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Buy permits and more through MDC free fishing app: MO Fishing

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With the MOFishing app available free from the Missouri Department of Conservation, Ozarks anglers would have known about free fishing at Roaring River on Aug. 15 for kids 15 and under.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has changed the name and added new features to its free fishing app. With the updated app, what was previously named Find MO Fish and now called MO Fishing, users can:

  • Buy, save, and show permits right from their mobile devices.
    Access a database of more than 950 public places to fish.
  • See what selected bodies of water offer, such as boat ramps, docks, parking lots, fish-attractor structures, restrooms, and other amenities.
  • View detailed maps of more than 4,000 fish-attractor locations for selected bodies of water.
  • Read annual fishing prospects and weekly fishing reports for many bodies of water.
    Use the app’s Fish Guide to help identify the catch of the day.
  • Get information on fishing regulations, seasons, catch limits, and more.

Download MO Fishing through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Get more info on MO Fishing online at mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/mobile-apps/mo-fishing.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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