Southwest Missouri Fishing Opportunities

Bull Shoal Lake, below Powersite Dam near Forsyth, MO.

This is called the Pot Hole; one can find trout, walleye, white bass, crappie, carp, blue gill and other species of fish.

The Gage House is below the spring at Bennett Spring State Park, a favorite area for many fly fishermen for rainbow trout.

A scene from the Niangua River, up stream from Bennett Spring State Park. One can access the stream from Moon Valley access. A warm water stream with small mouth, goggle eye and pan fish are the target fish.

One of many scenic pools at Roaring River State Park

Early morning at Taneycomo, no generation from Table Rock Dam. Taneycomo is a quality fishery with two state record brown trout caught in 2005.

Greer spring offers a great scene before cascading down the steep slopes into the Eleven Point River. This spring provides cool spring water, thus the beginning of an excellent trout environment for the Eleven Point River.

A picturesque scene from one of many streams in the Ozarks

The headwaters of the Current River begin in Montauk State Park. This picture represents one of the many holes with quality trout in the fly-fishing only area that provides excellent fly-fishing for trout.

This is called “The Falls” on the North Fork of the White River. Going down stream, from the access from Hammond’s Camp and Rainbow spring the water is cool enough for trout. “The Falls” is 4 miles upstream from Blair Bridge. The North Fork is best fished from a canoe or wading near Patrick and/or Blair bridges

Stockton Lake is one of the best walleye Lakes in the state. The fly fisher can access the lake and fish the many points for white bass in the autumn using streamer patterns

After a day of fishing, one can look to the west on a drive home. One can witness a canvas masterpiece by Mother Nature: a splendid day indeed.