Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bennett Spring Fishing Report for 9-29-2011

How's Fishing

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the open house for the hatchery, so I'm not able to give a first hand account of the event. (the best I can do is a first hand report of the cold everyone is passing around). However, our faithful photographers, George Sharon and Hubert were there and took some great pictures. A warm thank you to them for doing that for us. 

Tag sales this last weekend were up from last year. 997 on Saturday this year compared to 843 last year. On Sunday 730 tags were sold - 643 last year, The fishing has been steady. Very few people are getting 'skunked', not that many catching bazillions, but most are somewhere in between. There are fish to be caught and some are of a good size. Speaking of that, there was a pretty good size brown caught by an angler who is from this area. His name is Gary Madole. He caught a 13.4 brown on a white bug in zone 2. Definitely the catch of a lifetime. Congratulations Gary.

Water Conditions

• The Spring is currently putting out 162 cubic feet per second.

• The water level currently measures 2.01 feet at the Gage House.

• The water continues to be clear and blue-green in color.

Weather Forecast

If you like clear, sunny days in the 70's, cool, crisp mornings and just a hint of fall in the air, your going to love this week!

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. West wind between 3 and 11 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Tuesday: 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?

Zones 1 & 2

renegade - size 14
Glo balls: original tri-color, peach
john deere and bedspread
marabou: ginger, salmon & brown
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.
pale morning dun, pale evening dun - also is the fly of the month at Weaver's
peach fur bugs
white fur bugs

Zone 3

Yellow Power Bait, extra scent.
Salmon egg, red, pink, all brands
pink & white or red and white plastic worms

Fishing Times

September: 7:30am to 7:15pm

October: 7:30am to 6:30pm

Lunker Club

Tracy Seabaugh from Gays, Ill
3 pound brown on a crayfish in the Niangua

Jennifer Boyer from St. Louis MO
2-1/4 pound on a yellow with red dot glo-ball

Kevin Amschler from Bennett Spring
pound on a black & yellow marabou.

Quote of the week
The curious thing about fishing is you never want to go home. If you catch anything, you can't stop. If you don't catch anything, you hate to leave in case something might bite.
Author:  Gladys Taber - 1941

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