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    Missouri Hatchery trout

    Missouri stocks hatchery trout in four state parks. Fishing costs $5 per person per day, with a limit if four (4) keepers. You can catch and release all day, but when you string the fourth fish you're done. My favorite is Meramec State Park near Cuba, Missouri; about 90 miles SW of St. Louis, of I-44. Most days they release 300 to 600 trout each day in each park. Fish are 1 to 3 pounds.

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    jerry6stl,

    That practice is becoming quite common in many States.

    Here in San Antonio the TP&WD biologists are releasing a thousand rainbow trout into each of 2 "urban lakes" in this county weekly from NOV-MAR & channel catfish the rest of the year. - NO CHARGE to fish either lake, with a daily 5 fish limit.
    (There are over 50 such "catch & release" programs in TX alone.)

    ADDENDA: In early March this Spring, a local 14YO girl landed an ELEVEN POUND rainbow trout, that she hooked on a piece of shrimp, while fishing for catfish.
    (Obviously, some trout are "Summering over".)

    yours, tex
    Last edited by texasnative46; 08-22-2017 at 10:10 AM. Reason: typo

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    We live near montauk.
    Good friend at church supervises their hatchery.

    I don't fish though.
    Burned out early from decades of bass fishing with dad.
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    Bennett Springs A+ for almost fifty years!!!! Not only is the fishing great, the whole park experience is fantastic.

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    jerry6sdi,

    I heard over Supper this evening that a schoolteacher from Alamo Heights caught 5 channel cats last Thursday night at Southside Lions Club Park lake that averaged over 6# EACH. = nice stringer, imo.

    yours, tex

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    Yes 30 pounds of channel cat on a stringer makes for some good eating! Thirty years ago the wife and I live and worked in Arkansas for a year, lots of channel cat eaten then, good stuff!
    Hell, I was there!

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    Big hatchery at Branson. Fish are pretty soft/ squishy.
    Whatever!

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