You won't need a permit to cast a line on state waters this weekend.
While daily limits and size restrictions still apply, you won't need a Missouri Department of Conservation fishing permit, trout permit or area daily tag to fish state waters, according to the conservation department.
If fishing on county, city or private waters, you may still need permits.
Saturday is also Kid's Fishing Day at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia. Kids can fish in the Bass Pro lake, and fishing equipment and bait will be provided at no cost. The event runs until 1 p.m., according to the Department of Conservation, which is one of the event's sponsors.
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