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Want to Know Where the Fish are Biting? Missouri Issues a Weekly Report

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Calling all anglers:  if the fish aren’t biting, you might be fishing in the wrong spot for this time of year—or maybe you just need to switch up your bait.  The Missouri Department of Conversation releases a weekly fishing report that gives information on local waters and what’s biting there.

Conservation agents from different parts of Missouri talk to anglers and marina owners while they’re out doing their normal patrol to get a feel for what’s biting and what species of fish are popular in the area at that time.

The report is published each summer and will be available for a few more weeks through September.

Francis Skalicky, a spokesperson for the MDC, says citizens play a big part in making this report happen.

“People like to fish. They’re always looking for as much information they can about what’s biting and where, and this provides that to them,” Francis Skalicky said.

Anglers are encouraged to check the regulations of where they plan to fish, as some baits and lures may not be legal for all bodies of water.

The statewide report is available to the public online at fishing.mdc.mo.gov.  Anglers can subscribe to the weekly reports by visiting the same website.