November 6, 2016
It's quiet in the stream this week. Catch and Release season begins on Friday, November 11.
There are a generous amount of good sized fish, both rainbow and browns, still in the stream. It's recommended that you try by the hatchery roller dam or at the Spring head first. Zone two also has a good amount of fish.
For those of you that would like a few fish to keep, the Niangua has been stocked recently, also.
Dredging of the stream will begin next week. The crew will not work on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but may occasionally be working on Monday, so be sure to keep a safe and respectful distance from the machines.
The weather continues to be unseasonably warm. Enjoy!
Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only
Water Conditions - I added this primarily for those that fish the river.
For Bennett Spring
Gage house level is 1.90 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 66 in 1938
current level is 80
25th percentile is 94
Median is 118
Mean is 157
75th percentile is 160
Max was 814 in 1995
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.16 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 26 in 2008
25th percentile is 43
Median is 56
Today's reading is 113
Mean is 569
75th percentile is 137
record high max was 5230 in 1995
Dawn Atkinson from Olean, MO
3-1/4 pounds on garlic power bait in zone 3
Lydia Hees from Eldon, MO
2-1/4 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3
James Shortell from Lebanon, MO
6.25 pounds on secret bait in zone 3
Dale Davidson from Springfield, MO
3-1/2 pounds on a gingersnap marabou in zone 1
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60..
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Veterans Day: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58
To those in our Bennett Spring Family who have lost friends or family members this year....please accept our condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
Quote of the Week
The trout that seem to stick in my memory the finest aren't the big ones, and maybe it's because I have't visited all the corners of the globe, but my most unforgettable trout all lived close to home. In fact, when I take out my pouch of trout memories and spill them all on the table, it seems that the smaller ones shine the brightest.
Author: William G. Tapley
Published: Those Hours Spent Outdoors
Thanks for reading!