Local fishing group helping fish habitat to thrive

A small fishing club is working to make a big difference in a local lake.A group of four men worked to clear cedar trees, and on Thursday, 75 trees were put into the Lancaster City Lake to help create an environment for fish to thrive.

“It’s going to be a good fish habitat, and it should improve angler success as well the habitat, mainly pan fish, like crappie and bluegill,” said Missouri Conservation Agent Shannon Smith. The fisheries and biologist crews spent Thursday morning sinking the cedar trees with cinder blocks, and marked them, so anglers can identify where they are.

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