Bennett Spring Fishing

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The Sullard family of Kansas City came to Bennett Spring State Park for a few days of relaxation and some important skills training. It was Kim Sullard's first trip to Bennett. It made a good … more
Editor's note: With Veterans Free Fishing Day coming up on April 23, 2022 at Bennett Spring State Park, check out a story about last year's event. Despite cool, damp Ozark spring weather, almost … more
As teenagers, Jerry and Denise Shaw, both grew up in Columbia, Mo., and came to Bennett Spring regularly—with their individual families. “My father, Ruey, who passed away in 2009, … more
When the 2022 trout season at Bennett Spring opened March 1, the man ringing the siren was a veteran fisherman and fly shop operator known for sharing his knowledge and experience. Charlie … more
Warm, spring-like weather brought anglers out to Benett Spring State Park Tuesday for the opening day of trout season.  Many anglers were out early Tuesday morning despite some remaining … more
Beginning with the first peoples to visit what we now know as Bennett Spring, faith and religious beliefs have long been a part of this strikingly beautiful valley.  The original Native … more
When Jackie Price-Palmer’s father, the late Harry Price, brought her to visit Bennett Spring for the first time in 1964, she never imagined she’d still be coming to trout fish here more … more
Despite turmoil across the country and the world in recent months, Bennett Spring State Park is still a place to find some peaceful relaxation on a sunny summer afternoon. Jim Cook, of Manhattan, … more
After two months spent indoors, people appeared ready to head back outside to Bennett Spring State Park. The park reports seeing attendance levels getting closer to previous levels with rainy … more
Nearly 2,400 anglers showed up for Opening Day of trout season at Bennett Spring State Park on March 1.  more
Hatchery Manager Ben Havens predicted a big Opening Day during a pre-season meeting. Havens spoke to a crowd of about 55 interested anglers and business owners at the park's informational meeting … more
A group of four friends started a tradition in 1973. Gerald Newman, Bob Manuel, Ron Rude and Tom Paul began camping at Bennett Spring State Park a day or two before the March 1 buzzer sounded and … more
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