June 1 fishing report

Here is this week's fishing report, as provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation:REPORTS MADE MAY 28-29

Central Region

Lakes

Binder Lake: 72 degrees; water level normal; water clear; crappie and largemouth bass fair; bluegill good on crickets and worms; all other species slow.

Blind Pony Lake: 65 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; largemouth bass fair on soft plastics; bluegill and channel catfish good on worms; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 64 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie slow, try minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try light-colored plastics and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and crankbaits; catfish fair using cut shad and worms.

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 66 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie fair on minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try light-colored plastics and spoons; black bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics and buzzbaits; catfish fair using cut baits, worms and stinkbaits.

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 66 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie fair on minnows; black bass good on crankbaits; white bass fair; catfish good on cut baits.

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 66 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; black bass good, try using rubber worms and spinnerbaits; crappie slow, try using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and worms; white bass fair, try using light-colored lures.

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 66 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; black bass fair, try using crankbaits; crappie fair, try using minnows; catfish good, try using cut shad and live bluegill; white bass fair, try using light-colored soft plastics.

Little Dixie Lake: 68 degrees; water level high; water muddy; crappie good on live minnows and jigs; channel catfish good on chicken liver; bluegill good on earthworms; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; all other species slow; all use including fishing is prohibited from 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

Rivers

Lamine River: water muddy; 8 feet high; moderate current carrying debris downstream; all species slow.

Missouri River (Middle): water level low; water muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers; blue catfish good on cut baits; flathead catfish fair on goldfish and sunfish; all other species slow.

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 62 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie slow, try using minnows and crappie jigs; white bass slow, try using light-colored plastics and crappie jigs; black bass slow, try using worms and crankbaits; catfish fair using cut shad and worms.

Kansas City Region

Lakes

Atkinson Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 73 degrees; water level normal; water clear; catfish good, all other species fair.

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area: 72 degrees; water level high; water clear; channel catfish fair on chicken liver and cut baits; largemouth bass good on crankbaits; bluegill good on worms around brush piles and spawning beds; redear sunfish good on small jigs on spawning beds; crappie slow with some success on jigs 2 foot under a bobber near deep water brush.

Montrose Lake: 74 degrees; water level high; water dingy; catfish fair, crappie slow, black bass slow, white bass slow, fishing pressure light.

Schell Lake (Schell-Osage CA): 74 degrees; water level normal; water clear; catfish good, all other species fair.

Truman Lake: 70 degrees; water level high; water clear; lake level 710; crappie good on jigs and minnows; catfish good on cut bait; white bass good on crankbaits.

Truman Lake Tailwaters: 70 degrees; water level high; water clear; crappie good, catfish good, white bass good, black bass fair.

River

Missouri River (Kansas City area): 65 degrees; water level normal; water muddy; there is a small amount of debris in the flow; fishing is slow with some success of blue catfish biting on goldfish and bluegill off the ends of the wing dams; flathead catfish biting on worms; all other species slow.

Northeast Region

Lakes

Henry Sever Lake: 68 degrees; water level high; water muddy; crappie good on jigs; largemouth bass fair; all other species slow.

Hunnewell Lake: 69 degrees; water level high; water dingy; channel catfish fair using chicken livers and earthworms; bluegill fair using Beetle Spins; all other species slow; the lake is closed to private boats; bait held or transported in containers with water is prohibited.

Long Branch Lake: 68 degrees; water level high; water muddy; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers, leeches and sunfish; crappie good in coves near structures; hybrid-striped bass fair on nightcrawlers along shore; bow fishing for carp good along shallow shoreline; all other species slow.

Mark Twain Lake: 67 degrees; water level high; water muddy; blue catfish, channel catfish and flathead catfish good on limb lines and trotlines using live baits; largemouth bass fair along shoreline using jigs; crappie fair, but small, on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.

Thomas Hill Reservoir: 69 degrees; water level high; water dingy; crappie good along the Hwy. T rocks using jigs and minnows; channel catfish fair on natural baits; hybrid striped bass fair on natural baits; all other species slow.

