Fall TroutBust 2020
A bright fall day, the leaves are starting to turn, and you've got your line in the water waiting for a strike. Trout fishing is a leisure activity that many can enjoy. It is a stress reliever, a great way to enjoy the outdoors, assists conversation efforts and also gives you a chance to support a variety of good causes.
The 20th Annual Fall Troutbust will be held the weekend of September 25-27, 2020, at the Pinecrest Campground (www.pinecrestcampground.com) outside of Montauk State Park near Salem, Missouri. The site is located in the woods at the crest of the hill high above the Current River. It is a weekend filled with fishing, incredible meals, and music by the Back Porch Grove, which will will rock into the night. As always there will be a chance to hook up with old friends and hopefully make new ones. Even if you do not fish, come for a walk in the woods and then sit around the fire, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the music.
The registration fee for one person is $80 when paid by cash or check or $85 when using a credit or debit card. Your ticket includes all meals, from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. As always disabled Veterans and children under 12 are our guests. Please make your camping reservations directly with Pinecrest Campground (573)548-3322. Pinecrest has level pads plus electric campsites with full hookups, electric only sites and primitive sites. Each full hookup site has a dedicated water and sewer line, is handicap accessible and includes a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. We have also blocked 7 rooms at the lodge in Montauk State Park. Just call the lodge (573)548-2434) and ask for one of the Troutbuster rooms ($107 per night for 2 people). The park also has cabins and condos available (please check with the park for availably).
The food has become legendary. Friday night is a classic BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, a variety of salads and dessert. The Saturday country breakfast includes biscuits, gravy, meats, fresh fruits and more. Colonel Smoke (Les Mead) begins smoking Friday night and his smoked meats including brisket, pork shoulders and chickens are to die for! Have you ever had a Trout Taco? If not you won't want to miss Saturday lunch. Sunday breakfast features Bananas Foster French toast which is a Bust tradition that can't be beat.
Also on Saturday night is the raffle, silent auction, attendance prizes and we be selling our swag.
This years Bust will be dedicated to our return to the Current River where it all began!!
At 2pm on Saturday September 26th, the staff at Montauk have invited all Troutbusters to a nature walk within the park. Bring the family to explore one of Missouri's most beautiful parks!
Get ready for a fabulous weekend in the great Missouri out of doors. Bring your own beverages, chairs, camping and fishing gear, and cash or credit cards for the auction and attend the Troutbust. As Grandpa Oscar always said "I hope you all can come back and bring someone else with you if you can".
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