Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Bennett Spring Trout Fishing Report



December 21, 2016

How's Fishing

We continue to get great reports on fishing conditions, both for the catch-and-release weekends in the Bennett Spring Park Branch and for the Niangua River.  For those that love the top water action, this is a great time of year.  While the classic renegades and cracklebacks will work well, this is a great time to try out that new fly that just came off the bench.
Dredging of the stream has begun by the roller dam.  As I have said before, fish safely and give that big dredging machine a wide berth.  There are good fish to be caught in the Spring Hole and in Zone Two.
The stream is changing, but hopefully this time it will be for the better.

Fishing Times
Catch and release began on November 11, 2016 for the trout parks of Missouri
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only



Water Conditions

For Bennett Spring
12-21-16

Gage house level is 1.76 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 73 in 1938
current level is 88
25th percentile is 94
Median is 127
Mean is 169
75th percentile is 193
Max was 673 in 1988



Niangua River
12-21-16

Gage House reading (water level) is 1.42 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Today's reading is 45
Minimum was 45 in 2013
25th percentile is 71
Median is 165
Mean is 411
75th percentile is 341
record high max was 2910 in 1992



Weather Forecast

Friday: A chance of rain before 8am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then rain likely after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values as low as 26. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Christmas Day: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 62.

Sunday Night: Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Wednesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Winter Competition


Quote of the Week

The first principle in all fishing is simple: never let the fish know he's being fished for.

Author:
Havilah Babcock



Thank you all for reading.  It's been a great year, for sure!
From all of us at Weaver's Tackle Store, have a blessed Christmas and the best of everything in the new year.
Lucy