All of the more than 12,600 fish were marked and chipped before biologists released them into the Grand, Osage and Gasconade rivers.
Anglers and conservation officials have been concerned about declining blue catfish catches.
Missouri transportation officials have approved construction of a new railroad bridge over the Osage River.
Sgt. Gerard Callahan, spokesman for the Water Patrol, said that’s normal for a weekend with so much water traffic.
A central Missouri prosecutor says she will not re-try a man who served 14 years of a life sentence for his mother’s
murder before a judge overturned the conviction.