Guide To Fishing At Smithville Lake
AKA: Smithville Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and tiger muskie at Smithville Reservoir in Missouri.
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 Lake
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Smithville Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Camp Branch Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Camp Branch Marina Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Crows Creek Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Crow Creek Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Little Platte Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, at the west end of the SW 240th Street Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Sailboat Cove Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Paradise Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
W Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road W, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Paradise Pointe Marina
NE 180th St
Smithville, MO 64089
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 Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
17201 Paradesian St
Smithville, MO 64089
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Smithville Lake offers awesome crappie fishing plus decent tiger muskie, walleye and bass fishing.