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Registration period: September 14 - October 18
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:00 pm - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA

Lesson 3&4

Lessons 1 & 2 MUST be taken before any of the other Discover Nature Fishing Lessons.

Lesson 3: Participants will learn about aquatic habitats, food webs, and the basic biology of common Missouri fish species.

Lesson 4: Participants will learn about various fishing lures techniques, as well as identify and understand Missouri fishing regulations.

All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing suitable for outdoor and water activities. We will be following local mask and social distancing guidelines. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen. This class is for ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All persons in your group MUST be individually registered.

Class at Lake 15
Registration period: September 29 - October 23
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Celebrate Fall by taking the kids outside and discover the basics of family fishing. Learn the basics of fishing to get any angler catching fish. You will learn about the basic gear and how to use it as well as fish identification, strategies, rules and regulations, and cleaning and cooking your catch. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. All participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid Missouri fishing license. All participants must register separately.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Everyday Pond, MWSU Campus
Registration period: September 29 - October 23
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Celebrate Fall by taking the kids outside and discover the basics of family fishing. Learn the basics of fishing to get any angler catching fish. You will learn about the basic gear and how to use it as well as fish identification, strategies, rules and regulations, and cleaning and cooking your catch. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. All participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid Missouri fishing license. All participants must register separately.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Union Ridge Conservation Area

Kayak fishing is a fun and adventurous sport

that offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Join us for a fun time

learning how to use kayaks to fish! Kayaks, life jackets and fishing poles/tackle will be

provided. Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Participants 15 and younger must be

accompanied by an adult. Class is limited to 20 participants. You MUST REGISTER at

mdc.mo.gov/events by 5pm, October 21st.
Registration period: September 28 - October 28
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for all attending (adults and families with children of all ages)

Everyone is welcome, wear your Halloween costume if you like and spend a little family time fishing this Halloween season. Everyone gets to fish but we'll also have fishing themed games and prizes for the biggest fish of the day and scariest costume.
Registration period: October 9 - November 18
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Boathouse Lake - Carondelet Park

We’re out for trout! Come and join us for a winter urban fishing program perfect for all experience levels. Whether you’re a novice fisher or an experienced angler, this program aims to connect participants with the winter fishing areas of Saint Louis city and provide a lively time as the holidays approach.

This will be a rainbow trout catch-and-release program. Poles and bait will be provided. Experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own poles and bait, regulations apply.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here: https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 9 - November 25
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 am
Location: O'Fallon Park Lake

We’re out for trout! Come and join us for a winter urban fishing program perfect for all experience levels. Whether you’re a novice fisher or an experienced angler, this program aims to connect participants with the winter fishing areas of Saint Louis city and provide a lively time as the holidays approach.

This will be a rainbow trout catch-and-release program. Poles and bait will be provided. Experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own poles and bait, regulations apply.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here: https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 15 - November 30
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 pm - Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
While bass, catfish and bluegill get sluggish in the cold winter water, trout are in peak season. Join us for an overview of all things Missouri trout. Topics will include gearing up, techniques, regulations, and where MDC may stock trout in streams and ponds near you. This program is open to all ages but is most appropriate for ages 10+. Please ensure your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive the link to the virtual program.
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00 pm - Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:30 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Participants will be carving a Balsa crankbait. Materials will be provided for you to carve a blank during class. Some additional supplies will be needed for finishing your lure following class. A list of materials and instructions will be provided.
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 7:00 am - Saturday, April 23, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:00 am - Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:30 pm
Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
Annual Kid's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. For More information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:00 am - Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
Women's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. Girls of all ages fish for free! For more information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418