Little Compton Lake


Driving directions: Take Highway 139 south of Hale four miles, then travel three miles east on County Road 140, then south to area entrance on County Road 361. 

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Driving Directions:

From Hale, MO. take hwy 139 south approximately 3.7 mi. turn left (east) on County Road 214 and take it to the lake entrance (Approximately 3.5 mi).

This 40-acre lake provides excellent Largemouth bass fishing.  A 12- to 15-inch protected slot length limit continues to improve the bass population.  Bass anglers can expect the majority of their catch to be fish 12 to 15 inches long.  However, catches of large bass are increasing.  Largemouth bass in lakes this size can be easily over harvested.  Anglers should focus their harvest on bass less than 12 inches long.  Larger bass can be released to fight again.  A high-quality channel catfish population exists in the lake.  Most of the catfish are from 15 to 18 inches long.  Anglers should use night crawlers or prepared baits fished off the bottom. Anglers interested in pan fishing will find good numbers of bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie.  However, there are few quality sized panfish in this lake. In 2014 we began stocking hybrid striped bass in this lake. There is a 20-inch minimum length limit and many of the first stocking are right at the minimum length limit. This new fish species should offer anglers a unique fishing experience. This lake offers plenty of bank fishing opportunities and a boat ramp for those who chose to use it.

Little Compton Lake




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