Lake Remembrance is a 54 acre body of water that offers both good public fishing access as well as good fishing prospects for bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.
Driving Directions: From I-70 east of Blue Springs, take the Adams Dairy Parkway exit north to the frontage road (NE Jefferson Street), and turn east to the lake.
Jackson County's Alex George Lake is an 8 acre body of water with fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish. It also has good fishing for catfish. Also, trout are stocked in November, February and March.
Driving Directions: Go south on Highway 71 (off I-435), turn west on Red Bridge Road, then go north on Blue River Road.
Jackson County's Blue Springs Lake is a 720 acre lake with great public fishing access for catfish and carp, as well as fair fishing for sunfish, bass, and crappie. There is also a fair population of hybrid striped bass and white bass.
Driving Directions: On Hwy 291 south of I-70, take the Lakewood/Bowlin Rd. exit, turn east, follow Bowlin Rd. until it ends at the lake and marina.
The Bowlin Road Pond in Jackson County is a 4 acre pond with fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.
Driving Directions: From I-70, take Hwy 291 south to the Lakewood/Bowlin Road exit, east on Bowlin for .33 mile to First Campground Road, north to the parking lot.
At the Brown Athletic Field Access in Jackson County, one can find some public fishing access to the Blue River. The fishing will likely be fair for bass and sunfish, but good for catfish and carp.
Driving Directions: (From Highway 71) Go west on Blue Ridge Road 3.8 miles.
The Fort Osage County Park offers Jackson County public fishing access to the Missouri River. As might be expected, there is potential to catch large channel catfish, flathead catfish, and blue catfish. There are also large buffalo, carp, sturgeon, and drum.
Driving Directions: At Buckner, go north on Buckner-Tarsney Road, west on Chicago street, then north on Sante Fe, and follow it to the river (watch for the river access signs).
Lake Jacomo is a 970 acre lake in Jackson County with good fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, and walleye.
Driving Directions: (From Highway 470) Go east on Woods Chapel Road 1.5 miles.
Prairie Lee Lake is a 150 acre lake in Jackson County. It has good fishing for bass, catfish, and crappie. There is fair fishing for white bass and sunfish.
Driving Directions: (From Colbern Road) Go 1 mile south on Blackwell road, .8 mile west on Scruggs Road and .25 mile north on Park Road to the entrance.
Scherer Lake is a 15 acre lake or pond with fair fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish. Scherer Lake also has good fishing for catfish.
Driving Directions: Scherer Lake is south of Highway 470 on Raytown Road, then 3 miles east on Scherer Road.
Tarsney Lake is a 17 acre lake with good fishing for bass and sunfish. It also has fair fishing for catfish and crappie.
Driving Directions: Tarsney Lake and Woods Lake are 4 miles south of I-70 on Route BB, then east on Tarsney Road.
Wood Lake in Jackson County is an 8 acre lake/pond with good fishing for bass and sunfish. as well as fair fishing for catfish and crappie.
Driving Directions: Four miles south of I-70 off Buckner-Tarsney Road, east on Beach Drive to Tarsney Lake, continue left on Hillside Drive and stay left all the way to Wood Lake.
Wyatt Lake is a 3 acre pond with fair fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.
Driving Directions: From I-70 at Grain Valley, go 2 miles north on Route BB to Pink Hill Road, then 1 mile west on Pink Hill to Dillingham Road. Continue 1 mile north on Dillingham to Argo Road. Take Argo .3 mile west to the area.
Blue Valley Lake is a 3 acre pond in Kansas City with good fishing for catfish.
Driving Directions: From I-435 take 78 Hwy (East 23 Street) west approximately 1.25 miles to Topping Ave. Turn south on Topping and travel .25 mile to the lake which is on the east side of Topping.
Lake of the Woods in the Kansas City area has good public fishing access for catfish and fair fishing for sunfish. It is a 7 acre pond.
Driving Directions:From I-435 take East Gregory Blvd. (KC Zoo exit) west .75 mile to Lake of the Woods.
Migliazzo Lake is a 2 acre pond with a good population of channel catfish. The fishing is kept good through periodic stocking by the MDC.
Driving Directions: From Wornall Road take West Minor Drive southwest .50 mile to Pennsylvania Ave. Turn south and travel .25 to the lake which sits on the west side of the road.
North Terrace Lake in Kansas City is a small 2 acre pond with good fishing for channel catfish.
Driving Directions: Take Independence Ave. (Highway 29) east of I-29 to Chestnut Ave. Take Chestnut Ave. north to Cliff Drive.
Penn Valley Lake is another 2 acre pond with good fishing for channel catfish in the Kansas City area.
Driving Directions: From the intersection of I-35 and SW Trfwy go east .12 mile. Take the first road south (Penn Drive). The lake sits just east of Penn Drive.
Smith Lake is yet another 2 acre pond in Kansas City with a good channel catfish population.
Driving Directions: From Holmes Road, go east 0.75 miles on 139th Street. The entrance is on the north side of the road.
Troost Lake is a 3 acre pond in the Kansas City area with good fishing for channel catfish.
Driving Directions: Take The Paseo to 27th Street. Go east on 27th street and take the first road south (Vine Street). Go .12 mile south and the lake sits on the west side of the road.
At the Kansas City Riverfront Park Access, there is about 1/10th of a mile of public fishing access to the Missouri River. The fishing is good for catfish as well as carp, buffalo, drum, and sturgeon.
Driving Directions: Park sits on the south bank of the Missouri River just west of Chouteau Trafficway. Exit I-435 on Front street and go west to Chouteau Trafficway. Just before crossing the river, take the Levee Road west, which will take you to the park entrance.
At Lone Jack Lake Conservation Area, you can try your luck at 35 acre Lone Jack Lake for good numbers of sunfish and catfish as well as a fair shot at bass.
Driving Directions: Lone Jack Lake Conservation Area is east of Kansas City on Highway 50, .25 mile north on Buckner-Tarsney Road, one mile east on Lone Jack-Lee's Summit Road, and .75 mile north on Brown Road.
At James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, there are a number of fish species worth targeting. There is consistently good fishing for bass and catfish as well as trout during the Winter. There are also fair populations of hybrid stripers and crappie.
Driving Directions: One mile east of Lee's Summit on Ranson Road and 1.5 miles south of Highway 50.
At LaBenite Park, public access for fishing in the Missouri River can be had. There is good fishing for catfish, buffalo, carp, and sturgeon.
Driving Directions: La Benite Access sits on the south bank of the Missouri River, just east of Highway 291. Approximately one mile south of the river on Highway 291, take the river access road which parallels the highway on the east side (watch for the river access sign).