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Conservation Department to host Catfish Clinic on Aug. 19

Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:51 am

Those looking for an educational experience with Missouri Department of Conservation staff are encouraged to mark their calendars for Saturday, August 19, when the state agency hosts a free Catfish Clinic near Ashburn at the Ted Shanks Conservation Area and the DuPont Reservation Conservation area. 

The public is invited to join with Missouri Department of Conservation for an exciting catfishing experience on the Mississippi River.
MDC is pleased to be able to offer area families the chance to learn more about fishing, through a free catfish clinic at Ted Shanks and DuPont Reservation conservation areas in northeast Missouri on Aug. 19.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. with basic instruction on setline fishing techniques, including a hands-on tutorial on how to safely set trotlines and bank poles, properly label equipment, and handle and release fish. Following a river outing, participants will attend seminars on catfish biology led by an MDC biologist, and river fishing regulations led by a conservation agent, including a how-to presentation on using equipment.

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