An April 2006 trip
to Missouri by MCJ graduate
Quote: Wiggling our bait in the Ozarks was our favorite pastime. We fished in a variety of areas and sometimes for different species of fish.
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Attraction | "Fishing at Ha Ha Tonka State Park"
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
1491 State Road D
Camdenton, Missouri 65020
Fishing at Lakewood Resort
1029 Lakewood Circle
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
Attraction | "Trout fishing at Bennett Spring State Park"
While vacationing in the Ozarks, we went to Bennett Spring State Park twice to fish. From Osage Beach where we stayed at, it was about an hour up and an hour back. It was well worth the trip. This park is a gorgeous one! And the fishing here is great for both the novice and the expert fly angler. I was absolutely amazed to watch both the men and the women fly fishing, especially. I was mesmerized at how they whipped the fly line out and brought their trout in. The first day we were there, we scoped out this park. We looked at the trout hatchery there, the picnic areas, The Park Store (where you buy your daily trout tag and/or fishing license, fishing supplies, souvenirs, groceries, etc.) and the three fishing zones it has to fish trout from. Then we bought our daily trout tag for $3 a piece. We had to use our fishing licenses from Missouri to fish here too.Fishing Zone 1, is located from the Hatchery D upstream to the end of the area. The trout angler can only use flies here. Fishing Zone 2, is located from the Hatchery Dam to the Whistle Bridge. Here trout anglers can only use flies and artificial lures. And lastly, Zone 3 is located from the Whistle Bridge to the Niangua River. The angler here can only fish with soft plastic bait (unscented), natural and scented bait. All flies and artificial lures are not allowed, even if natural bait or scent has been added.Trout fishing hours are the following: March: 6:30am to 6pmApril: 6 or 7am, to 6:30 or 7:30pmMay: 6:30am to 8:15pmJune/July: 6:30am to 8:30pmAugust: 7am to 8pmSeptember: 7:30am to 7:15pmOctober: 6:30 or 7:30am, to 5:30 or 6:30pmMore about the or times you must call (417) 532-4418 or (417) 532-7612.There is also winter catch-and release season here. The season time and the hours can be found in the Trout Fishing Regulations for Bennett Spring State Park brochure which can be found at the The Park Store in the park or calling (417) 532-4418 or (417) 532-7612.
Fishing at Bennett Spring State Park
26250 Hwy. 64A
Lebanon, Missouri 65536
Attraction | "Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring State Park, Part II"
German Valley, Illinois