VIDEO: Trout season opens throughout Missouri

NEAR CASSVILLE, Mo. -- The gun sounded at sunup at Roaring River State Park in Cassville for the opening of trout season across the state.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway open the season in Roaring River. The state also has trout parks at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon and Montauk State Park near Salem in the Ozarks.

Missouri State Parks officials expect many trout anglers cut the work-week short and make a four-day weekend to maximize the fishing. Last year, the state sold more than 4,300 adult and youth tags at the three state parks on opening day.

Trout tags can be purchased at the state park concession stores.