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SoutheastLakesClearwater Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 72º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: clear Fish Reported:  Crappie: Slow  Largemouth Bass: Slow  Catfish: Fair  Bluegill: Fair  White Bass: Slow  bluegill fair on crickets and live worms; catfish fair on trotlines with live baits after dark, and pole and line with stinkbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Council Bluff Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 69º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: clear Fish Reported:  Redear Sunfish: Good  Bluegill: Good  Black Bass: Fair  Crappie: Slow  Channel Catfish: Slow  redear sunfish and bluegill good on worms; black bass fair on crankbaits and dark-colored soft plastic baits during low-light periods; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Cypress Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 74º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Crappie: Fair  Bluegill: Fair  Largemouth Bass: Fair  Channel Catfish: Fair  Redear Sunfish: Slow  crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; channel catfish fair on doughbaits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1 Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 73º Water Level (Range): high Water Type: clear Fish Reported:  Largemouth Bass: Slow  Bluegill: Slow  Crappie: Slow  Warmouth: Fair  Redear Sunfish: Slow  warmouth fair on crickets; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Lake Girardeau Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 74º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Redear Sunfish: Fair  Channel Catfish: Fair  Bluegill: Fair  Largemouth Bass: Slow  Crappie: Slow  redear sunfish, channel catfish, and bluegill fair on worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Perry County Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 72º Water Level (Range): -none- Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Crappie: Fair  Bluegill: Good  Largemouth Bass: Slow  Black Bass: Slow  Catfish: Slow  crappie fair on minnows; bluegill good on worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Robert DeLaney Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Black Bass: Fair  Bluegill: Fair  Channel Catfish: Good  Crappie: Slow  Largemouth Bass: Slow  black bass fair on artificial lures and spinnerbaits; bluegill fair on crickets and waxworms; channel catfish good on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Wappapello Lake Information: 573-290-5730  Water Level (Range): falling Water Type: clear Fish Reported:  Black Bass: Fair  Crappie: Fair  Bluegill: Good  Catfish: Good  lake level at 363.91'; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on crickets and worms; catfish good using live baits on jug lines and trotlines at night near rocky areas; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; 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: 5/27/15)RiversBlack River (above Clearwater Lake) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 66º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: clear Fish Reported:  Smallmouth Bass: Slow  Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow  Largemouth Bass: Slow  Bluegill: Slow  Channel Catfish: Slow  all species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Black River (below Clearwater Lake) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 54º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: -none- Fish Reported:  Crappie: Slow  Catfish: Fair  Black Bass: Slow  White Bass: Slow  Bluegill: Fair  catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; bluegill fair on nightcrawlers and crickets; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Castor River (above Zalma) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: muddy Fish Reported:  Black Bass: Fair  Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow  Longear Sunfish: Slow  black bass fair on minnows; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Mississippi River (Middle) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Level (Range): falling Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Channel Catfish: Fair  Blue Catfish: Fair  Flathead Catfish: Fair  26.5'; catfish fair on cut baits; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Level (Range): rising Water Type: muddy Fish Reported:  Catfish: Fair  Blue Catfish: Fair  Flathead Catfish: Fair  25' at Cairo; catfish fair on cut baits and worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 56º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: -none- Fish Reported:  Catfish: Fair  Crappie: Fair  Black Bass: Fair  catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; black bass fair on assorted lures and plastic worms; all other species slow. (Reported on: 5/27/15)St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake) Information: 573-290-5730  Water Surface Temp: 70º Water Level (Range): high Water Type: dingy Fish Reported:  Channel Catfish: Good  Flathead Catfish: Fair  Black Bass: Slow  Bluegill: Slow  Crappie: Slow  channel catfish good on pole and line and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill and goldfish; all other species slow.  (Reported on: 5/27/15)

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Thursday 05/14/2015
MDC Offers Youth Basic Marksmanship Course
Posted: May 14, 2015

The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host a Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship course for ages 11 to 15 June 8 and 9.

