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Fish Species

Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake, collectively known as Tri-Lakes area, are populated with several different species of Game and Pan Fish. A game fish is defined as a species of fish pursued for sport. Many game fish may be eaten after being caught, though increasingly anglers are practicing catch-and-release tactics to improve fish populations. A pan fish is an edible game fish that is usually no larger than the size of a frying pan, but is legal to catch and to keep.


Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake contains several species of Game and Pan Fish including:

  • Dominant Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass, White Crappie, Bluegill, Long Ear sunfish, Channel Catfish and Flat Head Catfish.
  • Secondary Species: White Bass, Bullhead, Carp, and Black Crappie.
  • Limited Species: Walleye, Paddlefish, Warmouth, Striped Bass.

Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Channel Catfish


Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Reservoir contains several species including:

  • Dominant Species: Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass, Walleye, White Crappie, Bluegill, Long Ear Sunfish, Channel Catfish and Flat Head Catfish.
  • Secondary Species: White Bass, Bullhead, Carp, and Black Crappie.
  • Limited Species: Rainbow Trout, Paddlefish, Warmouth, Striped Bass.

Largemouth Bass Walleye Channel Catfish


Lake Taneycomo

Lake Taneycomo contains several species of game and pan fish including:

  • Dominant Species: Rainbow and German Brown Trout.
  • Secondary Species: Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill.
  • Limited Species: Smallmouth Bass

Rainbow Trout Brown Trout Largemouth Bass

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