October 23, 2014

I Released a Lunker Award

Catching and releasing big trout takes skill and dedication. That’s why the Conservation Department’s “I Released a Lunker” program recognizes anglers who release big trout to fight another day. Here’s how to earn a patch: Catch a trout by legal methods that is at least 18 inches long. Release it in the presence of a witness (a photo really helps). Do it between March 1 and Oct. 31 in the trout parks located at Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park, …

Fish Fry June 16th at Bennett Springs Church of God

bennett-spring-church-of-god Bennett Spring Church of God will have their annual fish fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out on Saturday, June 16. …

Missouri offering free wireless Internet access at several state park campgrounds

(The Republic) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Tent. Sleeping bag. Backpack. Computer? Eleven Missouri state parks are now offering free wireless Internet access at campgrounds. And more could come online this summer.   State Parks Director Bill Bryan says parks have long been great places to get away from a hectic schedule, but campers also have been asking to stay connected to the online world.   The wireless Internet access was added after a 2010 survey showed people would camp more …

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We had the first 2012 fly tying class last thursday night here at the shop.  We had twelve tyers in attendance that night.. Our next class will be May 17 at 7 p.m.   Give us a call or stop by to sign up.  We have a beginners and an intermediate class  for tyers with different experience levels.   We would love to have you stop in and tye or observe if you wish..  We will be offering classes on every thursday night in June and July.. Give us a call for more information. …

Bennett Spring State Park – Trout Fishing Opening Day 2012

Wading Shoe Sole Regulation Change

CLEAT SOLE WADING SHOES IN STOCK AT LARRY’S !!      We are still having several customers come in that haven’t heard about the felt sole ban that went into effect March 1, 2012.  Effective March 1, 2012  you will be unable to wear porous sole (felt sole) shoes in the park anymore..  You can treat your wading shoes with contact cement as they show you on the Department of Conservation website.  This process will make the shoes legal in cold water in the state of Missouri  …

Felt Sole Ban – Bennett Spring State Park – Effective March 1st 2012

The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a regulation change banning the use of porous-soled waders or footwear incorporating or having attached a porous sole of felted, matted, or woven fibrous material when fishing in trout parks and other specific trout waters. Pending public comment through the Secretary of State’s office, the new regulation will go into effect March 1, 2012, the opening day of catch-and-keep fishing at Missouri’s four trout parks. To help reduce the …

Bennett Spring State Park Trout Hatchery Renovation Video

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Bennett Spring Hatchery Renovations

Trout fishing lures thousands of anglers annually to Bennett Spring State Park in Dallas and Laclede counties and provides a vital economic boost to the area. Thanks to recently completed renovations at the Bennett Spring Hatchery, a good thing is about to get even better. At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a dedication ceremony to highlight recent improvements at the facility. MDC operates the hatchery and manages fishing operations at …

Clarence Holland Cancer Fund Derby at Bennett Spring State Park

October 7-8-9    The Clarence Holland American Cancer  Society Trout Derby at Bennett Spring State Park The registration is open to the public, please register at the State Park Store. Please support the American Cancer Society. …