The Missouri Department of Conservation recently improved fish habitat in Mozingo Lake near Maryville by sinking brush piles.
The habitat work is a partnership between the city of Maryville, which owns the lake, and MDC, which manages the fishery.
MDC staff added about 40 new brush piles to the lake.
Hardwood trees, such as locust and Osage orange, were tied together and weighted down, hauled out onto the lake on a barge, and sunk in strategic places to benefit fish.
Anglers can find the brush piles using GPS apps once those points are added to MDC’s MO Fishing app.
Mozingo Lake is a 1,006-acre reservoir that supplies water for the city of Maryville.
Sport fish in the lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and walleye.