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Water flow: 182cfs
Visibility: 36 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Best stretch: Any place in the park since the fishery is stocked daily in the spring, summer, and fall season. Winter season is catch and release only with artificial lures and fflies.
Best access point: Most points along Roaring River are bank accessible. Handicapped areas are available in several places. A short section between the fish cleaning station and the bridge on Hwy F is designated for catch and release and wading. Wading is not allowed in some sections.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Blue winged olive, mayflies, caddis, tricos.
Fishing season: March 1 through October 31; Winter catch and release,weekends, Nov through Feb
Nearest airport: Springfield Branson Regional, Springfield, MO
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 ½ Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
By the early 1900s, Roaring River had been discovered as an ideal place for fishing retreats. In 1928, Thomas Sayman, a St. Louis businessman, bought 2,400 acres surrounding the river and, within a month, donated the land to the state. Many of the park's existing facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, including some of the buildings that make up Camp Smokey, the park's ...
organized group camp. Today, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources administers the park. Roaring River Spring originates in a deep canyonlike gorge beneath a high cliff. A trickling flow of water falls from the bluff into a deep blue pool below, and an average of 20 million gallons of water gush from the spring daily. Young and old alike enjoy feeding and watching the fish in the spring pool. Roaring River, stocked regularly by the park's hatchery, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is known for its premier trout fishing. Fishing licenses and tags are available in the park store, which also sells fishing equipment, tackle, camping supplies and groceries. A daily tag is required and the stream is zoned in areas for legal fishing fishing tackle, i.e. flies, lures, and bait.
Right now, emerger fishing should be good with the warm weather. Pulling streamers, especially a black or olive wooly bugger with or without an intermediate sink tip will produce. Nymphing is always good.
Weather certainly looks like it will cooperate for the coming week. With this in mind, all of the patterns fished this past week will still be working well.