Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How's Fishing?

The weather this year has been simply perfect and this fall is no exception.  There is only one more weekend in the regular season.  I hope you are able to join us for one more golden fishing trip.

What's Working at Bennett
From the fly box

Blue holographic crackleback has been super
ginger or golden olive crackleback
red or black zebra midge
red WD40
green RGN

Zone 1 & 2

jimi hendrix tri color glo ball
brown glitter or brown trout rooster tails
roaches - gray, brown & black
Marabou - white, gingersnap, and black & yellow
white floss
Peacock mini jig

Zone 3

Zeke's white power bait
salmon peach power bait

Lunker Club

Jeff Mattes from Jacksonville, IL
3-1/8 pounds on a peacock herl jig in zone 1

Ben Ortbals-Steinkamp
House Springs, MO
2 pounds on a tri color glo ball in zone 2

Greg Hink from Gardner, Kansas
3.21 pounds on a #18 fleatermaous in zone 2

Bruce Baird from Bluford, IL
2 pounds 8 ounces on a kapok jig in zone 2

Water Conditions at Bennett Spring

Bennett Spring:
Gage house level is 1.83 feet
October 22, 2014
minimum was in 1938 - 75
25th percentile is 92
today - 86
Median is 113
Mean is 132
75th percentile is 143
Max was 390 in 1984

Niangua River:
October 22, 2014
Gage House reading is 1.81
minimum was 19 in 1993
25th percentile is 32
todays reading is 52
Median is 53
Mean is 86
75th percentile is 131
Max was 484 in 2010

Weather Forecast

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Wind chill values as low as 49 early. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Quote of the Week

The best fisherman I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.
Author:  John Gierach
Fly-fishing the High Country

Thanks for reading!

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