Women’s free trout fishing Saturday at Maramec Spring
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Special to GUIDON

Missouri is a great place to fish, especially in the crystal waters of one of the state’s largest springs.

Women of all ages will have a chance to trout fish for free Saturday at Maramec Spring Park near St. James.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting women of all ages to a free trout fishing event Saturday at Maramec Spring Park near St. James.

Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event. The park entrance fee will be waived to any female participating in the trout fishing event. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by event anglers only.

There will be 100 tagged prize fish stocked into the fishing area. When an angler catches one of these fish they can win an assortment of prizes, like a fishing rod, vest, tackle boxes or fishing nets.

To help newcomers discover the joys of trout fishing, MDC staff will provide fishing instruction, as well.

Informal instruction will include basic trout fishing tactics, casting, cleaning and cooking your catch.  Free trout tacos will be freshly made and available during the event.

Men are welcome to fish the rest of the park below the women’s fishing area with the purchase of a daily tag. Conservation officials encourage Families to come.

The Maramec Spring Hatchery is operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Maramec Spring Park, which is owned and operated by The James Foundation, can be reached by taking the Interstate 44 to the MO-8 exit at St. James, then travelling about six miles east on Highway 8. The park contains the fifth largest spring in the state, with an average water flow of 100 million gallons per day.

For more information about the event, call 573.265.7801, or visit short.mdc.mo.gov/Zog.
 
Last Updated ( Friday, 08 September 2017 )