Trout season starts March 1 at Bennett Spring State Park
LCR photo/Chris Roden
Trout Hatchery Manager Ben Havens outlines what to expect in the park during the 2020 season. He said he appreciated all the help he and his staff receive from volunteers in the area.
Chris Roden For the Laclede Record
If the long range forecasts that Ben Havens, hatchery manager at Bennett Spring State Park, heard are correct, anglers will be very happy on March 1, the opening day of trout season.
Havens spoke to a crowd of 55 or so interested anglers at the park’s informational meeting at the Bennett House on Feb. 22 and said the long range weather forecast for March 1 was for sun with temperature in the 50s.
“If we have a sunny 50 degree day, we’ll have a wonderful opening day,” Havens said.
That this opening day falls on a Sunday should also increase the numbers.
“Sunday openers for the trout park are historically just a knockout day. We got our biggest ever opener in the state on March 1,1992 when we had 4,092,” Havens said.
For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.