Young anglers and their families will have opportunities to ring in the school year with a catch-and-release fishing event on Aug. 13.
A healthy Missouri stream is full of life—literally. Crayfish, fish, turtles, and a variety of insects are among the creatures that can be found at or beneath the surface of many of the Show-Me state’s streams.
By Larry Dablemont
It is unusual for the Ozarks to get so much rain in July, but it certainly doesn’t hurt fishing, especially in streams. When I was a kid, any summer rain that raised the Big Piney and made dinghy-colored water flow into it, sent me to a couple of favorite gravel bar spots with a rod and reel and a bucketful of night-crawlers.
By Bill Cooper
The biggest outdoor news to hit the news in decades appeared nationwide recently as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the landmark legislation to promote conservation and access to public lands on a bipartisan vote of 310 to 107. Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) represents the single largest financial commitment to increasing public land access and opportunities for sportsman and women in a lifetime.
By Bill Cooper
I’ll never forget taking my nine-year-old grandson, Ronnie Cooper Austin, on a recent fishing trip to the Gasconade River near Vienna. I suspect Ronnie will long remember the trip as well. He caught a trophy size smallmouth bass that would make any veteran smallmouth bass fisherman envious.