Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 18, 2013

How's Fishing?

We didn't get nearly the rain that was predicted last week.  As a result, the stream is clearing nicely.  We do, however, have another weather system coming through midweek and another early next week.  Spring in Missouri.  Pollen and rain.   
The fishing seems to be good.  Nothing super big, but most people are catching their limit or, it they are catch and release anglers, letting enough go to enjoy the day.  Most of the action is pretty deep, 1-1/2 feet to 2 feet from the bottom, but I also talked with an angler who was using a renegade on top water, tossing into a little eddy, and getting a lot of hits on that.  

Lunker Club

Richard Krenning from Beaufort, MO
2-1/4 bounds on white tube jig in zone 3
Steve Saladino from KC MO
3 pounds 2 ounces on gold plated marabou, black & yellow

What's Working?

Zone 1 or 2
Gold Plated marabou - white, ginger, gingersnap and black & yellow.
blue crackleback, green crackleback
grey scud or tan scud
tinsel jig
peacock with tail
bumblebee fly
brown roach
easter egg glo ball
rainbow trout Roostertail
shell & white marabou, shell marabou
Zone 2
Kastmaster, silver blade                                        

Zone 3

yellow extra scent power bait
go getum trout bait
white floating salmon eggs ( made by Gulp ) 

Fishing Times

Regular Season for Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring is March 1st to October 31.
April: 7:00 am to 7:30 pm
May: 6:30 to 8:15
June and July: 6:30 to 8"30
August: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
September: 7:30 to 7:15
October: 7:30 to 6:30

Catch-and- release season is the second Friday in November through the 2nd Monday in February'. Times for this time of year are 8:am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only.

Water conditions

All measurements are in cubic feet per second (CFS) with the exception of the Gage House reading.
Most Recent Instantaneous Value on April 9th is 265 CFS, down from more than 300 a couple of days ago.
Minimum was 82 in 1981, 
The 25th percentile is 146, the median is 237 and the mean is 296. 
The 75th percentile is 398 and the max was 1290 in 1941.
The water level at the Gage House is 2.65.

Weather Forecast

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. 
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 66. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 21 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. 
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.


If your group or activity would like to be included in this calendar, please let me know.

May 4 Kids Fishing Day

May 14 & 15 Moss Cutting

April 2nd Fly tyers forum at Weaver's Tackle store at 7pm.
This group will continue to meet on Tuesday evenings during the season.

June 8 & 9 Free Fishing Weekend

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

Quote of the Week

No one ever lost his breath examining a collection of rubber-bodied ants, but open a box brimming with classic wet flies, and the angler will stop in silent reverence.

Author::  Dick Talleur

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

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