Friday, March 15, 2013

fishing report 3-15-13

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
March 13, 2013

How's Fishing
Today is just crazy beautiful!  No wind, sunny and 80 degrees.  Our
first taste of those beautiful days to come.
The water is still running fast, but not as high as it has some years.
 You may need to fish a bit deeper than you normally would.  I have
been told that about three feet is typical at this time.  Fishing is
fairly good for most, and really good for others.
Don't forget the importance of new line on your reels.  It can be very
disappointing to lose a fish with a little fight in him because your
line has degraded over the winter .. At this point most people have
switched to the four pound weight line ( 6x for the fly rod).
For those of you who have kids with a Spring Break this week, the
weather looks good with only a chance of showers and temperatures in
the 50's.  It should be a great time to create some memories.
There is a group called the Fly Tyers Forum that is going to meet at
Weaver's Tackle store at 7pm every Tuesday starting April 2nd.  It's
an informal group, no fees or commitment, that are getting together to
talk about fishing and fly tying.  Drop-ins are welcome, but there is
a sign up sheet if you want to know what the topics will be for a
given meeting.  You can call our store for more information and Rick
will have posts on facebook as well.

March 13, 2013

Fishing Times
  Regular Season for Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring is March 1st to
October 31.
 Opening whistle is 7:30 and ending whistle is 7pm.

What's Working
White rooster Tail, Skunk rooster Tail
San Juan Worm
Red Cracklebacks or green cracklebacks
pink & White Marabou, Peach,, black & yellow, and gingersnap marabou.
white roach
gray scuds
John deere mini jig
white with red thread jig
zebra midge
bumble bee grub

Zone 3
black & yellow plastic worm
Berkely chunky cheese

Weather Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Wind chill values as low
as 47 early. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north in the

Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Chance of
precipitation is 60%.

Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Water Conditions

All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception
of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on March 14 is 236 CFS
Minimum was 82 in 1936
25th percentile is 132
Median is 184
 Mean is 261
75th percentile is 301
 The max was 900 in 1975
The water level at the Gage House is 2.55

Lunker Board
Chuck Hartbauer from Herman MO
2-1/4 pounds on a black wooly bugger in the Niangua river
Chris Hawley from Columbia, MO
2 pounds on a moss green marabou in zone 1

Calendar for 2013 Season

April 2 & 3rd Moss Cutting
May 4 Kids Fishing Day
May 14 & 15 Moss Cutting
April 2nd  Fly tyers forum at Weaver's Tackle store at 7pm

June 8 & 9 Free Fishing Day
June 25 & June 26 Moss Cutting
August 6 & 7 Moss Cutting
September 17 & 18 Moss Cutting
October 12 & 13 Holland Derby
October 31 end of Regular Season
November 8 Catch and Release Season begins

Trout Fishing News from the Niangua River

Note- Agent Craig Fuller offered to let us know where and how many
Browns are stocked in the River. I will continue to update this
information as I receive it. Thank you, Craig.

 2012 Brown Trout Stocking Locations and numbers.

Location                     Number         Date         Range
      AVG. Size

BARCLAY CA              1,666         11/ 27       10.0 – 14.0         12.0

NORTH RIVER                 834        11/ 27        10.0 – 14.0        12.0

NRO                               1,666         11/28         10.0 –
14.0        12.0

RENDEZVOUS                834         11/28        10.0 – 14.0         12.0

Total                                5,000

Quote of the Week

Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not
nearly as memorable or significant in my life as fishing with my
Author:   Jimmy Carter

Thanks for reading, Lucy

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