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Catch-And-Keep Trout Season Begins February 1 at Two Saint Joseph Lakes


The Missouri Department of Conservation’s winter trout fishing program in Saint Joseph takes a new turn on Tuesday, February 1, when anglers can begin keeping their catch.

Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond have rainbow trout stocked by MDC for catch-and-release fishing.

But starting February 1, anglers with the proper permits can keep up to four trout.

MDC’s urban winter trout program provides anglers a chance to enjoy catching a hard-fighting fish close to home.

Starting February 1, anglers may use scented lures and natural baits as well as unscented artificial lures to catch trout.

Anglers should know that fishing for warm-water species such as catfish and bluegill is on a catch-and-release basis year-round at Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond.

Anglers may keep trout after February 1.

Anglers should always review signage for specific regulations.

All Missouri residents over age 15 and under 65 must have a valid fishing permit, and all non-residents over age 15 must have a Missouri fishing permit.

Anglers who wish to keep trout must also have a valid Missouri Trout Permit.

For information about winter trout fishing at Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond, call MDC’s St. Joseph office at 816-271-3100.

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