Savannah 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.

Annual Prospects Report

Savannah city reservoir, a 23-acre impoundment in Andrew County offers great potential for quality bluegill and crappie, as well as a good opportunity for fast action for channel catfish and largemouth bass.  Electrofishing in 2022 again revealed a high largemouth bass density. Largemouth bass can be located on shorelines, or on the plentiful brush piles all over the lake. Quality-sized fish over 20 inches are available., but most fish will be under 15 inches.  Excellent black crappie and white crappie recruitment the past few years will provide plenty of crappie in the 8-12-inch range.  Electrofishing in 2022 revealed 98 percent of the crappie in the lake measuring over 8 inches.  Anglers fishing for crappie should concentrate their efforts over brush piles or along the bank in early spring. Quality bluegill that average over 7 inches are common, and can be caught near any shoreline habitat on worms or crickets. Channel catfish continue to be stocked and all sizes are readily caught near the bank or on weedlines in the backs of coves. Plentiful shoreline access draws many bank anglers.

Driving Directions

From Savannah, take Business Highway 71 north 0.50 mile, then County Road 428 south 0.70 mile, and County Road 427 west to the area entrance.

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Savannah Ciry lake in northwest Missouri

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