Kellogg Lake

 

Annual Prospects Report

Driving Directions:

From Carthage, take Highway 96 east to the junction of Route V.

Kellogg Lake is a 22-acre lake owned by the City of Carthage with the fishery managed under a Community Assistance Program (CAP) agreement with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Based on results from a spring 2017 survey, largemouth bass fishing should be good.  Number of fish is very good with bass greater than 15 inches present in moderate numbers.  Spinner baits, crankbaits, soft plastics, and minnows fished near brush or the edge of vegetation should draw strikes from largemouth bass.  Stocked channel catfish should provide good fishing. Favorite baits for catfish include nightcrawlers, liver, and prepared dough baits fished on the bottom in 2-7 feet of water. Bluegill fishing will continue to be poor as overall size structure is dominated by fish less than 6 inches.  Numerous white crappie less than 8 inches in length are present and should provide fast action.  Common carp are present in low numbers, but larger sized fish (in excess of 10 pounds) have been observed.  For anglers who want to catch a large fish, these carp should provide a real battle. Water willow is abundant around the shoreline in shallow water.  This should provide fish habitat and increase the success of anglers who are limited to bank fishing.  Brushpile fish attractors should provide fishing opportunities for both bank and boat anglers.  Community Assistance Program fishing facilities are available and include a fishing jetty and a boat launching ramp.  See posted regulations on the area for size and creel limits.

Kellogg Lake

Region

Southwest

Information

417-895-6880
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Best Bets

From annual prospecting surveys