MDC to hold ice fishing clinic next week at Mozingo Lake

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Anglers fish through thick ice on Mozingo Lake near Maryville.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has rescheduled a free ice fishing clinic at Mozingo Lake near Maryville.

According to a press release from the MDC, a similar workshop scheduled in January had good ice two weeks before the event, but warm conditions in the days preceding prompted a cancellation.

The workshop has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Pre-registration is necessary, in part to help staff notify anglers if unsafe ice causes a cancellation.

If safe ice conditions exist on Feb. 10, MDC staff will teach participants ice fishing tips and techniques. Staff will also pre-drill holes in the ice. Bait and tackle will be provided, or participants can bring their own. This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is curious about ice fishing to have equipment, bait, and technique demonstrations provided for free.

If the workshop is cancelled due to unsafe ice, those who pre-register will be contacted in advance.

To register, call MDC’s Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph, (816) 271-3100.