Rivers

Mississippi River (upper): 68 degrees; water muddy; predicted to rise to 8 feet above flood stage; inaccessible at most locations; all species slow.

Salt (below Mark Twain): 60 degrees; water level high; water muddy; channel catfish fair on live baits; drum fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.

Northwest Region

Lakes

Bilby Ranch Lake: water dingy; mid 60s; channel catfish good on liver and cut baits on the dam and in shallow water; crappie slow; bluegill good on worms, but small.

Lake Paho: 68 degrees; fishing for all species good; channel catfish and black bullheads good on cut baits and nightcrawlers; hybrid striped bass good in the spillway; largemouth bass good on spinner baits and soft plastics; bluegills of respectable size good on worms; crappie good on small spinnerbaits.

Mozingo Lake: mid 60s, dingy in the north and clear in the south; largemouth bass good; crappie fair-start looking over deep brush; channel catfish good on cut baits; bluegill good on worms in shallow bays in classic spawning areas.

Pony Express Lake: 69 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie fair on minnows around structure; smallmouth bass good on spinner baits; carp are in the shallows and spawning, good for bowfishing.

Smithville Lake: 68 degrees, 8 inches low and steady; crappie fair; spawn seems to be winding down; larger fish being caught in deeper water away fron the bank, however, you may catch a few remaining fish near the shore on assorted jigs; catfish fair on cut shad with a few being caught on liver, nightcrawlers and crappie-sized minnows; largemouth bass fair on suspended baits, jigs and spinnerbaits; white bass fair with reports of some being caught up the Little Platte arm of the lake on shad-colored lures/jigs; walleye fair; begin fishing lake points with Rattle Traps and crankbaits to catch post spawn fish.

Rivers

Grand River: 68 degrees; water muddy; blue catfish and channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and cut shad; flathead catfish good on live baits; all other species good.

Missouri River (upper): 68 degrees; water level high; water dingy; channel catfish good on worms and dip bait; blue catfish fair on worms and cut bait; flathead catfish good on worms, fair on live bait; carp good on worms and fair on corn.

Ozark Region

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (East): 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; black bass fair on soft plastic baits.

Norfork Lake: 71 degrees; water level high; water dingy; white bass fair on jigs and minnows; black bass fair on soft plastic baits.

Rivers

Big Piney River (lower, Pulaski County): 70 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs.

Big Piney River (upper, Texas County): 64 degrees; water level normal; water clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics and live baits.

Bryant Creek: 69 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; smallmouth bass and google-eye fair on soft plastics.

Current River: 69 degrees; water level normal; water clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits.

Eleven Point River: 59 degrees; water level normal; water clear; rainbow trout good on corn and minnows; all other species fair.

Gasconade River (middle): 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs.

Gasconade River (upper): 68 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; black bass and goggle-eye good on small plastic grubs and nightcrawlers.

Jacks Fork River: 66 degrees; water level normal; water clear; all species good.

North Fork of the White River: 66 degrees; water level normal; water clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on soft plastics.

Southeast Region

Lakes

Clearwater Lake: 72 degrees; water level normal; water clear; white bass good on white or chartreuse Road Runners; crappie fair on jigs around brush piles and willows and off of points; all other species slow.

Council Bluff Lake: 70 degrees; water level normal; water clear; largemouth bass good on crankbaits, swimbaits and dark-colored soft plastics; redear sunfish fair on worms; all other species slow.

Cypress Lake: 77 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie good on minnows, goldfish and jigs in 1-3 feet of water; bluegill and redear sunfish good in 1-3 feet of water on jigs, crickets and worms; largemouth bass good in 1-3 feet of water on minnows, jigs, plastic worms and crankbaits; channel catfish good in 2-8 feet of water on worms, crickets and stinkbait; all other species slow. NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no length limit on crappie on Cypress Lake, the daily limit of 15 remains in effect.

Duck Creek C.A. Pool No. 1: 75 degrees; water level high; water clear; largemouth bass good on topwater lures; bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; channel catfish fair on chicken liver; all other species slow.

