Largemouth bass fishing is good. A 12- to 15-inch protected slot length limit is in effect for bass. Bass anglers can expect the majority of their catch to be fish less than 15 inches long. A high-quality channel catfish population exists in the lake with several fish longer than 20 inches. Anglers should use nightcrawlers or prepared baits fished off the bottom. During the summer, be sure to fish in water less than 12 feet deep. Oxygen levels in many Missouri lakes get too low to support fish at depths below 12 feet. Anglers interested in panfishing will find good numbers of bluegill and redear sunfish. At times, crappie anglers can experience good catches of fish longer than 10 inches. Regardless of the catch, fishing is always a good experience at what many people consider the prettiest lake in north Missouri.