Anglers flock to Bennett Spring for opening day


Anglers turned out Thursday for an annual tradition, the first day of trout season at Bennett Spring State Park.
It was a bit chilly early on, but that didn’t seem to bother the fishermen and fisherwomen gathered along the banks.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday 1,255 adult daily trout tags and 78 youth tags had been sold at the Bennett Spring State Park Store.
The season opened at 6:30 a.m. Thursday and runs until Oct. 31.
Some of the anglers said family and tradition played a role in their enthusiasm for the opening day to trout season.
Clint McGrath of St. Louis said his family his been coming out for the opening of trout season for 50 years.
“I’ve been coming since I was five, I’ve been coming on opening day for about 20 years,” he said.

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