MDC April 18 virtual program offers tips on grilling fish

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Filets sizzling in the skillet is a great end to any fishing trip, but frying isn’t the only way to prepare fish caught in the wild.

People who would like to learn more about how to grill or bake the fish they’ve caught at area lakes and streams should register for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) program “Pond to Plate: Grilling Fish,” a free virtual event from 2:30-3 p.m. on April 18. This online program is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin. Whether you plan to grill fish over an open campfire or for your next backyard cookout, MDC Education Administrative Assistant Tim Smith will discuss the techniques and methods needed. People can register for this program at

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center is located at 201 W. Riviera Drive. People can stay informed about upcoming programs at the Shoal Creek Center and other MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about how to sign up for text alerts from the Shoal Creek Center can call 417-629-3434.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual and in-person programs. A listing of these programs can be found at