Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Smithville Lake

4.2

Clay County, MO

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 60 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Smithville Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Clay County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Smithville Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Clay County, Missouri, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Smithville Lake.

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Smithville Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Smithville Lake, MO

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Smithville Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Missouri.

There are countless Smithville Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Channel catfish, White bass, Black crappie, White crappie, Walleye, Flathead catfish and others, as of June 13, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

6

Min size

No

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Channel catfish

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

10

Min size

No

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White bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

<18" (15 fish/day); >18" (4 fish/day)

Measurement

Total length

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Black crappie

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

30

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Smithville Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Smithville Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 8 species of fish in Smithville Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Smithville Lake

Must visit the following nearest Smithville Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.2

Clay County, MO

8 hot spots

4.8

Benton County, MO

3 hot spots

4.9

Jackson County, MO

9 hot spots

4.5

Jackson County, MO

10 hot spots

4.3

Jackson County, MO

6 hot spots

4.5

Winnebago County, WI

10 hot spots

4.2

Cass County, MO

4 hot spots

4.7

Benton County, MO

10 hot spots

4.6

Cooper County, MO

10 hot spots

4.8

Miller County, MO

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Smithville Lake

  • Smithville Lake has 15 inches minimum length limit on black bass.
  • Using spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastics around brush piles and cut trees is productive when fishing for largemouth bass.
  • Small plastic jigs and minnows are good for crappie fishing.
  • Deep diving cranks or crawler harnesses near rock piles are productive for walleye fishing.
  • Live and cut shad is great for catfishing.
  • Daily limit of 30 fish on crappie may include no more than 15 fish more than 9 inches in total length.

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