Fishing Events

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Register by September 27

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

Register by September 28

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12+ years, children 12-15 accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult must also register). Fly-fishing isn’t just for trout! Here’s your chance to learn basic fly-fishing techniques while catching bluegill (catch-and-release only) at County Park Lake in Jefferson City. Bring your fishing license (16+), water bottle, and your lucky fishing hat! Meet at the blue Runge tent at County Park Lake. All fly-fishing equipment will be provided.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:30am to 7:15pm

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Girls Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. Girls of all ages fish for free! For more information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418

Register by September 27

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. 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 children ages 7-15 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm. Both your EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER are REQUIRED during registration, so that we may contact you in the event of cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

*Prerequisite: Lesson 1

Register by September 27

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Location: Lake 15

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. 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 children ages 7-15 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm. Both your EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER are REQUIRED during registration, so that we may contact you in the event of cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

*Prerequisite: Lesson 1

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Osage Beach City Park

**Adults must accompany youth**

Lesson 3: five common Missouri fish-- their anatomy, habitat, and life cycle

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

**Adults must accompany youth.**

Lesson 1: Parts of a fishing rod and reel, casting, basic tackle, and how to catch and release fish

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

**Adults must accompany youth**

Lesson 2: tying an improved clinch knot, attaching hooks, baiting a hook and unhooking a fish, and stocking a basic tackle box

Date: Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Osage Beach City Park

**Adults must accompany youth**

Lesson 4: Fishing with lures and fishing regulations

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

**Adults must accompany youth**

Lesson 3: Five common Missouri fish-- their anatomy, habitat, and life cycle

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

**Adults must accompany youth**

Lesson 4: Fishing with lures and fishing regulations

Register by February 16

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

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

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

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