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S: URBAN FISHING 1994 - 2011


FC: URBAN FISHING 1994 - 2011

1: This book is dedicated to the many friendships that were forged and the many lives that were touched by this wonderful program. 1994 - 2011

2: The Urban Fishing Program began in the 1980's through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Through the years many people have worked as a part of this program and I consider all of them my friends


4: P A R T N E R A N D

5: F R I E N D

6: Some outings were held at other places, but most fishing adventures were held at the new pond at Lake Jacomo. During the last 18 years the pond has changed very little. Sometimes the level is up and sometimes it's down, but it's always full of fish!

9: For several years, the department gave us a vehicle. These are a few of the vehicles that we drove through the years.

10: Sometimes we found critters besides fish at the pond. One day we noticed something unusual in the bathroom. Being the brave souls that we were, we made our way cautiously toward the door. Imagine our surprise when out walked a family of raccoons out for a Sunday stroll. It was a long time before anyone had the courage to go to the bathroom.



13: Dad, "Catch and release fishing is a lot like golf. You don't have to eat the ball to have a good time." I read this quote and immediately thought of you. I had so much fun every summer helping you at the pond. Some of my most fond memories took place out at the pond. It is where I caught my first fish, learned to bait my own hook, and most importantly, got to spend quality time with you. Love You, Michelle


15: Dad, Fishing was always one of my favorite things to do with you. Every summer, having our family fishing day was something that I always looked forward to. There were many memories at the pond that I can still remember VIVIDLY to this day. And those memories will never be forgotten. Thanks for all the great times together. Love You Dad..... Jim


17: Dad, I really loved the past 16 years of fishing with you at the pond. You taught me everything I know about fishing, and that is a lot. I have many memories from the pond that I will never forget, especially the story about the raccoons in the bathroom. I also enjoyed the family fishing days with Mark's family. I will never forget the awesome times I had at the pond, fishing with you. Love You Dad.. David

18: "Our kids love the Urban Fishing Program and look forward to it every summer. We appreciate the time and patience you have in getting kids to learn about fishing and the local natural environment." Migrant Farm Workers Project | "We love fishing!" Community of the Good Shepherd | Truman Medical Center - Lakewood " We always have a good time fishing! "


20: A feller's always glad to be a friend, out fishin'. A helpin' hand he'll always lend, out fishin'. The brotherhood of rod and line an' sky an' stream is always fine. Men come real close to God's design, out fishin'. A feller isn't plotting schemes, out fishin'. He's only busy with his dreams, out fishin' His livery is a coat of tan; His creed to do the best he can. A feller's always mostly man, out fishin'.

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