Bennett Spring State Park

 

Associated Area(s)

Driving directions: 12 miles west of Lebanon on Highway 64.

Latest Report

Zone 1 and 2 popular lures are: possum roach yellow brassies, or red & white brassies marabou: gingersnap, white, black & yellow, yellow glo balls, Jimi Hendrix, Easter egg, and apricot supreme Rooster Tails: bumble bee, black & white, brown (trout nugget) glo balls; Zone 3 baits that are popular: red worms, Power Bait scented red meal worms, chunky cheese, yellow or salmon peach Power Baits; fishing hours for July are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; August fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. August weed cutting is scheduled for the 25th - 26th; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.

Water Surface Temp

59º

Water Type

clear

Water Level (Range)

normal

Prospect

Good

Prospect

Slow
Other species:
Bennett Spring State Park

Region

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Park 417-532-4418
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The weekly fishing report is updated every Thursday from the start of April to the end of September.

The Conservation Department stocks trout in each of the trout parks every evening from the day before the March 1 opener through Oct. 30. Tag sale estimates determine a daily stocking rate average of 2.25 fish per expected angler. Except on opening day, three fish are stocked for every expected angler. From March 1 to Oct. 31, the parks will collectively sell more than 400,000 tags and stock more than 900,000 fish. These fish will average about 12 inches long over the season, but some variation occurs. Dozens of lunkers weighing upwards of 3 pounds are stocked each year. A few tip the scales at more than 10 pounds.