Missouri Holds Opening Day of Trout Season Thursday
Tomorrow will mark the beginning of Missouri's catch and keep trout season with nearly 10-thousand anglers casting their lines at four Missouri State Parks with the most notable being Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri. Thousands of foot long trout are stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation for opening day each year.
Having never been a part of opening day and only seeing pictures of fishermen standing shoulder to shoulder, I must ask the question "How do they not get their lines crossed up?" A 2015 Herald Whig newspaper picture above will show you just how close everyone stands while fishing.
If you noticed, I started this article out by calling them "anglers" and not fishermen. Perhaps they are all "sharp-anglers". If I were casting, 25 or so guys/gals would all be complaining at me for tying up multiple lines at the same time.
Maybe I should wait a few days and get the leftover trout if there are any.