on Road Runners while trolling flats; walleye slow, best on jigs or nightcrawlers in 20' - 25' of water on main lake points.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Table Rock Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on crankbaits and drop shot around cover in 35' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/15)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish good on small live bluegill, cut shad, and nightcrawlers in shallow water; black bass fair in 4' - 8' using topwater lures, Redfins working well; crappie fair in 15' - 30' on live minnows, small jigs, and soft plastic minnows; goggle-eye fair on crayfish and small live worms around large boulders 4' - 6' deep; white bass fair early in the morning and late evening on topwater lures and shallow diving crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/15)

Rivers

James River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good on worms and minnows; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits and minnows; black bass fair on soft plastics, Texas rigged worms, and crankbaits; bluegill fair on worms and crickets; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows around brush piles.
(Reported on: 6/22/15)

Niangua River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 62º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
trout good below Bennett Spring on bright-colored Power Baits; black bass fair on minnows and soft plastics; rock bass fair on nightcrawlers and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

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: 79º
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: 6/24/15)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 23


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair 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: 6/24/15)

Rivers

Big River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
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: 6/24/15)

Bourbeuse River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Slow
Rainbow Trout: Fair
all species slow due to high water.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
catfish good on cut baits and livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Missouri River (Lower)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
all species slow; river high.
(Reported on: 6/24/15)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park


Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 55º
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, ginger, gingersnap, and moss marabou, Jimi Hendrix and easter egg glo balls, white, brown glitter, black, or skunk Rooster Tails, and aqua Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: pink mouse tail, and sherbert Power Baits; fishing hours for June are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; weed cutting is scheduled for July 28-29; 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: 6/23/15)

Maramec Spring Park


Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has slightly more flow than normal and the water remains brown and stained due to increased spring flows; white trout worms rigged 18" below a small split shot are doing well; fish are hitting white marabou jigs, silver tinsel jigs, and green rubber leg jigs; doughbaits in salmon peach, white, and 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: 6/23/15)

Montauk State Park


Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is at 2.35' at the lower end of the park and falling daily; water clarity is dingy and becoming more clear everyday, 6 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; white glo balls, holograph Cracklebacks, and holograph green, root-beer, and ruby midges are working well; elk hair caddis and mosquito dry flies, 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 check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/23/15)

Roaring River State Park


Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is coming off a flood event last week; the river came up 6’ but has now receded to about one foot above normal; the water has a greenish-look right now and will have for a few weeks, so the dry fly fishing will slowly come back; right now, we are fishing dark wooly buggers, prince nymphs, copper johns, lightning bugs, small gold jigs, small thread jigs, and brassies; large dry flies will take a few here and there; the fish are still reacting to a hopper or beetle, in some areas, where there is a bit of slow water, glo balls and the San Juan worms in bright orange and red are also working; buggers with extra mylar in the tails are working good, use 5X and 6X; the water is still up a bit and the use of Power Baits is recommended if you just want to catch a fast limit of trout, the orange, fluorescent yellow and white are all good in the eggs; if you are using the worms, the orange peel, orange, cheese yellow, and chartreuse are all working; small gold spoons are really good if you fish them deep and slow; small spinnerbaits still work fine, you may need to add a bit of lead to get them down deep enough; jigs are catching fish, 1/32 and larger are best, but a few people have been catching trout on the white and olive micro jig; larger jigs are working best, in the darker colors, olive, black, black/yellow, and dark brown have all been working well; in this type of water the use of 4-lb and 3-lb line is recommended; as the water clears, we will go back to the 2-lb line; if you go into Zone 3 nightcrawlers and minnows would be good choices, or any of the bright-colored Power Baits should work.
(Reported on: 6/22/15)

Trout Stocking

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.