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Fishing

fishingboy The St. Charles County Parks Department allows harvestable fishing in our multiple lakes, ponds and stream.  In order to maintain a healthy population within our waterways, it is necessary to remove several mature fish per acre each year.  Bass and bluegill are self-sustaining populations and catfish can be re-stocked based on population studies. Without harvest, fish can become stunted and never reach full maturity.

There is no charge to fish in our parks, but visitors must comply with the rules and regulations of the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Fishing within and along park waterways is governed by the regulations of the state of Missouri. Permits are also required for anyone 16 - 64 years of age.  For a complete listing of Missouri's fishing rules and regulations, please visit   http://mdc.mo.gov/fish/.

Anglers may possess no more than the daily limit of any given species while fishing in St. Charles County Parks pond and lakes.  These regulations are posted at each waterway and include:

 

Daily Limit

 

Minimum Length Limit

Largemouth Bass

2

 

15"

Channel Catfish

4

 

None

All other Fish (sunfish)

10

 

None

 

 

 

Lakes at Broemmelsiek Park, Indian Camp Creek Park, Klondike Park, Quail Ridge Park and Towne Park are stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish, giving anglers an opportunity to enjoy their pastime and introduce friends and relatives to the activity.  In addition, park visitors may fish the Mississippi River at Hideaway Harbor Park, the Missouri River at Klondike Park and Bangert Island, and the Big Creek and Indian Camp Creek at Indian Camp Creek Park.  The following St. Charles County Parks are open fishing: 

 
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Quail Ridge Park near Wentzville 

 
  • Henry's Pond
  • Lodge Lake
  • Peruque Creek 

Hideaway Harbor Park near Portage des Sioux

 
  • Weber Lake (12 acres)
  • Mississippi River access with free public boat ramp

Klondike Park near Augusta  

 
  • Quarry Lake
  • Missouri River access with free public boat ramp

Indian Camp Creek Park near Foristell  

 
  • Lake alongside Eco-Playground
  • Big Creek
  • Indian Camp Creek 

Broemmelsiek Park 

 
  • Wilson Road Lake
  • Betty's Lake (13 acres) - TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION (when this lake reopens in the next couple of years, it will be the largest lake in our regional parks system)
  • Schwede Road Pond

Louis H. Bangert Memorial Wildlife Area (Bangert Island) near St. Charles 

 
  • Missouri River access

Towne Park near Foristell  

 
  • Lake boarders new Certified Nature Explore Classroom
  • Small pond located off natural-surface trail
   
In addition to all the fishing opportunities available throughout our regional parks system, we are offering a Youth Fish Camp for children ages 6 – 14.  Children can learn the sport of fishing and have fun doing it!  This unique two-day fishing camp is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate anglers! Get out and enjoy this great fishing adventure and get reconnected with na­ture. Park Rangers will lead a variety of educational classes in the morning and hands-on fishing activi­ties throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided. The program is sponsored by Cabela's. Each child will receive a T-Shirt and fishing rod for participat­ing in this new outdoor program. This year's Youth Fishing Camp is May 30 - 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Pre-registration required by May 20. Register your child today by calling the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636.949.7535.    
 
 
Bettie YahnKramer
 
Bettie Yahn-Kramer
Director
 
201 N. Second St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
 
Ph: 636.949.7535
Fx: 636.949.7538
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