Powder Valley Nature Center holds St. Louis fishing hotspots program Feb. 22

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KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) continues its 50th anniversary of St. Louis urban fishing celebration with a special presentation at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood. The St. Louis lake fishing hotspots program will be held Friday, Feb. 22 starting at 7 p.m.

St. Louis has many quality lake and pond fishing opportunities, from rainbow and brown trout in winter months, to largemouth bass and channel catfish sure to give any angler’s line a workout in warmer months. Many St. Louis anglers may not know about them, however. There are more than 80 public lakes comprising more than 1,200 acres of water within a one-hour drive of the Gateway Arch.

MDC invites St. Louis-area anglers to learn about these overlooked St. Louis fishing holes with MDC Fisheries Management Biologist Kevin Meneau, who manages the urban fishing program. Participants will discover these locations, as well as review regulations that pertain to them. Meneau will reveal what species to look for and some of the best ways to catch them. He’ll also share insights from MDC’s fish surveys and what they tell us about our fishing resources, as well as top three fishing spot picks. The program will also cover some of the exciting happenings as MDC celebrates the St. Louis urban fishing program’s golden anniversary throughout 2019.

St. Louis lake fishing hotspots is a free program, but advanced online registration is required at https://bit.ly/2WZdYVu.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270.