An anglers paradise

Widely regarded as one of the finest fishing lakes in Missouri, Mozingo offers a variety of species for anglers.

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Fishing access to the 1,000-acre lake is available from three (3) paved fishing ramps as well as along many stretches of its 26-mile long shoreline. Mozingo Lake provides excellent fishery habitat with its many weed beds, submerged brush piles, numerous coves with standing timber, and a maximum depth of 40-feet. While bass and crappie are the most popular species at Mozingo, catfish, bluegill, and walleye are also in plentiful supply.

Be sure to check the Calendar of Events to attend one of the many fishing tournaments, clinics, and children’s fishing events held annually at Mozingo.

Fishing Regulations & Daily Limits


Black Bass: Daily Limit is six (6) / 12″-15″ Protected Slot Length

Crappie: Daily Limit is thirty (15) / No Length Restrictions

Channel Catfish: Daily Limit is four (4) / No Length Restrictions

Walleye: Daily Limit is four (4) / 15″ Minimum

All Other Fish Combined: Daily Limit is thirty (30) / No Length Restrictions

Pole and line fishing only. 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.

Fishing Reports & Lake Conditions


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.

Boating Fees & Regulations


Motorized Boat Fees
$45/season pass

Non-Motorized Boat Fees
$35/season pass

Maximum boat & pontoon length is 28-feet and maximum boat speed is 40 mph.

Fishing Tournaments

Fishing clubs and non-profit organizations looking to host a Fishing Tournament are able to do so at our lake. Groups will need to speak with our Recreation Coordinator to secure a date and arrange for payment. Groups will also need to fill out and submit a Mozingo Lake Fishing Tournament Application after securing a date. Please do not send in application without first speaking to our Recreation Coordinator, to avoid requesting dates that are already scheduled and delaying the process.

The Recreation Coordinator can be reached at 660-562-2323 or

Fishing tournament fees are $100 per day requested. Each boat participating in the tournament will need 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. Consult groups directly for more information on their tournaments- their information will be included into their event posting on our calendar.

Mozingo Lake Recreation Park restricts tournaments from being held during the following holiday weekends: Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

For additional information on tournament requirements contact us today.