Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring

October 11, 2012

How's Fishing?

The Holland Derby is this weekend, October 13th and 14th.  A lot of
people look forward to seeing old friends and having a great time.
The weather is cooperating with only scattered showers predicted for
Saturday.  Sunday should be one of those absolutely perfect fall days,
cool and crisp in the morning and warm the rest of the day.  The water
continues to be gin clear and fishing is great.

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 3 - 100 CFS.
Minimum was 79 (1935).
25th percentile is 95
median is 112
mean is 153
75th percentile is 134
the max is 983 (2010).
The water level at the Gage House is 1.91 feet.

What's Working?
Zone 1 and 2

Mini jigs: olive thread jig, pink fur bug, peach fur bug, john deere,
grey deere, white floss, white grub,
 sparkle grub, and red brassie
Cracklebacks: red holographic, blue holographic, gold with grizzly hackle
Rooster Tails: brown glitter, black with black blade, and Salmon Fly
Marabou: White, shell, shell & white (creamsicle), gingersnap, powder puff pink
Renegade #16, bead head pheasant tail, copper john, Griffith's gnat
glo-balls - unweighted - salmon or shell colors. pale tri colors
white nymph

Zone 3
Salmon Eggs
Trout Nip
yellow sparkle extra scent Zeke's white

Lunker Club
Tracy Seabaugh from Gays IL
3 pounds on a crawdad in zone 3
Chuck Spradlin from St Louis MO
2 pounds on a white marabou in zone 1
Brent Cameron from Columbus, MO
2 pounds on pink fur bug in zone 1
2-1/4 pounds on pink fur bug in zone 1
Bobby Powers from Springfield, IL
2 pounds on a white nymph in zone 2
Rebecca Eubanks from Springfield IL (daughter of Bobby)
2 pounds on a pink & white marabou in zone 1

Weather Forecast

Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 67. Wind chill values as low as 40 early.
South wind 6 to 13 mph.
Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low
around 56. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half
and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 68.
Saturday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 76.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 76.
Monday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tuesday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

Calendar of Events

October 13 - Annual Holland Derby for the Cancer Society
October 31 - Last day of the Regular Fishing Season
November 9, 2012 is first day of Catch & Release Season (second Friday
of the month.)

Quote of the Day

There is no more graceful and healthful accomplishment for a lady than
fly-fishing, and there is no reason why a lady should not in every
respect, rival a gentleman in the gentle art.

W.C. Prime, 1888

Thanks for reading, Lucy

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