Bennett Spring State Park


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

Latest Report

Zone 1 and 2 popular lures: aqua or chartreuse Cracklebacks, copper Hot Shot, gingersnap, salmon and white, pink and white, or black and yellow marabou, and olive or black zebra midge; Zone 3 Popular Baits: yellow or salmon peach Power Baits, and green with red sparkly trout magnet; September fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; September weed cutting has been canceled due to mechanical failures.; October weed cutting is scheduled for October 20-21; cutting will begin in Zone 3 and move upstream; if you have any questions, please contact Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418.

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Bennett Spring State Park



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.