Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 12, 2014

How's Fishing?
The beginning of Catch and Release season begins on November 14, 2014 (Friday).  It runs until February 9, 2015. Fishing is permitted from 8am to 4pm every weekend on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

If you would like to keep a few - (4 or less per day, 8 in possession) you may buy a trout stamp and fish in the rivers of MIssouri such as the Niangua.  An easy way to buy this license is to use the website to buy and print one.

 Thanks to fellow  angler Paul Hardin for providing the easy link.

The hatchery manager, Mike Mitchell, has provided the tag sales for the year. If you need to contact him he can be reached at :
Bennett Spring Hatchery
26142 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536
phone 417-532-4418
fax 417-532-5507
cell 417-718-3000

Year    Adult  tags         Kids tags       Total        Fish Stocked         Fish/Tag
2014    13,047               1,324          14,371           31,715              2.21
2013    12,742               1,221          13,963           31,800              2.28

Year          tag  sales
2014           133,260
2013           127,474
Total differences 5,786

Water Conditions
Bennett Spring:
Gage house level is 1.83 feet
November 8, 2014
minimum was in 1938 - 66
today - 86
25th percentile is 93
Median is 115
Mean is 144
75th percentile is 150
Max was 504 in 1985

Niangua River
October 22, 2014
Gage House reading is 1.85
minimum was26 in 2008
25th percentile is 23
today's reading is 53
Median is 77
Mean is 515
75th percentile is 261
Max was 4930 in  1997

                                                                                Weather Forecast

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
Friday Night: Occasional flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
Saturday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37.

Quote of the Week

Fish in the water represent pure potential. If the water is not clear, we do not know if they exist at all. To get them to bite something connected to a line and pull them into our world is managing a birth that brings these creatures from the realm of mysytery into the world of reality. It is a kind of creation.

Howell Raines

A Meditation on the Midlife Crisis

Thanks for reading!