St. Joseph, Mo. – Due to unfavorable weather, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has rescheduled an ice fishing clinic for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2, at the Happy Holler Lake Conservation Area northeast of Savannah in Andrew County. The clinic was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23. But rain predicted by the National Weather Service has prompted the change.
Weather permitting, MDC staff on March 2 will teach ice fishing safety and equipment, what species to fish for and where to get them, and fishing techniques. Staff will auger holes in the ice, demonstrate fishing techniques, and help anglers some fishing on the ice. Bait and tackle will be provided. Anglers are encouraged also to bring their own gear if they have it.
The workshop will be cancelled if ice conditions are not favorable or if the weather is too cold. Participants will need to dress appropriately for the outdoors in winter.
Participants are asked to pre-register by calling MDC’s Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph, 816-271-3100. If calling after hours, participants may register by leaving their name, phone number, and the number of people in their party planning to attend.
For more information about fishing in Missouri, visit http://mdc.mo.gov.