Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bennett Spring Fishing Report for 10-6-2011

How's Fishing?

The water is absolutely beautiful. Looking into the stream you can see nine, almost ten, feet down to the bottom. Watch your step!

The season is winding down. The annual Holland tournament is this weekend. October 7th, 8th and 9th. If the amount of rooms booked in this area is any indication, it's not just about fishing, but about finishing up the season and visiting with old friends once more while the weather is good.

A note to those of you with felt footed waders: cleated boots might be a good thing to ask Santa for this year. It looks like felt soled waders or wading boots will be banned statewide with the start of the 2012 season. For information about this problem and what the state is doing about it - go to these links: Department of Conservation - Didymo or Conservation Dept. puts anglers on alert. The second link was posted October 4th of this year.

Water Conditions

• The Spring is currently putting out 153 cubic feet per second.

• The water level currently measures 1.96 feet at the Gage House.

• The water continues to be gin clear.

Weather Forecast

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Columbus Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Calendar of Events

October 7th, 8th and 9th is the Holland Derby for the American Cancer Society

October 31st is the last day of regular season

Friday, November 11th, is the opening of catch-and-release season

What's Working?

Zone 1 & 2

renegade - size 14
Glo balls: original tri-color, peach, chartreuse with dot
john deere and bedspread
marabou: ginger, salmon & brown, black & yellow
white floss and white floss with gold bead head
cracklebacks - very good right now. try sulfur, chartreuse, or gold. Holographic red and holographic blue are good as well.
peach fur bugs

Zone 3

Yellow Power Bait, extra scent.
Salmon egg, red, pink, all brands

Fishing Times

October: 7:30am to 6:30pm
Last day of this season is October 31st.

Catch and Release season opens November 11th until February 13th. You may fish on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only.

Only flies are used during this time and you must possess a Trout Stamp as well as your Missouri License.

Quote of the Week

Never offer to teach a fish to swim.
Author: Proverb

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