Fishing Events

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Register by December 4

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Learn to clean, store and prepare your winter trout.

Participants will have a hands on opportunity to clean some trout, then we'll prepare the trout that we cleaned for everyone to sample using some favorite and delicious methods.

Dress appropriately for the weather because part of this program will be outside.

Register by December 10

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Children and their parents can attend this clinic together and learn everything they need to know about catching our areas winter time urban trout. Kids will also have an opportunity to try their luck at catching a few of these scrappy cold water fighters.

THIS WILL BE A TWO PART CLINIC.... Participants must attend the lesson inorder to participate in the fishing opportunity.

We'll meet at the Burr Oaks Woods Nature Center on Thursday evening, December 10th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm for a trout fishing lesson. Participants will learn all about the urban trout and how to catch them.

Then we'll meet again, bright and early Saturday morning, December 12th, 8:30am - 11:00am at Honker Pond (James A Reeds Memorial Wildlife Area 12405 SE Ranson Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64082) where we'll try our hands at catching some hungry trout.

Dress for the weather but if you get cold while you are fishing you can take a break to warm up by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate.

Only children 16 years of age and younger can fish at Honker Pond but parents and family members are welcome to attend with their angler.

Missouri Department of Conservation will provide all of the equipment, bait, fishing coaches, hot chocolate and a warm fire.

Children do not need a trout permit to fish at this event as long as they plan to release their fish, if they would like to keep the trout that they catch they will need a trout permit. Permits will not be available at this event but they can be purchased online here
or at any permit vendor.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

If bad weather is forcast the day of this event it may be postponed. You will be contacted if any changes are necessary

Register by December 18

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Tri-Lakes Fishing Primer- How to Start Fishing Missouri's White River Lakes!
This virtual program will offer tips on how to fish Missouri’s White River Lakes – Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake – and will also provide some history of these well-known reservoirs. You’ll learn what species of sportfish live in them, along with some basic fishing techniques. Regulations for each lake will also be covered. This workshop will be great for a beginner and a good reminder for the seasoned Ozarks’ angler. This program will be given through WebEx, so please register with a valid email address. For more information, call (417) 334-4865 ext. 0

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This is NOT a legal document. Regulations are subject to revision during the current year.
Refer to the Wildlife Code.