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Ralls County Public Fishing Access

Edward Anderson Conservation Area This conservation area offers 2.30 miles of access to the Mississippi River. You should be aware that the Mississippi River has special regs that differ from other Missouri waters. The fishing here is good for catfish, carp, gar and the other typical big river species. It is fair for crappie.

Driving Directions
Twenty miles north of Louisiana on Hwy 79.
Indian Camp Access This area offers access to the Salt River in Ralls County, Missouri. The fishing here is good for smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
North of New London on Route O about one mile east of Highway 61.
Route J Reservoir (Monroe City) This 94 acre lake offers good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish as well as fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
Three miles east of Monroe City on Highway 36, go five miles south on Route J to the westbound gravel entrance road.
Robert H. Thompson Conservation Area This conservation area in Ralls County offers about 4/10 of a mile of public fishing access on the Mississippi River. This area has good fishing for catfish, carp, gar, buffalo, drum, walleye, and sauger.

Driving Directions
Robert H. Thompson Conservation Area is 200 feet downstream from Saverton Lock and Dam #22.
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Randolph County Public Fishing Access

Bee Hollow Conservation Area This conservation area has access to the East Fork of the Little Chariton River. The fishing is fair for catfish.

Driving Directions
Eight miles south of Macon on Highway 63, then two miles west on Jackpot Road.
Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area The main feature as far as fishing goes in Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area is Bennitt Lake. This 48 acre lake offers a variety of fishing opportunities such as good bass, catfish, and crappie fishing, and fair redear and bluegill fishing. There are also camping and boating facilities available here. View the area brochure for more info.

Driving Directions:
Nineteen miles north of Columbia on Highway 63; then 5 miles west on Route F; then 2.75 miles north on Route T, and then .50 mile west on County Road 2930.
City Waterworks Lake (Higbee) Good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for crappie and sunfish. The lake is about 15 acres in size.

Driving Directions
Take County Road 228 east of Higbee, then north on County Road 261.
Beuth Park Lake (Moberly) Fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. The lake/pond is 3 acres.

Driving Directions
Two miles south of the junction of Highways 63 and 24, and then two miles west on McKinsey Street which becomes Bueth Road near the park.
Rothwell Park Lake (Moberly) Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Two and one-half miles west of Moberly on Highway 24 and one mile south on Rothwell Park Road.
Sugar Creek Lake (Moberly) Good fishing for crappie. Fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. The lake is 320 acres. ADA Courtesy/Boat dock. ADA Fishing Dock. Two ADA vehicle and trailer parking spots in lower parking lot. One ADA vehicle and trailer spot in upper parking lot.

Driving Directions
Hwy 24 west of Moberly one mile, then two miles north on Route DD, and 1.5 miles north on Co. Rd 1310.
Water Works Lake (Moberly) Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish. The lake/pond is 24 acres.

Driving Directions
Two and one-half miles west of Moberly on Highway 24 and 1 mile south on Rothwell Park Road.
Thomas Hill Reservoir Conservation Area An incredible fishing resource. It has the advantage that the power plant feeds warm water into one end of the lake which provides for exceptional Winter fishing on this end of the lake (see map below). The lake itself is medium sized at about 5,000 acres. As of this writing (Dec 12, 2010), boats, including sailboats, may be used on lakes and ponds designated as open to boats. Boats may not be left unattended overnight. Thomas Hill Reservoir is managed primarily for largemouth bass, crappie, hybrid striped bass and catfish. Camping is available at the Highway T campground which includes 10 improved sites. The campgroud offers small covered shelters, concrete pads, a privy and picnic tables. Primitive overflow camping is available adjacent to the permanent campground when campsites are full.

Driving Directions
Main entrance is 5.25 miles west of Macon on Highway 36, then 10 miles south on Route C to College Mound, and 2.4 miles west on Route T.
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Ray County Public Fishing Access

Blue Jay Trail Access Provides public fishing access to the Crooked River. Fair fishing for catfish, carp, and bluegill.

Driving Directions
From Lawson, go east on Hwy D, two miles to Hwy C. North on Hwy C, .2 mile. East on Hwy D, three miles. North on Coon Branch Rd., .75 mile to the area.
Crooked River Conservation Area Fishing opportunities in the Crooked River, 2 fishing ponds of about an acre in size, as well as a 6 acre oxbow lake. The fishing is fair for bass, catfish, crappie, carp, buffalo, and sunfish. No boat launch.

Driving Directions
Travel five miles north of Richmond on Highway 13, then three miles west on Route FF, then one mile north on Wildlife Road to area entrance.
Hardin Conservation Area Access to fishing the Crooked River and a 40 acre Bleu Hole. Fair fishing for catfish, carp, gar, and buffalo.

Driving Directions
Travel three-fourths of a mile south of Hardin on Route J to area entrance.
Lawson City Lake 25 acres. Good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for crappie and sunfish. Fishing Jetty/Platform

Driving Directions
From Route D in Lawson travel on Raum Road one mile north to Lake entrance.
Morton Bridge Access 1/4 mile of public fishing access to the Crooked River. Fair fishing for catfish and carp.

Driving Directions
Travel 2.5 miles east of Richmond on Highway 10 and 1 mile north on Landing Road to area entrance.
Pigg's Landing Access Access to the Missouri River. Good fishing for carp and catfish.

