“Beautifil, relaxation if not on Whistle brige it can be with rushing waters and fishing and hiking”
I would not go on opening day it can elbow to elbow they all line up and down the water to the river
waiting for the siren to sound to start, can be very crowded. I went in April, there were still alot of people there, so getting snagged by somebodys line still can cause frustration, but still enjoyable, you have to watch for trees that hang down by the water, but catching trout oh yes its awesome, even tho with some problems I will be coming back again. If you want to fish you have to have a park tag to fish, $2/3 for child/adult, but the hatchery is a good learning experience for the kids to see where they grow the fish, they release the fish every night, between Nov and Feb is catch and release you do not keep them, plus you are only limit to 4 a day and 8 in your possesion that is all even cannot fish for no other fish, even in the Niangua River. Conservation law, so read up before going.
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