Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fishing Report 9/12/2018

How's Fishing?

The fishing has been outstanding this past week.   We had a few rainy days, but the water in the stream remains low, gin clear and beautiful Bennett Spring blue.   As opposed to the Niangua River that looks like chocolate milk at the moment.  Quite a few people have come into Weaver's Tackle Store and commented on how abundantly stocked the stream continues to be.  Hatchery Manager Ben Havens and his staff have revived the stream from the flooding in December 2015, July 2016, and May 2017.  Keep up the great work!   


Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
September 9, 2018
Gage house level is 1.97
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68.0 in 1937
25th percentile is 96
Current level is 136
Median is 120
Mean is 125
75th percentile is 140
Max was 280 in 1994

Niangua River
September 9, 2018
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.40 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 17.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 35
Median is 58
Today's reading is 262
75th percentile is 130
Mean is 93
record high max was 352 in 2007

What's Working?

From the Fly Case

zebra midges
white or gray roaches
Bennett Blue cracklebacks
green cracklebacks
Griffith's gnats
Elkhair caddis
chartreuse mopflies

Zone 1 or 2

John Deere
Old Gray John Deere
tri colored glo-balls
Easter egg glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
marabous- black and yellow, brown and moss, orange,   pink and white, red and chartreuse, and white
Roostertails- white or black
Limit Taker Roostertail
Orange Fire Tiger Roostertail

Zone 3

white powerbait
orange powerbait
salmon peach glitter powerbait
Bentley's Secret Bait
chartreuse trout magnets

Fishing Times

7:30 A.M.
7:15 P.M.

7:30 A.M.
6:30 P.M.

Weather Forecast

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light northeast wind.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Lunker Club


Dominic Biscari from Kansas City, MO
2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a white jig

Tyson Thomas from Walnut, IA
2 pounds in zone 2 on a black roostertail


Gary Wallut from Deepwater, MO
2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a shammy


Michael Selby from Trenton, MO
2 pounds in zone 1 on a peach megaworm

Brian Selby from Trenton, MO
3 pounds in zone 1 on a white roostertail

Calendar of Events

The wooden bridge is closed due to wooden planks being broken. Visitors will not be able to access the park through the Bramwell Access.

 Sept 19 & 20 Weed Cutting

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

October 6~ 7:00 P.M. - Fly Fishing Film Tour at Hidden Valley Outfitters

October 13 & 14 Holland Derby

Quote of the Week

Give a man a fish, you'll feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, and you can sell him fishing equipment


Mr. Penn

Thanks for reading,





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