10/17/18 Prospect Report: Lake Showme

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Driving Directions

Lake Showme is two miles west of Memphis on Highway 136, then one mile south on Lake Showme Drive (gravel).

This 225-acre lake in Scotland County should provide excellent fishing for multiple species. Largemouth bass abundance was high during the most recent spring sampling, and the size structure was moderate, with 18 percent of the bass sampled measuring at least 15 inches long. Panfish angling should continue to be excellent. Anglers should expect to catch a high percentage of bluegill seven inches and longer. Although not as numerous, the odds of catching a redear sunfish seven inches or longer while fishing for bluegill are good with the largest observed redear sunfish from the most recent spring electrofishing being nearly 12 inches in length. Crappie anglers frequently harvest large numbers of 9-11-inch fish from the barrier free fishing dock. Walleye continue to provide a quality angling experience in this north Missouri lake. The 2018 electrofishing catch rate for walleye was up 67 percent from 2017 and 100 percent of the walleye sampled during electrofishing this year were 15 inches or longer and 28 percent sampled were over 20 inches long. There is an 18-inch minimum length limit for walleye and only 4 walleye may be kept per day. Boaters are reminded that outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower are allowed but must be operated at slow, no-wake speed.