PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists are documenting reproduction of the endangered grotto sculpin in Perry County caves. The grotto sculpin is a small cave fish that is only found in Perry County. It is also unique because the species seems to be currently evolving. They have varying levels of pigment, and some have eyes while others don’t, as the species adapts to cave conditions. MDC has researched the rare fish for well over a decade, but the current research project is focused on assessing population numbers and status, which includes reproduction.

Nick Shafer with Rend Lake Fishing Guides was kind enough to let us video his fascinating seminar about crappie fishing year-round at the Let’s Go Fishing Show in Collinsville, Ill., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. You might be surprised what you learn! Thanks for watching!

Maryann Townsend, the owner of MT Custom Outfitters and business professor at Lindenwood University, presented this engaging seminar about how to make your own fly rod at the Let’s Go Fishing Show in Collinsville, Ill., on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.

“As we pushed off in the pouring rain, a wild mix of emotions sloshed around in our heads, along with gear lists, logistics and the fact that we taught ourselves how to paddle board only weeks before this very moment.”

Tom and Mark Malkowicz, brothers in the St. Louis area, recently paddle boarded the 104 miles of the Current River inside the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Here is a chance for you to meet the Malkowicz brothers and get a taste of their amazing adventure.

Discover the fun you’ll have with your family in Cape Girardeau! for more info.

Step back in time in Cape Girardeau, Missouri – to Mark Twain’s Mississippi River, Lewis and Clark’s frontier market place & more. for additional information.

Located on the Mighty Mississippi River, Cape Girardeau is surrounded by beautiful natural areas. Hike, bike, take in the river views or get hands on with the outdoors at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center!