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.
Opening Day Tag Sales
The number of tags sold at each park will be reported here on Opening Day.
Past Tag Sales
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.