Fishing For Other Species In Missouri
Guide to fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, spotted gar and tiger muskie in Missouri.
The purpose of this page is to share basic information about other species in the state. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Bull Shoals Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Lake of The Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Reservoir, Stockton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Thomas Hill Reservoir and Wappapello Lake. Muskie fishing can be found at Fellows Lake, Hazel Creek Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake and Smithville Reservoir.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 19 lbs 0 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 1 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 27 lbs 0 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 41 lbs 2 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 18 lbs 9 oz
World record: 144 lbs
State Record: 140 lbs 9 oz
World record: 9 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 2 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 22 lbs 0 oz
Click the images and links above for species details.
Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
The state record bowfin was caught in Duck Creek.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Clearwater Spillway.
The state record longnose gar was caught from Bull Shoals Lake.
The state record muskie was caught in Lake of the Ozarks.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Stockton Lake.
The state record paddlefish was caught from Table Rock Lake.
The state record spotted gar was caught in Lower St. Francis.
The state record tiger muskie was taken out of Stockton Lake.
For info about local sauger fishing, visit the MO walleye page.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.