Missouri Fishing Vacation Destinations
Branson, Missouri has grown to become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the midwest. There is something to do in Branson for the entire family. There is plenty of entertainment with tons of live shows in the numerous theatres. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and golf courses.
For the fishermen, you have the option of fishing Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo or Bull Shoals Lake. You can catch a variety of fish depending on what lake you decide to fish. Some of the species to catch are largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, trout, white bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.
Bull Shoals Lake is located on the border of Missouri and Arkansas. You can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking or just relaxing around the lake. This region has plenty of accommodations, boat rentals and restaurants, but it is also uncrowded, making it a wonderful destination to get away from it all. The lake covers 45,400 acres with about 730 miles of shoreline consisting of rubble, limestone, ledges, gravel points, clay banks and silty areas at the upper ends of the creek arms. The lake offers good fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, rainbow trout and white bass. Striped bass and brown trout are also in Bull Shoals Lake, but in much smaller numbers than some of the other species.
Lake of the Ozarks is an extremely popular vacation destination in Missouri. It is only about a 3 hour drive from St. Louis, making it a convenient getaway destination for those living in and around the city. The lake is very popular among fishermen and boaters, but there are plenty of other things to do here such as golfing, shopping, dining and just relaxing around the lake. Bass fishing tournaments are common throughout the summer months. Recreational anglers target largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, crappie, bluegill, rock bass and catfish.
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