Area fishing conditions

Friday, June 14, 2002

Lakes

Clearwater Lake: 73 degrees, high, murky; channel catfish & largemouth bass fair on worms; all other species slow.

Council Bluff: 68 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on medium to small minnows & soft plastics; all other species slow.

Cypress Lake: 81 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill fair on worms & crickets; channel catfish fair at night on cut bait; all other species slow.

Duck Creek: 85 degrees, clear; black bass fair on plastic worms & spinnerbaits; bluegill slow.

Lake Girardeau: 78 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill fair on crickets, worms & meal worms; crappie fair on minnows & jigs; catfish fair on nightcrawlers & cut bait; all other species slow.

Wappapello: falling, bluegill fair on crickets & worms; catfish fair on live baits & worms; black bass & crappie slow; recorded lake level and other information can be received by calling the Wappapello Lake information hotline at 222-8139.

Rivers

Black River (near Annapolis): 70 degrees, high, clear; smallmouth bass & rock bass good on minnows, worms, artificial worms & tube baits; all other species slow.

Castor River (above Zalma): 73 degrees, rising, dingy; black bass excellent on minnows; all other species good.

Mississippi (below Charleston): falling, muddy; drum fair on worms; all other species slow.

St. Francis (above Wappapello): rising, murky; all species slow.

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 72 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow.

  • Note: This report may not reflect current floating conditions. Special regulations apply to designated portions of water bodies. Some baits and lures may not be legal for all portions. Please check regulations carefully. For more information, go to www.conservation.state.mo.us or www.waterworkswonders.org

    -- Mo. Dept. of Conservation

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