Lake Girardeau: water level normal; water clear; largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill good on worms and minnows; all other species fair.

Perry County Lake: 78 degrees; water level normal; water clear; crappie fair on minnows; sunfish fair on crickets; largemouth bass fair on spinerbaits; all other species slow.

Robert DeLaney Lake: water level normal; water dingy; channel catfish good; bluegill good, crappie fair; all other species slow. NEW CRAPPIE REGULATION: no length limit on crappie on DeLaney Lake, the daily limit of 15 remains in effect.

Wappapello Lake: 74 degrees; water level falling; channel catfish good using nightcrawlers and live bait, on jug lines and trotlines, at night and near rocky areas; crappie fair using minnows and jigs; black bass fair using crankbaits; bluegill good using crickets and worms; all other species slow. Anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake. Recorded lake level and other infomation can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake Information Hotline at (573) 222-8139 or 1-877-lake-info.

Rivers

Black River (above Clearwater Lake): 67 degrees; water level normal; water clear; smallmouth bass and goggle-eye good on plastic baits, spinnerbaits and live minnows; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers; white bass fair on Rooster Tails; all other species slow.

Black River (below Clearwater Lake): 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs under a float below spillway in deeper water; white bass fair on minnows and assorted jigs; all other species slow.

Castor River (above Zalma): water level normal; water clear; all species slow.

Mississippi River (Middle): water level rising; water muddy; channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish good on worms, cut baits, live baits and stinkbaits; all other species fair.

Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas): 33 degrees; water level falling; water muddy; all species slow.

St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake): 72 degrees; water level normal; water dingy; crappie good on minnows and assorted jigs; channel catfish good on cut bait and nightcrawlers; black bass fair on assorted plastic lures; all other species slow.

St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake): 73 degrees; water level high; water dingy; channel catfish fair on pole and line and trotlines with stinkbaits, chicken liver and worms; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bait of small goldfish or sunfish; black bass fair on artificial baits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow.

Southwest Region

Lakes

Bull Shoals Lake (West): 67 degrees; water level high; water clear; black bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and jigs; crappie good on minnows near brush piles; white bass fair on Alabama Rig (3 hooks only) with white plastic grubs, small Rapalas, and while trolling; walleye fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits; all other species slow.

Lake Taneycomo: 50 degrees; water level high; water clear; trout good in the upper portion of the lake on black, olive/white marabou jigs when drifting with the current, black/chrome and white/chrome Rooster Tails and Rapalas also working well; trout good in the lower portion of the lake on fluorescent orange, chartreuse, white and pink Power Bait nuggets, nightcrawlers and corn; all other species slow.

Pomme de Terre Reservoir: 68 degrees; water level normal; water muddy; crappie good on minnows in 15 feet of water; black bass good on jigs in main lake points; walleye good on crankbaits on flats; catfish good using jug lines with live bait; all other species slow.

Stockton Lake: 68 degrees; water level normal; water clear; black bass good on spinnerbaits and flukes; catfish good on nightcrawlers; walleye good on worm harnesses and bottom bouncers; crappie fair while trolling with small crankbaits and while drifting with minnows.

Table Rock Lake (James River arm): 62 degrees; water level high; water dingy; black bass good on crankbaits that dive 10-12 feet, green or brown jigs and soft plastic green crayfish or salamanders, Shakey Head soft plastic worms in watermelon colors in 12-14 feet of water, and white spinnerbaits with a gold blade thrown against rocky bluffs are also working well; catfish good on trot lines, limb lines or pole and line, flathead catfish good on live bait, channel catfish good on chicken liver, nightcrawlers, stinkbaits, shrimp and cut shad; crappie fair on live minnows, also try soft plastic minnows and jigs in 20-22 feet of water; all other species slow.

Table Rock Lake (main lake): 70 degrees; water level high; water clear; black bass good on UV green colored worms in 8-15 feet of water; bluegill and redear sunfish good on worms and jigs in 1-4 feet of water; crappie fair on minnows and soft plastic jigs in brush along the bank; white bass fair on topwater lures in the early morning.

