The Neosho River dam at Chetopa is the site of world-class catfish and spoonbill (American paddlefish) fishing.
Spoonbill season is open March 15th- May 15th.
Chetopa offers 2 bait shops to fulfill your fishing needs.
Riverside Sporting Goods
Steve's Bait N More
Information regarding spoonbill snagging season can be found here. According to this site the best fishing occurs at water flows of 10,000 - 15,000 cubic feet per second. The charts below show the current river flow rate and water temperature at the nearest measuring station.