Happy New Year
There is a soothing consistency about the winter fishing season. Most anglers who are willing to brave the colder temperatures are experienced and really enjoy the solitude. It's a million miles from the harsh realities we all face day to day and much cheaper than therapy!
One thing that will be new next season are two new access ramps by the dam, one on each side. The plan is to be ready by March 1st. There will be a parking area for handicap fishers, a paved ramp to the beginning of switchbacks for access to a fishing platform area. At the time of these pictures, construction is held up waiting for the power pole that you see lined up with the bobcat on the opposite bank. They are doing as much as they can until it is moved. I will update as new work is finished.
Winter Fishing is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only. These hours apply from the second Friday in November to the second Monday in February. All anglers must possess a valid Missouri Fishing License and a Trout Permit. Only flies are permitted during this time. You can't have any fish in possession in the catch and release area.
Weaver's Tackle will be open for limited hours during the catch and release season. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2013 is the 40th anniversary for Weaver's Tackle. We plan to have special events throughout the year to commemorate this as well as 1973 style T shirts.
Please feel free to call us if there is anything we can do to help you, Our number is 417-532-4618.
All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on December 31, 2012 - 81 CFS.
Minimum was 64 (1934).
25th percentile is 100
Median is 119
Mean is 143
75th percentile is 207
The max is 599 (1991).
The water level at the Gage House is 1.87 feet.
This first weekend of the year should be decent for fishing. Highs will be in the low 40's and lows in the high 20's. Very little chance of precipitation.
Quote of the Day
Buck and I fished a couple of miles of Sand Crick together that day, reminiscing every step of the way over our adventures as kids along the same creek. We came upon a half-submerged car, a 1937 Packard that someone had dumped into the crick under the pretext of preventing bank erosion but actually to be rid of a 1937 packard. Buck drifted his line in through the gaping hole of the front windshield and hooked a fine Eastern brook trout out of the back seat. " First time I ever caught anything in the back seat of a 1937 Packard", he said. "I've never been that lucky," I said enviously, "but I came pretty close once in a 48 Hudson."
Author: Patrick F. McManus - 1978
Thanks for reading. Lucy