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MDC Weekly Fishing Report
Posted: May 14, 2015

Southeast

Lakes

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/clearwater-lake">Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Slow 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
White Bass: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Fair 
catfish fair on stinkbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/council-bluff-lake">Council Bluff Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 66º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
Bluegill: Fair 
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored soft plastics; bluegill fair on worms; crappie fair on jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/cypress-lake">Cypress Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Slow 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
Redear Sunfish: Slow 
crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows; bluegill and redear sunfish slow, best on crickets and jigs; bass slow, best on spinnerbaits and jigs; catfish slow, best on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/duck-creek-ca-pool-1">Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 74º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Crappie: Slow 
Warmouth: Slow 
Redear Sunfish: Slow 
water level is 346.4'; all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/lake-girardeau">Lake Girardeau


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Bluegill: Fair 
Redear Sunfish: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie fair on crickets, worms, and minnows; largemouth bass fair on artificial worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/perry-county-lake">Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 75º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Slow 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Black Bass: Slow 
Catfish: Fair 
catfish fair on nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/robert-delaney-lake">Robert DeLaney Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Channel Catfish: Fair 
Black Bass: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Good 
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bluegill good on crickets, wax worms, jigs, and artificial baits; catfish fair on worms; bass fair on artificial lures (rubber worms); all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/wappapello-lake">Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Black Bass: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Catfish: Good 
Bluegill: Fair 
lake level at 360.5' and rising; predicted crest on Friday 5/15 at 366'; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets and worms; catfish good using live bait on juglines and trotlines at night near rocky areas; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; 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: 5/13/15)

Rivers

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/black-river-above-clearwater-lake">Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Smallmouth Bass: Slow 
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/black-river-below-clearwater-lake">Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Slow 
Catfish: Slow 
Black Bass: Slow 
White Bass: Slow 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/castor-river-above-zalma">Castor River (above Zalma)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Black Bass: Slow 
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow 
Longear Sunfish: Slow 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/mississippi-river-middle">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 
river level is 25'; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on cut baits and stinkbaits; flathead catfish fair on worms and live baits.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/mississippi-river-ohio-river-arkansas">Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: 
Catfish: Fair 
Blue Catfish: Slow 
Flathead Catfish: Slow 
12.4' at Caruthersville; catfish fair on worms, cut baits and some success on liver and shrimp; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/st-francis-river-above-wappapello-lake">St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 57º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Slow 
Catfish: Slow 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/st-francis-river-below-wappapello-lake">St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 70º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
Flathead Catfish: Slow 
Black Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Crappie: Fair 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/13/15)

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Thursday 05/07/2015
MDC Offers Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship Course
Posted: May 07, 2015

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host a Youth Basic Rifle Marksmanship course for ages 11 to 15 on Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9.

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Thirteen-year Periodical Cicadas Expected to Ring in Noisy Southeast Missouri Summer
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 11:30 am

This summer may be a noisy one throughout parts of Southeast Missouri according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). A brood of 13-year cicadas (Brood XXIII) that extends from Illinois to Louisiana will emerge in southeastern Missouri in mid-May.

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MDC Weekly Fishing Report
Posted: May 07, 2015

Southeast

Lakes

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/clearwater-lake">Clearwater Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Fair 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
White Bass: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
crappie fair on crankbaits and jigs; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/council-bluff-lake">Council Bluff Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 64º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Crappie: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Fair 
largemouth bass fair on dark-colored plastics and crankbaits during low light periods; channel catfish fair on liver; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/cypress-lake">Cypress Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 71º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Fair 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Bluegill: Fair 
Channel Catfish: Fair 
Redear Sunfish: Fair 
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bluegill and redear fair on crickets and jigs; bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs; catfish fair on stinkbaits and worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/duck-creek-ca-pool-1">Duck Creek C.A. Pool #1


