Old Marceline City Reservoir


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

From Marceline, take Route WW east 0.50 miles, then take Lunar Drive north approximately 0.50 mile to the lake entrance.

Annual Prospects Report

This 62-acre lake was renovated in 2010 and restocked with fish in 2012. The Water is very murky with visibility being very limited which makes for harder fishing. Electrofishing surveys show that this lake has a moderate number of largemouth bass with several longer than 15 inches. The crappie population has low numbers but when you do find them, they tend to be 9- to 11-inches. This lake has had tree hinge cut around the edge which make for excellent places to target bass and crappie. This lake has lotus that actively starts growing in July, so I suggest if you are bank fishing to go early in the year before the lotus takes over the shallow areas. This area offer an ADA covered fishing dock, a concrete boat ramp, an ADA privy, and a large gravel parking lot that offer plenty of room for trucks and trailers.

Driving Directions

Take blacktop WW east out of Marceline approximately 1 mile to Lunar Drive (gravel road). Take Lunar Dr. north 1 mile and the lake entrance is on the east side of the road.

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Old Marceline Reservoir in northwest Missouri.

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