Fishing in Missouri

Missouri is abundant in rivers and streams, reservoirs and offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the Midwest. Purchase your fishing license online, and plan your next family trip.

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Top Fishing Spots in Missouri

Table Rock State Park
Camping areas allow easy access to the lake and a marina rents different types of boats. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Table Rock Lake
Nestled among the Ozarks, this tree-lined lake lies just outside of Branson, Mo.
Sioux Harbor
A well-known place to fish and boat on the Missouri River. Whether from shore or by boat, anglers can cast a line for catfish, carp, and drum.

Common Catches in Missouri

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Blue Catfish
Blue Catfish
This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).
Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family. Black crappies can be found in large ponds and shallow areas of lakes.
Common Carp
Common Carp
The common carp is a prolific survivor, and able to tolerate many conditions and bottom types, making it an ideal species for pond culture.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
Paddlefish
Paddlefish
Paddlefish are one of the largest freshwater fish in North America

Missouri Fishing Tips And Information

Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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