Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.
Lesson 4: Fishing with artificial lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families 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.
Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by a registered adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 & 4.
Participants DO NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program.
Participants will be asked to maintain safe social distance from staff and other participants who are not their family membersembers during this program.
Each participant must register for this program individually on the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Nature-Fishing website. For assistance with registration please contact the program instructor.
This program will go on rain or shine since we'll be under the cover of the Jacomo Marina dock.