Outdoors

Fishing the bass spawn at Stockton Lake

    Crappie fishermen look forward to fishing the spawn every spring. It’s that magical time when anyone can cast a minnow or jig to 18-inches of water and pull out bragging sized crappie. Likewise, bass fishermen can do the same thing when female bass stage on their nests to spawn. Anglers often sight fish for bedding bass in one to three feet of water depending on water clarity.

The Mr. Wilson of my boyhood

    In January, I came in to load my boat after dark and was surprised by a man standing there in the darkness. He identified himself as a Missouri Conservation agent. “Now what?” I thought to myself!

Extra caution encouraged around boat docks

    Colonel Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages boat dock owners to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current.

Tough turkey season is now in the books

    Missouri turkey hunters turned in one of the lowest kill counts for the 2018 Missouri spring turkey season in many years. Although exact numbers weren’t available at this writing, predictions had been for less than 40,000 birds.

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

    Memorial Day weekend brings an extra-special celebration for squirrel hunters and bass anglers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds them that the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, marks the opening of both squirrel season statewide and catch-and-keep bass season in most streams south of the Missouri River.