Stockton Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
58° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.23 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 16 Knots (18 MPH)

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Stockton Lake General Information
Welcome to Stockton Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Stockton Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Stockton Lake offers countless recreation opportunities which include all aspects of water sports – boating, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, etc. to camping, and other outdoor activities such as wildlife observation, hiking, and an equestrian trail for the horseback riding enthusiast. The Corps of Engineers has developed eight parks for public recreation. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and two private concessionaires provides additional camping facilities. Recreation areas include boat ramps, courtesy docks, campgrounds, picnic areas, beaches and playgrounds. Three marina concession facilities provide a full range of services and restaurants. [Stockton Lake., 02/04/2008]


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Stockton Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Black crappie are taking soft spinner baits with about a thumb nail size silver spinner. White crappie are taking raw pork rind with about a thumb nail size spinner also.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 65
was shore fishing yesterday and 5 cats within the first 2 hours. two channels that were every bit of 10lbs+ and the third that went 8lbs or so. other two were 1lbs. was using cut shad on the bottom. weather was clear and sunny around 75. would post pics but dont know how.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 83
good and fair to exelent
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I fished Stockton April 10th. It was chilly in the morning water 53 as the sun came up and wind started blowing the water eventually warmed up to 58. We caught 12 lm bass with our largest 2.5. Caught them on spinner bait and a crankbait on secondary points.
Stockton Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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- Top water early and late, try a super spook jr or a buzzbait. try a white spinnerbait with gold willow leaf blades or a wiggle wart on the wind blown banks, keep chucking and it will pay off.
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Stockton Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Stockton Lake Crappie Fishing

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- when they are spawning crappie at high point is some good fishin
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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Stockton Lake Walleye Fishing

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- The fish are moving shallow to feed on the shad. throw shad raps, rattle traps, or jigs with a crawler on the flats south or east of the twin bridges. work the area slowly and complete. the fish are there, you just got to get them to bite. good luck to ya, but feel free to call me at 417-234-8988 for some up to the date info...Stockton Lake Guide Service
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Stockton Lake Catfish Fishing

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The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they aren’t going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Stockton Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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- Top water early and late, try throwing a super spook jr or a black buzzbait
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Stockton Lake White Bass Fishing

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Stockton Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Stockton Lake Trout Fishing

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Stockton Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
08:10 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:54 CST

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