JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- 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.

“Every year anglers start out with their favorite ‘go to’ lures. These include the black & yellow marabou, John Deere, white floss, gingersnap marabou, and possum hair roaches. Then there is a switch to fly rods and the standard cracklebacks and renegades are first out of the box,” says Weaver’s Tackle.

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