Missouri Fishing Report
If you’re planning a fishing trip to Missouri, you have some
excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Lake of The Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Reservoir, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Thomas Hill Reservoir, Wappapello Lake and others. Many
of the lakes in Missouri have camping facilities as well as other
accommodations nearby. Missouri is well known for excellent Bass,
Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state
you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Longnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Bowfin, Paddlefish and sunfish including Flier Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow Perch
which are plentiful in some waters.
Fishing is regulated in Missouri by the Fish & Game Department.
You can check their website for current fishing reports. Other
fishing reports are offered by independent services which collect
information from fishermen. Some reports are divided by regions
(southern, northern, eastern and western), some are listed by fish
species while others are listed simply lake-by-lake.
Reading Missouri Fishing Reports
Often archived Missouri fishing reports from prior years can help
you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the
prior reports to find consistent information for summer months
of June, July and August. The information will be different than
that for the fall months of September and October. Winter months
of November, December, January and February will show reports unique
to this time of year, possibly including ice fishing reports. Pay
special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing
reports from prior years as they should provide information to
help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to Missouri for a fishing trip
and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Missouri
include Kansas City, St Joseph, Columbia, St Louis, Carthage, Springfield,
Poplar Bluff, Rolla, Lebanon, Moberly and others scattered across
MO, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your
fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here
for a list of Missouri
Missouri Fishing Reports
The fishing report resources listed below offer independent information
about fishing conditions at various lakes, rivers and streams in
Missouri. Use this information knowing that weather and other factors
may have caused fishing conditions to change since the reports
Missouri Department of Conservation
Best of luck to you on all your fishing trips in Missouri. Use the
navigation on the left to find fishing reports for other states.
Missouri Fishing Reports For Lakes, Rivers and Streams