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June 1 fishing report

June 1 fishing report

May 31st, 2013 in News

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.