Roaring River State Park, Missouri Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Roaring River State Park, Missouri Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Park is now open for "Catch & Release" Season
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 14 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Roaring River State Park is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
River Run Outfitters

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.

Fish species: Rainbow

Fishing season: March 1 through October 31; Winter catch and release,weekends, Nov through Feb

Nearest airport: Springfield Branson Regional, Springfield, MO

Roaring River State Park Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Pulling streamers, especially a black or olive wooly bugger with or without an intermediate sink tip will produce. Nymphing is always good.

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Park is now open for "Catch & Release" Season

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