Truman Lake Boating, Fishing & Hunting
As the northern gateway to Truman Lake, the state's second-largest lake, Clinton, Missouri each year attracts thousands of visitors with its natural beauty and recreation options, from hiking to boating to fishing to hunting.
Truman Lake covers 56,000 acres and is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Nearby public use areas include Sparrowfoot and Bucksaw, both of which include a boat launch, campground, beach, dock and playground. Bucksaw also has a marina. Cooper Creek Off-Road Vehicle Area south of town boasts 400 acres for dirt bikes, ATV's and dune buggies.
In 2010 Clinton, Missouri hosted the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters National Championship on Truman Lake and expect to have it again soon. Numerous fishing tournaments are held each year on Truman Lake and many of them are out of Bucksaw Marina only ten miles from Clinton.
This year, Crappie Masters will hold the State Championship and One Pole Ultimate Challenge on Truman Lake on June 21 & 22 as well as a National Qualifier Tournament on August 24. If you prefer bass fishing, Fish For Sight will have a Buddy Bass Tournament on April 27. All of these are out of Bucksaw Marina. See Bucksaw's website at www.bucksaw.com for a complete list of 2013 fishing tournaments.
Folks enjoy staying in Clinton and playing on the lake nine months of the year. Fishing begins in March, boating starts in May and last until October, duck hunters enjoy the fall! Come join the many visitors who enjoy the outdoors in Clinton, MO!