MDC-managed areas, community lakes, and stream accesses give you hundreds of great fishing spots throughout Missouri. Browse the links below and visit the Missouri Conservation Areas Atlas under MDC Applications to find detailed info.
Avoid Trespassing. Always Ask Permission.
Even if you enter a stream through a conservation area or access, please remember that the majority of Missouri’s stream frontage is privately owned. Ask permission before coming ashore on private land.
Browse bowfishing tips and habitat treatments, ongoing research, and featured Missouri conservation areas for hunting bluegill, green sunfish, carp, carp-suckers, suckers, buffalo, drum, gar, and all other species not defined as game fish or listed as endangered in the Wildlife Code of Missouri in 2014.
Find some good fishing holes with this interactive, statewide map of fish-attractor locations.
Browse maps and listings for places to pursue a wide variety of fish in northwest Missouri.
Find the names and locations of all St. Louis-area public fishing areas and stream accesses, as well as information about the region's many fishing opportunities.
Try Missouri fishing without having to buy a permit or tackle the Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June.
Help the kids in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. Bring them to a Kids Fishing Days program scheduled at a conservation area or participating location near you.
You can buy worms, crickets, and lures anywhere, but professional live-bait dealers help keep invasive species out of Missouri. Find registered live-bait dealers here.
The 2014 paddlefish-snagging season will open March 15 and run through April 30. Get the weekly snagging reports here.
Would you like to fish but don't have any fishing equipment? Browse 40 places around Missouri where you can borrow rod-and-reel sets to fish in local waters.
Browse maps of the ten Ozark streams that have special Missouri smallmouth-bass regulations apart from the statewide bass regulations.
Browse Missouri's red, white, and blue ribbon trout areas.