Hundreds of anglers—young and old—arrived last Wednesday at Maramec Spring Park for the start of trout season. Maramec Spring is one of four trout parks in Missouri. About 3,000 trout were stocked at the park ahead of opening day. Thousands of others are have been stocked at the other locations as well.
The 2016 trout seasons is taking a hit because of the heavy rains and record flooding in December. Some trout were lost during the rain and flooding, meaning there will be less fish stocked in fishing areas throughout the season. The state mandates that anyone between the ages of 16 and 64 have a license and daily tag to fish. Fishermen are limited to four fish each day per person.