Monday, October 1, 2018

Fishing Report 10/1/2018



How's Fishing?

The 2nd Annual Ladies Fishing Day was a great success.  Thank you to all that attended and all of those individuals that made it possible.  As a "lady" I appreciated it very much!  I hope everyone had as much fun as Chelsea and I did (Weaver's Girls'). 

The water is low and clear, the trout plentiful, and the weather maintains temperate.  The leaves are falling faster than some of us would like, but the fishing is amazing.  Any time spent at Bennett Spring State Park is a pleasure.  I have tried to explain to people that have never experienced a visit to this place, but there are not words to describe it.  It is comfort.....home.



Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
September 30, 2018
Gage house level is 1.77
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 75.0 in 1938
25th percentile is 94
Current level is 95.6
Median is 106
Mean is 138
75th percentile is 139
Max was 700 in 1986




Niangua River
September 30, 2018
Gage House reading (water level) is 0.74 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 26.0 in 1995
25th percentile is 36
Median is 48
Today's reading is 33.6
75th percentile is 101
Mean is 128
record high max was 929 in 1993



What's Working?


 

From the Fly Case

olive zebra midges
seductive midges
Blue Wing Olive
Blue Dun
Bennett Blue cracklebacks
red cracklebacks
chartreuse megaworms
copper hotshots



Zone 1 or 2

John Deere
Old Gray John Deere
tri colored glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
marabous- black and yellow, gingersnap, orange, chartreuse and black, ginger, peach and white
Rooster Tails - White Red, Bumblebee, Clear Winner




Zone 3

green pumpkin powerbait
white powerbait
orange powerbait
salmon peach glitter powerbait
salmon eggs
nightcrawlers



Fishing Times

October
   
7:30 A.M.

6:30 P.M.

Weather Forecast

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.



Lunker Club

9/23/2018

Matt Stegink from Independence, MO
3 pounds in zone 1 on Kapok

Scott Richmond from Chesterfield, MO
3 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a gol San Juan worm

Eddie Jones from Farmington, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a brown woolly

9/24/2018

Laurel Wade from Marshall, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on a nightcrawler

9/25/2018

Scott Nowak from Camdenton, MO
2 1/8 pounds in zone 2 on an olive woolly hackle

9/26/2018

Martin Harding from Witchita, KS
2 pounds in zone 1 on a skunk roostertail

Scott Lord from Kingsville, MO
5 1/8 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou

9/27/2018

Gary Whitson from Liberal, MO
2 pounds 1 ounce in zone 1 on a pink and silver roostertail

Braydon Allee from Lebanon, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a red and black crackleback

9/28/2018

Norm Bissonnette from Canton, TX
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a zebra midge

9/29/2018

Judy Heckadon from Nevada, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou

Landon Pummill from Ashland, MO
3 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou

Sherria McDonald from Blue Springs, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on multicolored powerbait

Cecilia Pummill from Ashland, MO
 2 pounds in zone 3 on multicolored powerbait

Dale Korn from Columbia, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a roostertail

Patricia Miles from BellSlower, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a black Road Runner

Casey Myers, Steedman, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black Road Runner

Leslie Talkington from Bowling Green, MO
3 pounds in zone 2 on a gingersnap marabou

Bethany Kreisel from Marshall, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a white weighted fly

Kristen Merrilt from Sullivan, MO
3 1/4 pounds in zone 3 on doughbait

Jessica Fessenden Palmyra, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a yellow marabou

Brittany Honey from Newburg, MO
2 1/4 pounds in zone 3 on doughbait

Claire Davenport from Centillia, MO
2 pounds in zone 3 on white doughbait

Roberta Moore from Lebanon, MO
2 pounds in zone 2 on a white and orange glo-ball

Jim Lucas from Jefferson City, MO
3 1/4 pounds in zone 3 on an orange worm

Kayla Romack from Silex, MO
3 pounds and 2 pounds in zone 2 and 3, rubber leg and orange worm

Kristan Martin from Hillsboro, MO
3 1/2, 2 1/2, 2 1/4, and 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a white jig (Yes, a stringer of Lunkers)

Gayle Siccinski from Marceline, MO
2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a gold spinner



Calendar of Events

Spring Branch Clean-up

 Saturday - October 6th, 2018

Join Stream Team #5462 as they hold a trash clean up at the Bennett Spring Branch. We will talk about making a visual survey of our spring branch to check or characterize the riparian corridor of the stream.

1:00 PM
- Meet at the Nature Center as we work our way to the Whistle Bridge cleaning up trash. At the Whistle Bridge, join Dan Silas to learn about the Riparian Corridor. After the lesson, head back to the Nature Center for a snack social!

For additional information or questions please contact the Bennett Spring State Park Nature Center at 417-532-3925

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

October 13 & 14 Holland Derby



Nature Center Schedule of Events October 20th

1 pm
Presented by the World Bird Sanctuary, “All About Owls” gives insight into these birds of the night at Shelter B.


2 pm
The Sunbonnet Garden Club of Lebanon hosts the Woodsy Owl & Smoky Bear Poster Contest. Shelter B.

3-4:30 pm
Meet at the lawn area near the playground across from the Park Store to race your Bat friends, play games and learn a bit about misunderstood animals.


5:30 pm
Behind Nature Center – Oak Hickory Trail
Creatures and People of Bennett

Bennett Church of God – Trunk or Treat & Fun

7 pm
Haunted Hatchery will be fun and appropriate for all ages.

8 pm
Outdoor Halloween themed movie at Shelter B.



Quote of the Week

I go fishing, because without it, I'm basically a 2-year-old whose blankie is in the washer.

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Thanks for reading,

Devin




 




 

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