Best Fishing Spots Near Me? We Found Places to Fish!

As the weather warms up, your family might feel inspired to head out to local fishing lakes for some good old fashion fishin’.

Summertime is the ideal time to soak up the sun and find fun places to fish with the kids. There are also many places to go fishing within the metro!

So, we’ve gathered the best places to go fishing near Kansas City including: parks, lakes, nature areas, & other fun places around town just for you.

Places to Go Fishing Near Me:

Enjoy the outdoors & catch some dinner at the Best Fishing Spots throughout the metro. There are many other great Parks & Trails in Kansas City, so be sure to check them while you are exploring places to camp with your family!

After you’re done fishing, stop at one of the hidden gem BBQ Restaurants in Kansas City! You’ll work up a big appetite at the lake.

Good Fishing Spots in Kansas

There are many nature areas, fishing spots, and parks for your family to enjoy throughout Kansas. Most ponds are stocked regularly, but check fishing guidelines for individual pond and lakes.

Kaw Point Park

1403 Fairfax Trafficway Kansas City, KS 66115

This is a good river fishing spot near downtown Kansas City. Here you will find wonderful trails that go along the river and throughout the park. Your family can also learn about Lewis & Clark’s adventure through Kaw Point Park! Check online for events.

The Lewis and Clark Park

801 Lakecrest Blvd, Rushville, MO 64484

This park is a little further from town, but you can spend the whole day at this great spot to fish with 365 acres of water for you!

Sugar Lake offers a wide variety of fish, camping, picnic areas, a playground, sand volleyball courts, boating, hiking…basically anything outdoors.

Ironwoods Park

14701 Mission Rd Leawood, KS 66224

Ironwoods Park offers a small lake your family can fish at. There is also a fun trail that runs around the pond & rest of the grounds. There is also a challenge course, nature center, cabins to rent & activities throughout the year.

Wyandotte County Lake

91st & Leavenworth Road Kansas City, KS

Wyandotte County Lake is a great spot for fishing and bird watching. There is a nature center that provides information on birds and fish in the area. You can also hike around the lake on its’ winding trail.

Shawnee Mission Park

7900 Renner Road Shawnee, KS 

Shawnee Mission Park is the largest county park & the most visited Kansas park. The beautiful lake is popular for boating, fishing, & other water activities. There are also many picnic areas, hiking trails, playgrounds, an off-leash dog area, a disc golf course, & an archery range. You can rent canoes, pedal boars, & fishing boats at the marine during fishing season.  There is also the Shawnee Mission Park Beach, and Shawnee Mission Park Marina to enjoy! …so much to do!

Kill Creek Lake

11670 Homestead Lane Olathe, Kansas

Kill Creek Lake is a good spot to fish, but also has a swimming beach, hiking trails, and a marina. Enjoy the day cooling off in the water & fishing for dinner at this lax lake area.

Bonner Springs North Park Lake

1200 S 134th Street Bonner Springs, KS

This small fishing lake is in North Park Lake, a quieter area, and is open to the public during daylight hours. The 2 acre fishing spot has a fishing dock with rails all around so your kiddos can’t fall in as easily.

Cedar Lake Park

159th and Old Lone Elm Road Olathe, KS

This small fishing lake is in North Park Lake, a quieter area, and is open to the public during daylight hours. The 2 acre fishing spot has a fishing dock with rails all around so your kiddos can’t fall in as easily. Here is a Cedar Lake Map to help you get around.

Meadowbrook Park

This brand-new park in Prairie Village is one-of-a-kind. There are 3 stocked fishing lakes with catfish, bluegill & other fish. There are also 2 awesome playgrounds with rock walls, a ropes course, unique swings & more. Both play areas are designed for children of different ages, so everyone can play (2-5 years old & 5 & older)

Best Places to Fish in Missouri

Near Kansas City, the Missouri Lakes managed by the Missouri Conservation Department are periodically stocked. Call the Fish Stock Hotline at 816-525-0300 Ext. 4001 for the latest information.

Englewood Lake

NE Englewood Rd & North Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Small lake with easy access, perfect for families.

Mozingo Lake

25055 Liberty Road Maryville, MO 64468

Mozingo Lake was ranked one of the “Top 100 Bass Fishing Lakes” by Bassmasters magazine, so it’s definitely one of the best. The lake provides a fishery habitat for bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill & walleye to plentifully  fill in the lake. You can find good fishing spots, hiking, boating, equestrian areas, & even a remote-control airfield. There are also many events for kids and fishing tournaments held here.

Blue River Fishing Spots

Across the metro area

Fishing in the Blue River provides more than just a simple place to catch fish. There are also ample hiking and bike trails all along the river for families to enjoy.

Fountain Bluff Sports Complex

2200 E 210 Highway Liberty, MO

The sports complex is a great place to fish with young kids. The 8 ponds are stocked for fishing and small enough for little kids to handle. There are also many sports fields at the complex, so you can get active all day with your family.

Swope Park Lake of the Woods

Gregory & Oldham Road Kansas City, MO

This park is almost 9 acres, making it one of the bigger parks in Kansas City. There are pretty stone walls that surround parts of the lake, which make it beautiful around sunset.

