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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, spotted gar and tiger muskie in Missouri.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Missouri waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Missouri

Larger lakes across the state of Missouri, 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, Pomme de Terre Lake and Smithville Reservoir.

Fishing for other species in Missouri



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

MO State Record: 19 lbs 0 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

MO State Record: 5 lbs 1 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

MO State Record: 27 lbs 0 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

MO State Record: 41 lbs 2 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

MO State Record: 18 lbs 9 oz



World record: 144 lbs

MO State Record: 139 lbs 4 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

MO State Record: 5 lbs 1 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

MO State Record: 6 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

MO State Record: 22 lbs 0 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Missouri, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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