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June 25, 2017

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.

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The weekly fishing report updates every Thursday between April and September.
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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 https://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.

Attention Fishing Report Subscribers:

The weekly fishing report updates every Thursday between April and September.
View a searchable version of the weekly fishing report and the annual fishing prospects at https://fishing.mdc.mo.gov.
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 https://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: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Catfish: Good
largemouth bass and bluegill good on worms; channel catfish good on chicken liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Blind Pony Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 84º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Channel catfish good on earthworms and prepared baits; bluegill good using earthworms; all other 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: 6/21/17)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair, using worms and whole shad; crappie fair, using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms, crappie jigs and crankbaits; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair, using worms and cut baits; crappie fair using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass fair; try using dark colored soft plastic worms, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; white bass slow, try using Rooster Tails and light colored soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair using worms; crappie slow, try using minnows; black bass fair using soft plastic worms; white bass slow, try using soft plastic worms.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good using cut shad; crappie good using minnows; black bass good using spinners or crankbaits; white bass good using spinners or crankbaits.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Crappie: Good
Black Bass: Good
White Bass: Good
catfish good, using cut shad or bluegill;crappie good using minnows or dark jigs; black bass good using plastic worms or spinners; white bass good using plastic worms or spinners
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Little Dixie Lake


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
largemouth fair good on spinner, topwater, and plastic baits; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms; channel catfish good on worms and prepared baits; 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: 6/21/17)

Rivers

Lamine River


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
4' high and falling; all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Missouri River (Middle)


Information: 573-815-7900
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
blue catfish fair on cut bait and live bait; flathead catfish fair on live bait; channel catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia)


Information: 573-346-2210
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
White Bass: Slow
catfish fair, using worms and whole shad; crappie fair, using minnows and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms, crappie jigs and crankbaits; white bass slow, try using light colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Kansas City

Lakes

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Bluegill: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
Crappie: Slow
largemouth bass good on topwater lures early and late in the day; channel catfish slow, try using cut baits floated under a bobber; crappie slow, try using tube jigs and minnows near brush piles and weedbeds; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms under a bobber.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Montrose Lake


Information: 816-622-0900
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Good
bass fair; crappie slow; catfish good using fresh cut shad; fishing pressure light.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Truman Lake


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
white bass and hybrids good using spoons and buzzbaits; crappie good using minnows and jigs; catfish very good using fresh cut shad; fishing pressure medium.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Truman Lake Tailwaters


Information: 660-885-6981
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
White Bass: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
Crappie: Fair
Catfish: Good
white bass and hybrids fair; crappie fair; catfish very good using fresh cut shad; fishing pressure high.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

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: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Good
Channel Catfish: Slow
flathead catfish good on live baits; blue catfish slow, try using cut baits; channel catfish slow in or near tributaries; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Northeast

Lakes

Hazel Creek Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Slow
Muskellunge: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Henry Sever Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Sunfish: Good
largemouth bass fair on plastic worms and crankbaits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; sunfish good on nightcrawlers; channel catfish good on cut baits and stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Hunnewell Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Good
Redear Sunfish: Good
largemouth bass good using plastic worms; redear sunfish good using 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: 6/20/17)

Long Branch Lake


Information: 660-785-2420
Water Surface Temp: 77º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Freshwater Drum: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
channel catfish good on stinkbaits, nightcrawlers, and leeches; crappie fair in deeper water on minnows and jigs; freshwater drum good on worms and leeches; flathead catfish fair on live baits; hybrid striped bass fair on lures resembling shad and nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on lures.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

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: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Crappie: Fair
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish small but good on stinkbait, cut bait and nightcrawlers; crappie fair in deeper water on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper)


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
Shovelnose Sturgeon: Good
the river is muddy from locally heavy rains the past five days and slowly rising; channel catfish good on stink bait and worms; flathead catfish and blue catfish good on live bait; shovelnose sturgeon good on worms; freshwater drum good on worms.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Salt River - Downstream of Mark Twain Lake


Information: 573-248-2530
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
all catfish good on live and cut bait; all other species reported slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Northwest

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Black Bass: Good
bass are good; channel catfish good; all other species slow..
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Lake Paho


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Hybrid Striped Bass (Wiper; Whiterock Bass): Fair
channel catfish are being taken from the outside edge of the aquatic vegetation in low light conditions with commercial stinkbaits producing the best results and chicken liver a close second; a few hybrid stripes bass are also being taken on chicken liver; largemouth bass are using the outside edge of the aquatic vegetation and have been hitting soft plastics during low light conditions.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Mozingo Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
bass are fair; crappie are fair; bluegill and channel catfish fair; walleye are fair.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Pony Express Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Catfish: Good
crappie slow with jigs working the best around structure; bass good on spinners and crankbaits; channel catfish are good on livers and doughbaits.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Smithville Lake


