MO—Visit Missouri: Trout Parks By Derek Anderson, Joel Anderson, 2023
- MO—Visit Missouri: Trout Parks
Missouri offers some of the best trout fishing in the United States—a remarkable fact, given that trout are not native to the state. Intense conservation efforts like creating trout parks, special restriction and permit areas, statewide fish hatcheries, and robust stocking programs have made Missouri a top destination for anglers looking for year-round trout fishing opportunities. With a vast range of rivers, streams, creeks, lakes, and tributaries, anglers can target rainbow and brown trout in high numbers and even head into the water searching for a lunker (a trout longer than 18 inches). Many waterways are stocked with rainbow and brown trout throughout the year, and some locations are even stocked daily from March through October. Some small streams no longer need stocking and have developed into nice Blue Ribbon trout streams, as the fish reproduction has become self-sustaining, making for good fly fishing opportunities for wild rainbow trout. Public trout parks include Bennett Spring, Roaring River, Montauk State Park, and Maramec Spring Park. These parks have high-quality fishing on cold-water springs with specific trout fishing seasons. The artists of Anderson Design Group have created this classic design in the style of vintage 20th-Century travel posters and outdoor art to celebrate Missouri's trout fishing. Enjoy this print as a framed print, canvas, metal sign, postcard or note card. To learn more about Missouri or to plan a trip there, check out the official website for Visit Missouri.