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Gasconade River Guide's Target Fish Species



Missouri has a diverse range of fish species, making it a haven for anglers. The state is home to more than 200 different types of fish, including bass, catfish, and crappie. Bass fishing is particularly popular in Missouri, with many anglers traveling from far and wide to cast their lines into the state's lakes and rivers.


What is the most common fish in Missouri?

The most common fish in Missouri is the channel catfish, found in various rivers, streams, and lakes across the state. There's a a great population of smallmouth bass in the area as well.


What is the biggest fish caught in Missouri?

The biggest fish caught in Missouri is the blue catfish, with the state record at 130 pounds, caught in the Missouri River. We can always help set your new personal record.


What is the hardest fish to catch in Missouri?

The hardest fish to catch in Missouri is subjective, but some anglers consider the muskellunge, a predatory fish known for its elusive nature, to be particularly challenging. Although we don't specifically target them, we can assure you that you'll have a fun Missouri fishing trips with us.


A Gasconade River Guide Guided Fishing Trip targets the top Missouri Fish species including Smallmouth Bass. We primarily Fish the Gasconade River.