Winter Trout Fishing Areas

Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter beginning in early November in the lakes listed below. 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

Central Missouri

Kansas City Region

Fish Stocking Hotline: 816-525-0300

Northeast Missouri

Northwest Missouri

Southeast Missouri

St. Louis Region

Fish Stocking Hotline: 636-300–9651

Check the Code

This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.