MDC reminder that catch-and-keep trout season starts March 1 at trout parks

MDC operates trout hatcheries at four parks and stocks rainbow trout daily throughout season.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — March 1 marks the annual opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing in Missouri at the state’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassville, and Maramec Spring Park near St. James. The catch-and-keep season at the trout parks runs through Oct. 31.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) operates trout hatcheries at all four parks and stocks rainbow trout daily throughout the season.

Trout anglers need a daily trout tag to fish in Missouri’s trout parks. Daily trout tags can only be purchased at each of the four trout parks. MDC encourages trout anglers to have the correct amount of cash for daily tags if possible. Missouri residents 16 through 64 and nonresidents 16 and older also need a fishing permit in addition to the daily trout tag.

The cost of a daily trout tag to fish at three of Missouri’s four trout parks — Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park, and Roaring River State Park – is $4 for adults and $3 for those 15 years of age and younger. A daily fishing permits $8. The daily limit is four trout.

At Maramec Spring Park, the daily limit is five trout and the cost of a daily trout tag for adults is $5 and $3 for anglers 15 years of age and younger.

Get more information on the four trout parks from MDC online at

MDC encourages trout anglers to buy their fishing permits ahead of time from numerous vendors around the state, online at, or through MDC’s free mobile apps, MO Hunting and MO Fishing, available for download through Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices.

MDC reminds those attending to follow COVID-related signage at the parks, wear masks as appropriate, and to social distance when in buildings and other applicable areas.

Missouri has a wealth of trout waters, including red, white, and blue-ribbon areas that support naturally reproducing trout. For more information on trout fishing in Missouri, visit MDC online at

MDC also offers the Missouri Blue Ribbon Trout Slam to honor anglers who catch a trout in at least five of the nine blue-ribbon trout streams. Participants can have their successes listed on the MDC website. Learn more at

REMINDER TO TROUT ANGLERS: To prevent the spread of the invasive alga called didymo or “rock snot,” the use of shoes, boots or waders with porous soles of felt, matted or woven fibrous material is prohibited at all trout parks, trout streams, Lake Taneycomo, and buffer areas. Get more information at

Trout hatcheries are just one way that conservation pays in Missouri. MDC staff stock more than 800,000 trout annually at the state’s four trout parks and approximately 1.5 million trout annually statewide. Trout anglers spend more than $100 million each year in the Show-Me-State, which generates more than $180 million in business activity, supports more than 2,300 jobs, and creates more than $70 million dollars in wages. About 30 percent of Missouri trout anglers come from other states, so a substantial portion of trout fishing expenditures is “new money” for the state’s economy.

Sherry Warren, 69 of Adrian

Sherry Lynn Warren, 69 of Adrian, MO passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2022 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Sherry was born January 1, 1953, in Harrisonville, MO to the late Fred Duane Ayers and Nita June (Welborn) Ayers.

Sherry spent her working years in the medical field as an LPN, EMT, Paramedic, and helping teach others to do the same.  Her passion after leaving the medical field was gardening and working outdoors at her home in Adrian, MO.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Duane and June Ayers.  She is survived by her three sons: Billy Wisner, Adrian, MO; G.D. Wisner (Samantha), Adrian; and Chris Wisner (Tonya), Raymore, MO; 7 grandchildren: Madison, Aden, Hayden, Mitchell, Destanie, Dontae, and Bailey; her brother, John Ayers and his daughter, Bethany Ayers, Adrian, MO.

Harrisonville Student Headed to State to the FBLA Conference

Two Harrisonville High School business students will be heading to State after earning top places at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) District Leadership Conference.

Those headed to state are Isaiah Bliss who placed 4th in accounting 1 and Mason Mitchell who placed 5th in Introduction to Finance.

Others competing and earning awards at district contests were Isaiah Bliss, Maddie Lalman, and Menda Schroeder who placed 2nd in the Business Management Team; these three also placed 5th in Social Media Strategies Team.

The State FBLA competition will take place in April 10th thru 12th in Springfield Missouri at University Plaza Hotel, EXPO Center, and JQH Arena at Missouri State University