Little Dixie Lake - Callaway County MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 38° 54.366 W 092° 07.574
15S E 575761 N 4306719
Quick Description: Little Dixie is a 205 acre lake created in 1957 by the damming of Owl Creek. Since it is over 70 acres it is a "no-wake lake". Rental boats with oars are available. Great place to kayak or canoe.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2014 11:14:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMM767
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member chstress53
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Long Description:
Little Dixie is a 205 acre lake created in 1957 by the damming of Owl Creek. Since it is over 70 acres it is a "no-wake lake". Rental boats with oars are available. Great place to kayak or canoe.




"Driving directions: On I-70 ten miles west of Kingdom City, take the Route J exit and go south to Route RA. The main Little Dixie Lake CA parking area is off Route RA at the junction with Route J in Millersburg. Little Dixie Lake is located 9 miles west of Kingdom City in Callaway County.
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Driving Directions:

On I-70 ten miles west of Kingdom City, take the Route J exit and go south to Route RA. The main Little Dixie Lake CA parking area is off Route RA near the junction with Route J in Millersburg.

Largemouth Bass fishing should be good according to recent surveys. The density of bass has increased due to good recruitment over the last few years. As a result, there are large numbers of bass in the 8-12" range available to anglers, and there will be good numbers of bass in the 12-15" protected slot length range providing some excellent catch and release fishing. There will also be a fair number of bass over 18" (4 lbs. or larger), and even a few close to 22" (8 lbs.); 8 to 10 pound bass were taken at the lake again this year during a spring electrofishing survey. Anglers can help improve the density of larger bass by practicing catch-and-release fishing for those bass greater than 15". The upper end of the lake, rock jetties, and along the dam are the spots that usually provide the best fishing. Fishing around structure like creek channel drop-offs, brush piles and fallen trees are also very productive. Crappie fishing should be fair. Surveys show a large increase in the numbers of 7-9" crappie. Bigger fish (greater than 10") will not be as abundant as they have been the past few years. Bluegill fishing will be good this year. Most fish will average 7-8" and some will be caught in excess of 8". Catfish fishing will be better than it has been for the last few years due to an increase in the number of fish stocked. Surveys last summer showed good numbers of 15-22" Channel and Blue Catfish that will be available to anglers. Last year, one lucky angler caught a 43 pound Blue Catfish and another angler caught an 11 pound Channel Catfish. Many of the 18-22" catfish caught by anglers last year were taken during the spring and early summer months. Fishing off the jetties and dam, around cover, and near creek channels is the most productive. Good catfish baits include worms, liver, shrimp, cut shad, prepared baits and live sunfish. Redear Sunfish fishing continues to be outstanding. As in previous years, anglers will have the opportunity to catch large numbers of 8-10" redear. Chances of catching a 10" redear (Master Angler size) are excellent. Try fishing near woody cover and tree stumps in shallow water, especially in May and early June during spawning. Worms and crickets fished on or near the bottom work well. Little Dixie Lake is also home to a few large Lake Sturgeon. Lake Sturgeon are an endangered species and are protected by law. Any angler catching a lake sturgeon must release it unharmed, immediately after being caught." (visit link)
Parking/put-in/launching information:
There is a boat ramp or many places along the shore to launch.


Paddling conditions to be expected:
calm lake


Difficulty of the trip:
Easy


Length of trip: 2

Portages:
None


Permits required:
none


Type of trip:
No need for a shuttle here.


Other information:
You will see cranes and other birds around the lake.


Take-out Coordinates: Not Listed

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