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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5/22 & 5/23 fishing report

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 1st, 2017

Put in at Orleans Trail about 8:00 am with water temps ranging from 69 to 71.  Water clarity was between 2 to 3 feet.  On Monday the winds were light.  On Tuesday it was blowing pretty strong out of the north northwest.  On Monday I ended up with 35 fish and 2 were keepers. read more…

April 8

Posted by Phil Lilley on April 11th, 2017


Put in at Roark. Tried to hit some of my normal crappie piles in Birch but wind made that almost impossible.
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4-7 & 4-8 CRAPPIE

Posted by Phil Lilley on April 11th, 2017


Put in at the Cedar ridge camp ground both days after 4:30pm ran down around high point water was anywhere  between 63 and 58. fished 45 degree banks with chuck rock and brush. read more…