(Farmington) Starting Thursday, this cool to chilly-at-times spring will finally leave us and it looks like warmer weather is going to be staying with us now.
A great way to relax with your free time is fishing Missouri streams, lakes and ponds.
Hayley Honeycutt is the conservation agent for St. Francois County.
She says you still need to practice social distancing even when in the great outdoors.
Kaleb Neece agrees with Honeycutt…he’s the conservation agent for Reynolds County.
Black bass season begins May 23rd in the Show-Me State.
Anglers may catch-and-keep black bass such as largemouth, smallmouth and spotted/Kentucky bass in most streams south of the Missouri River.
In most state waters, the daily limit on black bass is six.
Fish taken from most rivers and streams must be 12-inches long.
Anglers must have a valid fishing permit or be exempt.
One other note from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the hunting season for eastern gray and fox squirrels also begins May 23rd.