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Trout Opening 2023

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.

Trout Cam

Click here for a current view from Bennett Spring State Park.
Click here to view Roaring River State Park's trout cam.

Opening Day Tag Sales

Past Tag Sales

Bennett Spring State Park
Montauk State Park
Roaring River State Park

Opening Day Photo Galleries

Missouri State Parks will have photographers taking pictures on Opening Day. Check back often to see pictures from each state park.

Anglers fishing in the stream at Bennett Spring State Park Anglers fishing in the stream at Montauk State Park Anglers fishing from the shore at Roaring River State Park