Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 8, 2014

How's Fishing?

It continues to be a great year for fishing at Bennett Spring.  The water is still low and clear, the weather remains, for this area, extremely mild.
The fishing is good, too.  This year the anglers are tossing back the fish they put on their stringers last year.
As far as what lures to use, we all know that everyone has their favorite, and right now....that's what's working.   Toss it in, change it up, and keep on fishing.

There have been a few specific suggestions as far as which lures to use.  Harry has been using sinking line with un-weighted marabou.  If the fish tired of seeing that one, he would switch it up with a black zebra midge and  has been catching fish all day.  Mike has had great luck with the crane fly late in the day.  Royal coachman has also been working well for him.
Thank you both for you sharing what is working for you.

What's Working?

Fly Box
zebra midge - black or olive
black holographic or blue holographic Crackleback,
tan caddis
crane fly
Royal Coachman
Rusty brown san juan worm
Zones 1 & 2
Marabou -red & white, shell & white,black & yellow, moss
rooster tail: brown sparkle body, bumble bee, tiger stripe
Brown woolie, yellow with black, with spinners
white thread jig, peach floss
ghost mini jig, brown, or moss green
brassie - assorted, red, salmon, gold
gray deere or john deere
white glo ball
black & white mini marabou
peacock mini jig.
Zone 3
power bait - salmon peach, yellow sparkle
hatchery brown gulp nuggets
gulp florescent minnow grub
mouse tails, orange and white or
power bait worms, orange & white

Water Conditions
Bennett Spring:
August 5, 2014
minimum is today - 83
25th percentile is 109
Median is 129
Mean is 142
75th percentile is 154
Max was 390 in 2013
Gage house level is 1.87 feet

Niangua River:
August 5, 2014
Gage House reading is 1.39
minimum was 18 in 2012
25th percentile is 33
Today's (August 5) reading is 34
Median is 58
75th percentile is 140
Mean is 634
Max was 7290 in 2013

Lunker Club

TJ Jung from St. Louis, MO
7-3/4 pounds on a mini ghost marabou, green with brass head in zone 1

Jay Stuart from Perry, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a home made jig in zone 2

Calendar of Events
August 9th
Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association will be hosting a Derby
Entry fee is a donation that will be used to help support Project Healing Waters, and Casting for a Cure
Registration is at the Park Store beginning 7pm Friday evening - August 8.

August 19-20 moss cutting

September 16-17 moss cutting

October 14-15 moss cutting

October 31 - last day of regular trout season

November 14 first day of Catch & Release Season

February 9, 2015 - Catch and Release season ends

Weather Forecast
 Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 92. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Quote of the Week
Rivers are places that renew our spirit, connect us with our past, and link us directly with the flow and rhythm of the natural world.

Leo Tolstoy

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

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