MDC invites women to fishing with trolling motors workshop at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

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HUNNEWELL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Women workshop on fishing and trolling motors.

This pre-Mother’s Day fishing trip will take place 1:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area, three miles north of Hunnewell on Route Z.

Participants will learn techniques for fishing from a small boat and using a trolling motor. The workshop will begin with instruction on basic fishing equipment, casting, proper fish handling, knot tying, rigging a pole and line, baiting a hook, and fishing regulations. Participants will practice fishing from the bank and then end the day fishing from a small john boat while using a trolling motor.

“Missouri is a great place to fish, and fishing is a fun way to participate in nature,” said MDC Conservation Education Consultant Kathi Moore. “Using a boat and trolling motor can give anglers access to more of the lake than just the bank.”

No fishing or boating experience is necessary. Participants should bring sunscreen, a camp chair, hat, sack-lunch or dinner to eat on the water, water bottle, snacks, and their own fishing pole and life jacket if they desire. MDC will provide fishing poles and life jackets to those who do not bring their own. MDC will also provide bait.

This workshop is open for women 18-years and older, though girls age 14 and up can attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited and participants must preregister by visiting or calling the MDC field office in Hannibal at (573) 248-2530.