This web page is nearly identical to the classic River Trips application, but pulls data from the new database, with data formatted to mimic the old format. The original River Trips application can also be viewed, but the data there are no longer updated as of 1 Dec 2016.

River Trips (Classic)

Summary Data|All Data|Bowe|Edmond|Eth|Frese|Fillmore|Grote|Ince|Ligon|Storts|Van Someren|AR|IL|MO|OH|OK|OR Submit A New Trip

Date State River Start End Distance Station Discharge Height Condition Fishing
2019-07-25 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 3210 7.57 High None
2016-07-26 MO Salt River F See Spillway Cincinnati Road 7.0 Center 77 2.05 Good None
2012-08-25 MO Huzzah Creek Scotia Meramec River 1.3 Steelville 41 2.08 Low None
2012-08-25 MO Meramec River Huzzah Creek Ozark Outdoors 2.5 Sullivan 238 2.00 Low None
2007-08-11 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 181 Good None
2006-08-20 MO Gasconade River Schlicht Spring MO 17 10.2 Hazelgreen 53 Poor None
2006-06-24 MO Meramec River Bluffs Ozark Outdoors 9.0 Sullivan 341 2.32 Good None
2006-06-11 MO Niangua River C Fort Niangua NRO 9.3 Good None
2005-06-25 MO Meramec River Scott's Ford Indian Springs 5.9 Sullivan 294 2.01 Good None
2004-06-19 MO Jacks Fork River Bay Creek Eminence 12.1 Alley Spring 154 2.46 Good None
2004-05-16 MO Big Piney River Six Crossings Ross 4.7 Big Piney 575 3.75 Good None
2004-05-08 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None
2003-08-24 MO James River Shelvin Rock Hootentown 6.2 Boaz 65 Good None
2003-06-21 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 252 Good None
2002-09-07 MO Niangua River C Bennett Spring Ho Humm 8.0 Good None
2002-08-17 MO Current River Akers Pulltite 9.5 Akers 262 Good None

Summary for Ince

Data Rows16
Data Sources1


A Slightly above (upstream)

B Slightly below (downstream)

C Historical data are mostly lacking for the Niangua River. Furthermore, gauges placed in strategic locations for this purpose are lacking, since Bennett Spring is such an important part of the water source for the river. However, the Niangua can be floated most summers below the spring, even during dry years.

D The Sunday 3 February 2013 edition of the Springfield News-Leader contained a front page article about Bull Creek. It mentioned a local who called the river "white-watery" at 600 cfs and "low and draggy" below 200 cfs (as measured from Walnut Shade).

E The Ponca low water bridge air space measurement, compared to the USGS gauge, is explained by Mike Mills from Buffalo Outdoor Center. He describes 3-4 feet (10-20" air space) as being ideal for the upper Buffalo River as measured at Ponca.

F Salt River trips below the Clarence Cannon Dam Reregulation Pool vary greatly depending on power generation schedules, release of excess flood water, and the reregulation water level itself. Tentative power generation schedules can be found online or by calling 417.881.8772. The corps can be reached directly at 573.735.4097 (Mark Twain Lake) or 314.331.8342 / 800.432.1208 (Saint Louis District). It is best to call in the morning to ensure the tentative schedule will be followed.

G Mississippi River water levels are tracked through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers River Gages site.

H There is no USGS gauge on the Osage Fork of the Gasconade River. The listed water levels are for the Gasconade River near Hazelgreen and might not be a good indicator of the Osage Fork.

I There is no USGS gauge on Crane Creek. The listed water levels are for Flat Creek and might not be a good indicator of Crane Creek, despite the physical proximity of the two streams. The maximum air space for a successful trip at the Otto Road low water bridge is about 13 inches.

Condition Descriptions

Fishing Conditions

Fish Species

Next Trip Number: 297