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June 23, 2016

 

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 of Missouri", or website at http://short.mdc.mo.gov/Zkz.

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: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Sunfish: Good
largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish good; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Blind Pony Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
all species slow; reminder, 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: 6/22/16)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Fair
catfish slow, try using cut baits, chicken livers, worms, and cut shad; crappie slow, try using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using cut baits, worms, and chicken livers; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair using dark-colored soft plastics or buzzbaits; white bassslowusing light-colored soft plastics, spoons, Rooster Tails, or crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair on cut baits; crappie slow, try using minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic worms; white bass slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Fair
catfish fair using cut shad or live bluegill; crappie slow, try using minnows; bass fair using plastics.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish fair using cut shad or live bluegill; crappie slow, try using minnows; bass good using plastics or crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Little Dixie Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 90º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
channel catfish fair on stink baits in the morning and evenings; crappie fair on minnows around structure; largemouth bass good on top water and crankbaits; all other species slow; reminder that Little Dixie Lake is pole and line method only; all use, including fishing, is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Rivers

Lamine River


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
2' high and muddy; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Missouri River (Middle)


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and livers; blue catfish fair on fresh shad and cut Asian carp; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish slow, try using cut baits, chicken livers, worms, and cut shad; crappie slow, try using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and dark-colored soft plastics; white bass slow, try using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails, and crappie jigs.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Kansas City

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-885-6981

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
largemouth bass good on soft plastics near cover; channel catfish fair on cut baits and chicken liver floated under a bobber 2 to 3 feet deep; crappie slow, try using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and small jigs.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Montrose Lake

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 816-622-0900

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA)

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-885-6981

Truman Lake

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-885-6981

Truman Lake Tailwaters

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 660-885-6981

Rivers

Missouri River (Kansas City area)


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
water level is falling, with some debris in the flow; blue catfish slow, try using bluegill; flathead catfish slow, try using skipjack and goldfish; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits in the tributaries; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Northeast

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Muskellunge: Good
Catfish: Good
bluegill fair on worms and minnows; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and rubber worms; muskie fair on crankbaits and jerkbaits; catfish good on stinkbaits, blood baits, and hot dogs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Hunnewell Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Hunnewell Lake, 84 degrees, clear, normal pool; blue catfish and channel catfish good on chicken livers; largemouth bass good on jerkbaits; redear sunfish food on earthworms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats, and bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Long Branch Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Freshwater Drum: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Long Branch Lake, 76°, two feet above normal pool, muddy; channel catfish good on stink bait, worms, blood bait, leeches and liver; freshwater drum good on worms; hybrid striped bass good trolling across points with lures resembling shad; flathead catfish fair on set lines using live bait; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; largemouth bass fair on minnows and lures.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Mark Twain Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Flathead Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
water level is at 606.30 (normal pool); temperatures are at 74-78degrees depending on where you are at; we have not had rain in awhile so water is fairly clear; catfish are fair on cut shad and live bluegill and goldfish; crappie are good in brush piles and standing timber, try using minnows or bright colored jigs; white bass are good on the points and mounds; try using silver or white colored baits; largemouth bass are good on bluffs and points; try using soft plastic lizards or worms; all other species are slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Thomas Hill Reservoir


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Largemouth Bass: Good
Thomas Hill Lake level 712.6, normal pool 712.0; clearing; crappie good in deeper water brush piles on minnows; catfish good on leaches, liver; hybrid striped bass fair; largemouth bass good on rattle type lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Good
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Good
Muddy, high, falling; freshwater drum good on worms; blue catfish good on cut bait; channel catfish fair on cut bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
catfish good on live baits; all other species reported slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Walleye: Good
channel catfish good on cut bait; black bass good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Lake Paho


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Common Carp: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
largemouth bass good in deep water structure on gizzard shad colored crankbaits; channel catfish are good on crayfish, shrimp and stink baits fished on flats near drop offs and shallow areas of aquatic vegetation; carp good on dough baits; a few hybrid stripped bass over 20 inches are also being taken on crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Mozingo Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
black bass fair; crappie fair on minnows; catfish good on cutbaits or worms; bluegill good on small worms; walleye good.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Pony Express Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Slow
crappie slow, try using jigs; channel catfish good on worms and chicken livers; black bass slow, try using spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Smithville Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Good
crappie fair; black bass good; catfish good; white bass fair; walleye good.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Rivers

