Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bennett Spring Fishing Report for 3-20-2012


How's Fishing?

This has been a super opening for this season. So far,(this is being written on Tuesday afternoon) even the big threat of rain has passed us by. The talk about fish is that they are good size and plentiful. What you like to fish with, your basics lures, are working well now. The water has not risen significantly and remains fairly clear. Friday is the last day we have for a chance of rain until next week. The weekend looks great! Watch Facebook for updates as we post them. Our Facebook page is Weavers Tackle Store.

Water Conditions

• The Spring is currently putting out 176 cubic feet per second.

• The water level measures 2.19 feet at the Gage House and rising.

• The water is fairly clear. This may change if we get a significant amount of rain.

Calendar of Events

Starting in March there will be hatchery tours the first and third Saturday at 10:00 AM. More information to come.

April 10 & 11 is moss cutting

May 5, 2012 is Kid's Fishing Day

May 18th and 19th the church in Bennett Spring State Park will hold it's annual 'Man Up' men's retreat. The cost is only $15 for 3 days of worship, fun and fellowship. The price does not include lodging, but does include 3 meals and a fishing tournament.. If you are bringing a son who is 12 or younger, the cost for him is $10. Call 417-532-7531 before May 4th to reserve your spot.

May 22 & 23 is moss cutting

June 9 & 10th is free fishing weekend

June 26 and 27 is moss cutting

August 7 & 8 is moss cutting

September 18 & 19 is moss cutting

November 9, 2012 is first day of Catch & Release Season

Fishing Times

March 11th to April 1st - 7:30 am to 7 pm.

April 1st to April 30th - 7:00am to 7:30 pm

May times are 6:30 am to 8:15pm

June and July hours are 6:30 am to 8:30 pm

August is 7 am to 8 pm

September is 7:30 to 7:15 pm

October's hours are 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Weather Forecast

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind between 7 and 10 mph.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

What's Working?
Zone 1 & 2

White mini jig
Rooster Tails - skunk, black and white coach dog, mustard.
Glo Balls, flame with dot, orange, tri color easter egg and tri color original,
Green or Ginger Woolly Bugger
brown thread jig
john deere mini jig
Rambo mini jig
Gold head ginger - in fact ginger seems to be a great color for whatever you use.
Ginger Snap, Black

From the fly case
cracklebacks- blue and green holographic, chartreuse
prince nymph
scuds, brown and green
evening dun

Zone 3

Zeke's white
Power Bait white or chartreuse

Lunker Board

Frank Relja from Broken Arrow, OK
2-5/16 pounds on a wooly bugger

James Shortell from Lebanon, MO
2-3/6 pounds on a secret bait

Loreal Stine from Nashville, TN
2-1/4 pounds on a chamois in zone 1

Richard Rehn from St. Louis, MO
2-1/8 pounds on a John Deere in zone 2

James Griffith from Louisiana MO
2-3/4 pounds on a red and white spinner in zone 1

Quote of the Day

"Fly tackle has improved considerably since 1676, when Charles Cotton advised anglers to 'fish fine and far off,' but no one has ever improved on that statement.


John Gierach

Thank you all for reading



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