Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fishing Report for Bennett

Trout Fishing Report for Bennet Spring
October 16, 2012


How's Fishing?
The fishing this weekend was terrific.  I talked with some
catch-and-release anglers this weekend who told me that they were
catching fish in numbers that I could hardly believe.  So I took a
drive down to the stream and watched.  There may have been a bit of
exaggeration, but it did seem that almost everyone was pulling in
fish.  I  also saw people with substantial stringers of good sized
 The fish are spawning, and I will include a couple of pictures of a
couple of fish 'in loooove'. Hopefully the pictures are in focus
enough to use.   This weekend is promising a continuation of the great
weather and the amazing colors that we are seeing currently.  Hope to
see you here.

Who's Fishing?

  I met a charming young angler this weekend.  Her name is Ainsley
Dillon and she lives with her parents in Liberty, MIssouri. She was
fishing with her grandparents, Betty and Randy Roberts, and they all
had some very nice looking fish to show off.   Ainsley is eight years
old.  She loves to fish and she especially likes to clean them, She
also likes to play the piano, read, and play football
I related to Ainsley when she told me about liking to clean fish,
because when I was her age, I was in charge of cleaning the trout we
caught.  Isn't it great when someone in the group likes to clean fish?

Fishing Times

October - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

At Weaver's Tackle Store, we open at 6:30 am Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
and Monday Friday we are open 'till 9 pm, Saturday, we close at 6 pm
Sunday we close at 4pm.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we open at 8
am and close at 6pm.

Water Conditions

All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception
of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on October 16, 2012 - 108 CFS. down
from 126 on the 14th.
Minimum was 79 (1977).
25th percentile is 98
median is 115
mean is 133
75th percentile is 135
the max is 445 (1970).
The water level at the Gage House is 1.97 feet.

Weather Forecast for the week of October 18,2012
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 14
mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as
high as 31 mph.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

What's Working?

Zone 1 and 2

Mini jigs: olive thread jig, peach fur bug, john deere, grey deere,
white floss, white grub, and red brassie
Cracklebacks: green holographic, blue holographic, gold with grizzly hackle
Rooster Tails: brown glitter, brown with gold blade, black with black blade
Marabou: White, shell, shell & white (creamsicle), gingersnap,
glo-balls - unweighted - salmon or shell colors.
unweighted black & yellow marabou
white nymph
Griffith's gnat
 Renegade #16
taranchula terrestrial

Zone 3

Rainbow glitter or yellow sparkle dough bait
Extra scent Zeke's white

Lunker Club

Russ Krueger from Buffalo, MO
2 pounds on yellow dough bait in zone 3

Carolyn Gansz from Grafton, IL
2-1/4 pounds on white wooly bugger in zone 1

Larry Teel from Springfield, MO
2 pounds on a green
plastic jig on zone 3

Bruce Baird from Mt. Vernon, IL
2-1/2 pounds on an orange glo ball in zone 2

Danny Wright from Hillsboro, MO
2-1/8 pounds on a john deere in zone 2

Ken Mitchell from Cottage Hills, IL
2 pounds on a brown wooly in zone 1

Bill Delaney from Clearwater Kansas
2-1/2 pounds on a yellow rooster tail in zone 1

Joan Mitchell from Cottage HIlls, IL
2 pounds on a brown wooly in zone 1

Bruce Baird from Mt. Vernon, IL
2 pounds on a tri-color glo ball in zone 2

Calendar of Events

Last day to fish for open season is October 31st
November 9, 2012 is first day of Catch & Release Season (second Friday
of the month.)

Quote of the Day

 I learned to look up suddenly from a hatch or feeding frenzy and find
myself momentarily removed from solid earth. I go fishing not to find
myself but to lose myself

Author:  Joseph Monniger
Published:  Home Waters

Thanks for reading, Lucy

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