The State Senate has given final approval to a bill to legalize noodling statewide. Noodling is also known as hand-fishing – fishing without using poles, lines, or hooks – just the fisherman’s hand. The Legislature legalized an experimental season last year. Mexico Senator John Cauthorn says that created the first legal day of hand-fishing in Missouri since 1919. The Senate has sent Cauthorn’s noddling bill to the House.