Muskie Lakes in Missouri
Pomme de Terre Lake is located in Hickory County in the southwestern portion of the state. This 7,790-acre lake has many access points, and marinas and offers all forms of water-related recreation. The Pomme de Terre chapter of Muskies, Inc. (Chapter # 5) was formed in 1973. The original stocking of the lake was done in 1966. It has a large population of mature fish including 49+” fish that have been caught and released. Pomme de Terre Lake is the first lake in Missouri stocked with muskies.
Hazel Creek Lake is 2.5 miles north of Kirksville on Highway 63 and then 1.5 miles west on a gravel road marked by a sign. This 515-acre lake has two launch ramps but no other services. This is a trolling motor-only lake. This lake was originally stocked in the 1980s and produces mature fish in the mid to upper 40” range.
Fellows Lake is four miles north of Springfield on Highway 65, .5 miles west on Highway AA, then north on County Road 197. It has a large population of mature fish including 50”+ fish that have been caught and released. The lake is 820 acres with a launch ramp and picnic area. It is regulated by the city of Springfield and there is an annual boat permit required and you are limited to 40 hp motors. Originally stocked in1996.
Henry Sever Lake is located in the northeast corner of the state in Knox County. It is one mile north of Newark on Route KK. This 162-acre lake is located on 1,115 acres of public land. This lake produces mature fish in the mid to upper 40” range There is a launch ramp and primitive campground. Idle speed only for motors 10 hp and larger. Originally stocked in 1996.
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Lake 35, is in the St. Louis area. From Highway 40-61, take Highway 94 south, make a right on Highway D and go about 1.5 miles to the entrance. This lake was first stocked in 2001. No private boats are allowed. Boats & electric trolling motors are available for rent. 62 acres in size.