Go Fishing and Hunting in Missouri

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Grab Your Gear
Author: H&L Partners
Missouri is game. Are you? Sit perched beside a tall oak tree and call the turkeys. Enjoy the calm, cool waters meandering between the rolling hills and timber and experience what sets Missouri trout fishing high on anglers’ to-do lists. Couple that setting with shops, outfitters and guides ready to teach the first-time angler and advance the veteran huntsman, and you’ll see the Show-Me State really does put on the ideal gaming show.

Whether you’re new to the sport of fishing or looking to step up your game, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Springfield has the gear you need to catch the biggest fish of the day. Trout anglers may take to the shop’s expansive fly fishing department, lined with fly gloves, fly line, and waders. Are you more of a bass fisherman? Perhaps the reels, rods, jigs and spinner baits will catch your eye. Whatever your type of fishing, you’ll leave Bass Pro prepared to hook a keeper. Plus, they offer latterly everything you need for an enjoyable outing in nature.

Unsure how to use your new fishing gear? Want to learn new fly-fishing techniques? Chartered Waters Trout Shop and Guide Service, just six minutes from downtown Hollister, wants to help the newbie catch their first trout and turn a veteran’s trout experience into a lifelong memory. This full service fly-fishing outfitter educates its guests on Lake Taneycomo. They even guarantee a catch or your trip is free. Enjoy the crisp Ozark air and clear Taneycomo waters as you cast your way to experienced fly-fishing status.

Seven springs at Montauk State Park form the headwaters of the illustrious Current River. Located 21 miles southwest of Salem, anglers and sightseers alike enjoy the clear blue water and the park's healthy stock of rainbow trout. The stream’s regular stocking of rainbow trout means fishermen of all ages and skill levels have a great chance of reeling in the night’s dinner.

Ideal trout fishing is found throughout Missouri. Walk into the spring-fed waters in your waterproof waders and cast your line. Test your trout fishing skills against fellow anglers at Bennett Spring State Park, 12 miles west of Lebanon. The state’s third largest spring is a destination for anglers from across the U.S. who want to challenge their trout-catching skills and teach the youngsters the skills. Remember to take your fishing license. The season runs March thru October. To read an interesting article on the subject, click: Trout Season.

Kids enjoy taking their fishing-poles to trout Hot Spots around Missouri and casting their line from the river banks during trout season. A favorite destination, for children and the generations preceding them, is Roaring River State Park, 15 minutes south of Cassville. Mountain-like terrain of the Ozark hills surrounds the spring head of the clear, turquoise water of Roaring River. Anglers at Roaring River, which is stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation from the park’s hatchery, have ambitions of landing a trophy size rainbow.

Move from the waters of Missouri’s streams and lakes to the rolling green valleys crawling with turkeys, deer and other wild game at Bluffwoods Conservation Area, 13 miles southwest of St. Joseph. The 2,300 acre site, which includes forests and scattered areas of open grassland, is a tranquil place for hiking, picnicing, hunting, fishing and camping.

Farther north, near Missouri’s border with Iowa, is Rebel’s Cove Conservation Area, about 15 minutes north of Livonia. The scenic backdrop of natural marshes, oxbow lakes, grassland, old fields and cropland provides diverse wildlife and an opportunity for hunters to challenge their marksmanship. Find your perfect position to post for the day in this 4,225-acre conservation area and end the day with a trophy and a memory.


 Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
One of the most popular attractions in Missouri, this is the granddaddy of all outdoor stores. Every ...

 Chartered Waters Trout Shop and Guide Service
A full service fly fishing outfitter, we welcome first-time fly fishermen wanting to learn the sport ...

 Montauk State Park
The seven springs within Montauk State Park form the headwaters of the Current River. Regular stocking ...

 Bennett Spring State Park
Bennett Spring is the state’s third-largest spring. The park features; among other activities: ...

 Roaring River State Park
Trout fishermen flock to the rugged and scenic Roaring River State Park.  The park offers ...

 The Lake of the Ozarks
Missouri's most popular lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline – that’s ...

 Bluffwoods Conservation Area
This is a 2,300-acre forested conservation area with hiking trails, picnic shelters, hunting, fishing ...

 Rebel's Cove Conservation Area
This area is 4,225 acres of primarily forest habitat, with nearly five miles of the un-channelized Chariton ...