Everyone who fishes must have the appropriate lifetime, annual, or daily fishing permit or qualify for an exemption.
If you fish for trout, you will need a trout permit to possess trout -- unless you are fishing at a trout park, were you will need a daily trout tag. Find out about trout tags at trout parks.
The Daily Fishing Permit is valid from date of purchase through the last day of February.
Anyone with a fishing permit must:
- Agree to observe all the rules of the Wildlife Code of Missouri
- Not lend your permit to another person
- Allow inspection of your permit, picture identification, catch, and equipment by MDC agents and staff
- Carry your permit while fishing. If you ordered your permit by telephone or on the Internet and have not received it by mail, you must carry the permit authorization number and picture identification with you while fishing until your permit arrives.