Bennett Spring State Park will celebrate the opening day of trout fishing season on Monday.
The season traditionally opens at 6:30 a.m. March 1. Helping open the season will be a longtime fisherman at Bennett Spring, Wayne Simpson of Bolivar.
A new twist this year is that the season will open with an outdoor ceremony and the firing of a starting pistol. Bennett Spring State Fish Hatchery Manager Ben Havens said this ceremony is similar to what is done in other state parks.
“We’re finally joining that bandwagon, mainly due to covid, so we can keep people safe outside,” he said.
For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.