Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
brought to you by
Weaver's Tackle Store

November 23, 2012

How's Fishing?

This morning I took a walk down at the Spring.  It was an absolutely
beautiful little gift of a day.  The anglers I saw had stringers of
three and four fish, mostly in the pound to pound and a half size
If you are planning one more trip to Bennett I have good news.  After
Thursday's storms, the rest of the month with be sunny with seasonal

It's been a tradition to remember our Bennett Springs friends and
family members who have passed away during the year.  If you would
like to have someone mentioned in our last report of the year, please
send the information about them to me at

Fishing Times

October - 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
November 9 - first day of catch and release.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday
and Monday only.

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.
We plan on being open during catch and release with limited hours.
Since this is new for us, we haven't made any firm hours, but will let
you know as soon as we do.

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 23, 2012 - 111 CFS.
Minimum was 75 (1938).
25th percentile is 94
median is 113
mean is 133
75th percentile is 143
the max is 288 (1984).
The water level at the Gage House is 1.99 feet.

What's Working?

Zone 1 and 2

Marabou: White with red tie, shell, shell & white (creamsicle),
gingersnap, ginger, and black & green
glo-balls - unweighted have been very popular - salmon or shell
colors. easter egg
Mini jigs: peacock grub, white floss, olive sculpin grub with tail
Brown roach, brown wooly
Cracklebacks: green holographic, blue holographic,
Rooster Tails: orange body -black tail, skunk, salmon fly
From the Fly Case
white nymph
Griffith's gnat
green streamer
red midge
mohair leech

Zone 3

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

Lunker Club

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

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

Dan Erhardt from Chesterfield, MO
2 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

Elvin Underwood from Sweet Springs, MO
2 pounds on a brown roach in zone 2

JoAnn Looten from Bennett Spring MO
2-1/4 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

Mike Hampton from Auburn KS
2-1/2 pounds on a red midge in zone 2

Deena Underwood from Sweet Springs, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a black & yellow wooly in zone 2

Weather Forecast

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and
possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a
temperature rising to near 73 by 11am, then falling to around 56
during the remainder of the day. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming
northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and
quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 7 to 11 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 53.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Quote of the Day

With rivers as with good friends, you always feel better for a few
hours in their presence; you always want to review your dialogue,
years later, with a particular pool or riffle or bend, and to live
back through layers of experience. We have been to this river before
and together. We have much to relive.

Nick Lyons

Full Creel

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

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