Little Compton 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: Take Highway 139 south of Hale four miles, then travel three miles east on County Road 140, then south to area entrance on County Road 361. 

Annual Prospects Report

This 40-acre lake sets close to the Grand River and has been reconnected to the river during flood events in the past. Anglers can catch a wide variety of lake and river species here. White crappie are abundant in the lake and 23% of fish reach sizes greater than 10".  Crappie should be targeted around brush piles off the tips of jetties, and channel catfish should be targeted in the shallow flats. Hybrid striped bass are now regularly stocked here and are reaching the 20-inch minimum length limit. There is a concrete boat ramp and a privy on the east side of the lake.

Driving Directions

From Hale, MO. take hwy 139 south approximately 3.7 mi. turn left (east) on County Road 214 and take it to the lake entrance (Approximately 3.5 mi).

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Little Compton Lake in north central Missouri