The Missouri Department of Conservation has stocked Fountain Bluff Sports Complex's two largest ponds with rainbow trout as a part of its annual winter trout fishing program.
Located just a half-mile east of Missouri 291 at 2200 E. Old 210 Highway, Fountain Bluff will be open to anglers daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The land surrounding the lakes is open and will provide good access and room for casting whether anglers are flyfishing or using spinning lures or natural bait, said Jake Allman, a fisheries biologist for the Conservation Department.
Anglers are asked to park vehicles in designated parking lots and not along park roadways. We also ask that anglers help keep the complex clean by properly disposing of their trash.
The Conservation Department will restock the ponds with trout three more times between now and mid-March. Exact dates are not available, but a telephone hotline is available for updates. Anglers can call 816.655.6254, ext. 401, any time day or night for the latest stocking information.
All anglers wishing to keep the trout they catch must have a $7 Missouri trout fishing permit. Trout permits are half-price for anglers less than 16 years of age. All anglers 16 to 65 years of age must also have a valid fishing license. The daily limit for trout is four fish. Once an angler has harvested their fourth trout, they may continue fishing as long as all other trout are released. No culling of trout is allowed and there are no length limits on trout.
For more information about the Conservation Department's 2010 winter trout fishing program, including other locations, the following link.