Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fishing Report 9/4/2018


How's Fishing?

Fishing was great this last week and through Labor Day weekend.  The water is low and gin clear.  An ample amount of trout remain in the stream to be caught and kept.  Hoppers and midges used in tandem can be useful and different as a tactic.  A few individuals are utilizing the hopper with a dropper method.  We have included a diagram as a visual guide.







  





Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
September 3, 2018
Gage house level is 1.80
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68.0 in 1936
25th percentile is 101
Current level is 101
Median is 122
Mean is 133
75th percentile is 146
Max was 349 in 2010




Niangua River
September 3, 2018
Gage House reading (water level) is 0.82 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 21.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 35
Median is 57
Today's reading is 38.8
75th percentile is 88
Mean is 175
record high max was 1950 in 2010



What's Working?

From the Fly Case

B.C. Gamechanger
zebra midges
brown roaches
Bennett Blue cracklebacks
green cracklebacks
Elkhair caddis



Zone 1 or 2

John Deere
Old Gray John Deere
egg colored glo-balls
shrimp pink glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
marabous- black and yellow, moss green and white, orange and black, peach and brown, red and chartreuse, and white
white thread jigs
peacock jigs



Zone 3

white powerbait
orange powerbait
salmon peach glitter powerbait
white powerbait
Bentley's Secret Bait
black and yellow worms
nightcrawlers




Fishing Times

September

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

October

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



Weather Forecast

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 92. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.





Lunker Club

8/25/2018

Chris Ellis from Richmond, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a holy moly clog poly

8/27/2018

Bob Choate from Marshfield, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a Mepps spinner

Jeff Forck from Columbia, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou

Braydon Allee from Lebanon, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a black and red crackleback

8/28/2018

Louis Mewharter from Starsburg, IL
2 pounds in zone 3 on a grasshopper

8/29/2018

Scott Garrett from Monroe City, MO
2 pounds on a green machine

Gene Heelskamp from Raytown, MO
3 pounds on a silver jig

Cathy Jones from St. Joseph, MO
2.8 pounds and 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a tan mopfly

8/30/2018

Jim Lucas from O'Fallon, MO
4 pounds in zone 1 Old gray John Deere

8/31/2018

Jason Greaman from O'Fallon, MO
3.5 pounds in zone 1 on a gray jig

Harry Bresler from Columbia, IL
2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a chartreuse megaworm

James Reid from Sweet Springs, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a Jimi Hendrix glo-ball

Cathy Jones from St. Joseph's, MO
3.3 pounds in zone 1 on a tan mopfly

Tracy Werdehavsen from Waynesville, MO
2 pounds in zone 1 on a shammy

Jason Chiesi from Independence, MO
2 pounds in zone 1 on a Joe fly

Jason Pauley from Sweet Springs, MO
2 pounds in zone 1 on a Jimi Hendrix glo-ball

9/1/2018

Jonathan Goodman from Mexico, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on Dan's secret bait

Krystal Stigers from Florissant, MO
2 pounds in zone 1 on a white jig

Ron Tilson from Park City, KS
2 1/4 pounds in zone 3 on a black and yellow roostertail

Quinn Martin from Hillsboro, MO
3 3/4 pounds in zone 1 on a brown scud

9/2/2018

Walter Williams from Mexico, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on orange powerbait

Tayden Cary from LaGrange, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on a minnow




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

Hooks are not part of the trout's developed searching or matching image. Therefore, in grossly oversimplified form, trout don't care about the hook.

Author:

John Merwin - Fishing Editor

Thanks for reading,

Devin



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