Fishing Events

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Register by May 22

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Roby Lake

Register by May 23

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Bray (Marguerite) Conservation Area

This series of four instructional lessons will assist children and families to gain skills and confidence to enjoy fishing. All classes are free and opened to youth ages 7-15, but the focus isn’t solely on kids. To be eligible to participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult or better yet bring entire family. All kids who complete all four classes will receive a 25$ gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops.
Bait, tackle and pole will be provided for the class, all we need is YOU!

The topics of the lessons include:
Lesson 1: Equipment, casting, proper fish handling
Lesson 2: How to tie a knot and bait a hook

Register by May 22

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Everyday Pond, MWSU Campus

Register by May 22

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Prairie Hollow Lake, James A. Reed MWA

Lesson 1: Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish Handling combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing rod, parts of a fishing rod, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish. Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Ages 7 and above. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Register by May 25

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Bray (Marguerite) Conservation Area

This series of four instructional lessons will assist children and families to gain skills and confidence to enjoy fishing. All classes are free and opened to youth ages 7-15, but the focus isn’t solely on kids. To be eligible to participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult or better yet bring entire family. All kids who complete all four classes will receive a 25$ gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops. Bait, tackle and pole will be provided for the class, all we need is YOU!

Lesson 3: Five common Missouri fish – their anatomy, habitats and life cycles

Lesson 4: Fishing with lures, fishing regulations

Register by May 28

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Register by May 29

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Register by May 30

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Bray (Marguerite) Conservation Area

This series of four instructional lessons will assist children and families to gain skills and confidence to enjoy fishing. All classes are free and opened to youth ages 7-15, but the focus isn’t solely on kids. To be eligible to participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult or better yet bring entire family. All kids who complete all four classes will receive a 25$ gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops.
Bait, tackle and pole will be provided for the class, all we need is YOU!

The topics of the lessons include:
Lesson 1: Equipment, casting, proper fish handling
Lesson 2: How to tie a knot and bait a hook

Register by May 27

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

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

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 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Prairie Hollow Lake, James A. Reed MWA

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-615-8911.

Register by June 1

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Bray (Marguerite) Conservation Area

This series of four instructional lessons will assist children and families to gain skills and confidence to enjoy fishing. All classes are free and opened to youth ages 7-15, but the focus isn’t solely on kids. To be eligible to participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult or better yet bring entire family. All kids who complete all four classes will receive a 25$ gift certificate from Bass Pro Shops. Bait, tackle and pole will be provided for the class, all we need is YOU!

Lesson 3: Five common Missouri fish – their anatomy, habitats and life cycles

Lesson 4: Fishing with lures, fishing regulations

Register by May 30

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

Register by May 30

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Location: Lake #1

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

Register by June 1

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins May 1 (ages 12+)
Gar are among the largest and most ancient fish to swim Missouri waters but are wildly misunderstood. Join us to learn about these fascinating fish and how they are managed in Missouri. Participants will learn the basics of bowfishing, make lures specific to gar, learn how to clean these armored fish, and taste something that very few anglers know, just how delicious they are!

Register by May 31

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

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 June 3

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Krug Park Lagoon

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by June 3

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Rearing Pond

Location: Suson Rearing Pond

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

Register by June 4

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: MDC Ozark Regional Office

Register by June 3

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Osage Beach City Park

Lesson 1:June 4
This lesson must be taken before any of the other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4.

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spin-cast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.
This class is for ages 7 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by June 6

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Register by June 5

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Krug Park Lagoon

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4
Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

Location: Kellogg Lake

(Families. Only 15 and under may fish.)
Join us for a morning of fishing fun at the freshly-stocked Kellogg Lake in Carthage Missouri. Bring your own pole; a limited number of loaner rods are available on a first–come basis. Bait and basic tackle will be provided. Learn new skills by attending conservation education stations. Participation in education station activities earns kids the chance to register for prize drawings held at noon. Make it a great day of family memories at Kellogg Lake Park with conservation education, refreshments, prizes, and a chance for the kids to reel in a big one!

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come celebrate the “Year of Fish” with your favorite kid(s). Go fishing in our Kids’ Fishing Pond, try the casting range, learn how to cook and clean fish, make a fishy craft, and see if you can identify some of Missouri’s fish species. Adults can take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend by borrowing a pole and bait to take the entire family fishing at the lake in Cape County Park North.

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