MDC offers free class on cleaning and cooking rainbow trout Jan. 15 in Blue Springs

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Kansas City, Mo. – Rainbow trout are a delight to anglers for two reasons, they’re fun to catch and fine to eat. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free class on cleaning and cooking trout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs.

MDC staff will demonstrate some easy methods for cleaning trout. Participants will have a chance to clean a fish, too. Then the trout will be cooked using some tried and true recipes. Class members will get to sample the results.

This class is for participants ages 8 and older. COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed. Registration is required. To register, visit

MDC has stocked rainbow trout in several Kansas City area ponds or lakes for a winter fishing opportunity. Anglers may keep trout up to a limit of four if they have a Missouri trout permit. Missouri residents over age 15 and under 65 need a valid fishing permit. Non-residents over 15 need a state fishing permit.

For up-to-date information on lakes stocked, call the Kansas City Metro trout hotline at 816-525-0300, press 2 at the recorded prompt. For more information on urban winter trout fishing throughout Missouri, visit