CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says trout may be harvested from Rotary Lake in Jackson and Giessing Lake in Farmington beginning Feb. 1.
According to Mike Reed, a MDC fisheries management biologist, fishing has been variable this winter due to weather extremes.
"If the lakes don't freeze, we should have an excellent opener to the trout harvest season at both lakes," Reed said.
Reed said MDC stocked trout in November at the start of the catch-and-release season.