Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June 1, 2017



How's Fishing?

The water is running higher than normal and a bit fast but is still very fish-able as you can tell from the number of lunkers caught. 43 in one week.  crazy.



What's Working?

From the fly case:
gray scud
Rust RGN's -16
brown copper hot shot
bennett blue crackleback, olive crackleback
sow bug
black bead head wooly
gold plated head on a ginger wooly

Zone 1 & 2
glo balls - chartreuse, white with pink dot, jimi hendrix, roe
white floss with red head
Possum hair roach
peach fur bug, peach mini jig
peach floss jig
Marabou - , gingersnap, shell & white, shell & brown, salmon & brown, white, ginger, and, of course, black & yellow
wooly bugger with gold plate head, green or grizzly
bedspread - fished deep
peacock mini jig

Zone 3
power bait: chartreuse yellow, salmon peach, limeade, orange
Orange worms
orange marshmallows
salmon eggs
pink worm
minnow
pink trout magnet



Water Conditions
The water conditions continue to improve, day by day.  There is a chance for showers all week which may impact the stream somewhat, but nothing major to expect at this time.
May 29, 2017
Bennett Spring
Gage house level is 2.64
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 79 in 1936
25th percentile is 140
Median is 188
Mean is 236
75th percentile is 268
current level is 323
Max was 1060 in 1935

May 29, 2017
Niangua River - lots of run off, pretty muddy but clearing
Gage House reading (water level) is 3.15 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 53.1 in 2012
25th percentile is 156
Today's reading is 372
Median is 256
Mean is 369
75th percentile is 398
record high max was 1360 in 1995



Lunker  Club
5-24-17
Craig DeBorg from Clarksdale, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a olive crackleback

5-25-17
Mike Behrman from Marceline, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a spinner in zone 2

Tyler Talkington from Bowling Green, MO
2 pounds on a ginger marabou in zone 1

Gabriel Briggs from Beaufont MO
2 pounds on doughbait in zone 3

5-26-17

Roberta Moore from Jeff City, MO
2 pounds on power bait in zone 3

Laurie Athaweimer from New Cambria, MO
2 pounds on orange marshmallows

Ciara Horn from Festus, MO
2 pounds on salmon eggs in zone 3

Kimberly Horn from Festus, MO
2 pounds on salmon eggs in zone 3

Laura Marberry from Crystal City, MO
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Theresa Slana from Warrensburg, MO
2 pounds on a salmon egg in zone 3

5-27-17

Tasha Rager from Wadesville IN
2 pounds on a black & yellow in zone 1

Jeremy Rager from Wadesville IN
2 pounds on a black & yellow gold plated marabou in zone 1

Jerry Rager from Evansville IN
2-1/4 pounds on a black and yellow , gold plated marabou

Megan Tumlin from Ozark, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a gold plated black & yellow marabou in zone 2

Kalyn Olsen from Silex, Mo
2-1/2 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

Austin Welsh from Camdenton, Mo
2 pounds on a black & gold marabou in zone 1

Paul Lane from Albany, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a peacock mini jig in zone 2

Sam Wilson from Defiance, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a roe globall in zone 1

Joey Perkins from Clark, MO
2 pounds on a tri color easter egg glo ball in zone 1

Matthew Jayne from St. Charles, MO
4-1/2 pounds on orange power bait, zone 3

Mason Swift from Brookfield, MO
4-1/2 pounds on white marabou in zone 2

5-28-17

John Bunch from Terre Haute, IN
2-1/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou, zone 1

Rick Slack from High Ridge, MO
2 pounds on a black bead head wooly

Dustin Strawn from Columbia, MO
2 pounds on salmon peach dough bait

Mollie Baker from Oakville, MO
2 pounds on Black & yellow marabou in zone 2

Sean McNabb from Marthasville, MO
2-1/4 pounds on limeade power bait in zone 3

Logan Simpson from Warrensburg, MO
5-1/4 pounds on a peach mini mig in zone 1

Michele Herpel from Hemple, MO
3-1/4 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

Bella Williams from Brighton, IL
2-1/8 pounds on a pink power bait worm in zone 3

Mark Nelson, Jr from Henderson, KY
2-1/8 pounds on a white and orange marabou in zone 1

Laura Marberry from Crystal City, MO
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

5-29-17

Tasha Rager from Wadesville, IN
2-1/8 pounds on a gold plated black & yellow marabou jig

Austin Legate from Wellinton, MO
2 pounds on a gold plated ginger wooly bugger in zone 1

Jim Workman from KC MO
2-1/2 pounds on a black wooly bugger in zone 1

B. J. McCune from Bucklin, MO
2 pounds on white power bait in zone 3

Madison Mielke from Lawrence, KS
2-1/8 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 2

Anthony Ardese from KC MO
2 pounds on an easter egg glo ball in zone 2

Jim Kearns from Farmington, MO
2 pounds on a pink trout magnet in zone 2

Jadyn Richards from Crystal City, MO
2.5 pounds on a black & yellow marabou

Don Erhardt from Chesterfield, MO
2 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

Gary Bloss from Brookfield, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 2



5-30-17
Bob Werdehausen from Jeff City, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

Rick Bandermann from Cape Girardeau, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a ginger spoon in zone 2

Kathy Kramer from Barnhart, Mo
2  pounds on orange dough bait in zone 3



Fishing Times
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.



Calendar of Events

June 10th,11th Free Fishing
Free fishing for all in state and out of state anglers state wide. .

Saturday, June 10, 2017 The annual kids free fishing day (originally in May). special area stocked just for the kids
Time: 6:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Weed Cutting June 28 & 29 @ 8:00 AM

Weed Cutting August 9th & 10th @ 8:00 AM

Weed Cutting September 20th & 21st @ 8:00 AM

Saturday, September 30, 2017
New: Ladies Only Free Fishing Day. No tag needed, just fishing license if required.
Time: 7:30 AM to 7:15 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Two day event October 14th & 15th.
The annual Holland Derby. A trout fishing derby to benefit the cancer society.
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM



Weather Forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.



Quote of the Week

Fishing in rainy conditions may make fisherman seem crazy to the great mass of unimaginative people, but then few fishermen care what they think.

Author:   John Gierach

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

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