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#1 Zim12

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:48 PM

I live in Columbia, MO. Looking for a quite place somewhat close to home to do some fishing; lakes, rivers, creeks. I just want to find a place that will consistently produce fish, preferably cat and bass. If you have any pointers or tips please let me know. I go to Bagnell when I dont want to be disappointed, but would like something closer to Columbia.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:01 AM

There should be a conservation area over there just across the river to the west in a town calles Aus ......? Anyways, they have some trophy management ponds for blue gill. I've seen pictures of 12-14 inchers. If I lived over there, I'd be finding them ponds.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:56 AM

Finger Lakes SP is just north and Rockbridge SP is just south of the city. Also Dixie Lake, east on route W, has some good catfish. If the town DD was trying to think of was Auxvasse, that is northeast of town. Just north of auxvasse, is Blackmore Lake in Mexico. In the early 80's it was loaded with big bass. That spring I caught several between 6 and 8.5. Lots of 3 to 5 pounders in addition. There are lots of private lakes in your area, loaded with big fish of one kind or another. Good luck.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 02:02 PM

I've lived here in columbia,mo for about 6years now. along with the waters listed by laker67, there is bethel park located behind Rock Bridge high. (Providence Rd. or hwy 163 to south hampton dr. turn w, go to stopsign and turn r. turn into parking lot about 50yds past turn. the pond is pretty good size. ya cant use a float tube, but wading is allowed.) Also there are some great ponds west of town on hwy 40(midway truckstop exit). go about 5 miles west and you'll see a small pond on the right side of the roadway. If you go past that pond and take the first paved road, and make a right there will be an enterance about 100yds past the intersection(look for sign saying boat launch). follow the dirt road around, and you'll find a pond about 4times the size of the one on the highway. It holds very large bass, and cats. There's also a smaller one on the same property on the N.W. corner. Those are the best areas other then the lake at millersburg.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:26 AM

I've lived here in columbia,mo for about 6years now. along with the waters listed by laker67, there is bethel park located behind Rock Bridge high. (Providence Rd. or hwy 163 to south hampton dr. turn w, go to stopsign and turn r. turn into parking lot about 50yds past turn. the pond is pretty good size. ya cant use a float tube, but wading is allowed.) Also there are some great ponds west of town on hwy 40(midway truckstop exit). go about 5 miles west and you'll see a small pond on the right side of the roadway. If you go past that pond and take the first paved road, and make a right there will be an enterance about 100yds past the intersection(look for sign saying boat launch). follow the dirt road around, and you'll find a pond about 4times the size of the one on the highway. It holds very large bass, and cats. There's also a smaller one on the same property on the N.W. corner. Those are the best areas other then the lake at millersburg.

I believe Auxvasse Creek has largemouth bass and catfish.




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