Thursday, July 9, 2015

Weekly Fishing Report

Beatiful Eleven Point River...flows through the Irish Wilderness and has some excellent fishing for rainbow trout and for smallmouth bass.
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: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/6/15)
Blind Pony Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
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: 7/7/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish slow, best 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, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish slow, best using worms, cut baits, or hot dogs; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using buzzbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, best using light-colored soft plastics and spoons.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
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 on cut baits; crappie fair; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good using cut shad or stinkbaits; crappie good using minnows or dark-colored jigs; black bass good using crankbaits; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good using cut shad or stinkbaits; crappie good using dark jigs; black bass good using spinnerbaits or topwater lures; white bass good using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Little Dixie Lake

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on livers, cut baits, and live baits; all other species slow; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 7/6/15)

Rivers

Lamine River

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
the river is at flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/6/15)
Missouri River (Middle)

Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)

Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish slow, best 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, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
lakes are full; black bass fair early and late in the day; channel catfish fair with floating cut baits 2' under a bobber; bluegill and redear sunfish fair using worms under a bobber; crappie slow with some success using tube jigs near brush piles; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Montrose Lake

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
bass and catfish fair; crappie slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
all species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Truman Lake

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
catfish good; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Truman Lake Tailwaters

Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish good; crappie slow; all other species fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)

Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level is falling; water clarity is muddy with debris in the flow; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on or near the tributaries; flathead catfish are being caught on bluegill and green sunfish; blue catfish are being caught on live baits and cut baits, with Asian carp working the best.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
largemouth bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Hunnewell Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
redear sunfish good using earthworms; largemouth bass fair using crankbaits; channel catfish good using chicken livers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Long Branch Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on worms and minnows; flathead catfish good on live baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Mark Twain Lake

Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Grass Carp: Good
Black Bass: Fair
high water level at 626.77; be aware of floating debris in the water; water level is falling but the lake area is expecting more rain over the next few days; catfish fair with cut baits and stinkbaits; grass carp good in the high waters but expected to slow with falling waters; black bass fair on soft plastics on the flooded banks; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Thomas Hill Reservoir
No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-785-2420

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; freshwater drum good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake

Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Good
freshwater drum good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Lake Paho

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
summer fishing patterns continue; largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass fair using crankbaits fished deep near submerged brush piles, with several 3 - 6 lb. fish taken over the 4th of July weekend; all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
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 on topwater lures; channel catfish good on livers; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Pony Express Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
crappie slow; bass slow; catfish fair on livers and worms.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Smithville Lake

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
crappie fair; black bass fair; white bass fair; catfish fair.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Rivers

Grand River

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
river is in flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Missouri River (upper)

Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; common carp fair on worms and corn; blue catfish good on cut baits and fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and bluegill, good on worms. all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Norfork Lake

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Bryant Creek

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Current River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Suckers: Fair
smallmouth bass good on plastic worms; suckers fair on nightcrawlers.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Eleven Point River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Gasconade River (middle)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Gasconade River (upper)

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Jacks Fork River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good on soft plastic baits.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
North Fork of the White River

Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
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: 7/8/15)
Council Bluff Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
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
Channel Catfish: Good
Redear Sunfish: Fair
bluegill and redear sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Slow
346.1'; bluegill fair using crickets; largemouth bass fair using plastic worms; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
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: Good
Crappie: Slow
largemouth bass good on plastic worms; bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Perry County Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits; largemouth bass fair on rattle traps; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Robert DeLaney Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
blue catfish and channel catfish fair on shrimp, worms, and stinkbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and waxworms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Wappapello Lake

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
361.08'; channel 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: 7/7/15)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
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
catfish fair in the evening and night on chicken livers or nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Black River (below Clearwater Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
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: 7/7/15)
Castor River (above Zalma)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Longear Sunfish: Slow
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass good on minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Mississippi River (Middle)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
36.2 (New Madrid), bank fishermen are catching blue catfish, channel catfish, and some flathead catfish in the backwater using worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on assorted lures and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)

Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
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 livers; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Striped Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on soft plastic worms, crayfish, or jigs; catfish fair 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: 7/7/15)
Lake Taneycomo

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
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: 7/7/15)
Pomme de Terre Reservoir

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
black bass fair on deep divers and tube jigs; catfish fair on live shad; crappie fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Stockton Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Walleye: Fair
walleye fair while trolling with flicker shad in 15' - 20' of water at 2' - 3' off the bottom; crappie fair on minnows in 20' - 25' of water over brush piles; black bass slow, best on worms; catfish slow, best on worms, liver, shrimp, and cut baits.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Table Rock Lake

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on Ned Rig off steep banks, try drop shot in 25' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Table Rock Lake (James River arm)

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass fair on topwater lures, Redfins and soft plastic crayfish working well; goggle-eye fair on crayfish and small live worms, fish areas with large boulders in 4' - 6' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Rivers

James River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Bluegill: Fair
catfish good on worms and minnows; goggle-eye good on spinnerbaits, crayfish colored crankbaits, and minnows; black bass good on soft plastics, Texas rigged worms, crankbaits, topwater on buzzbaits and spooks; bluegill fair on worms, small jigs, and crickets; crappie fair on green and white jigs and minnows around brush piles.
(Reported on: 7/7/15)
Niangua River

Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
Brown Trout: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
water extremely high, trout fair 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: 7/7/15)

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: 78º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
bluegill fair on worms or crickets; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
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 good on worms and bloodbaits; bluegill fair on worms or crickets; all other species slow; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

Rivers

Big River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow : Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and livers; black bass slow, best on plastic worms; crappie slow, best using minnows; bluegill slow, best on crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Bourbeuse River

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
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, and worms; black bass slow, best on plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie slow, best using minnows; bluegill slow, best using worms; all other species slow, best using worms.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Meramec River (Crawford Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
all species slow due to high water.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species good on doughbaits and worms.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
the river is above flood stage and US Coast Guard has closed this section of the river to recreational boat traffic.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)
Missouri River (Lower)

Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
river is in flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

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, gingersnap, and moss marabou, Jimi Hendrix, white with red dot and easter egg glo balls, orange spot, brown sparkle, or black sparkle Rooster Tails, and aqua or pink Cracklebacks; Zone 3 baits that are popular: pink mouse tail, and sherbert Power Baits; fishing hours for July 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: 7/7/15)
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 is starting to clear; doughbaits in salmon, peach, white, and hatchery brown colors are producing good fish when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; red and white trout worms rigged on a single point hook, 18" below a small split shot and floated in the current are doing well; fish are hitting white and silver marabou jigs, silver tinsel jigs, and green rubber leg jigs; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for the month of July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for more information call 573-265-7801.
(Reported on: 7/6/15)
Montauk State Park

Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is at 2.16 at the lower end of the park and has subsided considerably from last weeks rise; water clarity is dingy, 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; in the fly zone, use elk hair caddis, mosquito dry flies, and olive leach; Rooster Tails and jigs in John Deere green, 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 July 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: 7/7/15)
Roaring River State Park

Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Fair
we received over 6" of rain yesterday, resulting in a major flood event; the river rose 9’ very rapidly and caused extensive damage to the park and river banks; the park and fishing are closed today, July 8th; the park is doing everything possible to be open for fishing tomorrow, July 9th, but at this moment we are unsure when we will allow fishing to begin again; once fishing begins, the use of 4lb. line will be good in the muddy water; plastic worms, jigs, spinnerbaits, and plastic eggs will all work to catch fish; there will be swift current so the use of weights will be needed to get the lure down in the water column; check for advisories on reopening at http://mostateparks.com/park/roaring-river-state-park, or by calling the park office at 417-847-2539.
(Reported on: 7/8/15)

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.