Anglers paradise

Mozingo Lake Recreation Park is widely regarded as one of the finest fishing lakes in Missouri.

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Ranked in the “Top 100 Bass Fishing Lakes” in the US by Bassmasters Magazine, Mozingo provides exceptional fishery habitat with many weed beds, submerged brush piles, coves with standing timber, and a maximum depth of 40-feet. While bass and crappie are the most popular, the lake also features catfish, bluegill and walleye in plentiful supply. Fish from 3 paved fishing ramps or along the 26 miles of shoreline.

Numerous fishing tournaments, clinics, and children’s events are held annually.

Daily Limits

Black Bass: six (6) / 12″-15″ Protected Slot

Crappie: thirty (30) / only 15 crappie over nine (9) inches may be kept

Catfish: (all species combined) four (4) / no length limit

Walleye: four (4) / 15″ minimum length limit

All Other Species Combined: twenty (20) / no length limit

Boating Permit Fees

Motorized: $9/day or $45 season pass

Non-Motorized: $5/day or $35 season pass

Additional Information

Pole and line fishing only and each fisher may have a maximum of three poles.

The Missouri Department of Conservation regulates fishing and valid licenses and/or permits are required. For more information on fishing regulations or to purchase a fishing permit, please visit their website.

Maximum boat and pontoon length is 28-feet with a maximum boat speed of 40 mph.

For the current and previous fishing reports, as well as lake conditions, click here. These reports are updated weekly during our peak season, April 1st – October 1st.


Mozingo Lake is a popular spot for fishing clubs or non-profit organizations looking to host a tournament. Please contact our Guest Services Coordinator first to secure a date and arrange for payment at 660-562-2323 or After the date is secure, please fill out and submit the MOZINGO LAKE PARK – FISHING TOURNAMENT APPLICATION.

Tournament fees are $100 per day and each boat will be required to present a daily or seasonal boat permit.

Fishing tournament winners regularly produce five (5) fish catches with a combined weight of over 20 pounds. Results for each groups tournaments will be posted on their respective websites or Facebook pages.

No tournaments are permitted during the following holiday weekends: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.