Missouri Lakes for Fishing and Fun
The Missouri Tri-Lakes region offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The three man-made lakes created along the White River, Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals each have unique properties and features and provide different opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Table Rock Lake is the place to be for upscale marinas, scuba diving and extreme adventures like parasailing and jet boarding available at the Table Rock State Park Marina. Known for spectacular Bass fishing, you can reel in some pretty fine walleye, and bluegill as well. Not far from the shoreline you can find plenty of vacation rentals, campgrounds, and close proximity to the attractions in Branson.
Lake Taneycomo is fed by the cold water at the base of Table Rock Dam. Creating a perfect habitat for trout, the lake, which is comparable to a slow moving river is stocked with brown and rainbow raised at the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery. You'll need a trout stamp in addition to your standard fishing license, and if you fish Taneycomo at all, we recommend it, because your chances of landing a trout are high. Taneycomo flows along the downtown lakefront and Branson Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Bull Shoals offers more remote locations than either of the other two lakes. Plenty of great fishing from trophy bass, of the white, striped, largemouth, smallmouth and google-eye varieties, plus walleye, lake sturgeon, paddlefish, catfish and alligator gar. With pockets of warm and cold water, you can find a place to float your pontoon and go for a swim and the majority of the shoreline is pristine and undeveloped.