Monday, March 14, 2016


How's Fishing?


Fishing continues to be excellent. The huge rains that hit Springfield to the South of us and areas North did not affect the Spring or the Niangua.  The water is amazingly clear for this time of year.
 Lots of lunkers brought up to our store. Tensions melting away and smiles all around.  Everyone is just so glad to be able to be back at Bennett with a line in the water.  The weather this week will be unseasonably warm, but probably a little cooler for the weekend.  Rain, as is normal for this time of year, will be an off and on event.
Fishing deeper - two feet or more - seems to be working better than anything on top water.  Something like a stone fly nymph or a RGN would be good choices for the fly rods.



What's Working?
Fly case
Bennett blue or red crackleback
Copper Hot shot, tabacco or dark brown
Mega worm
RGN - golden olive
Stonefly nymph

Zone 1 or 2
white floss
john deere
Black & gold, gingersnap, shell & brown, black & white, or pink marabou
gray deere
bumble bee, brown, or skunk rooster tail
glo ball - easter egg

Zone 3
Salmon egg, yellow, or garlic dough bait
Shrimp flavored salmon eggs


Water Conditions

March 14, 2016 for Bennett Spring:

Gage house level is 2.16 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 82 in 1936
25th percentile is 130
current level is 185
Median is 184
Mean is 256
75th percentile is 295
Max was 900 in 1975

March 14, 2016 for Niangua River:

Gage House reading (water level) is 2.88 feet
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
minimum was 42 in 1996
Today's reading is 278
25th percentile is 106
Median is 274
Mean is 496
75th percentile is 535
Max was 3080 in 2011



Fishing Times
March              7:30 a.m.     7:00 p.m.
April                7:00 a.m.     7:30 p.m.
May                6:30 a.m.      8:15 p.m.
June/July         6:30 a.m.      8:30 p.m.
August            7:00 a.m.      8:00 p.m.
September      7:30 a.m.      7:15 p.m.
October          7:30 a.m.      6:30 p.m.


Lunker Club

3-6-16
Drew Sanders (age 12) from Glascoe, MO
2 pounds on a chamois in zone 2 and
2.2 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

3-8-16
Joe Davies from Bellville, IL
3-1/2 pounds on a white jig in zone 2

3-9-16
Devin Wiekhorst from Lebanon, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a Black & white marabou in zone 1

3-12-16
Brad Frazee from Lee Summit, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a black & gold Marabou in zone 2

Emanuel Welsh from Camdenton, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a black & gold Marabou in zone1

Brad Reeves from Lebanon, MO
3-3/8 pounds on a brown Rooster tail in zone 1

Billy Barclay from Buffalo, MO
3 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

Josh Ard from O'Fallon MO
2-3/4 pounds on easter egg glo ball in zone 1

Cathy Jones from St. Joe, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a gray deere in zone 1

3-13-16
Tracy Parker from Jefferson City, MO
5-3/4 pounds on a skunk rooster tail in Zone 1

John Greer from Sweet Springs, MO
2 pounds on a chamois in zone 1

Cora Silvestre from Lebanon, MO
3-1/3 on yellow power bait in zone 3

Curtis Allred from Lone Jack, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

3-14-16
Drew Sanders (age 12) from Glascoe, MO
2.2 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

Mike Udell from Buffalo, MO
4-3/4 pounds on a green wooly worm in zone 2 (catch & release)

Tom Soltysiak from Columbia, IL
4 pounds on a tan glo ball with roe dot

Calendar of Events
March 23rd & 24th: Moss Cutting
April 19th & 20th: Moss Cutting
May 7: Kids Fishing Day
Fly Rod and Reel give away at Weavers Tackle for Kids more details to follow
May 24th & 25th: Moss Cutting
June 28th & 29th: Moss Cutting
October 31st: End of Regular Season
November 11, 2016: Start of Catch and Release for 2016 - 2017




Weather Forecast

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62..
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
Saturday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62.



Quote of the Week

Fishing adds years to your life, and life to your years.
Author:  Homer Circle

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

4 comments:

  1. If and I emphasize If you had the time Miss Lucy I believe you could be a writer. Keep the B reports rolling, I so appreciate it! Shuanna

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  2. If and I emphasize If you had the time Miss Lucy I believe you could be a writer. Keep the B reports rolling, I so appreciate it! Shuanna

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    1. Thanks, Shuanna. It may be partly that I'm writing about something you want to read!

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    2. Thanks, Shuanna. It may be partly that I'm writing about something you want to read!

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