Current River

Description of Water

The Current River is one of the most popular trout streams in Missouri, and rightfully so. Portions of this river have been described as the “Miracle Mile” of the Ozarks in area fishing publications, yet some of this river goes unnoted for its trout fishing potential. The fishing on the Current River can be tough, and isn’t always easy, but one thing is for sure — the trout are definitely there.

The Current River is a part of the National Scenic Riverway and is managed by the National Forest Service. As such several restrictions apply, including motor restrictions on boats to special restrictions for fishing guides on the river (remember — if you fish with a guide on the Current River, be sure to ask if they are registered with the National Forest Service).

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Popular Access Points

  1. Cabin Hole Walk-In Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)
  2. TanVat Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)
  3. Baptist Camp Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)
  4. Horse Shoe Walk-In Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)
  5. Parker Hollow Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)
  6. Cedar Grove Access (Google Earth Download) (Garmin Waypoint Download)

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Maps of Stream

  1. Missouri Department of Conservation Map of the Current River

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USGS Stream Flow Data

  1. USGS Stream Gauge Link at Montauk State Park
  2. USGS Stream Gauge Link at Akers Ferry

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Recommended Fly Patterns

  1. Mohair Leech (Size: 10)(Color: Olive)
  2. Crackleback (Size: 16)(Color: Sulphur or PMD)
  3. Elk Hair Caddis (Size: 18)(Color: Natural)
  4. Tungsten BH WoolyBugger (Size: 8)(Color: Black, Olive, or Brown)
  5. Rag Sculpin (Size: 6)(Color: Gold, Olive, or Black)

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Stream Specific Links

  1. Weather.com Weather Forecast for Licking, MO
  2. Missouri Department of Natural Resources — Montauk State Park

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Stream Specific Links

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