The program, provided in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, is titled “Gigs and Ghosts”, and will start at 4 pm on the lower landing at Round Spring. National Park Service rangers and MDC staff invite everyone to gather around a gravel bar campfire for a program on the history of gigging, an overview of modern-day techniques and safety, as well as storytelling around the fire.
The program will also include an opportunity to gig fish on the Current River under the guidance of MDC conservation agents. All giggers should possess a valid Missouri fishing license. The program is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Participants should dress warmly, and come prepared for enjoying the river and gravel bar after dark. Flashlights and folding lawn chairs are recommended. Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host an instructional gigging program at Round Spring on Saturday, October 21
Those who would like to try their hand at gigging should contact Twin Pines Conservation Education Center at 573-325-1381 to reserve a spot and receive additional information.