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Missouri Trout Fishing

Trout fishing Little Piney in Missouri

Missouri is arguably the best state in the Midwest for trout fishing. Obviously you'd get some argument on this point from states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and certainly Arkansas. There is at least a case that can be made for Missouri being placed at the top of the list.

Missouri is blessed with such an abundance of fishable waters by Midwest standards. There are options that are as diverse as large lake-style fishing (Taneycomo) all the way down to small Ozark Mountain streams. There are freestone style rivers similar to Western rivers too. Unless you are a fly fishing purist, the trout parks are another option not to be overlooked.

Trout fishing in Missouri is made possible in two ways primarily. In the Ozarks there are thousands of springs that contribute cold water to the rivers and streams into which they flow. This infusion of water in the lower 50 degree range is just perfect for sustaining rainbow and brown trout - in fact making reproduction possible in certain stretches. The other factor is the tailwaters of dams where cold water flows from the bottom, creating long stretches of cold water for trout.

In the articles below you will be able to find ample information for planning your trout fishing adventures in Missouri.


Missouri Trout Fishing Resource Articles

Barren Fork Creek
Bennett Spring Trout Park

Blue Springs Creek

Capps Creek

Crane Creek

Current River

Eleven Point

Fly Fishing Montauk State Trout Park

How to Tie Fishing Knots

Learning Basic Fly Casting

Learning to Roll Cast

Little Piney Creek

Mill Creek

Small Trout Streams in Missouri

Missouri Trout Fishing at a Glance

Niangua River

North Fork of the White

Freestone River Trout

Fishing in the Ozarks

Tailwater Trout Fishing in Missouri

Roaring River and Trout Park

Fishing Roubidoux Creek

Trout Fishing Taneycomo

Trout Fishing-Reading the Water

Trout Park Fishing Upper Meramec

Trout Fishing Wild Trout Creeks

January fishing trip on Upper Current River

Fishing Missouri Trout Park

Maramec Springs Trout Park

We have put together a very thorough HATCH CHART for fly fishermen in the Ozarks region. It will open in a new page.

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