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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye and hybrid striped bass at Blue Springs Lake in Missouri.

Blue Springs Lake, MO

Just south of Independence, MO, Blue Springs Lake is a 720 acre lake with outdoor and water-sport activities for the whole family. Anglers can enjoy fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, and hybrid striped bass. A nice boat launch and the marina make this a boat-friendly lake.

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Blue Springs Lake is located in the western section of Missouri and offers fantastic fishing opportunities for anglers. The lake is renowned for its diverse fish population, including popular species such as largemouth and spotted bass, hybrid stripers, walleye, channel and flathead catfish, and black and white crappie.

Largemouth bass are highly sought after by anglers at Blue Springs Lake. These bass are known for their aggressive strikes and exciting fights. Anglers can target them using a variety of techniques, such as casting with topwater lures, working plastic worms or jigs near submerged structures, or trolling with crankbaits. Blue Springs Lake's rocky shorelines, submerged timber, and brush piles provide excellent habitat for bass, making it an ideal destination for bass fishing enthusiasts.

Hybrid stripers are another popular fish species found in Blue Springs Lake. These fish are known for their hard-fighting nature and make for an exhilarating angling experience. Anglers can target hybrid stripers by trolling or casting with lures such as swimbaits, crankbaits, or jigging spoons. These fish are often found near schools of baitfish or around submerged structures, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in a prized catch.

Walleye are highly prized by anglers for their delicious flesh and challenging nature. Blue Springs Lake offers excellent walleye fishing opportunities, particularly during the early morning or evening hours. Anglers can target walleye by trolling with crankbaits or using live bait rigs, such as bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers or minnows. The lake's deep drop-offs, rocky points, and submerged structures serve as ideal habitats for walleye.

Catfish enthusiasts will also find ample opportunities at Blue Springs Lake, with both channel and flathead catfish present in the waters. Anglers can target these catfish species using a variety of baits, including live or cut bait, stink baits, or chicken livers. Fishing near submerged structures, deep holes, or along the lake's channels can yield successful catches of catfish.

Black and white crappie are popular panfish species found in Blue Springs Lake. Anglers can target crappie using jigs, minnows, or crappie nibbles near submerged structures, brush piles, or drop-offs. These panfish provide exciting and rewarding fishing experiences, especially during the spawning season when they congregate in large numbers.

Blue Springs Lake in Missouri is a haven for anglers seeking largemouth and spotted bass, hybrid stripers, walleye, catfish, and crappie. With its diverse fish population, scenic surroundings, and opportunities for boating and camping, Blue Springs Lake offers an enjoyable fishing experience for anglers of all levels of expertise.

Bring your canoe, kayak, fishing boat, family boat or pontoon boat and enjoy a day on the lake. Submerged brush, trees and vegetation provide plenty of cover for baitfish, and the predators hang out near these feeding areas. There are numerous places around the lake with access to shoreline for anglers who prefer to fish from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Blue Springs Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Hybrid Striped Bass

Blue Springs Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to the excellent fishing opportunities, Blue Springs Lake provides boating and camping facilities for outdoor enthusiasts. Anglers can enjoy boating on the lake, whether it's a motorized boat, kayak, or canoe, and explore different fishing spots.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Blue Springs Lake Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, jon boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
816 795-1112

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Blue Springs Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Lake Ridge Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Blue Springs Lake Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Bowlin Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Woods Chapel Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, at the north end of the SW Woods Chapel Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.


Blue Springs Lake Marina
1700 Bowlin Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
816 795-1112

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Camping facilities are available nearby, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Blue Springs Lake Campground - 816 503-4805

Blue Springs Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Blue Springs Lake
Blue Springs Lake Marina
1700 NE Bowlin Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
816 795-1112


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