Saturday, 24 June 2017

Teach a man to fish...

When you come down to Bass’ River Resort, there is more to do than just camping and floating. The crystal clear waters of the Courtois make for some great fishing! In these streams you’ll find both Large and Smallmouth Bass, Goggle Eye, Bluegill, Suckers, Alligator Gar and Sunfish to name a few. You can also find the occasional trout and catfish, but they are not as heavily populated as the aforementioned species.

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Smallmouth Bass are plentiful in the Courtois, Huzzah, and Meramec rivers. These fish are found mostly in the clear and cold streams of the Ozarks in the state of Missouri. They thrive in the rock and gravel bottoms of these streams, and are typically found close to the riffles instead of out in the main current. Smallmouth are most active at dawn and dusk. They are the dominant species of large predatory fish in most streams and are the “ecological replacement” for spotted and largemouth bass according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Smallmouth Bass are the most sought-after sport fish in the cool, clear streams here in the Ozarks.

For more information on smallmouth fishing in Missouri, check out: http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2002/02/stream-smallmouths-beginners

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When visiting us here at the resort, make sure to ask any questions you may have regarding fishing in the Courtois and in our campground. Fishing is permitted on our float trips (as long as you have a valid Missouri Fishing Permit), and is allowed all along the banks here in the resort. There is a good fishing hole just above the 200s area of the campground!

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Take a Hike!

    A hidden treasure here at Bass’ River Resort is the Ozark Trail. First drafted in 1977 in response to a minimal number of trails in the state of Missouri, the Ozark Trail has since grown to almost 400 miles of trail, with approximately 230 miles of thru-trail. The trail winds through the beautiful Ozarks region of our state, and passes through right here at Bass’!

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    You can hike some of the tallest mountains in the state in the St. Francois Mountain sections of the trail, and you can hike through many of Missouri’s State Parks on many different sections as well. In our section of the trail, you will hike along the crystal clear waters of the Courtois Creek, and along some very scenic bluffs. We are happy to offer our services to users of the Courtois and Trace Creek Sections. We have numerous and varied accommodations should you want a comfortable home base from which to explore the trail and a shuttle service to take you to or from trail heads. Should you want to expand your Ozark Trail experience with a float trip on one of our awesome streams, we have a full range of floating crafts and float trip options on the Courtois, Huzzah, and Meramec rivers for you to choose from.

Shuttle Service & Rates

 
1 Way Shuttle First 2 People
   
Onondaga-Bass $40.00
Bass-Huzzah Wildlife $35.00
Hwy 8 Trailhead-Bass $35.00
Harmon Springs-Bass $40.00
Hazel Creek-Bass $60.00
Onondaga-Hwy 8 Trailhead $60.00
Council Bluff-Bass $100.00
Harmon Springs-Onondaga $60.00
Hwy DD Trailhead $80.00

*Each additional person is $15.00

*TAX NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE PRICES*

Parking Fee $5.00 p/vehicle, $5.32 w/tax

Advance reservations are recommended, at least one week in advance to guarantee availability.


We cover Onondaga Trailhead to Council Bluffs. We do offer custom shuttles of which the price will be based off of Round Trip, Mileage, & Time. Please inquire for rates.

For more information on the Ozark Trail, visit www.ozarktrail.com!

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