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MDC Offers Ice Fishing Clinic

A Free Ice Fishing Clinic Offered February 5th. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Mozingo Lake near Maryville.

The clinic will cover what equipment and techniques are effective for ice fishing. MDC fisheries management biologist Tory Mason will cover what species of fish to target and what winter habitats beneath the ice the fish prefer. Ice safety will also be covered. MDC can provide all necessary gear and staff will coach anglers. But participants are also encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle.

Registration is required. Participants will be notified if ice conditions warrant a change in schedule. Anglers will need a valid fishing license and must dress appropriately for winter weather. COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. To register, call MDC’s Northwest Regional Office at 816-271-3100, or visit