Discover nature with MDC crappie clinic at Mark Twain Lake

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MONROE CITY, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites families to discover nature as they learn basic crappie fishing skills at a free Crappie Clinic on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Twain Lake M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center. The clinic will include a presentation on fish biology and management along with lessons on casting, tying knots and using proper bait and tackle. Participants will then enjoy a day of guided fishing on Mark Twain Lake. Participants can bring their own fishing equipment or borrow equipment from MDC. Bait and lunch will be provided.

To register or for more information, contact MDC Outdoor Skill Specialist Rob Garver at or 660-785-2420.

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