This fishing spot stocks tens of thousands of catfish in this lake each year…so get our there & catch some!

Carl Migliazzo Park

Minor Dr &, Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64145

This is one of the best places to fish (in our opinion) because there is a playground & lots of room to play! (almost 13 acres that is) The kids seem to get tired of fishing way before dad does, so it’s nice to have a space to run around & a playground to burn off their energy.

This park is open from 5am to midnight each day.

Chaumiere Lake

43rd Terrace Kansas City, MO

Chaumiere Lake is a good fishing spot near Kansas City and is periodically stocked by the department of conservation. You can fish for catfish at Chaumiere Lake until 10 pm each night.

Penn Valley Lake

27th & Broadway Kansas City, MO

If you live near downtown, Penn Valley Lake is a great place to go fishing. It is close to the hustle & bustle, so you can reconnect with nature without driving outside the city! The lake is smaller, but a fun place to take the kids.

Blue Valley Park

2301 Topping Ave Kansas City, MO 64129

The Park includes to 2 great places to fish as well as many other fun amenities including, a Frisbee golf course, concession stand, & a water playground. The park is open from 4 am to 10 pm each day.

Lake Jacomo

7401 W Park Road Blue Springs, MO

This lake is big enough to rent boats, so you can explore the best fishing spots around the lake! The lake is 970 acres and is located in the middle of Fleming Park. The park features many fun trails, campgrounds, the Kemper Outdoor Education Center, Sail Boat Cove, picnic shelters, Missouri Town & more amenities to explore. You can get more info at 816-503-4805.

Blue Springs Lake

1500 NE Bowlin Road Lee’s Summit, MO

The Blue Springs Lake at Fleming Park is a great place to fish all day. The lake has 720 acres for your family to enjoy. On top of being a great fishing spot you can boat, water ski, tube, jet ski…there is SO much to do here! Your family will spend all day playing at the beach & can enjoy a picnic at one of the shelter houses or campgrounds.

Hawk Ridge Park

701 Johnston Parkway Raymore, MO 64083

The park offers a small, stocked lake, making it a great place to fish for those who live in Raymore/surrounding areas. There is a limit of fish you can catch at the recreational lake, so be sure to check you don’t go over! (2 bass, 4 channel catfish, 30 crappie, 20 blue gill)

Longview Lake

10698 East 109 St. Kansas City, MO 64134

Longview Lake is a popular fishing spot for a family day. The lake is just South of Kansas City, so it is easily accessible by most that live in the metro. You can catch large mouth bass, carp, bluegill, & many other types of fish. In addition to fishing, you can enjoy water sports, boat rentals, & a full service marina.

James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area

12405 SE Ranson Road Lee’s Summit, MO

This fishing spot is just East of Lee’s Summit & features many different lakes for your family to fish. (Plover Lake, Gopher Lake, Jackrabbit Lake and Nell Lake have the best fishing). Your family can explore the wildlife area on trails & enjoy a day of hiking and fishing. There are trout, bass, catfish, bliuegill, redear sunfish, & more.

Loose Park

5200 Wornall Rd Kansas City, MO 64112

Pro Tip: Loose Park is a great place to spend the day with the family. There are playgrounds, tennis courts, a rose garden, open grass for kiddos to play, & so much nature to enjoy. Check out Loose Park with your family…it’s sure to be a day full of smiles.

Alex George Lake Park (Blue River Greenway Trail)

7501 Blue River Rd Kansas City, MO 64132

The Alex George Lake is a good fishing spot for families. The lake is large enough for all the kiddos to catch fish & also has a walking trail around it.

The park is a fun place to go on a nature walk with the kiddos any time of year.

Englewood Park

NE Englewood Rd & North Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64118

The lake is a great place to go fishing and also features walking trails for a nice afternoon stroll. It was acquired by the Kansas City Parks & Rec in 1957, so it is definitely an established place to fish. The Park is open from 5 am to midnight each day.

Troost Lake Park

3036 The Paseo Kansas City, MO 64109

Toost Lake is a good fishing spot for beginning fishers. The lake is periodically stocked by the Missouri Conservation Department, so you can check to see if there are actually fish.

Watkins Mill State Park

26600 Park Road North Lawson, MO 64062

Watkins Mill State Park is one of the best places to fish in this area of Missouri, with 100 acres of fishing spots surrounded by a paved bike trail and plenty of opportunities for families to appreciate the outdoors.

You can even plan an entire family day at this park!

Confederate Memorial Historic Site

211 West First Street Higginsville, MO 64037

Not only does the Confederate Memorial Historic site boast tons of opportunity for learning, but they also have multiple places to go fishing in any of their several fishing lakes located around the property. Families can easily spend an entire day on the property.

Lake Remembrance

NE Jefferson Street (off of i70 and Adams Dairy Parkway) in Blue Springs

Lake Remembrance is a good fishing spot for people who want find a variety of fish within one contained fishing lake.

There you will have access to the lake via shoreline or by small boat with a natural walking trail nearby for the kiddos.

Whether you’re looking for “great fishing spots near me” or just want to head out with your family for some good old fashion fun this summer, we hope that this list of good fishing spots will help you do just that.

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