Roaring River

Roaring River State Park is one of four state trout parks, located near Cassville in southwest Missouri. The river primarily starts at Roaring River Spring, which provides about 200 million gallons of cold, clear water each day for the trout hatchery and the fishing stream below. The hatchery raises more than 270,000 trout annually that are stocked in the river each day during the season. The park also has facilities for camping, lodging, eating and more.

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Roaring River Sunday June 5, 2016

Posted by Phil Lilley on June 6th, 2016

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River is in great shape! Got to fish with all my boys, which was a blessing. I fished mostly Ants, Beetles and other terrestrials, best fly was a fly called the “Hippie Stomper”! My nephew fished Trout Magnets in black and yellow with good success. Boys fished white/grey or black and yellow jigs under a float, also with good success.

I hooked one of the biggest trout I’ve ever hooked on a dry fly, at the top of the C&R pool ( just below Dry Hollow), but lost him and did not get a picture. Probably caught 15 in the two hours we fished then it was was Waterslide time!!

God Bless, and tight lines!

Roaring River lunkers

Posted by Phil Lilley on December 28th, 2014


Fishing has been great, 5 8lb, fish have been caught in the past 2 weeks, a few 9 pound, two over 10, ( I caught one of these.  A few in the 12 lb range, and lots and lots of 3 to 4 pound fish have been caught, been a great weekend so far.  Fish was released unharmed

Homesley’s Roaring River fishing report, March 12

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 13th, 2014

Roaring River Tim Homesley

Had a great morning fishing on Roaring River today, the river is in great shape, water is running at a normal flow and is clear, making for some great fly and spin fishing, I’m still using 6X tippet on my fly rod when using nymphs or buggers, and I’m using 7X when fishing dry flies. read more…