I am very happy to say that I almost grew up at Missouri’s trout fishing parks. That is to say that as I grew up in S.E Missouri, my family camped virtually every weekend at Montauk State Park and we took week-long vacations at Bennett Springs.
Camping and catching trout are both deeply imbedded in my past. That having been said, let’s look at March 1st, the opening day of trout season in these SHOW-ME STATE parks.
There was a period in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s when my dad and I fished 14 consecutive opening days at Montauk.