Fishing Events

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Register by February 1

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Hunnewell Hatchery

Come join us for a morning of fun learning about ice fishing! Participants will learn about ice fishing during a classroom portion followed by a hands on skills portion outside. Participants will need to dress in layers to accommodate the change in temperatures. In the event that there is not ice on the lake we will still hold the class. Participants are encouraged to purchase permits prior to the class, bring a sacked lunch as there are no local options, ice cleats and bring a bucket or chair to sit on while on the ice. Fishing supplies are available but limited, including bait. This class is open to all ages, however anyone 15 years of age or younger needs to be accompanied by an adult. This is a free class open to the public. Registration is required. The class will only be canceled in the event of inclement weather such as freezing rain or blizzard like conditions.

Register by February 1

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Krug Park Lagoon

Come one, come all as the yearly winter trout catch-and-keep season officially opens! We will supply poles if you don't have any, answer your questions, and have some neat things to show! Be aware of the weather and dress accordingly!

Register by February 16

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

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Rainbows are just around the corner at Rotary Lake in Jackson City Park! Learn some tricks and techniques to catching the beautiful rainbow trout. Everyone must have a valid Missouri fishing permit. Anyone interested in keeping trout must also have a trout permit. We’ll meet here and then caravan to the lake. Program is free. FISH

Register by February 22

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Army Corps of Engineers Visitors Cent.-Long Branch

If you have ever wanted to learn about tying flies but never had the opportunity, now is your chance! Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a fun filled morning learning the basics of tying flies. Three flies will be tied and more if time allows! All supplies will be provided, except reading glasses. Please bring those if needed. The hooks can get awful small! Registration is required. Anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please look for the Discover Nature signage when entering the parking lot.

Register by March 1

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

If you have ever wanted to learn about tying flies but never had the opportunity, now is your chance! Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a fun filled morning learning the basics of tying flies. Three flies will be tied and more if time allows! All supplies will be provided, except reading glasses. Please bring those if needed. The hooks can get awful small! Registration is required. Anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please look for the Discover Nature signage when entering the parking lot.

Register by March 15

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Mark Twain Lake - M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor

If you have ever wanted to learn about tying flies but never had the opportunity, now is your chance! Join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a fun filled morning learning the basics of tying flies. Three flies will be tied and more if time allows! All supplies will be provided, except reading glasses. Please bring those if needed. The hooks can get awful small! Registration is required. Anyone 15 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please look for the Discover Nature signage when entering the parking lot.

Register by April 12

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area

This beginners clinic will help you get started fishing for one of Missouri’s favorite game fish! Topics will include species identification of catfish, strategies, rules and regulations, equipment, and cleaning and cooking your catch. Fishing equipment will be provided but you may also bring your own. All students 16 years of age and older needs to have a valid Missouri fishing license.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

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Veteran's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. All veterans fish for free! For more information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Jefferson Lake - Forest Park

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: O'Fallon Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Carondelet Park - Boathouse Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 6:30am to 8:15pm

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Annual Kid's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. For More information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Island Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Carp Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Bellefontaine Park - Fountain Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Vlasis Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Register by May 10

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Southwest Missouri offers lots of opportunities to fish and enjoy the outdoors. This river fishing clinic will focus on fishing for bass species in our local waterways! We will talk about locations to fish, strategies, equipment, rules and regulations, and how to catch different species of bass. We will meet at Shoal Creek Conservation Center and after the classroom portion go down to shoal creek and fish. All students 16 and older must have a valid fishing license. All equipment will be provided buy you may bring your own!

Register by May 13

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This fishing program will include all the basics of cane pole fishing including proper fish handling. Please meet at Lake 15 at the August A Busch Conservation Area. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/.

Register by May 27

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This fishing program will include all the basics of cane pole fishing including proper fish handling. Please meet at Lake 15 at the August A Busch Conservation Area. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Tilles Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by the MDC urban fishing program partners.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Rearing Pond

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Blackjack Lake - NOCO Rec Plex

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

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