Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
October 2, 2012





How's Fishing?

Fishing was great this last weekend.  Quite a few people took
advantage of the super good weather and crystal clear water.. There
were 486 tags sold on Friday, 902 on Saturday, and 704 on Sunday.
Next weekend promises to be another good one.  There is a chance of
rain on Saturday, but nothing major in the forecast.  As I have been
writing this report, I am also asking customers how fishing is today.
We've sold quite a few unweighted glo balls and fur bugs. Salmon and
white are great colors this time of year.

 All in all, there were generally enough decent sized fish to make
anglers happy with their catches.  Isn't that what it all about?




Who's Fishing?

I was told an amusing  store by Mike McAuley from Wellsville, Kansas.
Roy Moss (Mike's brother-in-law) got his fly line  tangled in the line
of a novice fisherman standing next to him.  It happens.  The new
angler didn't want to cut his line so Roy patiently began reeling his
line in.  It got to a  point he couldn't reel anymore so he handed the
rod to his brother and began pulling the line in hand over hand,
untangling as he went.  Pretty soon it got harder and harder to pull
and he realized he had a big glob of moss on the end.  When he finally
got the moss close enough to pull out of the water it began moving and
thrashing.  You guess it, there was a feisty little fish in the middle
of that moss.  My next question, of course, was "just how big of a
fish was it?"  Mike started laughing and said "Oh, every bit of 6
ounces!  A good fighter and released for another day."













The picture you see is the family of Mike (Poppy) McAuley and Bev Moss
McAuley.  On the advise of friend who also loved to trout fish, Mike
and his Dad first came to Bennet when Mike was young .  One visit and
they were hooked. Each year more and more family members are added to
the trip.  On this trip there were almost 40 people.  They get
together for communal meals and the men are in charge of cooking
breakfast.  One morning's menu consisted of five pounds of sausage, five
pounds of bacon, five pounds of hash browns, seven dozen eggs and 40
Belgian waffles. Quite a menu!
The youngest of the tribe is Brooks Eilenstine - just two and a half years old.
 He caught his first trout on this trip.  He animatedly showed how he
brought his fish in, his arms working hard.  Then he spread both of
his little arms out as far as they would reach and said "and it was
this big!"  Ah, yes.  He definitely has the making of a true
fisherman!



Weather Forecast

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Saturday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a
high near 60.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday (Columbus Day) is forecast to be sunny with a high of 63.



Fishing Times

October - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

At Weaver's Tackle Store, we open at 6:30 am Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Friday we are open 'till 9 pm, Saturday, we close at 6 pm, and on
Sunday we close at 4pm.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we open at 8 am and close at 6pm.

Water Conditions

All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception
of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on October 3 - 103 CFS.
Minimum was 76 (1939).
25th percentile is 96
median is 108
mean is 146
75th percentile is 136
the max is 1090 (1987).
The water level at the Gage House is 1.93 feet.



What's working?


Zone 1 and 2

mini jigs:  john deere, grey deere, white floss,white grub, white
brassie, sparkly white grub, and red brassie
Cracklebacks: red holographic, blue holographic, gold with
Rooster Tails: yellow with black dot & Salmon Fly
Marabou: shell, ginger, powder puff pink
 Renegade #16 bead head pheasant tail , renegade, copper john, griffiths gnat
 glo-balls - unweighted - salmon or shell colors.  pale tri colors
super duper, gold with red band.

Zone 3
brown dough bait
 yellow sparkle extra scent Zeke's white

Lunker Club

9-27-12
Sen Hink from Hope Mills, North Carolina
5.5 oz on a white brassie

Calendar of Events

October 13 - Annual Holland Derby for the Cancer Society
November 9, 2012 is first day of Catch & Release Season (second Friday
of the month.)


Quote of the Day
There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most
optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain
over just staying home.
Author:
Roderick Haig-Brown

Thanks for reading!   Lucy

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