Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 25, 2015

How's Fishing?

The fishing continues to be spotty, ranging from "this was the literally best day of fishing I have ever had in my entire life!" to a shrug of the shoulders and a "meh".
 As you can see from the pictures, there are fish, and decent sized ones at that, that are being caught.  The water continues to be very clear, especially considering the time of year.  It's running a little faster and there are a couple of storms moving in today as I write the report. That may change things up a bit, but if  your trip is planned for the weekend, the water color should return to normal and levels should be good.
The gingersnap and the olive wooly with the gold plated head have been two of the strongest lures right now.  We have also seen a strong interest in black caddis and pale morning dun.  Cracklebacks in the more muted colors such as olive or the original, have been good, as well as the renegade.  Another trend we have seen here at Weaver's is the color salmon.  Marabou, mini jig, or power bait...if it's salmon colored, it's good.

What's Working

From the fly case:
Morning Dun, Black Caddis
crane fly
original crackleback, ginger crackleback
gray scud
copper john

Zone one & two:
Bedspread mini jig, brown mini jig
Marabou : Gingersnap, salmon & brown, white, pink & white
Glo Ball- Jimi Hendrix, white. white with red, salmon with red dot
Brown or Olive Woolie bugger - or woolie with spinner
Rooster tails - bumble bee, white with red, trout, buff
glo balls - white with red dot, salmon with red dot, jimi hendricks, orange, white
white floss

Zone 3:
florescent orange or white with glitter power bait
salmon & white worms, orange and white worms, brown & green worms

New at Weaver's Tackle Store for 2015
There are a couple of new developments here at Weaver's. One is that we now have an on line store.  It is a work in progress and we know still have items to add, but if you need something sent to you, check it out at Weaverstackle.com .
The other thing that is new is that we have an additional four cabins available to rent this year.  There are already dates that we are completely booked, but if you are interested in staying at Fishing Tales Resort ( aka Weaver's), call us at 417-532-4618 and we will let you know what is available.

Lunker Club

Brandon Kidd from O'Fallon, MO
3.5 pounds on a jimi hendrix glo ball

John Ziegler Jr. from Raymore, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a orange glo ball in zone 2

Brian Tumlin from LaPlata, MO
2 pounds on a brown mini jig in zone 2

Justin Perry from Sedalia, MO
2.25 on a buzbug in zone 2

Pam Todd from Lee's Summit, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a buff rooster tail in zone 1

Riley Despress (age 13) from Taylor, MO
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou with gold head

Danny Smith from Darnell, MO
3-1/2 pounds on a marabou in zone 1

Fishing Times

March from 7:30 to 7:00 pm
April from 7:00 to 7:30
May from 6:30 to 8:15
June/July from 6:30 to 8:30
August from 7:00 to 8:00
September from 7:30 to 7:15
October from 7:30 to 6:30

Calendar of Events

March 24 & 25 2015 - Moss Cutting
April 21 & 22 - Moss Cutting
May 2 - Kids free fishing day.   Kids 15 and under get a free daily tag on this day, plus there will be special attractions to delight the young anglers. Portions of the stream will be reserved for kids fifteen and under. Rainbow trout will be restocked all day long. Volunteers will be on hand to help kids fish. There will be exhibits, fly tying and fly-fishing classes, free hotdogs, soda, and other free items.
May 19 & 20 - Moss Cutting
June 6th and 7th - free fishing weekend
June 6th and 7th - Inaugural CFM Trout Fest. This event is sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri, and is put on in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation. There will be many attractions and activities, including a traditional trout park derby where tagged fish will be stocked and prizes awarded to the anglers who catch them.
June 23rd and 24th - moss cutting
July 28th & 29th - moss cutting
August 25th & 26th - moss cutting
September 22nd and 23rd - moss cutting
October 10, Holland Derby
October 20th and 21st - moss cutting
October 31st - end of regular fishing season
November 13th - start of catch and release for 2015/16
February 8th, 2016 end of catch and release season 2015/16

Water Conditions

The water currently is running well with little color.

Bennett Spring:
March 24, 2015
Gage house level is 2.02 feet
minimum 86 in 1934
25th percentile is 133
Current level is 101
Median is 188
Mean is 219
75th percentile is 281
Max was 526 in 2013

Niangua River:
March 24, 2015
Gage House reading is 2.54
Today's reading is 168
minimum was 43 in 1996
25th percentile is 182
Median is 310
Mean is 468
75th percentile is 596
Max was 1110 in 2012

Weather Report
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. North wind 10 to 13 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Quote of the Week

My wants are simple. I have no desire to latch onto a monster symbol of fate and power and prove my manhood in titanic piscine war. But sometimes I do like a couple of cooperative fish of frying size.
Author:  John Steinbeck

Thanks for reading!

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