December 10, 2018

Bennett Spring State Park – Trout Fishing Opening Day 2012

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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  Follow the youtube link to view application instructions.. We have also had several people that are reporting using the flexible bed liner product as a covering.   Spread it on with a putty knife, let it soak in and reapply.  This will usually take three coats. If you wear untreated felt soles, expect to receive a warning the first time and a ticket the second time you are checked in 2013.  If you are looking to purchase new boots, you need to look at cleated or a vibram sole that are nonporous.   You should know … [Read more...]

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...]