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Good
Walleye: Good
Crappie: Fair
White Bass: Good
Black Bass: Fair
crappie fair around brush piles and the fish are also in the process of moving to their summer spots; white bass good on the main lake and also at the corners of the channels on spinners, crankbaits and spoon jigs; black bass fair; catfish good; walleye good.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Rivers

Grand River


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
flathead catfish slow; blue catfish slow; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Missouri River (upper)


Information: 816-271-3100
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Common Carp: Good
flathead catfish fair on worms and live bait; channel catfish fair on worms and dip baits; blue catfish fair on cut bait; carp good on worms and corn.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Ozark

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on worms or chicken liver.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Norfork Lake


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 81º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
catfish fair on worms or chicken liver.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and live bait.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Big Piney River (upper, Texas Co.)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics and live bait.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Bryant Creek


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Fair
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on a variety of natural baits; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Current River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

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 and minnows; all other species fair.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Gasconade River (middle)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Good
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; flathead catfish fair on setlines.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Gasconade River (upper)


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Jacks Fork River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 63º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
all species good on soft plastics and jigs.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

North Fork of the White River


Information: 417-256-7161
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Fair
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Fair
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Southeast

Lakes

Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Sunfish: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Council Bluff Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
sunfish fair on minnows, jigs and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Cypress Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Redear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
channel catfish good on stinkbaits, livers, and worms; bluegill and redear fair on crickets, worms, and small jigs; largemouth bass fair on minnows, jigs, spinnerbaits, and plastic worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 82º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Redear Sunfish: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
Warmouth: Slow
Largemouth Bass: Slow
Chain Pickerel: Slow
all species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Lake Girardeau


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 78º
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 and worms; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; black bass fair on soft plastics and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
bluegill and catfish fair on live bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Robert DeLaney Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 80º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
Largemouth Bass: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
bluegill good on waxworms; largemouth bass fair on topwater lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Channel Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Good
black bass good using spinnerbaits and crankbaits early in the morning and late in the day; channel and flathead catfish good using live bait and worms on jug lines and trotlines at night; bluegill fair using crickets and worms in the brush; all other species slow; 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: 6/19/17)

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 72º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Smallmouth Bass: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
Longear Sunfish: Fair
Channel Catfish: Slow
bluegill and longear sunfish are fair on live red worm; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Freshwater Drum: Fair
Catfish: Fair
Suckers: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
freshwater drum fair on nightcrawlers; catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Castor River (above Zalma)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Good
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
black bass and goggle-eye good on minnows; all other species good on jigs, worms, and Beetle Spins.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Mississippi River (Middle)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Blue Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
27.8ft at Cape Girardeau; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish and goldfish; blue catfish and channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Slow
Blue Catfish: Good
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Slow
blue catfish good on worms; flathead catfish fair on live sunfish; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): low
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Largemouth Bass: Good
Catfish: Fair
largemouth bass good on topwater green colored frog lures; all species fair on live bait.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Slow
Crappie: Slow
channel catfish fair on chicken liver and stinkbait; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and green sunfish; black bass are fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Southwest

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Striped Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
black bass good on soft plastics, worms, crayfish, jigs, and spinnerbaits; striped bass fair on live baits and large swimbaits; walleye fair on nightcrawlers using split shot rig or bottom bouncing; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Lake Taneycomo


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
trout good in upper portion of lake on olive, white, and black 1/16 oz., 1/8 oz., or 1/4 oz. marabou jigs, blue/chrome Rogues/Rapalas, 1/8 oz. black/chrome or white/chrome Rooster Tails, and orange or chartreuse glo balls drifted with the current; trout good in lower portion on chartreuse, pink and white Power Bait, nightcrawlers and minnows.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Pomme de Terre Reservoir


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 78º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Channel Catfish: Fair
Crappie: Good
White Bass: Fair
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
crappie good trolling small crankbaits; black bass fair on plastic worms and Ned Rigs; channel catfish fair on nightcrawlers; white bass fair on minnows and plastic jigs; walleye fair on bottom bouncers and mid-running crankbaits off main points.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Stockton Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Walleye: Fair
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Fair
Channel Catfish: Fair
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on worms and crickets; channel catfish fair on shad sides and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on topwater lures and flukes; crappie fair trolling crankbaits and minnows over deep brush piles; walleye fair on crankbaits in 15' to 22' of water.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Table Rock Lake


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 83º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Fair
Bluegill: Good
bluegill good on worms in back of coves; black bass fair on Ned Rig and crankbaits in deep water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

Table Rock Lake (James River arm)


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 85º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Catfish: Good
Walleye: Fair
Crappie: Fair
black bass good on crankbaits that dive in 15' to 20' of water, cast under shaded areas and try a variety of colors, green/purple or brown/purple jigs also working well, fish rocky bluffs slowly letting the bait fall all the way to the bottom and slowly work the bait back to you; catfish good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits, cut liver, and cut shad; walleye fair on deep diving crankbaits at sunset; crappie fair on minnows and jigs, fish under docks in about 30' of water; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Rivers