Driving Directions
Travel one mile west of Orrick on Highway 210 to the Fishing River.
Ray County Community Lake 25 acre lake. Good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie. oat Ramp - Lake - Concrete. Fishing Jetty/Platform

Driving Directions
Travel two miles north of Richmond on Highway 13, one mile west on West 128th Street, then one mile south on North Garner Road to area entrance.
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Reynolds County Public Fishing Access

Centerville Access Access to 1/2 mile of Westfork Black River. Good fishing for smallmouth bass and goggle-eye. Fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
Located north of Centerville on Hwy 21 at the West Fork of the Black River.
Clearwater Lake Management Lands Fishing opportunities are in Clearwater Lake (1630.00 acres), Sinking Creek (4 miles of access), Black River (lower stretch-1.4 miles), Webb Creek (4 miles), Black River (upper stretch-9 miles), and Logan Creek (7.5 miles). In the Black River upstream of the Lake, smallmouth bass are common. In the Lake, largemouth bass and spotted bass are the most numerous. In the Black River downstream of Clearwater Lake, spotted bass are abundant. Anglers interested in crappie should fish the brushpiles located throughout the lake. Contact Paul Cieslewicz (paul.cieslewicz@mdc.mo.gov)at the Southeast Regional MDC office for a brushpile location map. Fishing for catfish good essentially throughout. White Bass: Anglers interested in white bass should fish upstream of Bluff View Marina in April. Walleye: The Black River downstream of Clearwater Lake supports excellent walleye and good paddlefish populations.

Driving Directions Five miles west of Piedmont on Route HH.
Lesterville Access Access to Black River. Good fishing for smallmouth bass. Visit Black River Smallmouth Fishing for detailed info. Also good fishing for goggle-eye and fair fishing for catfish.

Driving Directions
Take Highway 21 east from Lesterville for one mile to Peola Road (County Road 342), then take County Road 342 south to the junction with County Road 364. Take County Road 364 south 1.5 miles to the Lesterville Access on the left.
Current River Conservation Area 3.5 miles of access to Current River. Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass and goggle-eye. Buford Pond is stocked annually with channel catfish.

Driving Directions
The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Highway 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Hwy. 106. Another is located on South Road in Ellington. The other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
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Ripley County Public Fishing Access

T. L. Wright Memorial Access (Doniphan) Access to the Current River. Good fishing for bass and suckers. Fair fishing for walleye and goggle-eye. For more on walleye, visit Missouri Walleye Fishing.

Driving Directions
Located on the Current River in the T.L. Wright Memorial Park in downtown Doniphan.
Greenville Ford Access Public fishing access to about 1/10th of a mile of the Little Black River in Ripley County, Missouri. Fishing is fair for bass, suckers, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Six miles north of Doniphan on Highway 21, east 4 miles on Highway K to the bridge over the Little Black River.
Little Black Conservation Area Most of fishing on North Prong and South Prong of the Little Black River. Fair fishing for bass, suckers, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Eight miles north of Doniphan on Highway 21, go east on Route NN. For two new compartments from Doniphan go six miles north on Hwy 21, go east on Hwy K and five miles to Co. Road K-4.
Mudpuppy Conservation Area Access for fishing the Little Black River as well as one 1-acre fishing pond. Fishing is fair for bass, suckers, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Six miles east of Doniphan on Highway 160, go four miles north on Route BB.
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St. Charles County Public Fishing Access

Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area Fishing access to one miloes of the Missouri River.Fair fishing for catfish. River fishing for carp and freshwater drum can be good during summer months.

Driving Directions
From I-70, travel south on South Fifth Street one-half mile to South River Road. Travel approximately one-half mile east on South River Road to Old South River Road. Turn north onto Old South River Road and area parking is located along the shoulder of Old South River Road.
Blanchette Landing Access Fishing access to 0.5 miles of the Missouri River. Good fishing catfish, carp, drum, and white bass. Fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
Located in downtown St. Charles at 2nd and Olive streets.
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Public fishing access to 32 ponds totalling 550 acres. This is a great fishing resource for St. Louis area and St. Charles Cty. Much more on this area at St. Louis Area Fishing. Bass fishing good on most lakes. Catfish (14inch) stocked in lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24 May-September. Special regulations apply. Crappie good throughout. Carp fishing at Lake 33 is good in the warmer months. Muskie fishing opportunities are available on Lake 35 in late spring and fall. Sunfish good throughout-bluegill, green sunfish. Trout stocked November - February in lakes 21, 22, 23, 24, and 28. Special regulations apply.

Driving Directions
In St. Charles County, south on Hwy 94 from Hwy 40/61, then 1.5 miles on Route D.
Cuivre Island Conservation Area Fishing access to Mississippi River as well as Cuivre Slough. Good fishing for bass, catfish, carp, drum, buffalo, crappie.

Driving Directions
To reach Cuivre Island Conservation Area, take Highway 79 north from O'Fallon to Dalbow Road, then follow Dalbow Road five miles east to the area entrance.
Howell Island Conservation Area Fishing access to Missouri River and Centaur Chute. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for crappie. Get more detailed area on Howell Island at St. Louis Area Fishing.

Driving Directions
From eastbound I-64, exit onto Chesterfield Airport Road and travel three miles west on Olive Street/Eatherton Road to the area entrance. From westbound I-64, exit onto Long Road and travel two miles west on Chesterfield Airport Road to Olive Street/Eatherton Road. Travel three miles west on Olive Street/Eatherton Road to the area entrance.
Fountain Lakes Pond (St. Charles) 1.5 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
Off I-370 at the Elm Street Exit, then south to Elm Point Rd, west to Huster Rd, and north to Moore Lake, Skate Park Lake and Fountain Lakes Pond.
Kluesner Lake (St. Charles) 30 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie and bullheads.

