Monday, July 9, 2018


How's Fishing?

Fishing continues to be fantastic this season.  Beetles, mop flies, and John Deere flies continue to be a popular choice in zones 1 and 2.  Individuals fishing in zone 3 have had great success on cheese bait and various colors of powerbait with orange, yellow, and white being the top picks.

 The stream is low and clear due to our continued lack of rainfall.  The hatchery staff is doing a great job maintaining and stocking the stream.  Ben Havens let us know a total of 6,150 trout were stocked July 6th through the 8th, which did not include the 12 lunkers released on Thursday July 5th. Tag sales have increased 2% for this year, which is a determining factor in the stocking of the stream.        



Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
July 8, 2018
Gage house level is 1.77
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 78.0 in 1934
25th percentile is 124
Current level is 101
Median is 149
Mean is 169
75th percentile is 183
Max was 638 in 2015




Niangua River
July 8, 2018
Gage House reading (water level) is 0.79 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 21.0 in 2012
25th percentile is 62
Median is 140
Today's reading is 36.8
75th percentile is 242
Mean is 319
record high max was 2820 in 2015



What's Working

From the Fly Case

Megaworms
Mop flies
beetles
salmon cracklebacks
white cahill
RGN's
possum hair roach

Zone 1 or 2

white jig
tricolor glo-ball
pink or salmon colored glo-balls
yellowtail John Deere
John Deere
marabous- white, black and yellow,  white, peach and brown
skunk roostertail
bumblebee roostertail
blue pirate roostertail
claudia (pink tail, white glitter body, with a chartreuse spinner)

Zone 3

red/natural mousetails
bubblegum mousetails
yellow powerbait
salmon peach powerbait
white powerbait
pink powerbait
cheese bait
salmon eggs



Fishing Times

July
6:30 A.M. 8:30 P.M.

August
7:00 A.M.  8:00 P.M
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September
7:30 A.M.  7:15 P.M.

October
7:30 A.M.  6:30 P.M.



Weather Conditions

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 96. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 93.

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93.Lunker Club



Lunker Club

7/1/2018

Clyde Maxey from Jefferson City, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on cheese bait

7/2/2018

Ken Beard from Union City, TN
2 3/8 pounds in zone 1 on a white jig

7/3/2018

Christian Wattenbarger from Brookfield, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on pink powerbait

Levi Beard from Union City, TN
2 pounds in zone 1 on a white jig

Brian Tripp from Elkville, IL
2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a white floss jig

Matt Breeze from St. Louis, MO
2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a white mini jig

7/4/2018

Cayla Wasson from Sedalia, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on orange powerbait

McKinley Smith from Quincy, IL
2.1 pounds in zone 2 on a hand tied nymph

Sandra Brock from Edwardsville, IL
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow jig

Donna Dane from Park Hills, MO
2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a mop fly

Harvey Warren from The Woodlands, TX
2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a white megaworm

Clyde Maxey from Jefferson City, MO
3 1/2 pounds in zone 3 on cheese bait

7/5/2018

Aiden Beck from Henrietta, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on cheese bait

7/7/2018

Jason Dane from Park Hills, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a yellow mopfly

Alex Martin from Lee's Summit, MO
2.1 pounds in zone 1 on white/red jig



Calendar of Events

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 have one fly that works so well, the government only allows me to tie a limited number per year; and they must be placed in military survival kits.

Author:

Major Lyer

Thanks for Reading,

Devin














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