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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and tiger muskie at Smithville Reservoir in Missouri.

Smithville Lake

Smithville in autumn

An angler's paradise, Smithville Lake is located an easy 30 minutes from Kansas City. At 7,200 acres the lake offers excellent fishing, water skiing and other outdoor related recreation. Wander the 175 miles of shoreline for fishing, hiking, camping, picnics and family outings. Crappie is the main attraction here, but you can also fish for bass, catfish, bluegill, tiger muskie, walleye and sunfish.

Primary fish species residing in Smithville Reservoir

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Tiger muskie

Smithville Lake Amenities

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

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Crows Creek Campground - 816 407-3400

Crows Creek Park Campground - 816 532-4977

Camp Branch-Clay County Campground - 816 407-3400

Kelsey Short Youth Camp Campground - 816 407-3400

Smithville Reservoir MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Smithville Reservoir
Smithville Lake
17201 Paradesian St
Smithville, MO 64089
816 407-3600

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Smithville Reservoir in Missouri.

Fishing at Smithville Reservoir, in Missouri.