Crowder State Park 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.

Annual Prospects Report

This 21-acre lake is located in Crowder State Park, west of Trenton, Missouri. Largemouth bass are numerous but rarely reach sizes greater than 15-16”. However, the large numbers of bass fuel the excellent, trophy sunfish fishery. Most bluegill captured during recent surveys were 7” or larger with 26% of the fish around 8-9.5”. Redear sunfish regularly reach 9”, and 16% of fish captured were 9-11”. White crappie and black crappie are less numerous but reach sizes of 10-14”. Channel catfish are popular at this lake. They are numerous and commonly range from 16-25” with some fish close to 30”. Vegetation gets thick around the shoreline in this shallow lake from late spring to early fall, so plan your trips and gear accordingly.

Driving Directions

From Trenton, head west 2 miles on Missouri Highway 6, then turn north 1 mile on Missouri Highway 146 W.

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Crowder State Park Lake in north Missouri

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