MDC encourages anglers to test skills through Smallmouth Slam

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Smallmouth Alliance (MSA) invite anglers to test their fishing skills and pursue a “Smallmouth Slam” by fishing MDC’s 12 Special Management Areas for bass to receive related pins and medallions.

“Missouri’s Special Management Areas provide excellent smallmouth bass habitat,” said MDC Fisheries Programs Specialist Andrew Branson. 

“These areas have regulations to help smallmouth bass populations increase and to allow more fish to grow to a quality size.”

The Smallmouth Slam is divided into three levels:

• Bronze — Catch a smallmouth bass from six of the 12 Special Management Areas and receive a certificate and bronze pin.

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