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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, longear sunfish, warmouth, white bass and striped bass at Bull Shoals Lake in Missouri.

Bull Shoals Lake, MO

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Bull Shoals Lake area is a great destination, whether for fishing, camping, hiking, vacation or simply a place to take the family for a weekend. Great bass fishing, crappie fishing, catfish and many other species are abundant.

Lots of access and boat ramps in both Missouri and Arkansas. Be sure to add this 71,000-acre lake to your future fishing plans. There is over 1,000 miles of shoreline, plenty of which is accessible for bank fishing. Bass boats, kayaks, canoes, pontoons and fishing boats of all kinds can get you to healthy populations of fish. Multiple marinas and boat rental options are conveniently located around the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Missouri

Primary fish species residing in Bull Shoals Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Longear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass

Bull Shoals Lake Amenities

Cove on Bull Shoals Lake

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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Fishing Boat Rentals

Beaver Creek Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats
417 546-5121

K Dock Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
417 334-2880

Pontiac Cove Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
417 679-3676

Theodosia Marina-Resort
Rentals: Bass boat/fishing boats and pontoons
417 273-4444

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Noland Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Road 199, this is a two-lane, gravel ramp with gravel parking.

Spring Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off HH Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Theodosia Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off I-160, this is a multi-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Beaver Creek Marina
1220 State Hwy O
Kissee Mills, MO 65680
417 546-5121

K Dock Marina
727 Warren Rd,
Kirbyville, MO 65679
417 334-2880

Pontiac Cove Marina
563 Pontiac Cove Road
Pontiac, MO 65729
417 679-3676

Theodosia Marina-Resort
509 L.B. Cook Memorial Dr
Theodosia, MO 65761
417 273-4444

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Click here for a Arkansas Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

City of Branson Lakeside RV Campground - 417 334-2915

Shadow Rock Park Campground - 417 546-2876

Branson Family Campground - 417 546-3000

Bar B RV Park - 417 546-4222

River Run Campground - 417 546-3646

Theo's RV Park & Campground - 417 712-4443

Buck Creek Gate House Campground - 417 785-4313

Bull Shoals Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Bull Shoals Lake
Pontiac Cove Marina, Campground & Lake Harbour Resort
563 Pontiac Cove Rd
Pontiac, MO 65729
417 679-3676


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Fishing at Bull Shoals Lake, in Missouri.