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 are: aqua or green holographic Cracklebacks, olive copper Hot Shot, ginger, gingersnap, olive, or olive and orange marabou, and metallic gold spot or yellow dalmatian Rooster Tails; Zone 3 baits that are popular: orange Power Baits, and trout magnet pink; August fishing hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; September Fishing hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.; September weed cutting is scheduled for the 22nd - 23rd; 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.