Trout fishing season officially got underway today:
Mike Mitchell is the hatchery manager at Bennett Spring State Park, one of Missouri’s four trout parks:
On opening day, the waters are stocked with three fish for every angler they expect to attend. The trout average 12 inches long. Some tip the scales at more than 10 pounds:
With opening day falling on a Thursday this year, Mitchell anticipates many eager anglers making a four-day weekend of it. The season runs thru October 31st.