Hickory Creek

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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: Morse Park is located in Neosho, a few blocks from the town square on Coler or Spring streets. Facilities are located along Hickory Creek between Highway 86 and College Street. 

Annual Prospects Report

Hickory Creek is stocked with rainbow trout to provide an urban coldwater fishery in the City of Neosho's Morse Park. The stream is stocked five times annually and maintains a good rainbow trout fishery all year long. Rainbow trout between 12 and 15 inches were captured in the fall 2022 survey.  Rock bass (goggle-eye) numbers and sizes have been very good during recent surveys with numerous fish over the statewide minimum length of 7 inches observed. Approximately 2 miles of stream flow through the park. There are two ADA accessible fishing platforms on the stream. There is a catch-and-release season from November 1 through the last day of February. From March 1 through October 31, statewide White Ribbon stream regulations apply.

Driving Directions

Driving directions: Morse Park is located in Neosho, a few blocks from the town square on Coler or Spring streets. Facilities are located along Hickory Creek between Highway 86 and College Street.

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Hickory Creek in southwest Missouri
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Southwest
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