Fishing

For more information about fishing, licenses (permits), limits and seasons, please visit the Missouri Department of Conservation or:

Boy Fishing

Where to find:

FishingTrout
Spur Pond

Muskellunge
Hazel Creek

Bass
Hazel Creek, Forest Lake

Catfish
Hazel Creek, Forest Lake

Crappie
Hazel Creek, Forest Lake

Walleye
Forest Lake

Spur Pond

Osteopathy & Hickory Streets
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-785-2420

Spur Pond is located on Osteopathy Street in Kirksville and is stocked annually with trout by the City of Kirksville in partnership with the Missouri Conservation Department. The pond is open on a catch & release basis until Jan. 31st each year. From Feb. 1st – Oct. 31st, the trout may be harvested up to four a day. Fishing license with trout permit required.

Hazel Creek Lake

Hungry Hollow Road (west off Highway 63)
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-785-2420

Hazel Creek Lake is located approximately 3 miles north of Kirksville on Highway 63, then 1.5 miles west on Hungry Hollow Road (look for a cantilever sign). The 530 acre lake contains large-mouth bass, muskellunge, channel and blue catfish, and crappie.  The park also offers two boat ramps, a picnic area and restroom facilities.

Forest Lake – Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Hwy 157
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-665-7119

Mist over Forest Lake

Forest Lake is a 573-acre body of water located within Thousand Hills State Park, and contains large-mouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, and crappie.  To facilitate bank angling, there is also a barrier-free fishing dock on the north shoreline. Boat motors are limited to 90 horsepower, and the City of Kirksville requires a permit to operate private boats based on horsepower rating.