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July 2, 2015

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: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Blind Pony Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 81º
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: 6/30/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad; crappie slow using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Slow
catfish slow using worms, cut baits, and hot dogs; 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.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

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; black bass fair using soft plastic worms; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

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: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Fair
catfish good using cut shad; crappie fair using minnows or dark jigs; black bass good using spinnerbaits; white bass fair using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

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: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good using cut shad or bluegill; crappie fair using dark jigs with Crappie Nibbles; black bass good using spinnerbaits or dark plastics; white bass good using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Little Dixie Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair in deep water using crankbaits; 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: 6/29/15)

Rivers

Lamine River


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
the river is at flood stage and falling; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/29/15)

Missouri River (Middle)


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
flood stage; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using whole or cut shad; crappie slow using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
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: 6/30/15)

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
lakes are full; black bass good 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: 7/1/15)

Montrose Lake


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
bass and crappie slow; catfish fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 83º
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: 6/30/15)

Truman Lake


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
bass fair on humps and points; crappie fair but scattered; catfish fair; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Truman Lake Tailwaters


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
all species slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
water level is falling; water clarity is muddy with some debris in the channel; blue catfish and flathead catfish good on or near the tributaries; flathead catfish and blue catfish good on worms and cut bait especially cut Asian carp which can be found in slow moving waters such as tributaries.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Hunnewell Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill good using earthworms; largemouth bass good using topwater lures; channel catfish good using chicken livers and nightcrawlers; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Long Branch Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Mark Twain Lake

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-785-2420

Thomas Hill Reservoir


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species are slow; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
flathead catfish and blue catfish good on live baits; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and stinkbaits; shovelnose sturgeon good on nightcrawlers; freshwater drum good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/29/15)

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
Common Carp: Good
freshwater drum and carp good on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Lake Paho


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
channel catfish slow in and around riprap areas where any spawning activity is occurring, with stinkbaits producing the best results; largemouth bass have moved into deeper water around submerged brush piles; crappie have also moved into deeper water and will be found adjacent to the same submerged brush piles.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Mozingo Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
all species good.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Pony Express Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
catfish fair on worms, doughbaits, chicken livers, and bluegill; bass slow; crappie slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Smithville Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
crappie fair; black bass good; white bass good; catfish good.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Rivers

Grand River


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Common Carp: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Missouri River (upper)


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
channel catfish good on worms; carp good on worms; blue catfish good on cut baits and fair on worms; flathead catfish good on live baits and fair on worms.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Norfork Lake


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics and live baits; smallmouth bass fair on topwater lures early and late in the day.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Bryant Creek


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Current River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good on live bait and plastics.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Eleven Point River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 60º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
all species fair.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Gasconade River (middle)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Gasconade River (upper)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Sunfish: Good
black bass, goggle-eye, and sunfish good on nightcrawlers and soft plastics.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
White Bass: Slow
largemouth bass fair in mornings and evenings on topwater lures and plastic baits; channel catfish fair at night on limb lines with live baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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 liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Redear Sunfish: Fair
346.0'; bluegill and redear sunfish fair on worms, crickets, jigs and meal worms; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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 rubber worms; bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on liver; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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 good on stinkbaits and worms; bluegill fair on crickets and waxworms; largemouth bass fair on artificial lures around structure; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Catfish: Fair
363.45'; black bass fair on crankbaits and spinnerbaits early and late in the day; 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: 7/1/15)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 73º
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
smallmouth bass best on artificial baits; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): -none-
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: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Mississippi River (Middle)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Slow
42.5'; blue catfish fair on cutbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
46.5' at Cairo; all species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
black bass fair on assorted lures and rubber worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
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: 7/1/15)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 77º
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: 7/1/15)

Lake Taneycomo


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 67º
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: 7/1/15)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on crickets in the back of coves; crappie fair in 25' - 30' of water; black bass fair on deep divers and tube jigs; catfish fair on live shad; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/30/15)

Stockton Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Slow
Walleye: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
catfish good on worms, livers, shrimp, or cut baits in mouth of river channels; black bass good on large worms; crappie fair on minnows in 15' - 20' of water over brush piles or bluffs; white bass slow, best on Road Runners while trolling flats; walleye slow, best on jigs or nightcrawlers in 20' - 25' of water on main lake points.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Table Rock Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
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: 7/1/15)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass good on topwater lures, Redfins working well, and soft plastic crayfish also 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: 6/30/15)

Rivers

James River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
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: 6/30/15)

Niangua River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 69º
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: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

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
bluegill fair on worms or crickets; all other species are slow; call the fish stocking hotline for recent stocking information 636-300-9651; please remove your trash.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

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: 7/1/15)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
all species slow due to high water.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish good on cut baits and worms; all other species good on doughbaits and worms.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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: Fair
use worms for catfish and freshwater drum; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Missouri River (Lower)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
use worms for catfish and drum; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: Park 417-532-4418

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 slightly more flow than normal and the water remains stained due to increased spring flows; yellow and green trout worms rigged 18" below a small split shot are doing well; fish are hitting white and silver 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 July are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for more information call 573-265-7801.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

Montauk State Park


Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the water level is at 2.08 at the lower end of the park and rising; water clarity is muddy, 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: 7/1/15)

Roaring River State Park


Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Due to the murky water, it is best to use 2 lb. and 4 lb. line; fishing is good with wooly buggers, glo balls, San Juan worms, mega worms, and chamois worms in the higher murky water, but you'll need to add extra weight as needed; dark colored spinnerbaits are working well if they sink down close to the bottom and are retrieved just fast enough to make the blade spin; gold spoons are good fished deep and retrieved very slow; crankbaits are working well, try using 3" and smaller minnow patterns, and the Rebel crayfish; larger jigs are working well, 1/32- 1/8; Power Baits are good in murky water, eggs and worms are both good, cheese yellow, white, florescent yellow, and florescent orange have all been working very well, just remember to use extra weight right now.
(Reported on: 7/1/15)

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.


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