Tuesday, September 24, 2013


How's Fishing?

Anglers are catching fish.  Those that like to keep them are fishing longer to get a decent amount for dinner, but no one is complaining that the fish aren't biting.  The water in the Spring is that fabulous green-blue that Bennett is so famous for, and it's very clear. A Griffiths Gnat on top water late in the afternoon is a beautiful thing.   Check out the pictures.  Don't you wish that was you standing in the stream?  September is such a great month to fish!  

Who's Fishing?

We were delighted to see our friend, Mike, fishing this weekend.  Mike has beaten the odds and is fishing once again with his family and friends at Bennett Spring.  You go, Mike!

What's Working?

Zone 1 & 2

Black & yellow marabou, Salmon marabou, Gold plated ginger marabou
Griffith's Gnat size 14, Zebra midge size 18
Green fur bugs, tan fur bugs
Brown Rooster Tail, white Rooster Tail
Easter egg glo ball,  peach glo ball with red dot.
Bead head Crackleback
blue holographic, and red holographic crackleback
chartreuse brassie with bead, pink or red brassie
Gold plated wooly bugger - black & gold

Zone 3

white or yellow sparkle power bait.
Zeke's white
pink & white or salmon mini trout magnet

Water Conditions

Most Recent Instantaneous Value on September 24, 2013 - 170 cubic feet per second.
Minimum for this date was 68 (1937)
25th percentile is 97, Median is 111, the mean is 173,
75th percentile is 142, and the Max was 2030 in 1973.
The water level at the Gage House is 2.13 feet. Higher than some years, but not noticeably so.

Lunker Club

Mike Udell from Buffalo MO
2 pounds, 6 ounces on a green wooly worm in zone 2

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. 
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81..
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Fishing Times

Regular Season for Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring is March 1st to October 31.
          September: 7:30 to 7:15
          October: 7:30 to 6:30

Catch-and- release season is the second Friday in November through the 2nd Monday in February. Times for catch-and-release are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only.

Calendar of Events
October 12 & 13: Holland Derby
October 31: end of Regular Season

Quote of the Week

I always thought a fly fisherman was the ultimate optimist; anyone who believes he can trick a wary wild fish with a concoction fashioned from feathers and fur can't be a pessimist.

David Klausmeyer - Editor
Fly Tyer Magazine

Thanks for reading!   Lucy

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