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I'm new to Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I was wondering where are the good fishing areas on post? I dont have a kayak or canoe yet so i do alot of bank fishing. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks

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It's been several years since I've floated the Big Piney through the fort, but as I remember there was a lot of wade-able water within the fort, and good smallmouth fishing. The big pool that Stone Mill Spring flows into was mostly shallow water but had some good fish-holding spots, and there were a lot of riffles upstream from there that held lots of smallies around them. I'd just get on the Piney wherever you can and wade upstream and down, should find good smallmouth and goggle-eye fishing. Anywhere around deeper water would be good for channel and flathead catfish.

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ok cool thanx. now to find the deep spots. lol. all i found were shallows. besides fishin the overflow by the golf course i hadnt had much luck anywhere besides catchin a 13 inch largemouth in a pond on post. well i might go out later and try.

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I'm new to Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I was wondering where are the good fishing areas on post? I dont have a kayak or canoe yet so i do alot of bank fishing. Any advice would be very helpful. Thanks

Also, Stone Mill Spring Branch on base is a state managed trout water, stocked every few weeks I've heard. It's only 1/3 of a mile long, so there can't be that much to it, but it still might be worth a try. They announce stockings, and I've heard you pretty much have to get there within a few days of the stocking to catch fish. Like others have said, you also have the Big Piney. Nearby, but not actually on base you have Spring Creek (wild rainbows), Little Piney Creek (rainbows, smallmouth bass), and the Gasconade (smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, and catfish). All are good bank/wade fishing options, although the Gasconade is deep, and kind of tough to wade.

Good luck, and thank you for serving our country.

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