Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 19, 2012

How's Fishing?

Fishing is surprisingly good.  For this time of year, with the water as clear and low as it is, the number of medium to large fish is still very good.  Check out our facebook page to see some nice fish and stringers of fish (Weavers Tackle Store).  I asked a happy angler what was working best for him this morning and he said "Marabou!  any color,  all colors.  Marabou!".  Another angler who uses a fly rod said pretty much the same about using any wet fly. However, she did buy a dozen red holographic cracklebacks, so take that for what it's worth.  As far as for Zone Three, there is a Gulp Brand dough bait called American Pie that we have just blown through here at Weaver's.  Mr. Rick is going to have to order some more of that good stuff!  We are also having a run on the hatchery pellets that are cheese scented.  
  So grab the kids, call your friends to meet you, throw a watermelon in the cooler along with those beverages, and come down to Bennett to join in the old fashioned summer fun.

Fishing Times

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Water Conditions
All measurements are in cubic feet per second with the exception of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on July 17, 2012 - 132 cfs
Minimum was 78 (1934, a very dry year) 
25th percentile is 113
Median is 1347
Mean is 147
75th percentile is 172
Max 301 (1995)
The water level at the Gage House is 2.04 feet.

What's Working?
Zone 1
Marabou - ginger or gingersnap, black & olive, shell & white, powderpuff pink, Moss brown or white
White thread jig, grey deere, peacock grub, anything with tinsel.
Rooster Tails: White blade tiger, Copper tinsel brown trout. solid black
Glo Balls:  Pink, White, Shrimp pink or Pink Lady

From the fly box:

cracklebacks - red holographic, green or green grizzly
copper john's 

ginger woolly buggers - bead head

Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. 

Lunker Club
Lawrence Murphy from Kansas City MO
2.5 pounds on a Yankee Brown crackelback in zone 1
Don Ethridge from Cushing OK
5 pounds 3 ounces on a white zonker in zone 1
Brad Ethridge from Cushing, OK
2-1/4 pounds on a white zonker in zone 1
Mark Brown from Bethany IL
2-1/2 pounds on a white streamer in zone 2
Mark Brown from Bethany IL
2-3/4 pounds on a white streamer in zone 1
Khloe Dischbein from Park HIlls, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a white marabou.

Calendar of Events

Hatchery tours are the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00 AM.
August 7 & 8 is next moss cutting
September 18 & 19 is moss cutting
November 9, 2012 is first day of Catch & Release Season 

Quote of the Day
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
Steven Wright

Thanks for reading!


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