Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 13, 2013

 How's Fishing?

 The list of lures that I use for "what's working"  is taken, in part,
from a consensus of what people say is working and what I see them
buy.   You will notice that that the section is short today.  This
doesn't mean that nothing is working, but that almost anything is.
Fishing has been, in a word, good.

What's Working?
Zone 1 & 2

Bedspread, John Deere and white floss have been strong
brown woolies, black wooly bugger
Marabou: black & white, red & black, gingersnap, black & green, white  

with red or pink, orange & yellow.
Glo Balls: Easter egg,  jimi hendrix
Rooster Tails: Brown with brown tail, brown with orange tail, white
with red stripe and black strobe.
red or gold brassie
olive green crackleback (an alternate suggested method is to put
floatant on and fish on top)
Zone 2
Super duper, gold with red stripe
Zone 3
Berkley Powerbait, orange, white extra scent or yellow,
Salmon eggs

Lunker Club

Felix Owens from chesterfield, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a black & White marabou in zone 1

Randy Herder from Lee Summit MO
4-1/4 pounds on a bedspread in zone 2

Greg Mallory from Overland Park IL
2+ pounds, catch & release (from picture) in zone 1 on a green fly of his own

Jason Grosse from Herman, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a red & white marabou in zone 1

John Peterson from Lebanon, MO
3 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces on red soft hackle

Ryder Rhodes from Lebanon, MO
2 pounds on orange power bait in the river

Jake Anthony from Lebanon, MO
2-1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a black wooly bugger

Fishing Times
Regular Season for Trout Fishing at Bennett Spring is March 1st to 

October 31.
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 catch-and-release are 8:00 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 June 13 is 221 CFS,The rate it is
flowing is normal for this time of year.
Minimum was 80 in 1977.
The 25th percentile is 130, the median is 186 and the mean is 220
The 75th percentile is 273 and the max was 645 in 1985
The water level at the Gage House is 2.38,   It has dropped almost
half a foot in one week.
The difference can be more or less significant in different parts of the stream

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

June 14th & 15th Hillbilly Days sponsored by Circle J campground.  for
information call 417-532-4430
June 14, 15 & 16 - food booths at Family Crossings' Bennett Room
 - hot dogs, frito pies, beans, cornbread and corn on the cob starting
at 10 am each day.

June 16th 10 am to 3 pm Doc McAlister Car & Bike show at Family
crossing's Bennett Room.  Craft booths and food
Bake Sale to benefit the Bennett Spring Volunteer Fire Department.
532-4550 for more information

June 18 & June 25: Fly tyers forum at Weaver's Tackle store at 7pm.
check facebook page - Fly Tyer's Forum - at Weaver's or email

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 begin

Weather Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 8 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a
high near 85.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a
high near 84.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Quote of the Week

Whenever a bilious angler has no luck and nothing to do, he sits down
and concocts a new swindle in feathers...and at once every angler in
the country rushes in and pays two dollars a dozen for the samples.
Author:  Mayvis Orvis Marbury
Published::  Favourite Flies and Their Histories 1892

thanks for reading!  Lucy

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