The Fishing Wire: MDC will stock 73,000 trout in 32 urban-area lakes throughout the state. Many of these areas allow anglers to harvest trout as soon as they are stocked, while other areas are catch-and-release until Feb. 1. Find locations at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zo6.
The daily limit for catch-and-keep at these locations is four trout with no length limit. Missouri residents over age 15 and under age 65 must have a fishing permit. Nonresidents over age 15 must have a fishing permit. To keep trout, all anglers of all ages must have a Missouri trout permit.
"Trout are typically found in the cold, spring-fed, streams of southern Missouri," MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson said. "Stocking selected lakes and ponds around the state during the winter months provides close-to-home trout fishing opportunities in parts of Missouri that you normally won't find trout."
Buy fishing permits from vendors around the state, online at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits, or through MDC's free mobile apps -- Mo Hunting and Mo Fishing -- available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.