It’s one of the most exciting spring sports rituals in all of Missouri. Every year, whitewater kayakers and canoeists from all over the state and nation gather at the St. Francis River in southeast Missouri to test their skills — against the current and against each other.
By Larry Dablemont
I have written a lot about trout fishing over the years, some of it I have done on a limited basis in the west, lots of it I have enjoyed in the White River of Arkansas where you can catch big post-spawn brown trout now. And I have written about trout fishing in Lake Taneycomo when I was just a kid going to School of the Ozarks College, which sits on a bluff above it.
By Bill Cooper
The official outdoor beginning of spring in Missouri, the trout season opener, has come and gone. Thousands of trout anglers packed the four trout parks scattered across the Ozarks to catch their first trout of the 2020 season.
Registration is now available online for the 2020 Katy Trail Ride, a ride on the nation's longest developed rail trail. The annual weeklong bicycle ride will take place June 22-26, traveling across Missouri on the Katy Trail.
Trout season opened on Sunday, March 1, with a near record number of anglers coming to Maramec Spring Park to enjoy opening day. More than 2,000 people came out to enjoy the opener and The James Foundation is ready for another great season of fishing.