St. Joseph, Mo. – The cold winter weather offers a benefit to anglers with cabin fever – the chance to go ice fishing. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists will offer an ice fishing workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Mozingo Lake east of Maryville. The workshop is free.
When prolonged cold creates safe ice, anglers can catch bluegill, crappie and largemouth bass, said Tory Mason, an MDC fisheries management biologist. Holes are drilled in the ice and anglers entice fish with small jigs or natural bait such as wax worms.