Bennett Spring Fishing

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Bernice Jenkins has never fished in Bennett Spring State Park. However, many of her feather-covered and cotton-like creations take a daily dunk in its cool stream waters. Her marabou jigs and … more
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
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
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
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
FISHING REGULATIONS   The spring branch is stocked daily during the regular fishing season, which is March 1 through Oct. 31. Daily permits are required to fish on the spring branch and … more