Roaring River Trip 2022

Roaring River State Park

Opening of the catch and release season

First day of fishing – Friday November 11th, 2022

It’s time to hit the road and head down to good old Roaring River for the opening weekend of the winter catch and release season.  Each year the river is closed for maintenance, and after the river work is done they will re-open the river on November 11th and will stock the river with a lot of fish.

This is the time of the year that they will put all of the old brooder fish into the river, so you will have a good chance of hooking and landing a large Rainbow.  Some of these fish are in the 5 to 8 pound range. Roaring River is open to fishing Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only.  The hours that the river is open for fishing are from 8 AM to 4:00 PM.  All of the facilities in the park are closed at this time of year, so there will be no place to buy a license at the river.  Also there will not be a place to buy food or drinks.  The only restroom open is in camp ground 1, everything else is closed for the season.

The river is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  So if you get down there early you will not be able to fish.

We plan on staying at the Cassville Four Seasons Inn & Suites in Cassville.  The club has received a nice discount on rooms for this club trip.  The hotel is located at 101 S. Highway 37 in Cassville Missouri.  A standard room is $79.00 per night.  For reservations at the Cassville Four Seasons Inn & Suites call 1-417-847-4888 and tell the front desk that you are with The Flatland Flyfishers.

Tim’s Fly Shop is also located near the river and will be open on his winter hours, 10 AM to 1 PM.  Tim does not sell fishing licenses.

You will need a Missouri Fishing License with a Trout Stamp.  On your list of gear to bring with you would be all the standard gear you would take on any fly fishing trip.  Bringing your tying stuff is always a good idea. Don’t forget your waders, as there is a section of the river that you can wade in.

The way this club trip works is that you find someone to go with you down to the river.  You and your fishing partner would share the driving and room expenses.  Could be four guys in one car and two rooms.

The city of Cassville has a number of good places to eat; as well as a grocery store. There is also a Wal-mart in town.

Hotel: Cassville Four Seasons Inn & Suites 101 S. Highway 37 Cassville, MO 65625
Phone: 417-847-4888 Double Room $74.28 (w/tax) per night.