Four of a Kind
fly fishers) to keep your bait or lure at the level of the fish. v If fish are visibly ignoring or moving away from your bait or lure, try a different color, lure or action.
|Month||Beginning Time||Ending Time|
|March||6:30 a.m.||6 p.m.|
|April||6 a.m./ 7 a.m.||6:30 p.m./ 7:30 p.m.|
|May||6:30 a.m.||8:15 p.m.|
|June and July||6:30 a.m.||8:30 p.m.|
|August||7 a.m.||8 p.m.|
|September||7:30 a.m.||7:15 p.m.|
|October||6:30 a.m./ 7:30 a.m.||5:30 p.m./ 6:30 p.m.|
|November through February||8 a.m.||4 p.m.|
*Central Standard Time
*Central Daylight Time
Trout may be the primary hook for most visitors, but even if you don't fish, you'll find the parks alluring. Each of them has well-maintained camping areas, or you can rent a room or, in some cases, a cabin. You can eat at the park restaurant and pick up supplies at the park store.
Trout parks have so much to do that it's easy to persuade nonanglers to accompany you there. Because the trout parks are in the beautiful Ozarks, you'll find numerous scenic and tourist attractions nearby. Because they are on rivers, you'll be only a short drive from a float trip. Because they are parks, you'll find a variety of places to go and things to see. You'll also find hiking trails, interpretive displays and guided nature tours. Most visitors to a trout park find time to visit the on-site hatchery, where they can watch trout and learn how they are raised.
The trout parks open for the traditional season on March 1. The season runs through October 31. Lots of folks plan their spring vacation around the opening day of the trout season. Last year, nearly 8,000 anglers purchased permits to fish on March 1.
Anglers are required to have a