Best Fishing Hole - 2005
Did you know St. Louis was one of six cities included in the U.S. Department of the Interior's first Urban Fishing Programs in 1969? Well Opie, sling your fishin' pole 'cross your overall strap and whistle your way down the mulch trail that leads from the parking lot to the interior of Queeny Park. True, Queeny is home to hayrides and the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, not to mention the Greensfelder Recreation Complex (and tons o' fishing-related events and seminars). But those of us who like our animals cold-blooded and our activities a little more sedentary prefer Queeny's lakes, stocked to the, er, gills with large-mouth bass, bluegill, red-ear sunfish, white crappie, channel catfish and carp. There are a few rules to abide by: The parks-and-rec department requires a license for anglers between ages 16 and 64. And (as posted on the signage) "lewd and lacivious behavior is not permitted." Also, no one on the premises one half-hour after sunset. Why? We're guessing it has to do with the Loch Queeny Monster we keep hearing rumors about.