Trout Opening 2024

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

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

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 A man steps down from the bank to net a trout from the water A family fishes from the bank