Here's a pro tip for getting the attention of a Missourian. Tell him or her that you have found an awesome fishing spot they didn't know about. The likely response will be skid marks under their feet as they make tracks to their fishing rod and tackle box and vehicle. There's a Missouri lake that might inspire that response as it's been called the most underrated fishing spot in the state.

My dad and I did a lot of bass fishing in Missouri when I was a kid. Most of the time it was tiny ponds or lakes in the northeast part of the state. The one that just got mentioned by Only In Your State is in Maryville, Missouri.

Arnold.Escapades via YouTube
Arnold.Escapades via YouTube

This is Mozingo Lake in Maryville, Missouri and people swear the fish there will practically jump into your boat or onto the pier. The official site declares it an "angler's paradise" and they're probably not wrong. It's full of crappie and bass apparently.

It's not just Only In Your State singing its praises. The official Mozingo Lake site says it was honored as one of the “Top 100 Bass Fishing Lakes” in the US by Bassmasters Magazine. It sure is a pretty part of Missouri.

If you're looking for a new fishing distraction in Missouri, might be worth a road trip with your rod and reel in hand. You can decide for yourself if it's as underrated for fishing as so many claim.

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