Grand River


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish and flathead catfish fair on live baits; channel catfish fair on dip baits or nightcrawlers; carp biting fair on worms and corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Missouri River (upper)


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Good
Common Carp: Fair
channel catfish fair on worms; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and worms; blue catfish biting good on cut bait and goldfish, fair on worms; carp biting fair on worms and corn; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Norfork Lake


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic grubs and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
black bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics and small crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Bryant Creek


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Current River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
smallmouth bass good on plastics.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Eleven Point River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 61º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
rainbow trout good; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Gasconade River (middle)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic grubs and spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Gasconade River (upper)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Jacks Fork River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
smallmouth bass good on soft plastics and crankbaits; goggle-eye good on soft plastics and grubs.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

North Fork of the White River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 69º
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 plastics; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Council Bluff Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass are fair on dark-colored plastics during low light periods; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Cypress Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 88º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Slow
bluegill fair on wax worms; channel catfish fair on worms and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 90º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Warmouth: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
largemouth bass fair on topwater lures and plastic worms; bluegill, redear sunfish, and warmouth sunfish fair on crickets and jigs; channel catfish fair on chicken livers; all species are slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Lake Girardeau


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 94º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
bluegill fair on crickets; black bass fair on soft plastics and spinners; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Black Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill good on live bait, worms and crickets; channel catfish good on worms and liver; black bass fair on spinner baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Robert DeLaney Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on spinnerbaits in the late evening; channel catfish good on worms, liver and cut bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
bluegill fair on crickets and worms; channel catfish good on live baits and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; black bass fair on soft plastics and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie; the lake level is approximately 8' above summer pool elevation; due to high water levels, some boat ramps and other facilities around the lake are closed; 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: 6/20/16)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
smallmouth bass fair; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Suckers: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; black bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow; discharge rate is 1800cfs.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Castor River (above Zalma)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
Longear Sunfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
black bass and goggle-eye are good on minnows and plastic worms; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Mississippi River (Middle)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
blue catfish fair on cut baits and worms; flathead catfish fair on live goldfish and sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
catfish fair on trotlines and pole and line on liver, stinkbait and nightcrawlers; black bass good in backwater areas on spinners, plastic worms and beetle spins; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Suckers: Slow
catfish good on live bait; black bass good on soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; all other species fair on live bait.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and liver; flathead catfish fair on small sunfish and goldfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Good
black bass good on soft plastics, jigs, nightcrawlers, and topwater lures in the early morning; crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush piles; white bass fair on white Rooster Tails and swimming minnows; walleye fair on nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing, and spoons; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

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 power needs, generators are running a lot of water; trout good on white, olive, and black 1/16oz marabou jigs, orange glo balls floated with the current, Rooster Tails, and Rogues in the upper portion; trout good in lower portion of the lake on orange, chartreuse, or pink Gulp eggs, Power Baits, worms, and corn.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Fair
Walleye: Fair
White Bass: Good
black bass good on plastic baits around points; crappie good in 15' - 20' of water over brush piles; white bass good on flats in the evening; catfish fair on live baits; walleye fair.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Stockton Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Walleye: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Bluegill: Good
largemouth bass good on plastic worms, jig combinations, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, nightcrawlers, and minnows in 2' - 10' of water off of points and near submerged structure, also try topwater lures; bluegill good on nightcrawlers, Beetle Spins, and Road Runners in shallow water; walleye good on deep diving crankbaits and nightcrawlers along the bottom in 10' - 20' of water; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and minnows; carp good while bowfishing in coves; crappie good on minnows and jigs in 7' -15' of water near deep submerged structure and while trolling deep diving crankbaits; smallmouth bass good on topwater lures and fair on plastic worms and crankbaits in 2' - 10' of water off rocky points; white bass fair on crankbaits, jigs, and minnows in 10' - 15' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Table Rock Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Crappie: Fair
bluegill good on Beetle Spins and worms; black bass good on spoons, watermelon lizards, and crankbaits in 15' of water; crappie fair on live bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 87º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Catfish: Fair
black bass fair on deep diving crankbaits around docks and rock shelf bluffs, jigs and grubs thrown on secondary gravel points also working well; catfish fair on shrimp and small perch, channel catfish fair on stinkbaits, blood baits and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Rivers

