Outdoors

Who knew?

Did you know that there are freshwater shrimp and jellyfish throughout Missouri waters?

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Fishing Report June 9, 2016

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I don’t have a ton of news. From what I’ve heard, the river is dropping a little and fishing seems to be dropping off a little, too. While it was up, rod and reel fishing was great. You could use anything – night crawlers, perch, carp, anything.

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Angler catches state-record white crappie in Lake Stockton

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with a length of 14 5/16 inches. Conn’s recent

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Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

A three-year-old black bear sighted in Whitewater Friday morning is a reminder to southeast Missourians to be “Bear Aware” according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Whitewater resident Phillip O’Kelly saw the bear with his daughter on their front porch, but when the bear heard humans, it took off, he said. “It was probably

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Lunkers in a Lonely Place

It was almost dark. I was fishing a black topwater chugger of some kind, about three inches long. But it was light enough to see the fish take it, and there wasn’t any doubt he was big and strong. I questioned for a moment whether I’d get to see him or not. Fish like to

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Headed North

Sometimes fishermen think the month of May is too early to fish in Canada. There are lakes in northwest Ontario that still have a lot of ice earlier in the month. But several years ago some friends and I went there the last week of May and discovered that it is one of the best

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