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Fishing Stockton for the first time. In Springfield for school so I’m wanting to fish stockton. What’s the closest ramp coming from MSU campus in Springfield? What should I target? From lake of the Ozarks so I haven’t really had the chance to target walleye so I think I want to try and find them? Looking for some advice for a first timer on Stockton. Thank you.

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The closest ramp is probably the Greenfield access on the Big Sac Arm (from Springfield take Hwy 160 west Through Willard, Ash Grove and Everton) Turn right on CC hiway about 6 Miles before you get to Greenfield.  The access is about 3 miles on the left.  Next closest would be the Aldrich access on the Little Sac Arm. Again west on 160 but take 126 to the right just west of Willard, go thru Walnut Grove, Eudora, past the Bait Masters Store and the ramp is on the left. Both are on the upper end on the lake and are not typically the best fishing areas at this time of year (except for catfish). (some may disagree with that analogy) Black bass, Crappie, White bass and walleye are the most popular and sought after, with catfish close behind.  If you want catch walleye you probably need to head down lake and maybe go to Cedar ridge boat ramp (left on 215 at Bait masters, right on 245 at Bona, Left on RA 1 mile north of Bona). Fish the edges of the flats close to deep water this time of year. Trolling crankbaits 15 to 25 ft. deep or jigging light colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in those areas is probably your best bet.  AND.... tune in often to this website  to get more tips for fishing Stockton!  But really, the fishing isn't any good on Stockton................Good luck!

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there is a ton of walleye info and posts here if you look just a little.   most of us share everything but location. seek and yea shall find.

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Easiest would probably be Masters, Cedar Ridge, or Crabtree. Take 13 to Bolivar, go west on 32. Cedar Ridge and Masters are just past Fair play and Crabtree is a few miles up from there.

Greenfield is just a few minutes closer.

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2 hours ago, olfishead said:

The closest ramp is probably the Greenfield access on the Big Sac Arm (from Springfield take Hwy 160 west Through Willard, Ash Grove and Everton) Turn right on CC hiway about 6 Miles before you get to Greenfield.  The access is about 3 miles on the left.  Next closest would be the Aldrich access on the Little Sac Arm. Again west on 160 but take 126 to the right just west of Willard, go thru Walnut Grove, Eudora, past the Bait Masters Store and the ramp is on the left. Both are on the upper end on the lake and are not typically the best fishing areas at this time of year (except for catfish). (some may disagree with that analogy) Black bass, Crappie, White bass and walleye are the most popular and sought after, with catfish close behind.  If you want catch walleye you probably need to head down lake and maybe go to Cedar ridge boat ramp (left on 215 at Bait masters, right on 245 at Bona, Left on RA 1 mile north of Bona). Fish the edges of the flats close to deep water this time of year. Trolling crankbaits 15 to 25 ft. deep or jigging light colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in those areas is probably your best bet.  AND.... tune in often to this website  to get more tips for fishing Stockton!  But really, the fishing isn't any good on Stockton................Good luck!

Thank you very much!

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23 minutes ago, MrGiggles said:

Easiest would probably be Masters, Cedar Ridge, or Crabtree. Take 13 to Bolivar, go west on 32. Cedar Ridge and Masters are just past Fair play and Crabtree is a few miles up from there.

Greenfield is just a few minutes closer.

Thank you sir.

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1 hour ago, dan hufferd said:

there is a ton of walleye info and posts here if you look just a little.   most of us share everything but location. seek and yea shall find.

Good to hear.

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2 hours ago, olfishead said:

The closest ramp is probably the Greenfield access on the Big Sac Arm (from Springfield take Hwy 160 west Through Willard, Ash Grove and Everton) Turn right on CC hiway about 6 Miles before you get to Greenfield.  The access is about 3 miles on the left.  Next closest would be the Aldrich access on the Little Sac Arm. Again west on 160 but take 126 to the right just west of Willard, go thru Walnut Grove, Eudora, past the Bait Masters Store and the ramp is on the left. Both are on the upper end on the lake and are not typically the best fishing areas at this time of year (except for catfish). (some may disagree with that analogy) Black bass, Crappie, White bass and walleye are the most popular and sought after, with catfish close behind.  If you want catch walleye you probably need to head down lake and maybe go to Cedar ridge boat ramp (left on 215 at Bait masters, right on 245 at Bona, Left on RA 1 mile north of Bona). Fish the edges of the flats close to deep water this time of year. Trolling crankbaits 15 to 25 ft. deep or jigging light colored jigs tipped with a nightcrawler in those areas is probably your best bet.  AND.... tune in often to this website  to get more tips for fishing Stockton!  But really, the fishing isn't any good on Stockton................Good luck!

Its 123....NOT 126

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