The Winter Trout Program: Catch and Release fishing is ongoing from November 1 through January 31 at Liberty Park Pond in Sedalia.
More than 70,000 rainbow trout were released in more than 30 urban-area lakes around the state for winter trout fishing. According to the Missouri Department of Conservati, many of these areas allow anglers to harvest trout as soon as they are stocked, while others are catch-and-release until Feb. 1.
Hours for fishing at the Liberty Park Pond are:
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Limits and tackle restrictions vary by lake and season. Check for special area regulations before fishing. The daily limit for catch-and-keep at these locations is four trout with no length limit. All Missouri residents over age 15 and under age 65 must have a fishing permit. All non-residents over age 15 must have a fishing permit. To keep trout, all anglers of all ages must have a Missouri trout permit.