Driving Directions
Off of I-370 at the Elm Street Exit, then north to the lake.
Moore Lake (St. Charles) 14 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for crappie, green sunfish, and bluegill.

Driving Directions
Off I-370 at the Elm Street Exit, then south to Elm Point Rd, west to Huster Rd, and north to Moore Lake, Skate Park Lake and Fountain Lakes Pond.
Skate Park Lake (St. Charles) 12 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish and fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
Off I-370 at the Elm Street Exit, then south to Elm Point Rd, west to Huster Rd, and north to Moore Lake, Skate Park Lake and Fountain Lakes Pond.
Hide-A-Way Harbor (St. Charles County) Fishing access to the Mississippi River and some small ponds. Good fishing for catfish, carp, drum, white bass, buffalo, crappie, paddlefish. Fair fishing for bass.

Driving Directions
(Near Portage Des Sioux) Take Highway 94 to Route J, then go north on J to Portage Road. West on Portage Road, take Sioux Drive north.
Weldon Spring Conservation Area Fishing access to numerous ponds and lakes. Also fishing access to Missouri River and Femme Osage Slough. Good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for crappie. Missouri River and Femme Osage Slough fishing opportunities for carp, sturgeon, and drum.

Driving Directions
Accessible from several parking areas along Highway 94, south of Highway 40/61.
Community Club Lake (Wentzville) 5 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
North of I-70 on Pearce Boulevard, then three miles west on Meyer Road.
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St. Clair County Public Fishing Access

Birdsong Conservation Area Fishing access in Brush Creek. Fair fishing for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Birdsong Conservation Area is west of Collins on Highwy 54 to Route J, then 2.5 miles south.
Blackjack Access Fishing access in Sac River and Brush Creek. Fair fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
West of Collins on Highway 54 to Route J, continue 3 miles to Route W, and 2 miles west to the area.
Kings Prairie Access Fishing access for Weaubleau Creek. Fishing is fair for sunfish.

Driving Directions
Go four miles south of Osecola on Highway 13 to Vista, then 2.5 miles east on Route T.
Linscomb Wildlife Area Fishing access for Simms Creek and the Osage River. Fishing good for catfish but hard to get to river.

Driving Directions
Nine miles northeast of El Dorado Springs on Highway 82, go 1.5 miles north on Route OO.
Schell-Osage Conservation Area Fishing access for Atkinson Lake (461 acres), Schell Lake (351 acres), West Strader Pond (1 acre), South Strader Pond (1 acre), North Hutton Pond (3 acres), East Strader Pond (1 acre), East Hutton Pond (4 acres), West Hutton Pond (3 acres), Goose Pen Pond (1.4 acres), Bush Pond (1/2 acre), Jones Pond (1/2 acre) as well as 12 miles of access to the Osage River. Fair bass fishing. Fair crappie fishing, Good fishing for catfish. Paddlefish snagging in Osage River/Truman Reservoir.

Driving Directions
Schell-Osage Conservation Area is six miles west of El Dorado Springs on Highway 54 to Route AA. Take AA north 12 miles to Route RA and follow RA one mile east.
Taberville Access Fishing access for Osage River arm of Truman Reservoir. Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing crappie. Fair paddlefish snagging.

Driving Directions
Taberville Access is 10 miles north of El Dorado Springs on Route H.
Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Gallinipper Creek) Fishing access to Truman Lake. Limited access to Gallinipper Creek and Truman Reservoir. Good fishing catfish, crappie, and some other species.

Driving Directions
Truman Reservoir ML (Gallinipper Creek) is four miles north of Osceola on Hwy 13, then three miles southwest on CR NE 301.
Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Sac Osage) Good fishing access to Truman Lake and Sac River. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
Travel southwest from Osceola on Highway 82 about four miles to multiple area parking lots.
Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Salt Creek) Limited access to the Osage River and good access to lake. Good fishing catfish and fair fishing crappie.

Driving Directions
Take Highway E north from Roscoe two miles. The area will be on both sides of the blacktop.
Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Valhalla) Limited fishing accessTruman Lake.Good bass, crappie, and catfish fishing.

Driving Directions
(From Lowry City) Take Highway C east six miles, then turn north on Highway HH and go until County Road NE 900 east.
Truman Reservoir Management Lands (Weaubleau Creek) Limited fishing access to Truman Lake and several area streams. Good fishing for bass, catfish, and crappie.

Driving Directions
Take Highway 82 east from Osceola five miles, then go north on County Road NE 1025.
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St. Francois County Public Fishing Access

Bismarck Conservation Area Fishing access at DiSalvo Lake (210 acres). Fishing good for bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Camping area. Boat Ramp.

Driving Directions
Go south on Route N from Bismarck in St. Francois Co., turn west on Grider Rd. to Lakeview Rd., which leads to the area.
Bonne Terre City Lake 9.5 acre lake with fair fishing for bass and sunfish. Good fishing for catfish. Boat ramp and 2 fishing docks.

Driving Directions
(From Highway 47 in Bonne Terre) Go south on School Street, right on Church Street and left on Lake Drive.
Giessing Lake (Farmington) 2.3 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
(From Highway 67 in Farmington) Go east on New Perrine Road, then south on Air Park Road, and then east (right) on Vargo Road to Engler Park entrance.
Hager Lake (Farmington) 5 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fishing Jetty.

