August 28, 2015
The reports have been that there are a large numbers of fish, but not many with impressive size. Still a few lunkers, though.
It's reported that top water has become very productive. Renegades and Pale Morning Dun have been working well. In ripply water, the soft hackle have been good. Brown and olive are good colors. The aqua or turquoise crackleback is still working. You may also want to try the small ginger woolies and the tried-and-true opossum roach.
The trees are starting to turn to their fall colors already. Most families have kids that are now back in school so the stream has become a bit quieter. It's an almost perfect time of year for the serious angler or one who likes more room to hone their skills.
The Mower that cuts the moss/weeds is broken so there will be no moss cutting until next month.
From the fly box:
Aqua or green holographic cracklebacks
Mega or Weaver's Whopper worm
Pale Morning Dun
Dave's Soft Hackle
Zone one & two:
Marabou: ginger, gingersnap, black & red
Glo Ball: chartreuse, peach with red dot, original tri color
Bumble bee grub
Bedspread with tail
White glitter or Orange PowerBait
trout magnets, pink or chartreuse & white
Keith Lawson from Urich, MO
2 pounds on a peach glo ball with red dot in zone 1
Dillon Saffle from Fenton, MO
3 lbs on a red & black marabou
Kirby Asher from Harrisburg, MO
2 pounds on a john deere mini jig
Taylor Simpson from Warrensburg, MO
2.24 pounds on a salmon egg
August 17, 2015 for Bennett Spring:
Gage house level is 2.21 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 67 in 1936
25th percentile is 122
Median is 125
Mean is 133
75th percentile is 144
current level is 158
Previous Max was 207 in 2013
August 17, 2015 for Niangua River:
Gage House reading is 2.27 feet
Daily Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
minimum was 16 in 1993
25th percentile is 26
Median is 33
75th percentile is 57
Mean is 53
Today's reading is 100
Max was 217 in 2007
August from 7:00 to 8:00
September from 7:30 to 7:15
October from 7:30 to 6:30
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Calendar of Events
September 22nd and 23rd - moss cutting
October 10, Holland Derby
October 20th and 21st - moss cutting
October 31st - end of regular fishing season
November 13th - start of catch and release for 2015/16
February 8th, 2016 end of catch and release season 2015/16
Quote of the Week
Calling Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job.
Author: Paul Schullery
Thanks for reading! Lucy