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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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 2022 and 2023 showed catch rates for largemouth bass were higher than observed in recent years but many bass remained relatively large with 49% of fish greater than fifteen inches and 22% larger than eighteen 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 generally suppress growth of panfish (bluegill and white crappie). Bluegill sizes are generally too small for 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". New brushpiles were added in 2023. Only electric motors are permitted.
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.