Trout and Crappie Early Options for Area Anglers

The start of March brings the opening of Missouri’s catch-and-keep trout season at the state’s three trout parks. Macon County Conservation Agent Jared Kelly says this provides a great fishing trip for early anglers.

Missouri’s trout parks are Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Salem and Roaring River State Park near Cassville. While all three are located in the southern portion of the state, Kelly says trout are still a good early season fishing option closer to home.

Bass and catfish are also expected to begin biting in local waterways as temperatures begin to rise.