Winter Trout Fishing Areas

Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter beginning in early November in the lakes listed in the following table. Fishing is permitted year-round during normal park or area hours. 


  • Limits and tackle restrictions vary by lake and season. Be sure to check for special area regulations before you fish.
  • A Missouri fishing permit is required, and a trout permit also is required if trout are harvested.

Where to find winter trout areas

  • August A. Busch Conservation Area (lakes 3, 21, 22, 23 and 28)
  • Boathouse Lake-Carondelet Park (St. Louis City)
  • Chaumiere Lake (Kansas City)
  • Coot Lake (James A. Reed Memorial WA)
  • Cosmo-Bethel Lake (Columbia)
  • Everyday Pond (MO Western State University, St. Joseph)
  • Fountain Bluff Sports Complex (Liberty)
  • Giessing Lake (Farmington)
  • January-Wabash Lake (City of Ferguson)
  • Jefferson Lake-Forest Park (St. Louis City)
  • Kiwanis Lake (Mexico)
  • Koeneman Park Lake (City of Jennings)
  • Legion Lake 1 (Perry County)
  • Liberty Park Pond (Sedalia)
  • McKay Park Lake (Jefferson City)
  • O’Fallon Park Lake (St. Louis City)
  • Plover Lake (James A. Reed Memorial WA)
  • Rotary Lake (Jackson)
  • Spur Pond (Kirksville)
  • Suson Park Carp and Island lakes (St. Louis County)
  • Tilles Park Lake (St. Louis County)
  • Walker Lake (City of Kirkwood)
  • Wild Acres Park Lake (City of Overland)
  • Veterans Park Lake (Fulton)
  • Vlasis Park Lake (City of Ballwin)

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