Kansas City, Mo. – Two Northland lakes were stocked with rainbow trout on Jan. 16 for a winter fishing program provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The trout were released in lakes at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty, and at Chaumiere Lake in Kansas City.
Both lakes received about 1,000 fish. MDC stocks the lakes during winter months when the water is cold enough to support rainbow trout, which require clear and cool water. The Fountain Bluff Sports Complex is at 2200 E. Old 210 Highway in Liberty, east of Missouri 291. Chaumiere Lake is in the Kansas City park system and is near Interstate 35 and the intersection of North Cleveland Avenue and Northeast 43rd Terrace.
Statewide trout fishing regulations apply. All Missouri residents over age 15 and under 65 must have a valid fishing permit, and all non-residents over age 15 must have a fishing permit. The daily limit is four trout. To keep trout, anglers must have a Missouri trout permit.
MDC will also be re-stocking some lakes at the James A. Reed Wildlife Area in Lee’s Summit with rainbow trout in February.
A winter trout fishing hotline for the Kansas City metro area with updates on stocking is available at 816-525-0300, ext. 4001.