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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at McDaniel Lake in Missouri.

If you want to fish from the bank in the Springfield area, McDaniel Lake is a nice option. This little-known reservoir is primarily storage for drinking water. The only fishing allowed is from the bank, upstream from Grant Street Bridge. This 300-acre lake is not open to boating of any kind. Catfish are the most sought after species here, but the lake also has nice populations of bass, crappie and sunfish - all available for those willing to hike a bit.

Primary fish species residing in McDaniel Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White crappie Bluegill White Bass

McDaniel Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: NO
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cook's RV Park - 417 833-1252

USDA Forest Services Campground - 417 864-3650

McDaniel Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

McDaniel Lake
Springfield - McDaniel Lake
Farm Rd. 68
Springfield, MO
417 863-9000

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McDaniel Lake in MO offers excellent catfish fishing from the bank.

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