FISHING POND REOPENING
Osage Beach, MO – The Osage Beach City Park Fishing Pond will be reopening to the public on June 1, 2019. State fishing licensing and regulations apply. Kayaks, canoes and paddle boards are authorized. The City Park Fishing Pond will be catch and release only for the remainder of 2019.
The fishing pond has been closed since the summer of 2013 due to flood damage. The pond was drained because of damage to the dam. There have been many repairs and additions including an emergency spillway, new flood gate, and in-house dredging – all completed in spring of 2016. The pond was restocked with catfish and bluegill in fall of 2016 and largemouth bass in summer of 2017. Fishing was not permitted during this time to allow the fish to grow and spawn, all with direction from Missouri Department of Conservation.
In addition to the pond reopening, Osage Beach Parks and Recreation and Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting a second session of Discover Nature Fishing Lessons. The lessons will be held at the Fishing Pond every Tuesday in June from 6-8PM. Lessons are suited for ages 7 and older, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
The deadline to register online is June 4, 2019. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2M3RocZ