If you're the first one there in the early morning they'll bite almost anything. I use 2 lb flouro line and sometimes a strike indicator before the fly/lure. A clear bobber will work fine.
That is a good time to go. Even if your son has fished a bit, fishing for trout is different. It sounds like you are somewhat familiar with Bennett. What zone did you fish last time, what did you use and how did you do? Also, will you be using chest waders or not?Also would we expect much of a crowd on a Monday or Tuesday? Dates I am thinking would probably be late Sunday afternoon to mid day Tuesday.
It's been years since I have been and he never has. We do have chest waders to use if we decide to make the trip. Last time I fished with spinning reel and some kind of weighted bobber with a leader and dry fly attached to it. As you can see, I am no expert when it comes to trout fishing and don't have much of a clue what I am doing. Just looking for something for him and I to get away to.That is a good time to go. Even if your son has fished a bit, fishing for trout is different. It sounds like you are somewhat familiar with Bennett. What zone did you fish last time, what did you use and how did you do? Also, will you be using chest waders or not?
https://www.gastons.com/I have a bunch of comp time I have to use this month and am looking for something to do other than sit around the house. My 11 year old has been wanting to go fishing so one thought was to try our luck at trout fishing. He has never been and I haven't been for over 10 years. We would probably just be going on a 2 day trip during the week. Would Bennett Springs be our best bet or should we try another spot? We are located in northcentral MO so really nothing close to us. Would need a cabin at wherever we go so don't know if we would be SOL with it being last minute. I do remember last trip to Bennett wife and I stayed at a nice duplex cabin.
Next question since I am no pro at trout fishing. Last time I went I rigged my line up with light line to a bobber then a very light line leader to the fly. What style bobber would i need for that or what would you all recommend?
I kinda agree with this, except the Gastons part.https://www.gastons.com/
Don't BS around. Plan a 3-day trip to this place and hire a guide. It will become an annual event which will provide you with a lifetime of memories.