Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free winter trout fishing clinic 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Bass Pro Shops in Independence.
MDC stocks rainbow trout in lakes at four Kansas City area sites during winter to provide anglers with an additional fishing opportunity. Trout are not native to the area and cannot survive in warm summer water temperatures. But they thrive in winter-chilled ponds and small lakes.