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Whether its hunting trips, fishing trips, both are available in abundance in Missouri.
Author: Charles Scott

Right on Target – Take a Fishing Trip or Hunting Trip in Missouri


Missouri outdoor adventures await with world-class fishing trips and hunting trips throughout the state. As a wise bumper sticker tells us: "A bad day fishing is better than a good day working." The only thing wrong with that particular saying? In Missouri, there's no such thing as a "bad" day fishing. Gorgeous scenery and the well-stocked rivers and lakes make for some awesome fishing spots, so every day turns out just about perfect.

Take a Fishing Trip to Bull Shoals Lake

Pack your rod and reel and head to the Missouri section of Bull Shoals Lake, just above the Arkansas border. At Bull Shoals, well-known for its fishing spots, anglers have caught record amounts of white bass, walleye, crappie and bass. The lake, near the town of Theodosia, boasts nearly 750 miles of shoreline. Its massive size makes Bull Shoals a perfect location for water sports; adventurous outdoors enthusiasts may want to scuba dive these clear waters.

Mark Twain Lake – A Great Fishing Trip Destination


Mark Twain Lake, near Monroe City, offers a great getaway for anglers of all abilities. Plentiful fishing spots draw crappie and bass tournaments for folks who have a love of friendly competition. The 18,600-acre lake provides ample room for laid-back fishing spots, camping and just plain relaxing. No boat? No problem. Fully stocked ponds await those who prefer to cast their lines from shore. Beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails add to the fun at Mark Twain Lake.

Lake Wappapello Offers Enjoyable Fishing Trips

Add breathtaking views to your fishing excursion at Lake Wappapello State Park, a gorgeous body of water with a picture-perfect Ozark Mountain backdrop. Hunt deer and turkey on this expansive swath of land (more than 44,000 acres), and fish for crappie, bluegill, catfish, and largemouth bass. Make a day or a weekend of it; the picnic shelters and campsites make it easy to have a relaxing vacation and a super fishing trip at Lake Wappapello.

Shelbina Lake Fishing Trips

Families love the wide variety of activities available at Shelbina Lake, where great fishing spots are just the beginning of the adventure. Hook-up your camper to one of the 76 electricity-equipped RV sites, or take a tent and rough it. Spend a beautiful day fishing, boating, playing volleyball, shooting hoops on the basketball court and showing off your skills on the nine-hole golf course. Stop by the pro shop to restock your tackle box and pick up yummy picnic items.

Hunting Trips and Fishing Trips in the Same Location

All lovers of the great outdoors appreciate the beauty of the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, near Lee's Summit. The area's acreage includes 12 lakes containing a variety of fish. The robust deer population makes this an ideal location for a hunting trip in the morning and fine fishing in the evening.

Hunting Trips for Deer and Turkey 

Take your hunting trip to Gainesville and a great deer and wild turkey hunting location at the Caney Mountain Conservation Area. Sharpen your marksmanship skills at the firearm and archery ranges; explore the natural beauty of this nearly 8,000-acre sportsman's paradise offering varied terrain, including savannas, glades, and old-growth forests; marvel at the impressive peaks of High Rock Mountain and Bear Cave Mountain.

 The Bull Shoals Lake
This 45,000-acres lake, with its more than 740 miles of shoreline and clear waters, is a great spot ...

 The Mark Twain Lake
This 18,600-acre lake is ideal for a day on the water. Also, enjoy equestrian trails, walking trails, ...

 Lake Wappapello State Park
Scenic lakeside coves offer irresistible fishing and picnicking spots at this park, bordering ...

 Shelbina Lake
Shelbina Lake offers a variety of activities, from fishing and boating to camping. No swimming or wading ...

 James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Woodlands, native grass plantings, ponds and cropfields make up this grand 2,603 acres near Lee's Summit. ...

 Caney Mountain Conservation Area
This area contains forest, savanna, and dolomite glades. Facilities/features include firearms and archery ...