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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish and white crappie at Montrose Lake in Missouri.

Fishing for catfish is the main attraction at Montrose Lake, and there is a good population of channel and flathead catfish in this muddy reservoir. This 1,500-acre lake in the west-central part of MO, 2 miles north of Montrose stays warm year round, due to the flow of warm water from the power generation station. In addition to catfish, the lake also contains fair populations of bass, crappie and white bass. When fishing for other than catfish, bright and flashy lures help get attention in the murky water. A concrete boat ramps helps make boat launching easy. As a flat-water-only lake, it is ideal for canoes, kayaks and small fishing boats. The lake has a great deal of submerged brush and vegetation which tends to concentrate the fish and baitfish. For best results fish very close to, or inside, this brush and vegetation.

Primary fish species residing in Montrose Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White crappie

Montrose Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cozy Corners RV Park - 660 885-8824

Sparrowfoot Campground - 660 885-7546

Deer Run RV Park & Campground - 660 598-2481

Montrose Lake MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Montrose Lake
Montrose Conservation Area
660 693-4666

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Montrose Lake in MO offers great fishing for quality channel and flathead catfish.

Fishing on Montrose Lake, in Missouri.