Lake Fishing Rules & Regulations


  1. No fishing off paths or bridges.
  2. No trapping or jug fishing allowed.
  3. No boats or watercraft allowed.
  4. The lake may be closed to fishing during special events.  Please check the city’s home page for details before visiting the lake to fish.
Central Park Lake is open for catch & release fishing. All State Fishing Regulations apply, see mdc.mo.gov/fishing/fishing-regulations for information and permits.

Fish currently in the lake: Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish and Catfish