Stockton Lake

When a fisherman thinks of Stockton Lake, he’s hard pressed to figure out what he wants to fish for. Walleye are in good numbers and size on Stockton. White bass are abundant and can be caught almost any time of year on a windy bank. Doesn’t matter the time of year - crappie fishing is great, day or night. And Stockton attracts most of the big professional bass circuit tournaments, so you know the bass fishing is excellent. Throw in the fact this little southwest Missouri lake is quaint and has a small-town feel about it, and you might consider retiring here one day.

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Under light of full moon, 6-9-17

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 11th, 2017


Wanted to try my hand at night fishing and conditions set up perfect to use the full moon and clear skies to become accustom to operating on the deck at night.  Sooooo glad i finally did it! read more…

Fishing report 5/30/17

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 4th, 2017


Had a wonderful day on the water Tuesday.   The weather cooperated and the storms went South of Stockton so we just got a sprinkle. read more…

Trolling report thru June 2

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 4th, 2017

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Fished 4 days thru the second, and while I brought enough fish home for a couple nice fish fries, it was decidedly spotty.  The high water always throws me, but figured my best bet was trolling, since I can have four lines running constantly; that has to be several hundred percent more active bait in the water than casting!  Just doesn’t work out that way a lot of times.
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