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MDC works with partners to improve fish habitat at Table Rock & Bull Shoals reservoirs

SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Department of Conservation hopes the habitat improvement work recently completed on Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes will make two great fishing reservoirs even better. MDC partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the habitat work from November 2022 through April 2024. A total of 751 habitat structures…

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Truman Lake success

The predominate color of both smallmouth and largemouth bass are varying shades of green. Depending upon water clarity and the depth at which they are living, these greens can range from pale or very vivid.   All bass, however, do not share these color characteristics. Striped bass, white bass and hybrid bass all sport a…

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Ripley lake

Located in Doniphan, Mo., Ripley Lake is a 20-acre lake with an average depth of 12 feet. The lake is stocked yearly with catfish. Only nonmotorized or boats with electric motors are allowed on this lake. Directions to the lake from Doniphan: Take Highway 160 west 9 miles to Highway C; turn right/north onto C…

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Pomme de Terre musky

In the overall world of fishing, the words “Missouri” and “musky” are seldom used in the same sentence. There is good and bad in that fact.   The good is that Missouri fisheries biologists have worked hard to make places like Pomme de Terre, in west-central Missouri, quality musky fishing destinations.   The bad is…

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