Located 500 yards east of Missouri's Bennett Spring State Park

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Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
Brought to you by
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August 21, 2017




 
     
   
     
 



How's Fishing?


 
 

Fishing is getting better daily. The water was pretty high and murky for a while following a big rain, but it has since gotten lower and slower.

The little terrestrials, such as beetles, are still working well. If you want to go deeper, the black zebra midges or a white floss jig are working well, also.

With the kids back in school, there is much less pressure on the fish. It's a very relaxed time of year. To make it even better, the weather temperatures are cooling off to the low 80's.




 
     
   
     
 



What's Working?


 
 

From the fly case:

beetles
gray scud
sow bug



Zone 1 & 2:

peach fur bug
John deere or bedspread mini jig
Possum hair roach - 2 to 3 feet - close to bottom- under an indicator
Marabou - gingersnap, black & yellow. black & red, black
salmon with orange dot or original tri color glo ball
Wooly worm, brown
brown mop worm
white mini jig with red head , thread jig with red
Olive red tail wooly



Zone 3:

orange extra scent,white, or salmon peach power bait
brown power bait or yellow power bait
orange & white worm
pink & White worm
Gulp Chunky Cheese Garlic Scent




 
     
   
     
 



Water Conditions


 
 

August 19, 2017
Bennett Spring
Gage house level is 2.28
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 74 in 1936
25th percentile is 102
Median is 128
current level is 211
Mean is 137
75th percentile is 155
Max was 378 in 1940



Niangua River conditions
August 19, 2017
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.40 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 18.5 in 2012
25th percentile is 30
Today's reading is 223
Median is 42
Mean is 64
75th percentile is 81
record high max was 215 in 2016





 
     
   
     
 



Fishing Times

 
 

MONTH

BEGIN

END

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

 
 


8-15-17

Cody Myrtle from Butler, MO
3 pounds on a brown power bait in zone 3

Al Jolly from Columbia, MO
2 pounds, 3 ounces on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

John Rawinski from Cambridge, WI
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Larry Todd from Raytown, MO
3-5/8 pounds on a possum hair roach in zone 1

Kyn Gordon from Palmyra, MO
2 pounds on a brown woolie in zone 1

David Olufield from Lebanon, MO
2-3/4 pounds in the river on a worm



8-16-17

Bridgetta Carsel from Lamar, MO
2 pounds on a bedspread in zone 1

Roger Bunse from Cosby, MO
2 pounds on a white mini jig in zone 1



8-17-17

Bridgetta Carsel from Lamar, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a bedspread mini jig in zone 1

Beth Gockel from Labadie, MO
2 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3



8-18-17

Ryan Courtney from Savanna, MO
3 pounds on a peach fur bug in zone 1



8-19-17

Gene Schroeder from Marshall, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 2

Steve Riney from Palmyra, MO
4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Joe Orf from Wentzville, MO
2-3/4 poundes on a black & red marabou in zone 1

Cindy Schroeder from Marshall, MO
2.5 pounds on a black marabou in zone 2



8-20-17

John Greer from Sweet Springs, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

Kayla Browning from Palmyra, MO
2 pounds on a bedspread in zone 1




 
     
   
     
 



Calendar of Events


 
     
 

Weed Cutting September 20th & 21st @ 8:00 AM

Saturday, September 30, 2017
New: Ladies Only Free Fishing Day. No tag needed, just fishing license if required.
Time: 7:30 AM to 7:15 PM


Fly Fishing Film Tour. This world wide film tour arrives in our area on October 7th. There will also be vendors and activities during the day. If you are in the area, plan to attend! Check it out on flyfilmtour.com.


Trout Derby

The annual Holland Derby. A trout fishing derby to benefit the cancer society. Two-day event October 14th, 15th.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM





 
     
   
     
 



Weather Forecast


 
 

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78.


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79..


Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.


 
     
   
     
 



Quote of the Week

 
 

Best wishes to Ty and Lori who were married Saturday at Bennett Spring. This one is for you!



 
 

In fly-fishing, compromises are often perfectly acceptable; there are few absolutes. I guess you could say the same thing about marriage.

