Youngsters will get their own special day for fishing fun May 17 as Missouri's four trout parks celebrate Kids Fishing Day. Free daily fishing tags will be available for youths 15 and younger, and special kids-only fishing holes will be set aside at each park.
The events also include fishing instruction, fishing-related games, crafts and contests and drawing for prizes. Some parks also offer fishing instruction and free hot dogs and soft drinks.
For more information call: Maramec Spring Trout Park, St. James, 573-265-7801; Roaring River State Park, Cassville, 417-847-2430; Montauk State Park, Licking, 573-548-2585; Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon, 417-532-4418 or visit the Conservation Department's Web site, www.conservation.state.mo.us.