Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 22, 2012

How's Fishing?
Very few unhappy anglers these days.  Although the fish in general
aren't huge, they are plentiful.  As one of our regular customers said
" The fish wore me out!"  Pretty good problem to have.  The weekend
before Labor Day is customarily a pretty slow time for the stream.
Most of the kids are back in school and although the weather is much
improved over the super heat we had in July, it still has a bit to go
before it truly feels like fall.  Very likely this will be one of the
best weekends to fish for those who like to have that little bit of
extra elbow room.

Fishing Times
For August - 7 am to 8 pm.  The days are getting noticeably shorter.
September - 7:30 am to 7:15 pm
       At Weaver's Tackle Store, we change our opening time to 6:30 am
everyday.  Monday through Thursday and on Saturday we close at 6 pm,
Friday we are open 'till 9 pm, and on Sunday we close at 4pm.

Water Conditions
All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception
of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on August 22 - 117 CFS
Minimum was 74 (1936)
25th percentile is 101
Median is 128
Mean is 142
75th percentile is 153
Max 590 (2007)
The water level at the Gage House is 1.97 feet

Weather Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a
high near 86.
Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a
high near 86.

What's Working?
Zones 1 and 2
Marabou: black & yellow, powderpuff pink, moss green
Mini Jigs: bedspread with tail
Rooster Tails: brown 1/16, or glitter brown 1/24
Glo Balls: flame tri color, Easter egg tri color
Woolies, sculpin woolie
From the fly box:
olive scud
cracklebacks -blue holographic, green or red holographic
olive leeches
San Juan worms - couldn't find just one color, but brown and pink were
consistently purchased.
Zone 3
marshmallow White power bait
Mr twister black & white
mouse tails

Lunker Board
Annette Ragar from Palmyra MO (She caught a very photogenic fish. See
her great picture, as well as the other lunkers, on facebook - Weavers
Tackle store.
You can copy & paste:
4-1/4 pounds on a powderpuff marabou in zone 1
Jerry Seiler from O'Fallon, MO
2 pounds on a gold plated head marabou - black & yellow
Mike Shafer from Higginsville, MO
2 pounds on a white marabou in zone 1

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

Quote of the Week
Most aspects of human endeavour have collected their share of dogma
and cant. Trout fishing is one sport where a short-sighted, blinkered
view of how things could and should be done is rife amongst a self
appointed 'elite'. There are some in this sport of ours, thankfully
only a very few, that consider it some kind of duty to mystify and
ritualise trout fishing. Most of these seem to be in the
dry-fly-fishing fraternity. They try to imbue trout fishing with an
almost religious mysticism, complete with rituals and conventions.
These 'purists' attach themselves to one form of trout fishing and
will brook no deviation from this 'pure' practice. Bah and humbug! If
you are new to fishing for trout and you encounter someone who tries
to convert you to 'one way', quickly run one way - away.
Tony Bishop
Published:  Fishing Smarter for Trout 1998

Thanks for Reading!

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