Hamilton City Reservoir


Annual Prospects Report

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.

Hamilton City Reservoir