Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring

How's Fishing?
Happy Father's Day to all of you who are Dads, and to those men who taught you how to be the great Dad you are.  For those of you who are planning a trip to Bennett for Father's Day, the weather will be in the high 80's with little chance of rain. As far as the fishing,  we continue to see stringers of larger fish and a lot more lunkers than last year. That's the recipe for a great time.

Fishing Times
6:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Current Water Conditions
All measurements are in cubic feet per second with the exception of the gage house reading.

Most Recent Instantaneous Value on May 29 - 170 cfs
Minimum was 81 (1977)
25th percentile is 129
Median is 190
Mean is 212
75th percentile is 264
Max 499 (1995)
The water level at the Gage House is 2.12 feet - It's been running about 2.10,  the rain we had on Monday affected it very little.
The color is still fairly clear, but stained

What's Working?
Marabou - black & yellow, moss, gingersnap, Moss, red & white
Glo Balls:  Easter egg tri color, hatchery brown, and  Chartreuse with red dot
olive roach
White floss
Rooster Tails:  Crayfish, white with red stripe, rainbow trout
Super Duper, gold with red stripe

From the fly case:
white miller
Griffiths gnat and Black gnat
crackelback - olive has been super. also red holographic

Zone 3
power bait yellow, white, orange
salmon peach power bait
Black  & yellow worms, green worm

Lunker Club
Russell Mell from Springfield, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on a green worm
Michelle Villar from St. Louis, MO
2-1/2 pounds on orange power bait in zone 3
Larry Teel from Springfield, MO
2-1/4 pounds on an olive tube worm in zone 3
Jordan Garber from Hale MO
2 pounds on a brown glo ball in zone 2
Christy Vinson from Lee's Summit, MO
2 pounds on a red & white marabou in zone 1
Morgan Taylor from Doniphan MO
2-1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a white marabou 64oz.

Picture taken by guest photographer Gabe Goodie.  Greg Thompson is the angler in the picture.

Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind between 8 and 11 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90..
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Calendar of Events

  • Hatchery tours are the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00 AM
  • June 16 11am -1:00 pm fish fry to send kids from Bennett Spring Church of God to an International Youth Convention.  Suggested donation of $5
  • 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

Quote of the Day
A Macedonian way of catching fish...They fastened red (crimson red) wool round a hook, and fix on to the wool two feathers which grow under a cock's wattles, and which in colour are like wax. Their rod is six feet long, and the the line the same length. then they throw in their snare, and the fish attracted and and maddened by the colour, comes straight at it..

Author:  Aelian
Published:  Natural History AD 170

Thank  you so much for reading!
Lucy  - trout camera  - real time water levels and cubic feet per second as well as historical data  - official Spring site!/pages/Weavers-Tackle-Store/371940309303 - Weaver's Tackle Store Facebook Page

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