Driving Directions
Take Highway 67 in Farmington, go west on Overall Road, and then north on Progress Road.
Thomas Lake (Farmington) 2 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
(From Highway 67 in Farmington) Go east on Perrine Road, then south on Air Park Road, and then east (left) on Vargo Road to Engler Park entrance. Park at the soccer fields and take trail across the road to the lake.
Gruner Ford Access Fishing access to 0.8 miles St. Francis River. Good fishing for bass, goggle-eye, and sunfish. Fair fishing for catfish. More smallmouth bass fishing info on this stream at St. Francis Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
Gruner Ford Access is three miles south of Farmington on Route H.
Iron Mountain Lake 79 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for sunfish. Boat Ramp. Fishing Jetty.

Driving Directions
Iron Mountain City Lake is west of Farmington on Route W, take Parkway Road south off W, and then go east on Gallatin Drive.
Leadwood Access Fishing access to the Big River. Good fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, spotted bass, and goggle-eye. Fair fishing for catfish. More informationm on smallmouth fishing at Big River Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
Leadwood Access is east of Leadwood on Highway 8.
Quarry Pond (Mineral Area College) 2 acre pond with fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. However, access is difficult except from dock AND area often closed if area skeet and trap facility in use.

Driving Directions
On the Mineral Area College Campus, east of Park Hills at the junction of Highway 67 and Highway 32.
Syenite Access Fishing access for the St. Francis River. Good fishing for bass, goggle-eye, sunfish. Fair fishing for catfish. Detailed St. Francis smallmouth bass information at St. Francis Smallmouth Bass Fishing.
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St. Louis County Public Fishing Access

Allenton Access Fishing access to the Meramec River. Good fishing for bass, catfish, carp, and suckers. Fair fishing for crappie and sunfish. More at Meramec Smallmouth Fishing.

Driving Directions
Exit I-44 at Allenton Six Flags Rd and go south; turn east on Main Street, then go south on Brown Rd to Huntersford and continue to the Meramec River.
New Ballwin Park Lake (Ballwin) 1-acre with good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fishing jetty/platform.

Driving Directions
New Ballwin Lake is west on Manchester Road off I-270, then south on New Ballwin Road to New Ballwin Park.
Vlasis Park Lake (Ballwin) 1/2 acre lake good for trout in winter as well as catfish. Fishing is fair for carp and sunfish. Fishing jetty/platform.

Driving Directions
Vlasis Park Lake is west on Manchester Road off I-270, then north on Seven Trails Drive.
Bellefontaine Conservation Area Access to Hybrid Pond, Catfish Pond, and Bass Pond where fishing only through the Aquatic Resource Education Program-no public fishing allowed. Conservation Fishing Center which requires reservations by contacting 314-877-6014. Bluegill Lake - Bluegill Lake is the only public fishing opportunity on the area.

Driving Directions
Take Highway 367 south from I-270 approximately .50 mile to the entrance to the Missouri Veterans Home. Proceed east on the Veterans Home driveway to the entrance to the conservation area.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Access to Mississippi River and Missouri River at their confluence.Several places to access the Missouri and Mississippi rivers including a disabled accessible pier on the Missouri River. Catfish good. Good population. Carp, buffalo, sturgeon and drum.

Driving Directions
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is in North St. Louis County. Take the Riverview Drive exit from I-270, then go north on Riverview about 2.5 miles.
Emmenegger Nature Park Meramec River fishing access. This area has good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. For more info, visit Meramec Smallmouth.

Driving Directions
(From eastbound) I-44 take the Watson Road exit, and turn north on Geyer Road. Follow Geyer 200 yards to Cragwold Road and go one mile west before turning south on Stoneywood.
January-Wabash Park Lake (Ferguson) 5.3 acre lake with good fishing for catfish and carp. Also, there is fair fishing for bass, sunfish, and crappie. During the Winter, there is good fishing for trout that are stocked in this lake.

Driving Directions
January-Wabash Park Lake is south on New Florissant Road off of I-270, then west (right) on January Avenue.
Howell Island Conservation Area Fishing access for the Missouri Ribver and Centaur Chute. Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for crappie and white bass. More info at St. Louis Area Fishing.

Driving Directions
From eastbound I-64, exit onto Chesterfield Airport Road and travel three miles west on Olive Street/Eatherton Road to the area entrance. From westbound I-64, exit onto Long Road and travel two miles west on Chesterfield Airport Road to Olive Street/Eatherton Road. Travel three miles west on Olive Street/Eatherton Road to the area entrance.
Koeneman Park Lake (Jennings) 6 acre lake with good fishing for bass, bluegill, as well as redear sunfish. Fair fishing for catfish. Good fishing for trout when they are stocked in Winter.

Driving Directions
In St. Louis county, off of I-70 at the Lucas and Hunt Road exit, then north to Koeneman Park (north of West Florissant Avenue).
Greentree Park Access (Kirkwood) Fishing access to Meramec River. Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, paddlefish, sunfish, and carp.

Driving Directions
Greentree Park Access is on Marshall Road between Highway 141 and I-270.
Walker Lake (Kirkwood) 2.5 acre lake with good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass and sunfish. There are trout stocked in the Winter.

Driving Directions
Walker Lake is north on Highway 61/67 from I-44, then west (left) on Adams.
Route 66 State Park Access (MO DNR) Fishing access to Meramec River. Good fishing for catfish, carp, suckers, and drum. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish. Smallmouth details at Meramec Smallmouth Fishing.

