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Discover Nature- Fishing Lesson 1:

Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish

Handling and Fishing

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a



Location: Bilby Ranch Conservation Area (Skidmore, MO, 64487). 

Cost: Free! Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Age: 7-15 and families with children. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. 

Registration: Call (816)-271-3100 on or before June 19, 2015. For more information on this event, visit

Lesson 1 will focus on equipment, casting, and proper fishing handling techniques. Participants will receive hands-on instruction and help teach youth anglers and families basic fishing skills. This lesson will teach participants how to properly and safely cast a spin cast fishing pole, parts of a fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish.

Lesson 2 will focus on how to properly tie a fishing knot and bait a hook. In this lesson, participants will receive hands-on instruction on how to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure a variety of baits to various types of hooks.

Note: The following day (Wednesday, 6/24/15), Bilby Conservation will be hosting an additional two lessons on the Five Common Fish of Missouri and Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations. Reserve your spot by June 19, 2015 by calling (816) 271-3100. For more information on this event, visit







Missouri Department of Conservation
Contact Name: Deb Burns
Phone: 8166220900
Address: 12450 SE Ranson RD
City: Lee's Summit
State: MO
Zip: 64082
Event Date On: 9/26/2015
Event Date To:
Event Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Event Description : Please join us for this fun-filled day packed with outdoor adventures! Hosted by the MDC and DU. Free Green Wing Membership. Learn how to fish. Discover the values of wetlands and uplands. Explore the duck wing maze. Practice archery, air rifle, and shotgun skills. Touch real animal furs. Test your wildlife identification skills.








A Day at the Confluence
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
801 Strodtman Rd.
Spanish Lake, MO 63138
(Three miles north of Interstate 270 on Riverview Drive)