Limpp Lake

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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:; One mile west of King City on Highway 48, and 0.5 mile north on Route CC. Limpp Lake (29 acres) is located on a 70-acre conservation area in Gentry County. 

Annual Prospects Report

This small lake was built in the 1960s and offers a concrete boat ramp, ADA accessible privy, and grass trail around the lake.  Over the years, the lake has received higher rates of siltation from surrounding agricultural land in its watershed.  Despite shallow depths in the upper arms, the main body of the lake maintains adequate depths and offers good fishing for channel catfish and largemouth bass.  Channel catfish are stocked regularly and offer consistent catch rates for fish from 16"-24".  Surveys in 2021 and 2022 showed catch rates for largemouth bass were slightly higher than observed in recent years but many bass remained relatively large with 73% of fish greater than fifteen inches.  The bass were closely associated with flooded vegetation along the dam and with brush piles.  Limpp also contains nuisance fish including gizzard shad and common carp; both species suppress growth of panfish (bluegill and white crappie) which are generally too small for most anglers.  On the good side, the abundance of common carp offers a great opportunity for anglers and bowfishers to enjoy the impressive fighting qualities of this introduced species.  Hybrid striped bass are also stocked annually, offering an excellent opportunity to catch this excellent fighting fish and keep a few (4) over 20".  Only electric motors are permitted.

Driving Directions

One mile west of King City on Highway 48, and 0.5 mile north on Route CC. Limpp Lake (29 acres) is located on a 70-acre conservation area in Gentry County.

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Limp Lake in northwest Missouri
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Northwest
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