James River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 86º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Good
black bass good on swimbaits, grubs, crankbaits, Wiggle Warts, topwater Spooks, and drop shot method on grubs and spoons around brush and submerged timber; crappie good on minnows and shad baits; goggle-eye good on minnows, small jigs, and spinnerbaits; bluegill good on worms, crickets, and small jigs; catfish good on live baits, cut baits, livers, shrimp, and worms.
(Reported on: 6/20/16)

Niangua River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Slow
Brown Trout: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow
black bass slow, best on soft plastics; goggle-eye slow, best on small jigs in darker colors; trout slow below Bennett Springs, best on Power Baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
catfish fair on cut baits, doughbaits, or livers; black bass fair on spinnerbaits, plastic worms, or crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on worms, crickets, and natural baits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

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


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair, try using cut baits, doughbaits, or livers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Rivers

Big River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Bourbeuse River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
catfish fair on cut baits, worms, and blood baits; black bass slow on crankbaits; crappie slow on minnows; bluegill good on worms and crickets; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
catfish slow, try using cut baits; black bass fair on spinner or plastic worms; bluegill fair on worms.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on worms and livers; crappie fair, try using minnows; black bass slow, try using crankbaits; bluegill fair using natural baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; channel catfish are fair on dip bait and prepared baits; flathead catfish slow, try using live baits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Missouri River (Lower)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut baits; channel catfish are fair on dip bait and prepared baits; flathead catfish slow, try using live baits.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park


Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 59º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
Zone 1 and 2 popular lures: black and yellow, moss and brown, orange and yellow, gingersnap, and yellow and brown marabou, minnow, gold, bumble bee, brown glitter, or black with gold spinner Rooster Tails, John Deere mini jig, Bennett blue, pearl, or holographic green Cracklebacks; Zone 3 popular baits: white trout magnet or salmon peach, yellow, orange, brown or salmon red Power Baits; June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. June weed cutting is scheduled for June 28-29; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500; trout cam - https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam; for more information, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Maramec Spring Park


Information: 573-265-7801
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
fishing is good; the spring branch has normal flow and the water is clear; best fishing times are the first couple of hours shortly after the morning whistle but fish can be caught throughout the day if you change locations when fishing slows down; fish are biting very light so use a small float, very light line is key to success, 2-4 lb. test is preferred; fish are hitting doughbaits in white, salmon peach, and hatchery brown colors when fished on a small treble hook and suspended under a float; Rooster Tails in black/white, green, brown, and purple; plastic worms in orange, yellow, white, and red have all been proving good; remember that all brown trout less than 15" in length must be returned to the water immediately; fishing hours for June are 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
(Reported on: 6/22/16)

Montauk State Park


Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
water level is currently at 1.63' down from 1.70' last week and is running clear; 4 lb. test fishing line or lighter is recommended; orange, yellow, and green dough baits, plastic worms, and eggs have been working in the bait zones; cracklebacks , leeches, midges, mini jigs in (black and gold and white) and glo-balls are good choices in the fly-only zone; Rooster Tails in black and yellow, black and white, and all white are good choices in all zones; the morning and evening hours are the best times to fish, but fish can be caught throughout the day; June fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; for up-to-date stream conditions check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

Roaring River State Park


Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the baffle repair will continue this week in the fly fishing area; there will be some muddy water at times from the repair work; currently the water level is slowly falling and is clear; right now using 6X tippet on fly rods; best flies right now are #14-#22 parachute Adams, #14-#22 blue wing olives, #14-#20 elk hair caddis fly, black beetles, zebra midges #18's and smaller, pheasant tails, copper johns, burlaps, sow bugs and hares ears all #14's and smaller; black, skunk, and white Rooster Tails; small Colorado wooly bugger spinner combos; orange, white, yellow, pink and florescent yellow Power Bait eggs; plastic worms in orange, cheese, pink, and orange peel were good all last week and unless we get a water change these colors should remain good; marabou jig fishing is good right now best colors are black, yellow, olive and brown; on a spin or casting reel, you will need 2 or 3 lb. line, p-line, Maxima, or mean green will work well; still using #10 hooks on the worms and #12 and smaller for the plastic eggs; 3/0 and BB sized sinkers will work best for you right now; Zone 3 is fishing good on white or orange Power Bait paste; corn, nightcrawlers, and natural eggs have also been working.
(Reported on: 6/21/16)

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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