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Has Anyone Ever Fished At Simpson Park....in Valley Park?

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Just wondering if any has ever fished here and if they did any good and on what? any info would be great thanks

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No. I put my canoe on that cesspool once and I will never be back.

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I have fished up there a couple of times its alright it looks like a good crappie lake but I never had good luck. I would tell say if you like to catch gar on a flyrod fish the creek that flows into the meramec there kinda fun to catch.

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I have fished there maybe 3 or 4 times last summer and out of those times id say about only about 6 bass were caught but two of which were over 17 inch

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I've fished there a number of times in the last 2 years. Bass fishing is generally pretty slow, but there are some big fish. I heard they shocked it about 3 years ago and pulled out a 13lb fish among other large fish. A nice thing about the lake is that they stock spoonbill - which I discovered last April when my brother and I each caught one. Whats more, we caught a little sauger there 2 years ago. Fishing the spillway from the lake to the Meremac is nice, I've caught a 16in bass in the little waterway, and landed a nice bowfin in the slack water closer to the river.

I'm curious about the fishing conditions since the recent flood. The entire lake was many feet under the river, so who knows what the lake will hold now?

I'll probably try the lake out soon if I can find some extra time, maybe I can make another report.

Best of luck on the water,

Paul

Nice suprise last year

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Spent a fathers day there fishing with Pops using poppers from the canoe and caught gills and lots of em. No bass tho.

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I used to fish it years ago,caught crappie mostly.

Can be a GAY hangout sometimes :angry:

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A nice thing about the lake is that they stock spoonbill - which I discovered last April when my brother and I each caught one

I doubt "they" stocked spoonbill in this lake unless you count the flood as a stocking. The meramec is full of spoonbill running up from the Mississippi. Any fish that is in the meramec will be in simpson. I would imagine, it just received another recent stocking last week.

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Its a fickle lake...plus the smell from sewer treatment plant next door can be bad at times. Holds some bass and crappie and whatever else swims in the Meramec, worth an afternoon if you dont have the time to go someplace else, but thats about it. Cheers.

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Seems like I remember seeing it in this years list of lakes where you are advised not to eat any of the fish (mercury, clordane, etc). I don't have the pamphlet anymore, but you can get it where you buy licenses.

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True, most waters and fish are contaminated to some extent. But this MDC pamphlet listed the amount of fish by species that they recommend we eat (or not). For most waters, they recommended not eating more than x amount of x species over x inches long. They stated specifically for Simpson lake not to eat any amount of any species. Anyone can have my share if they want it.

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haha ya mine to, the lake does have alot of trash in some areas just stacked up on the bank. Most of that trash is put in the lake by that creek that runs in to it. but even with the nonedible fish its only 15 min from the house and is worth a shot when i have spare time.

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No, its plain nasty water. I live about 10-15 minutes from it and I won't be back. Its a secondary raw sewage settling lagoon, and I think that could be understating it . . . . you could just as likely catch a 15 inch doogie wrapped in fresh Charmin. The treatment plant is right there. Plenty of ponds/subdivision lakes/parks around just as close to get a quick fix, I would never steer anyone there. Fabick Park lake on the other side of I-44, 2miles as the crow flies from Simpson, is 100x better.

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haha you seem to have a very strong hatred for simpsons...u think its really that bad?

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Maybe I just caught it on a bad day. Half-time during a Superbowl, when everyone was flushing (into it).

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lol.....well everything might have gotten flushed out with the floods we have had

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I've fished there a number of times in the last 2 years. Bass fishing is generally pretty slow, but there are some big fish. I heard they shocked it about 3 years ago and pulled out a 13lb fish among other large fish. A nice thing about the lake is that they stock spoonbill - which I discovered last April when my brother and I each caught one. Whats more, we caught a little sauger there 2 years ago. Fishing the spillway from the lake to the Meremac is nice, I've caught a 16in bass in the little waterway, and landed a nice bowfin in the slack water closer to the river.

I'm curious about the fishing conditions since the recent flood. The entire lake was many feet under the river, so who knows what the lake will hold now?

I'll probably try the lake out soon if I can find some extra time, maybe I can make another report.

Best of luck on the water,

Paul

Nice suprise last year

How do you catch a spoonbill anyway? I thought yo can only snag em?

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