Lake Remembrance

 

Driving directions: From I-70 east of Blue Springs, take the Adams Dairy Parkway exit north to the frontage road (NE Jefferson Street), and turn east to the lake. This is a 54-acre lake and anglers will find an expansive paved parking lot on the dam, along with good fishing for a variety of species. Anglers can carry in small jon boats with electric motors, canoes, and kayaks, but the use of belly boats or wading the shoreline is not allowed by the City of Blue Springs. An all-weather trail provides access to the entire shoreline and a disabled accessible dock was constructed by the City of Blue Springs in conjunction with MDC along the east shoreline.

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Driving Directions:

From I-70 east of Blue Springs, take the Adams Dairy Parkway exit north to the frontage road (NE Jefferson Street), and turn east to the lake.

This is a 54-acre lake and anglers will find an expansive paved parking lot on the dam, along with good fishing for a variety of species. Anglers can carry in small johnboats with electric motors, canoes, and kayaks, but the use of belly boats or wading the shoreline is not allowed by the City of Blue Springs. An all-weather trail provides access to the entire shoreline and a disabled accessible dock was constructed by the City of Blue Springs in conjunction with MDC along the east shoreline. A small parking lot with a trail to the upper end of the lake can be accessed from Duncan Road on the north side of the lake.

Largemouth bass are moderately abundant in the lake. Anglers will find fair numbers of both catch-and-release bass that are up to 15 inches long, and harvestable fish 15 to 20 inches long and larger. Electrofishing samples in 2018 showed that fourteen percent of the bass in the 2018 sample were over 12 inches long, but only five percent of the bass sampled were large enough to keep (15 inces and longer). Fishing spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and soft plastics around timber, emergent vegetation, and submerged weed edges should result in success for bass anglers.

Lake Remembrance should provide plenty of action in 2019 for anglers looking for panfish. Bluegill are abundant, reaching sizes in the 6 to 7-inch range. The 2018 electrofishing samples showed thirty percent of the bluegill sampled being greater than 6 inches. These fish have excellent body condition which will make them ready and able to bend a rod. Try fishing areas near vegetation such as the water lily beds along the east shoreline. Be sure to bring nightcrawlers or crickets to ensure plenty of bites. Small jigs and spinnerbaits also work well if you prefer artificial baits. Redear sunfish are not as common as the bluegill, but they are nice-sized. The 2018 electrofishing sample showed over fourteen percent being greater than 8 inches. To catch redear sunfish, fish the bottom near cover. Try using a small jig tipped with a little piece of worm fished along the bottom.

Finally, channel catfish add another dimension to this fishery. Yearly stockings of 8 to 12-inch channel catfish should provide good year-round fishing. Catfish anglers should use stinkbaits, chicken liver, or fresh cut baits and fish from the jetties and the dam.

Lake Remembrance

Region

Kansas City

Information

816-622-0900
Handicap Accessible Handicap Accessible

Best Bets

From annual prospecting surveys