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Learn to Fish
Big Muddy Alternative Methods Catfish Clinic
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Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
1401 NW Park Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 228-3766
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This is a two day clinic, participant are required to commit to BOTH days. Please do not register if you can not attend both days of the clinic. Join us for a "Big Muddy" Alternative Methods Catfish Clinic on the Missouri River. We'll start the clinic off on Saturday morning with an orientation at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center where we'll learn all about building various types of set lines and how to use them to target the Missouri River's Blue, Flathead and Channel catfish. Then in the afternoon, we'll head out on the river in Missouri Department of Conservation boats to set some trotlines, jug lines and limb lines for catfish. We'll meet again bright and early on Sunday morning and head out on the river to collect the fish that we caught overnight. We'll also finish the clinic off with a catfish cleaning demonstration. This program is appropriate for adults and families with children 9 and older. On Saturday, participants will have an opportunity to eat lunch between the orientation and our time on the river. Otherwise, please bring snacks, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Afternoon is likely to be hot, morning will be cool. MDC will provide all equipment including PFD's (life vests) for each person. Participants are welcome to bring their own Coast Guard approved PFD if they prefer. PFD'S will be required on MDC boats at all times. This program is dependent on safe weather and river conditions. Participants will be contacted if conditions are not acceptable on the weekend of the event. All participants MUST register separately. Do to limited space in the boats, please do not bring any participants who are not registered for this event. Contact John Rittel for additional information or for assistance with registration. John Rittel

Cancellation Policies:

You must cancel your registration before Saturday, June 1, 2024 - Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Age Policy:

All registrants for this event must be between 9 and 100 years of age by 6/1/2024.