THEODOSIA, Mo. — A popular sport fish will be introduced into southwest Missouri’s Bull Shoals Reservoir.
Arkansas officials began stocking their side of the sprawling lake with striped bass in 1998. Now, the Missouri Department of Conservation is preparing to do the same in the lake’s northern reaches.
The agency says it will produce 16,000 striped bass fingerlings and stock the Missouri side of Bull Shoals with the fish every other year.
Striped bass are primarily an ocean fish native to the Atlantic coastal region and do not spawn naturally in Bull Shoals. Missouri has also introduced them at the Lake of the Ozarks and Norfork Lake.