10/25/17 Prospect Report: Hamilton City Reservoir

Associated Area

Driving Directions

From Hamilton, take Business Highway 36 west 1 mile, then NW Golf Course Drive north to lake.

This 90-acre lake is located just west of Hamilton, Missouri.  This relatively unknown largemouth bass destination provides high numbers of large bass.  Forty-four percent of bass surveyed were 15” or larger and twenty percent were 18” or larger.  White crappie are numerous from 6-8”, but many do reach 10-14” or larger.  Hybrid striped bass are a newer addition to the lake, as they were first stocked in 2014 to help control gizzard shad populations.  Last year, they began reaching harvestable sizes and put up quite a fight on the end of a fishing line.  Remember, Four (4) hybrid striped bass can be kept if they measure over 20" and any smaller fish must be returned immediately and unharmed to the lake.