March 20, 2018

Bennett Spring State Park Fishing Report

The stream will be in much better shape as we get closer to opening day.  I can tell you with certainty that the water will be up and off color.  Please plan for these conditions.  You will be able to fish with larger tippet and the fish will not be as picky as they are when the water is clear.  People think that bright colors are always best when the water is dingy/murky/muddy, but not necessarily the case.  Dark colors such as black, brown or olive are most effective under these conditions.  White can also be very effective.   I would recommend spinners and jigs for those using spinning rods.  Mini jigs and woolie buggers along with mega worms and mop flies will be effective..  Also, bigger patterns will be easier for fish to pick up in the off color water.  We will be updating this report as water conditions improve.       … [Read more...]

Larry’s – Catch and Release

  Catch and Release 2015/16 - November 13 thru February 8 We will open for the 2015 Bennett Spring catch and release season at 7:30 a.m. on November 13, 2015.  Fishing and Hunting license' will be available for purchase. We promise to offer the best customer service.  We are here to offer tips on what he hottest pattenrn are and to give advice on your next equipment purchase.  We are here to help.  Stop in and see us. … [Read more...]

Bennett Spring State Park – Trout Fishing Opening Day 2012

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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 spread of didymo, MDC encourages anglers to remember: Check, then Clean or Dry. *        Check all gear and equipment and remove any visible algae. Dispose of algae by placing it in the trash, not by putting it down a drain or into bodies of water. *        Then Clean all gear and equipment with a solution of 2-percent bleach, 5-percent saltwater, or dishwashing detergent. Allow all equipment to stay in contact with the solution for at least three minutes. Soak all soft items, such as felt-soled … [Read more...]