In the early 1950's, a utility company bought nearly 4,000 acres of land along Deepwater Creek in Henry County as a site for a coal fired electrical generating plant and created a 1,600 acre lake to provide the water necessary to cool the plant. In 1957, the company leased about 3,600 acres of this land to the Missouri Department of Conservation which now manages this land for public use.  Montrose Lake, with its flow of warm water from the generating plant, offers good fishing especially for catfish. Over the years, it has also become a favorite of waterfowl and spectacular concentrations of ducks and geese visit the area each winter.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.