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Gone Fishin’

Today is National Go Fishing Day! To help you celebrate, we’ve put together some information on fishing in Columbia.

Stephens Lake Park fishing

 (Photo courtesy of Columbia Parks and Recreation)

City Parks:

Stocked by Missouri Department of Conservation unless otherwise noted

American Legion Lake (not stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation)
602 S. Legion Ln.
Acres for fishing – 0.25

Antimi Lake 
Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W.
Acres for fishing – 1.25
Fish include bass, catfish, sunfish, and crappie

Cosmo-Bethel Park
4500 Bethel St.
Acres for fishing – 7
Fish include bass, catfish, crappie, and trout

Lake of the Woods Recreation Area
7600 St. Charles Rd.
Acres for fishing – 2
Fish include bass, catfish, sunfish, and crappie

Nickell Lake (not stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation)
L.A. Nickell Golf Course, 1800 Parkside Dr.
Acres for fishing – 1.25 acres

Nifong Park (not stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation)
2900 E. Nifong Blvd.
Acres for fishing – 1.5

Philips Lake
5050 Bristol Lake Parkway
Acres for fishing – 40
Fish include bass, catfish, and sunfish
*Handicap accessible dock

Stephens Lake Park
2001 E. Broadway
Acres for fishing – 11
Fish include catfish, crappie, bass, and sunfish
*2 Handicap accessible docks

Twin Lakes Recreation Area
2500 Chapel Hill Rd.
Acres for fishing – 26
Fish include catfish, bluegill, crappie, bass, and sunfish
*Handicap accessible dock

Missouri Department of Conservation areas:

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
6700 West Rte. K
4 miles of stream, 5 miles of river (Missouri River)
Fish include catfish, carp, buffalo, drum, and crappie

Hinkson Woods Conservation Area
On MKT: 1 mile east of Scott Blvd access, 1 mile west of Forum Blvd access
2 miles of stream
Fish include bass, catfish, sunfish, and crappie

Rocky Fork Conservation Area
3500 E. Gans Rd.
Acres for fishing – 300
Fish include bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish

Three Creeks Conservation Area
Deer Park Rd. off of Hwy 63
9 miles of streams
Fish include bass and sunfish

Other fishing spots:

Cooper’s Landing – 11505 Smith Hatchery Rd.
Katfish Katy’s – 8825 Sarr St.
Finger Lakes State Park – 1505 E. Peabody Rd.

For information on City Park fishing regulations, click here.
For more information on state fishing regulations and permits, click here.

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