Lock and dam 25 weldon springs

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by catfish77, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. catfish77

    catfish77 New Member

    Mo (St. Charles area)
    I here alot of people talk about this area, but does anyone bank fish there. I tried it once from the rocks, but just got hung up alot. Every time a barge came by, my poles went crazy. I heard the slew where the river comes in is a great spot but have not tried that yet.
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

    Winfield, MO
    Lock and Dam 25 is at Winfield, Not Weldon Springs.

    You must have hit it wrong as most times there are not that many barges locking through.

    From the parking lot try heading upriver all the way to the green DayMarker/Navigation Light. There is deep water there with a shallow cut engineered into the bank. i.e. dropoff, deep water next to shallow water, should be a good spot. You will hang up a lot in the rip rap but thats fishin'.

    Go farther north to the MDC access in Foley. You will find better bank access there with the channel making a bend right at the bank. There is a daymarker there also. Looks like a great spot to try. You can net shad there with a castnet and get you some fresh bait.

    Good luck.