Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
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June 1, 2018

How's Fishing?

Summer has really come into it's own! A nice way of saying "It's hot out there!".
Fishing in the stream or floating down the Niangua are good ways to enjoy that warm weather.
Fishing has been really good, lots of big fish and good sized stringers. Top water hasn't been really strong yet, probably because, although the stream is in good shape, it is still a bit dingy. Renegades seem to be an exception. They are good.

Bennett blue Cracklebacks, brown roaches, black ants, zebra midges,and John Deere mini jigs have all been working well this week.



What's Working?
From the Fly Case

White Mega Worm
orange mop worms
Possum Hair Roach or brown roaches
Bennett blue cracklebacks
Renegades
black ants

Zone one or two
Gingersnap or black & yellow marabou, Salmon & Brown, peach
wooly bugger - red, brown
John Deere
White floss
Glo balls - red or jimi hendrix, chartreuse with red dot
Ginger with gold plated head, woolies
Tinsel green or brown, or black rooster Tail
pink or red brassie
Rubber Leg Jigs various colors, green is good

Zone 3

power bait: yellow, salmon peach, or orange sparkle
lady luck pink worms
night crawlers


Fishing Times
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June/July 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
August 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 7:30 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
October 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Lunker Club

5-24-18
Krista Schuessler from St. Louis, MO
2 pounds on a black rooster tail

Caleb Donty from Adrian, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a red and yellow marabou in zone 2

Bob Choate from Marshfield, MO
2 pounds 1 ounce on a black marabou in zone 1

5-25-18
Shelby Turnbought from Fenton, MO
2.75 pounds on a white jig in zone 1

Roger Dixon from Olean, MO
9.75 pounds on orange powerbait in the Niangua River

5-26-18
Dennis Warden from Branson, MO
2.25 pounds on a black and yellow marabou in zone 2

Cody Myrtle from Butler, MO
4 pounds on a red jig in zone 2

Tyson Cox from St. Joseph, MO
2.5 pounds on an olive wooly bugger in zone 1

Jim Spatola from Barnhart, MO
2 1/8 pounds on pink and white lucky lady worm in the Niangua River


Travis Toelke from Springfield, MO
2.25 pounds on a white plastic worm in zone 3

Tom Kinney from Shelbina, MO
2.25 pounds on a white midge in zone 2

Bill Daubendiek from Sibley, MO
2.5 pounds on a pink marabou in zone 1

Eddie Burks from Harrisburg, MO
2.25 pounds on a yellow mop fly in zone 2

5-27-18
Dennis Warden from Branson, MO
2 pounds on a red and white marabou in zone 2

Matthew Warden from Virginia Beach, VA
2 1/8 pounds on a red and yellow marabou in zone 2

Vance Brindley from Highland, IL
2.5 pounds on a black and yellow roostertail in zone 2

5-28-18
Faith Brindley from Highland, IL
2 pounds on black and yellow roostertail in zone 1

Danny Curran from Belton, MO
2 pounds on a John Deere in zone 1

Jordan Aleman from Broken Arrow, OK
2 1/8 pounds on a brown roostertail in zone 2

Larry Gibson from Kirksville, MO
2.25 pounds on a black and gold marabou in zone 2

Larry Gibson from Kirksville, MO
2.25 pounds on a black and gold marabou in zone 2

Jack Eichenlaub from O'Fallon, MO
2.5 pounds on a red wooly in zone 1

Greg Block from Bonnots Mill, MO
2 1/8 pounds on yellow dough bait in the Niangua River

5-30-18
William Cole from Warrensburg, MO
2 pounds on black and yellow marabou in zone 1

Matt Gibson from Webb City, MO
2 pounds on black and yellow marabou in zone 1

Matt Sanders from Glasgow, MO
2 1/8 pounds on red brassie in zone 2


Calendar of Events

SAT JUNE 2

10 AM FISH HATCHERY TOUR – A guided tour will be given of the fish hatchery. Meet at the newest hatchery building to find out what it takes to raise all those fish. The hatchery tour duration is approximately 45 minutes.
2 PM BLACK BEAR PROGRAM – Meet at the Nature Center classroom to learn more about bears. Watch a video about their habitat and behaviors. Learn to safely observe bears, follow a few precautions and become “Bear Aware”. Come check out a pelt, skull and scat.

SAT JUNE 9 SUN JUNE 10 – Free fishing weekend. Allows anyone to fish for free without a state fishing permit or daily trout tag, however all other fishing rules and limits apply. For more information or questions contact the Missouri Department of Conversation’s Bennett Spring Hatchery by phone at 417-532-4418.

SUN JUNE 10
1-2 PM RANGER RIDE - Join a law enforcement ranger to learn the ABCs of bike riding. Participants should meet at the fish hatchery fish feeding station across from the park store. Participants will ride together across the historic CCC bridge around Bennett Spring to Shelter A and back. The riding terrain is flat with some grassy off-road riding and one hill. Bring your bicycle, helmet and water.

June 9 & 10 - Free Fishing Weekend

June 27 & 28 Weed Cutting

August 8 & 9 Weed Cutting

Sept 19 & 20 Weed Cutting

September 29 Ladies Fishing Day
Activities from 11AM to 2PM
Fishing and Fly Casting Instruction
Girls Fish Free!

October 13 & 14 Holland Derby


Quote of the Week

I always thought a fly fisherman was the ultimate optimist; anyone who believes he can trick a wary wild fish with a concoction fashioned from feathers and fur can't be a pessimist.

Author
David Klausmeyer - Editor

Published:
Fly Tyer Magazine

Thanks for reading!
Lucy

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