The list of St. Louis area lakes stocked with rainbow trout


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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Did you know that winter is one of the best times to fish at lakes in St. Louis area parks. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Urban Fishing Program starts now. They will be stocking the waterways with 40,000 rainbow trout through February.

The trout are going to 12 lakes in St. Louis City and County, Union City Lake in Franklin County, and August A. Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles. Some “lunkers” will be added to the mix. Some of these fish are as large as 10 lbs. They are spawned and raised in Missouri Department of Conservation hatcheries.

All anglers between the ages of 16 and 64 need a valid Missouri fishing permit to keep their catch. Some lakes are catch-and-release only through January 1. Check the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for the specific regulations for each location.

“The hotline is updated immediately after we finish stocking for the day. The number is toll-free from anywhere in the St. Louis area. A recorded message lets anglers know when and where fish were stocked, total number stocked, and species stocked,” said MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Denise Otto.

Do you want to know where the Missouri Department of Conservation is stocking lakes? Call 636-300-9651 to get the latest information.

St. Louis area lakes stocked with winter trout include:

  • Carondelet Park Boathouse Lake in St. Louis
  • Gendron Lake in St. Ann
  • January-Wabash Lake in Ferguson
  • Jefferson Lake in Forest Park
  • Koeneman Park Lake in Jennings
  • O’Fallon Park Lake in St. Louis
  • Suson Park’s Island Lake and Carp Lake
  • Tilles Park Lake in St. Louis County
  • Union City Lake in Union, Franklin County
  • Walker Lake in Kirkwood
  • Wild Acres Park Lake in Overland
  • Vlasis Park Lake in Ballwin
  • August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area lakes 3, 21, 22, 23 and 28

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