Hand-fishing has been illegal in Missouri since 1919, yet efforts to legalize it continue. This page explains why the Missouri Department of Conservation opposes hand-fishing.
Browse changes to the daily, possession, and length limits for blue catfish on Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, and their tributaries effective March 1, 2014.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.