Fishing
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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
Inside the yellow tape that marked off the area in Zone Two of Bennett Spring State Park on April 27, 2019, for Veterans Free Fishing Day were a few hundred veterans, a few dozen volunteers and few … more
Species: Rainbow trout Scientific name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Claim to fame: Rainbow trout are a popular sportfish in Missouri. Studies have shown trout fishing in the state provides a … more
Murky waters and a muddy bank did not dissuade young anglers from taking part in Kids Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park on May 4, 2019, when 2,500 regular stockers and 20 bunkers waited … 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