A great way to relax and enjoy fall is to go fishing. The temperatures are cooling, colors are popping, and the chances of success are worth the venture.
Watch some fall fishing tips before you go.
In autumn, fish are on the move and feeding before winter. Your chances of catching trout, catfish, bass, crappie, and bluegill improve. With many choices of lakes, streams, and ponds throughout the state, you can find a place close to home to fish with family, friends, or even a quiet time alone.
All Things Fishing: Our Fishing website is your main guide to all things fishing including events, classes, how-to videos, our Rod and Reel Loaner program, places to fish, stocking, seasons, regulations and more.
Get Started Fishing: If you’ve always wanted to try fishing, and were not sure how to get started, you can begin here and try classes or events and discover more information.
Where To Fish: Search public fishing areas, urban options, get maps, and try our MOFishing App.
Discover why more people are choosing fishing for outdoor relaxation and fun.
Urban Fishing Program
See which metro lakes are stocked in our urban areas.
If you live in or near St. Louis or Kansas City, there are several fishing options including lakes that are stocked with fish during the year.
St. louis has 17 urban lakes throughout the city and county. These lakes are stocked with channel catfish from march through September, and with trout at selected times throughout the winter. Check the St. Louis Fish Stocking hotline at 636-300-9651.
Kansas City has 13 lakes throughout the area that are stocked with channel catfish from April through September and trout at selected times during winter. Check the Kansas City Fish Stocking hotline at 816-525-0300.