10/4/18 Prospect Report: Che-Ru Lake

Associated Area

Driving Directions

Take blacktop W south of Meadville, MO 4.6 mi. Take Bunker Rd. to T in road (approximately 1mi). Take a right (South) onto Crown Dr. and go approximately .4 mi. Lake will be located on your left (East side of road).


This 160-acre lake on Fountain Grove Conservation Area offers anglers a unique fishing experience.  Numerous habitat types such as submerged levees, borrow ditches, rock reefs and standing timber hold several fish species.  The lake has moderate numbers of largemouth bass with several longer than 15 inches.    The crappie population has good numbers of 9- to 11-inch fish.  White bass can offer fast paced action on windy days.  In past years this lake was known for trophy flathead catfish but in the last few years there seems to be a decrease in the number of larger fish. Even with the decrease numbers of trophy flatheads there is still a fair population of good size flatheads that can make for a fun night of fishing. A disabled user fishing dock and privy have been popular additions to the lake.  The lake is closed to fishing from October 15th through February 15th.