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 73º
Water Level (Range): high
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Bluegill: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Warmouth: Fair 
Redear Sunfish: Fair 
water level is 346.2'; largemouth bass fair on shiners; bluegill, crappie, warmouth sunfish and redear fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/6/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/lake-girardeau">Lake Girardeau


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Bluegill: Fair 
Redear Sunfish: Fair 
Crappie: Fair 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
redear and bluegill fair on crickets and worms; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; largemouth bass fair on artificial worms and spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/perry-county-lake">Perry County Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 69º
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Good 
Largemouth Bass: Fair 
Black Bass: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
crappie excellent on minnows; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/robert-delaney-lake">Robert DeLaney Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
Black Bass: Slow 
Crappie: Fair 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Fair 
crappie fair on jigs and minnows; bluegill fair on crickets, wax worms, and jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/wappapello-lake">Wappapello Lake


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): rising
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Black Bass: Fair 
Crappie: Good 
Catfish: Good 
Bluegill: Good 
lake level 359.74'; black bass fair on crankbaits and soft plastics; crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill good on crickets and worms; catfish good using live bait on juglines and trotlines at night; anglers should note the 9" minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake; 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: 5/5/15)

Rivers

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/black-river-above-clearwater-lake">Black River (above Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 65º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Smallmouth Bass: Fair 
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Fair 
Largemouth Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Channel Catfish: Slow 
smallmouth bass and goggle-eye fair on spinnerbaits or cube baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/black-river-below-clearwater-lake">Black River (below Clearwater Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 54º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Fair 
Catfish: Fair 
Black Bass: Slow 
White Bass: Fair 
crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; white bass fair on jigs and assorted lures; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/castor-river-above-zalma">Castor River (above Zalma)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: clear
Fish Reported: 
Black Bass: Slow 
Northern Rock Bass (Goggle-Eye): Slow 
Longear Sunfish: Slow 
all species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/mississippi-river-middle">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 
river level is 15.9' and falling; channel catfish and blue catfish fair on stinkbaits, worms, and cut baits; flathead catfish fair on worms; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/mississippi-river-ohio-river-arkansas">Mississippi River (Ohio River to Arkansas)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Level (Range): -none-
Water Type: muddy
Fish Reported: 
Catfish: Fair 
Blue Catfish: Slow 
Flathead Catfish: Slow 
27.6' at Cairo; catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/st-francis-river-above-wappapello-lake">St. Francis River (above Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 55º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: -none-
Fish Reported: 
Crappie: Fair 
Catfish: Fair 
catfish fair on nightcrawlers and cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and assorted jigs; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

http://fishing.mdc.mo.gov//reports/st-francis-river-below-wappapello-lake">St. Francis River (below Wappapello Lake)


Information: 573-290-5730 
Water Surface Temp: 67º
Water Level (Range): normal
Water Type: dingy
Fish Reported: 
Channel Catfish: Good 
Flathead Catfish: Fair 
Black Bass: Slow 
Bluegill: Slow 
Crappie: Fair 
at Chalkbluff CA channel catfish good on pole and trotlines using worms, stinkbaits, and chicken liver; flathead catfish fair on trotlines with live bluegill and goldfish; crappie fair on pole and line with minnows; all other species slow.
(Reported on: 5/5/15)

 

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Missouri State Parks May 16
Posted: May 06, 2015

Missourians can experience fun, family-friendly activities throughout the state park system on Saturday, May 16 in celebration of Kids to Parks Day. This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks. More than 100,000 parks throughout the nation will be participating.

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Consumer Fraud Task Force Warns of Fake IRS Agent Scams
Posted: May 06, 2015

Despite repeated efforts by government and consumer groups to warn the public about callers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents, the Consumer Fraud Task Force warns that the scammers continue to victimize consumers at an alarming rate.

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Sam A. Baker Park Program Schedule
Posted: May 06, 2015

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