James River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 79º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Good
Catfish: Good
Bluegill: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Good
black bass good on green pumpkin and watermelon colors using Texas rig with grubs, also on live baits; crappie good on live baits, purple and white jigs around structure; white bass good on Rooster Tails, swimbaits and minnows; catfish good on nightcrawlers; bluegill good on worms, crickets and small purple jigs; goggle-eye good on live bait and spinners of all colors.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Niangua River


Information: 417-895-6880
Water Surface Temp: 68º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Good
Black Bass: Good
Goggle-eye (Ozark bass, rock bass, and shadow bass): Fair
trout good below Bennett Springs on bright colored Power Baits and marabou jigs; black bass good on soft plastics and minnows; goggle-eye fair on soft plastics.
(Reported on: 6/20/17)

St. Louis

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Slow
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Slow
catfish slow, try using cut bait, blood baits, doughbaits, worms or livers; black bass slow, try using spinner, topwater lures or crankbait; crappie slow, try using minnows or jigs; bluegill slow, try using worms, crickets or other natural bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

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


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
catfish slow, try using cut bait, blood baits, doughbait, worms or livers.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Rivers

Big River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Fair
black bass fair on spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Bourbeuse River


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
catfish fair on cut bait; black bass good on plastic worms; crappie slow, try minnows; bluegill good on crickets and natural bait.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Meramec River (Crawford Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Slow
Black Bass: Fair
Crappie: Slow
Bluegill: Good
catfish slow try using cut bait; black bass fair on plastic worms and crankbait; crappie slow try using minnows; bluegill good on crickets and natural bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Meramec River (St. Louis Co.)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported:
Catfish: Fair
Black Bass: Good
Crappie: Fair
Bluegill: Fair
catfish fair on blood bait and liver; black bass good on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows; bluegill fair on natural bait; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 76º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Slow
Channel Catfish: Fair
Flathead Catfish: Slow
Freshwater Drum: Slow
blue and flathead catfish slow, try using cut bait; channel catfish fair, try using live bait; freshwater drum slow, try using worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Missouri River (Lower)


Information: 636-441-4554
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported:
Blue Catfish: Slow
Flathead Catfish: Slow
blue catfish slow, try using cut bait; flathead catfish slow, try using live bait.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

Trout Parks

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park


Information: Park 417-532-4418
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
Brown Trout: Fair
zone 1 and 2 popular lures: peach, salmon and brown, white, and black and yellow marabou, gold olive Crackleback, chartreuse, white with pink dot, or white glo balls; zone 3 popular baits: sherbert, yellow, or salmon peach Power Baits, orange worms, salmon eggs; 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: 6/15/17)

Maramec Spring Park

No report submitted. Please contact the appropriate regional office for additional information.
Information: 573-265-7801

Montauk State Park


Information: 573-548-2585
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the river is at 2.12 feet; stocking has resumed throughout the park; fishing has been phenomenal in the lower end of the park where escapees from the historic flood are still lurking, fish are being caught throughout the park in all zones; spinners such as Rooster Tails (single hook) are effective throughout the park; if fishing nymphs, added weight may be necessary due to above average flows; olive or black streamers are effective in the fly-only zone; gold tencil, white, and chartreuse jigs have also been working in all zones; all colors of doughbait have been effective in the bait areas; for up-to-date stream conditions, check USGS water data website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.
(Reported on: 6/19/17)

Roaring River State Park


Information: 417-847-2430
Water Surface Temp: 58º
Water Level (Range): falling
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported:
Rainbow Trout: Good
the work on the river will continue this week, most of the work will be from the fish cleaning station down; there will be muddy water; the river is normal for this time of year and is clear; right now, Cracklebacks, Adams, beetles, ants, hoppers, and caddis flies are all good; leaders are 9' with 6X or 7X tippets; fish are still being caught on nymphs, pheasant tails, copper johns, black, brown and gray zebra midges, sow bugs, burlaps, hares ears and small prince nymphs; glo balls, San Juan worms, black, brown, olive, and tan buggers and leeches work well most of the day, fish are still being caught on the baby buggers in the same colors; plastic eggs and worms are still catching lots of fish, orange, orange/white, cheese, white, and fluorescent yellow have all been good; spinnerbaits are still working in the early mornings black, brown, white, olive, and skunk have all been working well; jig fisherman are really doing well right now, the water is good for sight fishing and the jig fisherman are catching trout on olive, black, brown, white, and tan; if you are using Micro Jigs, tan, olive, and black/yellow have been the best colors; Zone 3 is fishing good on white or orange Power Bait paste; corn, nightcrawlers, and natural eggs have also been working.
(Reported on: 6/21/17)

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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