Trout Opening 2019

The opening of the catch-and-keep trout fishing season on March 1 is an important Missouri tradition, marking the beginning of a season that runs until Oct. 31. The season officially begins at 6:30 a.m. at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Salem, and Roaring River State Park near Cassville. In addition to premier trout fishing, visitors to the state’s trout parks can enjoy miles of hiking trails, lodging and camping options and on-site dining facilities.

Last year, there were more than 4,600 tags sold. With opening day being on a Friday, the parks expect even more tag sales. Visitors will likely make it a three-day weekend to get the most out of their time trying to get the big one. Click here to read the news release. 

Trout Cam

Click here to see a current photo from Bennett Spring State Park.

Opening Day Tag Sales


Past Tag Sales

Opening Day Photo Galleries

Link to Bennett Spring photos Link to photos of Montauk Link to photos of Roaring River

Media Coverage:

General Coverage:
It's looking real trout-y Daily Journal Online, Park Hills
Annual catch-and-keep season at trout parks coming up March 1 Ozark Radio News
Bennett Spring State Park Coverage:
Montauk State Park Coverage:
Roaring River State Park Coverage: