Young anglers fish free Feb. 24

By Daphne Kampinga
Special to GUIDON

On Feb. 24, the Outdoor Adventure Center and the Natural Resources Branch of Fort Leonard Wood, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will host the annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby at Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area, located on the Mark Twain National Forest adjacent to Fort Leonard Wood.

Anglers ages 15 and younger are invited to come and fish for nearly 1,000 hungry rainbow trout.

No pre-registration is required. Kids can register at the spring branch on the day of the derby. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Fishing will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. 

All fishing permit requirements are waived for this derby, and there are no other fees required to participate in this fishing event.

Participants should…