Rivers

James River: 65 degrees; water level falling; water clear; black bass good on top water flukes and red fins in the morning and evening; white bass good on 1/2 ounce spoons and while trolling with a three-way swivel and deep diving crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie good around brush in 10-25 feet of water; catfish good with live bait fish, cut baits and worms using pole and line or trotlines.

Niangua River: 61 degrees; water level normal; water clear; black bass good on minnows and soft plastics; goggle-eye fair on minnows and soft plastics; trout fair on bright colored Power Baits.

St. Louis Region

Lakes

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; catfish good on cut baits, doughbaits and livers; black bass fair on plastic worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on worms.

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7 and 23: 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; catfish good on cut baits, doughbaits and livers; all other species fair on natural baits.

Rivers

Big River: 70 degrees; water level rising; water muddy; all species fair on natural baits.

Bourbeuse River: 70 degrees; water level rising; water muddy; catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; other species slow on worms and minnows.

Meramec River (Crawford County): 70 degrees; water level high; water muddy; black bass fair on soft plastics; goggle-eye and bluegill fair on worms.

Meramec River (St. Louis County): 70 degrees; water level high; water dingy; catfish fair on cut baits and blood baits; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow.

Mississippi River (St. Louis Region): 67 degrees; water level rising; water muddy; all species slow.

Missouri River (Lower): 67 degrees; water level rising; water muddy; all species slow.

Trout Parks

Bennett Spring State Park: 54 degrees; water level falling; water clear; Zone 1 and 2 lures that are working well are: white floss, gold-plated green or black and yellow wooly, crawdad marabou — 1/8 ounce, red and white mini marabou, glo balls in white, salmon with dot, egg with dot, easter egg, Jimi Hendrix; Rooster Tails in yellow and black, brown with orange tail, white with silver blade; peacock grub, copper johns, black and yellow, gingersnap, ginger, or white marabou, brassies in gold with gold bead, red WD40’s, pheasant tail nymph; Zone 3 baits that are popular are Gulp minnow grubs, Berkley Power Bait orange, trout nuggets. June fishing Hours are 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The statewide free fishing weekend will be June 8-9. Fishing permits and tags are not needed to fish Bennett Spring during that weekend. Moss cutting is scheduled for June 25-26.

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees; water level normal; water clear; fishing is good; the spring branch is back to normal and has good flow; remember to use lightweight line and tackle; fish are holding in areas of swift water and near submerged habitat, target these areas for best success; feather jigs in black and white, brown and yellow colors are producing good numbers of fish; trout worms in orange/white, green/white and yellow are good choices; tightlining doughbait in swift water is producing fish in the late afternoon; fishing hours for May are 6:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m. and June hours are 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information, call (573) 265-7801.

Montauk State Park: 57 degrees; the river level is normal, the water is clear; 2-pound test fishing line or lighter is recommended; fishing is good on most baits; white, brown and yellow scented dough and putty baits are working well in the bait zones; most flies, Rooster Tails and jigs in black and yellow, olive colors and other dark colors are working well, some colors work better at different times of the day; the best fishing is in the mornings and evenings, especially on warmer days. May fishing hours are 6:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m. June fishing hours will be 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For up-to-date stream conditions check http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440.

Roaring River State Park: 58 degrees; water clear; the stream level is staying high and most of the holes are very deep this spring; more weight is needed in a lot of these holes and you will need at least one 3/0 and maybe two of them to get to the bottom; best colors on the soft plastics have been, pink, orange peel, orange, white and chartreuse; when the water is high, black, brown and skunk colored Rooster Tails will always catch a few trout; fluorescent orange and fluorescent pink are doing well; orange, white, cheese, fluorescent yellow power eggs and power worms are working well; hatch brown works very well in the hatchery area; jig fishing with tan, black/yellow, white, olive green and dark brown is working well; flies working well are black wooly buggers, dark brown, and olive wooly buggers are also working well; nymphs to use would be copper johns, pheasant tails, sow bugs, prince nymphs, and burlaps; in Zone 3 use nightcrawlers, corn, Power Bait paste and nuggets with heavy weight.

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