Driving Directions
From St. Louis, take I-44 west to the Lewis Rd. exit, then North Outer Rd. into the park, and follow access signs to the Meramec River.
Wild Acres Park Lake (Overland) 2.5 acre lake with good fishing for bass and sunfish and fair fishing for catfish. Trout are stocked in this lake during the Winter.

Driving Directions
Wild Acres Park Lake is north on Ashby from Page Avenue, then east on Midland Blvd.
Pacific Palisades Conservation Area Fishing access to Meramec River and some pit ponds that provide fishing when the rriver has flooded water and fish into them. Good fishing in the river for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for walleye, drum, suckers, carp, crappie, and sunfish. Detailed smallmouth info at Meramec Smallmouth Fishing. Additional info on walleye at Missouri Walleye Fishing.

Driving Directions
The Jefferson County portion of Pacific Palisades Conservation Area is 1.5 miles south of Pacific on Route F, then one-tenth-mile east on English Road. The boat ramp is located in St. Louis County off Route 66, which is an outer road of I-44.
Pelican Island Access Fishing access to the Missouri River. Good fishing for catfish, carp, drum, and sturgeon.

Driving Directions
Located in north St. Louis County on the bank of the Missouri River at river mile 10.5. Take Old Jamestown Road to the entrance at Sioux Passage Park and follow the road through the park to the river access.
Saint Stanislaus Conservation Area Fishing access to Missouri River as well as Cowmire Creek. Good fishing for catfish in Bryan Island Chute. Fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
St. Stanislaus Conservation Area is in the Missouri River Bottoms in Hazelwood. It can be reached from Highway 370 by going northeast on Aubuchon Road about four miles.
Benton Park Lake (St. Louis City) 1-acre pond with fair fishing for catfish and carp.

Driving Directions
Benton Park Lake is west off I-55 on Arsenal.
Carondelet Park - Boathouse Lake (St. Louis City) 4.4 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and crappie. Fair fishing for crappie and carp. There is a winter trout fishery...stocked by MDC.

Driving Directions
Boathouse Lake is in Carondelet Park on Loughborough Avenue off I-55.
Fairgrounds Park Lake (St. Louis City) 8.8 acre lake with good fishing for catfish and carp. There is fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Take I-70 to West Florissant and take West Florissant to North Florissant, then go left. From North Florissant, turn right on Prairie.
Horseshoe Lake (St. Louis City) 2.4 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Horseshoe Lake is in Carondelet Park on Loughborough Avenue off of I-55.
Hyde Park Lake (St. Louis City) 1/2 acre lake with fair fishing for catfish and carp.

Driving Directions
Hyde Park Lake is on Salisbury Street west off of I-70.
Jefferson Lake (St. Louis City) 9 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for catfish and carp. Winter trout fishing...stocked by MDC.

Driving Directions
Located in Forest Park off Hwy 40/61; at Kingshighway exit, go north, then left on Hospital Dr, then right on Clayton Rd to lake on right.
Lafayette Park Lake (St. Louis City) 1.2 acre lake with good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for carp and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Lafayette Park Lake is north on Jefferson Avenue off of I-44, then right on Lafayette.
North Riverfront Park Lake (St. Louis City) Good fishing for catfish and carp in this 9 acre lake. Fair fishing for crappie and sunfish.

Driving Directions
North on Broadway off I-70, then right on Riverview Boulevard.
O'Fallon Park Lake (St. Louis City) 5 acre lake with good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for crappie, carp and sunfish. Winter trout fishing courtesy MDC.

Driving Directions
O'Fallon Park Lake is south on West Florissant Avenue off of I-70.
Willmore Park - North Lake (St. Louis City) 2 acre lake with good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for carp.

Driving Directions
North Lake and South Lake at Wilmore Park are west on Loughborough off I-55, left on Gravois, then right on Hampton Avenue.
Willmore Park - South Lake (St. Louis City) 5 acre lake. Good fishing catfish and bass. Fair fishing for crappie, sunfish and carp.

Driving Directions
South Lake is west on Loughborough off I-55, left on Gravois, then right on Hampton Avenue.
Bee Tree Park Lake (St. Louis County) 9 acre lake with good fishing for bass. Fair fishing for channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, carp, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Bee Tree Lake is south on Telegraph Road off I-270, left on Becker, then down Finestown Avenue.
Blackjack Lake (St. Louis County) 2 acre lake with good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, carp, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
North on Highway 367 off of I-270, then left on Redman Road.
Carp Lake (St. Louis County) 1.5 acre lake with good fishing for carp and catfish. Fair fishing for sunfish and winter trout fishing.

Driving Directions
Suson Park Lakes are south off of I-270 on Tesson Ferry Road (also called Highway 21), then left on Wells Road.
Creve Coeur Park Lake (St. Louis County) 320 acre lake with good fishing for catfish, crappie, and carp. Fair fishing for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Creve Coeur Lake is west on Dorsett Road off I-270 then right on Marine.
Fountain Lake (St. Louis County) 2 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
South of I-270 on Bellefontaine Road.
Island Lake (St. Louis County) 3 acre lake with good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for sunfish.
Simpson Park Lake (St. Louis County) 72 acre acre with good fishing for bass and crappie. Fair fishing for catfish and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Simpson Park Lake is north of I-44 on Route 141 (Meramec Station Road) and one mile right on Marshall Road.
Spanish Lake (St. Louis County) 34 acre lake with good fishing for bass and sunfish. Fair fishing for catfish and crappie.

