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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie and hybrid striped bass at Thomas Hill Reservoir in Missouri.

Thomas Hill Reservoir, MO

As a result of the warm-water discharge from the power plant, Thomas Hill Reservoir is a unique, year-round fishery. This 4,500-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 8 miles north of Clifton Hill, provides anglers with several popular species to pursue.

White crappie thrive in the warm water and are a favorite target of locals. In winter hybrid striped bass become the number one target. Catfish and bass also reside here, and provide some excellent fishing outings for those who favor targeting them. When the weather turns cold, anglers should concentrate around the warm water from the plant. During summer bass and crappie fishermen should concentrate on the submerged brush piles, trees and vegetation scattered around the lake. Also fishing around the many boat docks can be productive. Anglers wishing to fish from the bank can use the jetty at the north end of the lake or a hand full of areas with access to the shoreline around the lake. Launch your fishing boat, pleasure boat, pontoon, canoe, kayak or any other boating vessel at several boat ramps around the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Thomas Hill Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Hybrid Striped Bass

Thomas Hill Reservoir Amenities

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

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

1177 Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off 1177 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

1180 Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off 1180 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Glider Avenue Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Glider Avenue, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Click here for a Missouri Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mac's Cove Campground - 660 777-3461

Thompson Campground - 660 269-8705

Shoemaker's RV Park Campground - 660 773-5313

Eagle Lodge RV Park - 660 332-1387

Thomas Hill Reservoir MO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Thomas Hill Reservoir
Macs Cove Campground
1024 Private Road 1184
Clifton Hill, MO 65244
660 777-3461


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