Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

How's Fishing?

Those of you that read the fishing report know that I love Autumn.  The colors and the mild weather combine to make such a pleasant experience, no matter what outdoor activities you like.  This year, fall has been pushed back.  I swear, it's still summer - and the numbers of anglers taking advantage of the weather prove it.
The Holland Derby is always a big event, but this weekend seemed like one of the best.  There were 1940 tags sold Saturday and Sunday.  I am also including the statistics for last month as well.  Jim - put stats picture here.  thanks!

The water is gin clear and lazy.  The depth is hanging in there at a nice middle range as well.  Lots of fish are being caught and even some decent sized ones, which, as many of you know, is unusual for this time of year.  There is one and a half more weekends to go before the two week rest period, and then the catch and release season starts.  It looks like the wonderful weather will hold for at least the next weekend, so if you get a wild hair to fish one last time this season, it should be perfect for you. If you do venture to the Bennett, Weavers has it's annual customer appreciation sale this weekend. Be sure to stop by and have a sloppy joe and some Lemonade!

 Water Conditions

October 12, 2015 for Bennett Spring:

Gage house level is 1.92 feet

Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 78 in 1938
25th percentile is 96
current level is 124
Median is 112
Mean is 160
75th percentile is 135
Max was 1530 in 1970

October 12, 2015 for Niangua River:

Gage House reading (water level) is 1.72 feet

Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
minimum was 19 in 1993
25th percentile is 33
Median is 54
Today's reading is 46
75th percentile is 207
Mean is 120
Max was 618 in 2010

crane and angler
What's Working?

From the fly box:
Aqua cracklebacks - (also known as the Bennett Blue) still at the top of the list
pearl cracklebacks, olive or gold crackleback
light or dark brown RGN (fished 2 to 2.5 feet - dead drift)
Black ants - some with wings
Zone one & two:
Marabou: pink & white, olive, gingersnap, salmon & brown, shell & brown, orange
Glo Ball:, original tri color, jimi hendrix, salmon with red dot, pink with red dot
rooster tail - brown glitter, grasshopper, salmon fly.
Zone 3:
yellow  or orange power bait
trout magnet: mealworm or salmon

Lunker Club

October 8, 2015
Tom Emig from Eagleville, MO
2.5 pounds on a night crawler in zone 3

Amanda Friedmann from St. Clair MO
2 pounds on orange power bait in zone 3

Bruce Baird from Mt. Vernon, IL
3-3/4 pounds in zone 2 on a little cleo

Spencer Kendall from Arnold, MO
3 pounds on an olive crackleback in zone 1

Rob Banden from Old Monroe, MO
3.5 pounds on a pink & white marabou in zone 1

October 10, 2015
Donnie Mount from Clinton, MO
4 pounds on a pink with red dot glo-ball in zone 1

Melanie Wasielewski from Foristell, MO
2.25 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 2

Hannah Haynes from St. Joe, MO
4 pounds on a personal tie bug in zone 2

John Greer from Sweet Springs, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

Paige Wasielewski from Troy MO
2-3/4 pounds on a moss green marabou in zone 1

Layne Mount from Clinton, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a salmon with red dot glo-ball in zone 2

Weather Forecast

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Fishing Times

October from 7:30 to 6:30

Calendar of Events

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

Quote of the Week -

One of Calvin Coolidge's favorite angling places was the River Brule. Once a newspaper reporter asked him how many fish approximately were in the Brule, and the President answered that the waters were estimated to contain about 45,000 fish. 'I haven't caught them all yet,' he said, 'but I've intimidated them'.

Author:  John McKee 1933

Thanks for reading!  Lucy

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