In Missouri, crappie fishing is an activity that’s as near and dear to many anglers as any other outdoors pastime. Angler surveys show crappie are among the most fished-for sportfish in the state.
People can learn more about how to hook this popular fish at the free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Crappie Fishing For Beginners” at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
MDC Fisheries Biologist Shane Bush, Naturalist Alan Reed and Outdoor Skills Specialist Greg Collier will discuss crappie characteristics, lure options and fishing techniques for different seasons of the year. The program is for ages 10-adult. Online registration begins March 1 at mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents.