No more noodling in Missouri

Study shows hand-fishing could harm catfish population
Sunday, April 22, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:31 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 2, 2011

Missouri fishermen no longer have the option of leaving their rods, reels and other tackle at home. The Missouri Department of Conservation ended experimental seasons for hand-fishing — also known as noodling ­— during a Conservation Commission meeting Friday in Lebanon, Mo.