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

Central Missouri

Kansas City Region

Northeast Missouri

Northwest Missouri

Southeast Missouri

St. Louis Region

Check the Code

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