Driving Directions
Spanish Lake is north on Bellefontaine Road off of I-270, then one mile to the right on Spanish Pond Road.
Sunfish Lake (St. Louis County) 31 acre lake with good fishing for flathead catfish, channel catfish, and bass. Fair fishing for crappie, carp, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
North on Bellefontaine Road off I-270, then one mile to the right on Spanish Pond Road.
Tilles Park Lake (St. Louis County) 2 acre lake with good fishing for bass and catfish.. Also good fishing for trout in Winter courtesy of MDC stocking. Fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
Tilles Park Lake is on McKnight Road south of I-40.
Valley Park Access Fishing access to Meramec River. This area has fair fishing for bass (Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted). Good fishing for flathead and channel catfish. Fair fishing for carp, paddlefish, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Valley Park Access is off Highway 141, north of I-44, then left on Vance and left on River Road.
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Sainte Genevieve County Public Fishing Access

St. Mary Access Public fishing access to Old River and Saline Creek. Good fishing for catfish, crappie, and carp. Fair fishing for bass in Saline Creek.

Driving Directions
St. Mary Access is in the village of St. Mary. Watch for the area sign on Highway 61.
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Saline County Public Fishing Access

Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area Fishing access to 195 acre Blind Pony Lake plus several other fishing ponds. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass and sunfish. Fish Hatchery. Boats for rent on first come-first serve basis.

Driving Directions
From Sweet Springs at I-70, go north 1 mile on Hwy 127, then east 6.5 miles on Route ZZ.
Blue Lick Conservation Area Fishing access to Blackwater River as well as Finney Creek. Good fishing for catfish, carp, buffalo, and drum. Fair fishing for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Three and one-half miles north of I-70 on Highway 65, then 1.5 miles west on 155th Road.
Grand Pass Conservation Area Fishing access to Missouri River and 25 acre oxbow Teteseau Lake. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for carp.

Driving Directions
Grand Pass Conservation Area is eight miles west of Marshall on Highway 65, then five miles north on Hwy N to area headquarters.
Marshall Habilitation Center Lake (MO Dept. of Mental Health) Fishing access to 12 acre Marshall Habilitation Center Lake. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
From Highway 65 on the north end of Marshall go east on Highway 240 about 2 miles to North Lincoln Avenue. Continue south on Lincoln to the lake.
Malta Bend Community Lake Fishing access to Malta Bend Community Lake. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Malta Bend Community Lake is 3 miles east of Grand Pass on Highway 65 and 1.25 miles south on Highway 127.
Marshall Junction Conservation Area Fishing access to Blackwater River as well as a small pond. Good fishing for catfish in pond and river. Good fishing in river also for carp and drum.

Driving Directions
Two miles south of I-70 on Highway 65, go 3 miles west on Route CC. From CC, go 1 mile north on State Route RB.
McAllister Springs Access Fishing access to Blackwater River. Good fishing for catfish, carp, buffalo, and drum.

Driving Directions
McAllister Springs Access is 4 miles east of Sweet Springs on I-70 and 2.5 miles south on Route K.
Miami Access Fishing access to Missouri River. Good fishing for catfish, carp, buffalo, and drum.

Driving Directions
From Marshall, go north on Highway 41 approximately 13 miles. About 0.4 miles before the Missouri River, turn west (left) on Mechanic Street, go 0.2 miles, then turn north (right) on Main Street and go 0.3 miles to Miami Access.
Ralph and Martha Perry Memorial Conservation Area Fishing access to Blackwater River and several area ponds. Fair fishing for catfish, bass, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
This area consists of two tracts. The largest tract is in Johnson County five miles south of Concordia on Highway 23. The second tract lies in northwest Pettis and southwest Saline counties seven miles southeast of Concordia.
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Schuyler County Public Fishing Access

Archangel Access Fishing access to the Chariton River. Fair fishing for catfish, carp, and drum.

Driving Directions
One mile east of Livonia on Highway 136 at the Chariton River.
Paul Bloch Memorial Pond (Lancaster) Fishing access Bloch Pond (6 acres). Good fishing for bass and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie.

Driving Directions
Five miles north of Lancaster on Hwy 63.
Lancaster City Lake Good Fishing for bass, catfish, and crappie. Fair fishing for sunfish.

Driving Directions
One mile south of Lancaster on Highway 63.
Rebel's Cove Conservation Area Fishing access to Chariton River and a couple of small ponds. Good fishing for catfish in the river.

Driving Directions
Four miles north of Livonia on Route N.
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Scotland County Public Fishing Access

Ella Ewing Lake Conservation Area Fishing access to Ella Ewing Lake - 12 acres. Good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided.

Driving Directions
Ella Ewing Lake Conservation Area is one mile east of Gorin on Route U and one mile south on Route RA.
Indian Hills Conservation Area Fishing access for the North Fork and South Fork of the Middle Fabius River and several area ponds. Fair fishing for bass, catfish, sunfish in ponds. In streams, there is fair fishing for catfish, carp, buffalo, an drum.

Driving Directions
Eight miles south of Memphis on Highway 15, then 3.5 miles west on Route T, and one mile south at the area sign.
Lake Showme (Memphis) Fishing access to 225 acre Lake Showme. Some boat usage allowed with no wake. See mdc.mo.gov for more. Good fishing for crappie and walleye. Fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Disabled accessible fishing dock. Facilities features: two boat ramps, fishing dock, improved camping, picnic areas, pavilion.

