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Setline Catfishing Missouri’s Rivers
July 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will resume public programs in northeast Missouri, beginning with a clinic on alternative-method catfishing July 16–17 on the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River Alexandria
Alexandria, MO 63430
This clinic, for ages 12-years and older, will take place on the Mississippi River near Alexandria, 4:30–8 p.m. on Friday, July 16, and 8 a.m.–noon on Saturday, July 17. The clinic will consist of a streamside seminar and hands-on tutorial use of setlines. Saturday morning, participants will head out on the river to check lines, learn about regulations, and hopefully harvest some catfish.
MDC staff and volunteers will offer instruction on the basics of setline fishing on Missouri’s rivers and lakes. An MDC fisheries management biologist will provide information on recent catfish surveys and management of fish populations. The program will focus on safe and legal use of trotlines and bank poles, gear, equipment, and boat operation.
Participants must preregister for this clinic prior to July 6 at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/178140.
MDC staff and volunteers will instruct participants on the basics of setline fishing on Missouri’s rivers and lakes. Participants will attend a seminar on fisheries management, with information on the recent catfish survey led by an MDC Fisheries Management biologist. The program will be a hands-on tutorial of how to safely set trot-lines and bank poles, properly label equipment, and boat operation. These tactics can be used in streams and some lakes of Missouri. Following the river outing, A Conservation Agent will present fishing regulations and staff will give a how-to presentation on using gear and equipment. Sign up is limited to anglers that are new to setline fishing.