Wet a line during free Family Fishing Day event in Osage County

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LINN, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to its free Family Fishing event from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. June 11 at Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area in Osage County.

MDC will provide a limited number of fishing poles, but families are encouraged to bring their own rod-and-reels. No fishing permit is required. Bass, bluegill, green sunfish, crappie, and channel catfish may be caught.

The event will also include local vendors and a few door prizes. Food and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis thanks to Linn Thriftway and Casper’s 66.

No registration is required. For additional information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Ryan Westcott at 573-897-2138, ext. 3032.

Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area is located in Osage County, ten miles north of Linn off Highway 89. Find more information about the area online at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4iC.