Driving Directions
Lake Showme is two miles west of Memphis on Highway 136, then one mile south on Lake Showme Drive (gravel).
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Scott County Public Fishing Access

Tywappity Community Lake 37 acre lake with good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie. Floating courtesy dock is adjacent to boat ramp. It has a 25' long x 4' wide walkway and a 16' long x 6' wide dock. Fishing dock has a fish cleaning station.

Driving Directions
East from Chaffee on Route A to Route RA, which leads to the lake.
General Watkins Conservation Area Fishing access to several area ponds and lakes, the largest of which is 12 acre Lookout Mountain Lake. Good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie. Area ponds are being managed for large sunfish. Special sunfish regulations apply. Visit mdc.mo.gov. Primitive camping area with five defined campsites, picnic tables and fire rings.

Driving Directions
Three miles south of Benton on Highway 61, or 1.5 miles south of Oran on Highway 77. Additional access is provided by traveling .50 mile on County Park Road.
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Shannon County Public Fishing Access

Angeline Conservation Area Large area. Access to Jacks Fork River and Current River. For much information on smallmouth bass fishing on these rivers visit Jacks Fork Smallmouth Bass Fishing and Current River Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
North of Eminence and extending 15 miles west towards Summersville. Enter from Hwys 19 and 106 or Rte D.
Buttin Rock Access Fishing aceess to the Jacks Fork River. See Jacks Fork River Smallmouth Bass Fishing for information on the great opportunities for smallies in this stream. Improved boat access makes this a popular canoe "put-in" and "take-out" on Jacks Fork River in Eminence.

Driving Directions
Buttin Rock Access is located west of the Hwy 19 bridge over the Jacks Fork River in Eminence. An access road turns off of the highway just south of bridge into the area.
Current River Conservation Area Fishing access to the Current River and Buford Pond. See Current River Smallmouth Bass Fishing for information on that stream. Buford Pond is stocked annually with channel catfish.

Driving Directions
The main tract of the Current River Conservation Area is three miles west of Ellington on Highway 106. There are three entrances: one is located three miles west of Ellington on Hwy. 106. Another is located on South Road in Ellington. The other is located on Reynolds County Road 626.
Two Rivers Access (Ozark National Scenic Riverways) Fishing access to the Current River.

Driving Directions
From Eminence take Highway 106 east for 5 miles to Highway V, then go north 5 miles to access.
Rocky Creek Conservation Area Main fishing opportunities are on Current River and Rocky Creek. See Current River Smallmouth. Mainly sunfish in Rocky Creek.

Driving Directions
The Rocky Creek Conservation Area contains over 38,000 acres in the south and east parts of Shannon County. Major tracks can be accessed from Highways 19, H, and E going south off of 106 Highway. Additional tracks are located north and south of Highway 106 starting five mile east of Eminence, continuing to the Reynolds County line. Tracks vary in size from over 6,000 acres to 80 acres. Access to areas varies from paved roads to unimproved woods roads, to areas that are only accessible by foot. Detailed ownership maps are available for the Eminence District Office.
Sunklands Conservation Area Fishing opportunities are Current River, Sinking Creek, and Barren Fork Creek. Current River and Sinking Creek opportunities are mostly for smallmouth bass. Barren Fork Creek has some decent trout fishing.

Driving Directions
Sunklands Conservation Area is eight miles north of Highway 17 on Route K, then one mile down Route KB. Watch for an area sign at the junction of roads K-B and MDC Trail 360. The area can also be accessed by driving north of Eminence on Highway 19, then one mile west on County Road 19-234. Watch for the area sign.
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center Mule Camp Pond is a 2.0 acre pond with bass, hybrid sunfish and channel catfish. Future plans are to use the pond for education opportunities such as "Kids Fishing Clinics" or by special use permit only.

Driving Directions
Twin Pines is located one mile east of Winona Missouri on HIghway 60 in Shannon County.
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Shelby County Public Fishing Access

Arrow-Wood Conservation Area Fishing access to the North Fork of the Salt River. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Two and one-half miles north of Shelbina, just east of the Highway 15 bridge.
Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area Hunnewell Lake-228 acres. Good fishing for bass, catfish (channel cats and blue cats), crappie, and sunfish. Privately-owned boats are not permitted. Boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. Only electric motors are permitted. 70 camping sites.

Driving Directions Three miles north of Hunnewell on Route Z.
Hunnewell Access Fishing access to North Fork of Salt River. Good fishing for catfish and crappie. Fair for bass. Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. This is not recommended as a camping destination. No amenities are provided.

Driving Directions
One mile west of Hunnewell, just south of the Highway 36 bridge over the North Fork of the Salt River.
Mound View Access Fishing access to North Fork of Salt River. Good fishing for catfish. Fair fishing for bass, crappie, and carp.

Driving Directions
One and one-half miles north of Shelbina on Highway 15, then east on Route HH until the blacktop becomes gravel. Continue east for one mile, until road becomes County Road 472. (From 472) Turn south on County Road 455 for .50 mile, turn east on County Road 470.
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Stoddard County Public Fishing Access

Aquilla Access Public fishing access to the Old Channel of the Castor River. There is good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, carp, buffalo, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
One mile west of Aquilla on Route M, then north on County Road 223 to the Castor River bridge.
Crowleys Ridge Conservation Area Public fishing access in 6 ponds that are up to 6 acres in size. Good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
From Puxico, go 10 miles east on Hwy PP, then south one mile on CR 237.
Dexter City Lake 11 acre lake with nice fishing for bass and catfish. Fishing dock.

