Blind Pony Lake


Bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass are proven stocking combination that provides both food and sport-fishing. When stocked in this order and properly managed, these species provide great fishing and good eating.

Area Information

Driving directions: From Sweet Springs at I-70, go north one mile on Highway 127, then east 6.5 miles on Route ZZ. Blind Pony Lake (195 acres) is the water supply for the Missouri Department of Conservation's Blind Pony Hatchery. Blind Pony Lake is located on Pony Creek in a prairie region between Marshall and Sweet Springs. There are several regulations in place that will lessen the chances of an accidental introduction of zebra mussels into Blind Pony Lake. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that have caused numerous problems in other states and would be very disruptive for the hatchery if the species were introduced into Blind Pony Lake. Private boats are prohibited on Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area; boats and oars for use on Blind Pony Lake are provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Boaters may use their own electric trolling motors. Boater will be required to supply their own floatation devices. In addition, bait transported or held in containers with water is prohibited on the area. 

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Blind Pony Lake in west central Missouri

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