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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and green sunfish at Mozingo Lake in Missouri.

Mozingo Lake, MO

Abundant cover for largemouth bass makes Mozingo Lake an ideal lake for bass fishing. Walleye, crappie, catfish and sunfish also reside in this 1,000-acre lake, in the northwest corner of the state, 5 miles east of Maryville.

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Mozingo Lake is located northwestern Missouri and is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. The lake offers a diverse fishery and a serene setting for anglers to enjoy their fishing adventures.

Largemouth bass is one of the most sought-after fish species in Mozingo Lake. Anglers can target largemouth bass using various techniques such as casting with topwater lures, working plastic worms or jigs, or using spinnerbaits. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, brush piles, and rocky areas, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers can experience the thrill of hooking into a strong and acrobatic largemouth bass while fishing in the peaceful waters of Mozingo Lake.

Channel catfish is another popular catch in Mozingo Lake. Anglers can target catfish using techniques such as bottom fishing with cut bait, live bait, or prepared baits. The lake's deeper areas, including channels and drop-offs, are prime locations to catch catfish. Anglers can enjoy the challenge of reeling in a big and powerful channel catfish while fishing in Mozingo Lake.

White crappie and walleye are also present in Mozingo Lake and attract many anglers. Anglers can target crappie using techniques such as vertical jigging, casting with small jigs or minnows, or using crappie nibbles. Walleye, known for their delicious taste, can be caught using techniques such as trolling with crankbaits or casting with jigs. Anglers can experience the joy of landing a nice-sized crappie or walleye while fishing in Mozingo Lake.

Bluegill is a popular panfish species in Mozingo Lake, especially for younger anglers and those new to fishing. Anglers can target bluegill using simple techniques such as bobber fishing with live bait or casting small jigs. These feisty little fish provide excellent angling opportunities and are a great way to introduce children to the joys of fishing.

Mozingo Lake in Missouri is a wonderful destination for anglers seeking largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, and other fish species. With its diverse fishery, scenic beauty, and recreational amenities, Mozingo Lake provides a memorable fishing experience for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

There is plenty of brush, vegetation and rip-rap rocks along the 26 miles of shoreline to appeal to any anglers eye. A concrete boat launch ramp is located on the east side of the lake, just north of the golf course, on 245th Street. A second, smaller boat landing is located at the northwest corner of the lake off 220th Street.

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Primary fish species residing in Mozingo Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish

Mozingo Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Mozingo Lake offers boating opportunities. Anglers can explore the lake's waters by motorized boats, canoes, or kayaks, allowing them to access different fishing spots and cover more water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

220th Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off 220th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

245th Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off 245th Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mozingo Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Bass Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities near the lake provide opportunities for overnight stays, making it convenient for anglers to extend their fishing trips and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake's surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Campground - 660 562-2323

Mozingo Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Mozingo Lake
Mozingo Lake Recreation Park
25055 Liberty Rd
Maryville, MO 64468
660 562-2323


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