Fishing Events

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Register by December 6

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Join the Shoal Creek staff and MAKO fly fishers, for this two-part program designed for the beginner and expert alike. On Friday, December 6th, we will gather at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin to talk fly fishing and fly tying with hands on demonstrations and local experts. We will also cover trout and other species of fish you can catch with fly fishing equipment, what fly’s and lures to use, and other strategies to catch more fish. Then, on Saturday December 14, join us at Roaring River State Park to practice your new skills and try out that new fly! All supplies will be provided but if you have your own fishing equipment feel free to bring it. Please register so we know how many to expect. All are welcome!

Register by December 6

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Jackson City Park

This is the selection if you want to ride with us from the Nature Center to the lake. Have you always wanted to go trout fishing but never had the opportunity or just don’t know how? Join Fisheries staff at Rotary Lake in Jackson and learn how to utilize different artificial lures and techniques to catch the illusive Rainbow trout.
Please dress for the weather. Bring drinks if needed. Fish will not be able to be harvested since this is a catch and release season for the winter trout fishing.

Register by December 6

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Jackson City Park

This is the selection if you will meet us at the lake. Have you always wanted to go trout fishing but never had the opportunity or just don’t know how? Join Fisheries staff at Rotary Lake in Jackson and learn how to utilize different artificial lures and techniques to catch the illusive Rainbow trout.
Please dress for the weather. Bring drinks if needed. Fish will not be able to be harvested since this is a catch and release season for the winter trout fishing.

Register by December 19

Date: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Winter bass fishing can be a great time to catch monster bass if you have the skills and tackle which encourage sluggish fish to bite. This program is geared to new anglers or those who wish to learn finesse fishing skills such as drop shot, Ned rig, neko rig, shaky head and other techniques which may get the bass biting when fishing gets tough. While we will not be fishing, participants will be hands on with tackle and learn when each style of rigging is most effective on different parts of the lake. Participants will go home with several lures to test on their favorite winter water.

Register by December 20

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Do you enjoy fishing for trout and would love to know how to clean and cook it? MDC staff will demonstrate how to clean trout and discuss different ways to prepare your trout. You will get the opportunity to prepare your own trout over an open fire. Hot chocolate will be available to participants as we sit around the fire.
Please dress accordingly for the weather as a portion of the program will be done outside.

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