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Pomme De Terre Lake, MO

Popular Fish Species Pomme de Terre Lake, MO

Pomme de Terre Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Fishing in Pomme de Terre Lake for largemouth bass can run hot and cold at times. Lately the fishing has been very good. Quality bass are thriving in Pomme de Terre Lake due to excellent fisheries management by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The lake has plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass are typically shallow and aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Pomme de Terre Lake on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Pomme de Terre Lake Popular Fish - Crappie

Crappie Fishing

Black and white crappie both reside in Pomme de Terre Lake, with black crappie typically running a pound or so heavier than white crappie in the area. They do school together so when you find them you may catch both species. Crappie fishing is on the rise and they can be found in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water.

Pomme de Terre Lake Popular Fish - Muskie

Muskie Fishing

Fishing for Muskellunge in Pomme de Terre Lake could provide a trophy fish on any given cast. Giant musky roam these waters, they like to hang around stump fields and other wood close to deep water, and muskies are aggressive eaters. Muskie fishing can bring some exciting moments to your fishing day, as big muskies are spectacular, and strong fighters. Use a strong rod in medium- to medium-heavy action, with heavy line - 20# or heavier. Because of their sharp teeth, steel leaders are highly recommended. Muskie have a big mouth so use big baits, same baits you would use for bass but in larger sizes. Topwater, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits all work well for hungry muskie. The best time of year to chase these big fish is Spring, and then again in Fall as the water temperature starts cooling.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and muskie at Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri.

A favorite camping destination, Pomme de Terre Lake offers a vast array of recreation and outdoor activities. This 7,800-acre lake in the southwest part of the state has over 100 miles of shoreline, and plenty of places for fishing from the bank. Fishing for bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, muskie and others is a favorite activity at Pomme de Terre.

Pomme de Terre Lake, situated in southwest Missouri, is a renowned fishing destination offering a wide array of fish species and fishing opportunities. The lake spans over 7,800 acres and provides excellent angling experiences for both novice and experienced anglers.

Bass fishing enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy at Pomme de Terre Lake. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass are abundant in the lake's waters, offering thrilling battles and opportunities for impressive catches. Anglers can target bass around submerged structures, rocky points, and brush piles using a variety of techniques such as casting crankbaits, soft plastics, or topwater lures. The lake's healthy bass population and diverse habitat make it a prime spot for bass fishing.

Walleye fishing is another highlight at Pomme de Terre Lake. These prized game fish can be found in deeper waters near points, drop-offs, or around underwater structures. Anglers often use live bait such as minnows or nightcrawlers, as well as artificial lures like jigs or crankbaits, to entice walleye. Spring and fall are particularly productive seasons for walleye fishing when these fish are more active and readily feeding.

Catfish enthusiasts will also find plenty of opportunities at Pomme de Terre Lake. Channel catfish, flathead catfish, and blue catfish are present in the lake's waters, offering exciting challenges for anglers. Catfish can be caught using a variety of baits such as cut bait, prepared stink baits, or live bait, and can be targeted near submerged structures, deep holes, or along the lake's channels.

Crappie, both black and white, are popular species in Pomme de Terre Lake. Anglers can target crappie around submerged brush piles, docks, and other structures. Fishing with small jigs, live minnows, or crappie tubes can yield successful catches. The lake's healthy crappie populations make it a prime location for crappie fishing.

Other species found in Pomme de Terre Lake include muskie, white bass, bluegill, and other panfish. These provide additional angling opportunities and are particularly popular among young or novice anglers.

Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri is a fantastic fishing destination, boasting a wide range of popular fish species and abundant fishing opportunities. Whether you're targeting bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, or simply enjoying a day on the water, the lake promises an unforgettable fishing experience for all.

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Primary fish species residing in Pomme de Terre Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Muskie

Pomme de Terre Lake Amenities

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

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Pomme de Terre Lake not only offers exceptional fishing but also provides opportunities for boating and camping. Anglers can explore the lake's scenic beauty, indulge in water sports, or relax in the peaceful camping grounds. The lake's multiple boat ramps, marinas, and camping facilities cater to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts.

Marinas and boat launching facilities are open to the public. From kayaks and canoes to bass boats and pontoons, there are lots of ways to seek out the fish populations here. There are also two public swimming beaches. Hiking, picnicking and more than 250 campsites, many located near the lake shore are available for public use. Camping areas feature modern restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Be sure to add Pomme de Terre Lake to your future outdoor adventure plans.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Nemo Landing Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
417 993-5160

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bolivar Landing Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Bolivar Acc, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hermitage Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Hermitage State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Quarry Point Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Quarry Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Nemo Landing Marina
HC 77 Box 724 Highway 64
Pittsburg, MO 65724
417 993-5160

Fishing Guides On Pomme de Terre Lake

Stan Green’s Elite Guide Service - bass, crappie

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wheatland Park Campground - 417 282-5267

Harbor Campground - 417 745-6363

Goody's Resort RV Park - 417 282-6338

Pomme De Terre Dam Outlet Park Campground - 417 745-2290

Nemo Campground - 417 993-5529

Berryland RV Park Campground - 417 852-4253

Whitesides Hidden Acres Campground - 417 852-4939

Camp Hebron Campground - 417 852-4455

Pomme de Ridge Horse Camp & Campgrounds - 417 844-8288

Pomme de Terre Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Pomme de Terre Lake
Pomme de Terre State Park
Hwy. 64b
Pittsburg, MO 65724
417 852-4291


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