I have fished Bennett and Roaring River for over 30 years but never on opening day. The "off" season (winter)use to be my favorite time there but it is getting crowded as well.
I see licence plate in the parking lots from Il, Tx, Ok, Ar, Ks, Wi, Io and Nb. I have to assume the Mo Conservation Dept is doing a job other states wont. As a matter of fact I think Mo has one of the best departments around.
It takes a special type of person to grab a rod and debark in to that maddness...I never have/will.
I have seen the Beaverhead above Dillon Mt on opening day, the crowds there aint a hell of a lot better

[This message has been edited by Buzz (edited 05 March 2005).]