Fishing the Ozark regionzazzO
There are few things as thrilling as that first tug on the line, the tip of the fishing pole nodding toward the water. Whether you take home the catch or not is up to you, but our area offers unmatched opportunities to catch game fish.
The Midwest is blessed with some of the best fishing in the world. An angler can find a variety of species in the waters of the Midwest. Fish of trophy proportions aren't unusual. And, best of all, you can catch fish in the Midwest any time of year using whatever technique you enjoy the most.
If river fishing is what you enjoy, there is plenty of river fishing to be done! Anglers of all ages enjoy the thrill of river fishing. Freshwater crappie, goggle-eye, sunfish and smallmouth bass are four of the favorites.
To see more on fishing in our area, go to missourihuntingfishing.com.
Perhaps it is lake fishing that you enjoy. Our area has two lakes to choose from, each within a 35 mile radius. Taum Sauk Lake and Council Bluff.
Council Bluff Recreation Area is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The Wild Boar Campground and sheltered picnic area, available for individual families or large groups, is next to the largest lake in the Mark Twain National Forest. The area provides ample opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, and more. The lake is 440 acres in size and 87 feet deep in some places. Boating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing are all popular pastimes on the lake. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of freshwater fish, including bass, bluegills, catfish, and crappies. Waterfowl hunting is also permitted on the lake and the nearby Enough Fields provide upland game opportunities. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the heavily wooded area. There is also a playground, picnic shelters, a sandy beach, and swimming area.
Visit recreation.gov to see more information on Council Bluff.