Driving Directions
Dexter City Lake is one mile south of Highway 60 on One Mile Road in Dexter.
Duck Creek Conservation Area Fishing occurs here in Pool 1 (1800 acres), Otter Pond (10 acres), Ditch 111 (stream regs apply here - mdc.mo.gov), and Cypress Pond (1 acre). Good bass fishing, but the regs vary from water to water in area...see area regs. Catfish - Fair population. Pool 1 is stocked with Channel Catfish periodically. Cypress pond is also stocked with Channel Catfish periodically. Good crappie fishing. Chain Pickerel fishing peaks in February and March. Camping area is conveniently located on the south end of Pool 1, adjacent to the boat docks and rental facility. It shares a privy with the dock facility, and each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. It is open from the end of waterfowl season (late December or early January) through October 14. When fishing is good, especially crappie and bluegill in the spring, the camping area commonly fills up. The Pool 1 Camping Area can accommodate approximately 12 parties.

Driving Directions
The main entrance is nine miles north of Puxico on Highway 51.
Otter Slough Conservation Area Fishing access for Ditch 12 (Banks are steep. Bank fishing access at bridge on County Rd. 691.), St. Francis River (Bank fishing at Cul-de-sac and bridge on County Rd. 691; banks are steep.), Cypress Ditch (Access very difficult and banks are steep.), Beaver Lake (This system is drained periodically and contains few sport fish.), Otter Lake (This system is drained periodically and contains few sport fish.), and Cypress Lake. Good fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
In Stoddard County, travel west of Dexter on Highway 60, then 10 miles south on Route ZZ to County Road 675. Turn west on 675 and travel two miles to the area entrance.
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Stone County Public Fishing Access

Ralph Cox Memorial Access Public Fishing access to James River. Good fishing for bass and catfish. Fair fishing for crappie and sunfish. For more on bass, visit James River Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
One-half-mile east of Galena on Highway 248/13, then .10 mile south from Highway 176.
Hooten Town Access Fishing access to James River. Good fishing for bass and sunfish. Fair fishing for crappie and catfish. More on smallmouth bass at James River Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
Hooten Town Access is west of Nixa on Highway 14, then seven miles southeast on Route M and 1.4 mile south on Route U to Hooten Town Road, then south .5 mile to Loop Road, then east 100 feet to parking on the north side of the road.
H. L. Kerr Access Fishing access for James River. Good fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Fair for paddlefish when in season. More on smallmouth bass at James River Smallmouth Bass Fishing.

Driving Directions
H.L. Kerr Access is 5.5 miles west of Highway 160 on Highway 176, then two miles north on Horse Creek Road (Road 176-40).
Wire Road Conservation Area Fishing access for Crane Creek. Good trout fishing. For more info, visit Crane Creek Trout.

Driving Directions
Wire Road Conservation Area consists of two tracts. The main tract is located 1.1 miles north of Crane on Hwy. 413 and then a mile west on Old Wire Road. The smaller tract is located one mile southeast of Crane on Hwy. 413. Turn left and go east on Swinging Bridge Road .4 mile to Grisham Ford Road. Turn left and go north .15 mile to parking area on east side of road.
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Sullivan County Public Fishing Access

Green City Lake This 60 acre lake has good fishing for catfish and fair fishing for bass, crappie, and bluegill.

Driving Directions
Green City Lake is two miles east of Green City on Highway 6
Locust Creek Conservation Area Fishing opportunities in Locust Creek as well as 5 area ponds. Fishing is fair for bass, catfish, and bluegill in all ponds and Locust Creek. Additionally, fair fishing for crappie exists in Pond #1.

Driving DirectionsOne mile west of Milan. The north and south portions of the area are accessed from Hwy 5 by turning west on River Road. The middle portion is accessed from Hwy 5 by turning west on Ribbon Road.
Elmwood Lake (Milan) This 220 acre lake has good fishing for bass and catfish as well as fair fishing for crappie and bluegill.

Driving Directions
One and two-tenths miles north of Milan on Highway 5, then west on Oriole Road, then south on Echo Drive at the T intersection.
Morris Prairie CA There two 1/2 acre ponds in this area where the fishing is fair for bass and sunfish.

Driving Directions
(From Unionville) Take Highway 5 south three miles to State Highway F. Go six miles east on Highway F to 235th Street. Go west on 235th Street for .75 mile.
Rocky Ford Access Fishing access for Locust Creek where the fishing is fair for catfish, carp, and drum.

Driving Directions
Three miles north of Browning, .50 mile west of Highway 5, on Vernon Road.
Sears Community Lake 19 acre lake with fair fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, and redear.

Driving Directions
East of Milan on Highway 6, then north on Route Y to Route RA. Take RA 2.5 miles north to the area.
Union Ridge Conservation Area There is public fishing acces on a couple of ponds and Union Ridge Lake (11 acres) here where you will find fair fishing for bass,catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

Driving Directions
Route D, two miles north of Greencastle.

Taney County Public Fishing Access

Bull Shoals Lake Management Lands We suggest that for good information on fishing Bull Shoals, you visit our Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Page.

Driving Directions
Bull Shoals Lake ML spreads across southwest Ozark County, eastern Taney County and northern Arkansas. Several county and state roads provide access to the lake.

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