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Contact: Josh Chilton, 573-226-3945
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814
EMINENCE, MO: Ozark National Scenic Riverways will offer a “Fish with a Ranger” clinic on Sunday, July 30, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the river access adjacent to the Alley Spring Campground. The clinic will be conducted while floating and will conclude at the Joshua T. Chilton Memorial Boat Landing in Eminence. Participants should have a valid Missouri fishing license and provide their own vessel, transportation, fishing equipment and personal gear. The floating distance is approximately 6.5 miles and is expected to take most of the day.
The Jacks Fork River offers some of the finest fishing for smallmouth bass and goggle eye in the state. Bring your canoe or kayak and join a Park Ranger to learn lure selection, fish identification, casting techniques, regulations, and catch/release practices. Maybe even swap a few “fish stories” along the way!
Contact Ranger Josh Chilton at e-mail us, or (573)226-3945 for more information. In the case of inclement weather, the clinic may be canceled. Watch our Facebook page for updates. For more information about the Riverways or other upcoming programs, call (573) 323-4236; visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.