Places to Fish
MDC-managed areas, community lakes, and stream accesses give you hundreds of great fishing spots throughout Missouri. Browse the links below and visit the Missouri Conservation Areas Atlas under MDC Applications to find detailed info.
Avoid Trespassing. Always Ask Permission.
Even if you enter a stream through a conservation area or access, please remember that the majority of Missouri’s stream frontage is privately owned. Ask permission before coming ashore on private land.
Subscribe to the Statewide Weekly Fishing Report. Updates are published from the first Thursday in April through September.
Find some good fishing holes with this interactive, statewide map of fish-attractor locations.
Browse maps and listings for places to pursue a wide variety of fish in northwest Missouri.
Find the names and locations of all St. Louis-area public fishing areas and stream accesses and information about the region's many fishing opportunities.
Search for the best fishing bets in Missouri's lakes, streams, and trout parks from April to September.
Try Missouri fishing without having to buy a permit or tackle the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June.
Help the special kids in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. Bring them to a Kids Fishing Days program scheduled at a conservation area or participating location near you.
The 2013 paddlefish-snagging season will open Friday, March 15, and run through Tuesday, April 30. Get the weekly snagging reports here.
Browse maps of the ten Ozark streams that have special Missouri smallmouth-bass regulations apart from the statewide bass regulations.
Browse Missouri's red-, white- and blue-ribbon trout areas.