Missouri Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow and brown trout in area lakes and streams.
Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Taneycomo are the only major lakes with a significant population of trout. Some MO streams, rivers and smaller lakes also have trout. This is primarily a bass fishing state but as you can see some very nice trout are caught here.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 18 lbs 1 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 40 lbs 6 oz
Click the images and links above for species details.
Select the best trout lures and baits
Missouri Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was pulled from the Roaring River.
The state record brown trout was caught from Lake Taneycomo.
Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation for information on trout and trout stocking in Missouri.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Additional trout information
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
Trout locations and info, by state.
Learn the habits of trout
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Missouri waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.