Here's the MDC website address: Fishing
I think I recall that you were in Smithville, so I also link you to this describing northwest Missouri: Fishing Northwest Missouri
I've researched several of those lakes and Mozingo, Bilby Ranch, and Pony Express look to be especially good. Try this link for Mozingo: Monzingo Lake, Maryville, Mo-MSIN
It's a fairly new lake and looks to be a gem.
Jacamo, Blue Springs, and Longview Lakes near KC have good reputations as well. If you're up for a drive, Truman, Lake of the Ozarks, and Table Rock are excellent. So is Mark Twain. You'd want to investigate the species. Try OzarkAnglers.Com- Home Page
and get into their forums. They've got webboards specific to each lake.