Author: Ken Marsh

Published: Alaska Magazine

Thanks for reading,
Lucy










 
     
     
     
     
 


OUR PREVIOUS REPORT:

 
 


Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
Brought to you by
Weaver's Tackle Store
August 15, 2017

 
   
     
 



How's Fishing?

 
 

Fishing continues to shine. The weather has been great and almost anything you throw will get some interest from the local trout.

The colors orange or salmon are working for almost any kind of lure or fly from worms to marabou to cracklebacks. The unweighted globalls have also come into their own with the slower, clearer water. Terrestrials, such as beetle patterns, are doing very well, too. Cast across, when possible, to the other bank and try for the shadows under the trees.



 
     
   
     
 


What's Working?


 
 

From the fly case:

beetles
olive weighted woolie/crackleback
Bennett blue crackleback
zebra midge - olive, black
Rust or olive copper hot shot
renegade
gray scud with hot spot


Zone 1 & 2:

John deere
yellow grizzly or olive wooly worm with plated head
Possum hair roach - 2 to 3 feet - close to bottom- under an indicator
Marabou - gingersnap, salmon & brown, orange & white, white
salmon or original tri color glo ball
Wooly worm, white with red
rooster tails - white, green, or may fly
White mega worm
white mini jig with red head


Zone 3:

orange extra scent,white, or salmon peach power bait
brown power bait
orange & white worm





 
     
   
     
 



Water Conditions


 
 

August 13, 2017
Bennett Spring
Gage house level is 2.07
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 79 in 1936
25th percentile is 102
Median is 130
current level is 162
Mean is 141
75th percentile is 157
Max was 419 in 2013


Niangua River conditions
August 13, 2017
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.42 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 12 in 2007
25th percentile is 30
Today's reading is 72
Median is 50
Mean is 106
75th percentile is 98
record high max was 580 in 2016





 
     
   
     
 



Lunker Club


 
 

8-9-17

Jeri Green from Wellsville, Ks
2 pounds on an olive and black marabou



8-10-17

William Turner from O'Fallon, MO
2 pounds on a rainbow power bait in zone 3

Paul Lipcamnon from Nebo, IL
2.5 pounds on a home made jig in zone 1



8-11-17

Mike Luck from Wood River, IL
3-1/4 pounds on a white marabou in zone 1

Cody Myrtle from Butler, MO
2 pounds on a white marabou jig in zone 1

Larry Todd from Raytown, MO
2 pounds on white mega worm in zone 1


8-12-17

Paul Hopen from Augusta, MO
3 pounds on a whjite mini jig with a red head in zone 1

Felix Owens from Chesterfield, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Jeremy Stapleton from Smithville, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a white roostertail in zone 1

Duane Crawford from ST Charles, MO
4.5 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Bradley Parsons from St Joseph, MO
2.5 pounds in zone 2 on a gray scud #18 with an orange hot spot

Tom Ziegler from Perry KS
8 pounds on a may fly rooster tail in zone 1

Michael Schmidt from St. Louis, MO
4 pounds on a white jig in zone 1



8-13-17

Matthew Wyne from St. Louis, MO
2-1/2 pounds on a green rooster tail in zone 2

Roberta Moore from Jeff City, MO
2-3/8 pounds on brown power bait in zone 3

Hunter Dougherty (age 8) from Higbee MO
2-1/4 pounds on a home tied white fly in Zone 1

Richard Hollar from Topeka, KS
3-1/2 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

John Hayes from Lebanon, MO
3.75 pounds on a silver super duper in zone 2

Bob Drury from Arnold, MO
3-3/4 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Cassy Buehler from Carrollton, MO
2-3/8 pounds on a little cleo in Zone 2





 
     
   
     
 



Fishing Times

 
 

MONTH

BEGIN

END

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.

     
 
     
     
   
     
 



Calendar of Events


 
     
 

Weed Cutting September 20th & 21st @ 8:00 AM

Saturday, September 30, 2017
New: Ladies Only Free Fishing Day. No tag needed, just fishing license if required.
Time: 7:30 AM to 7:15 PM

Trout Derby
The annual Holland Derby. A trout fishing derby to benefit the cancer society. Two-day event October 14th, 15th.
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM



 
     
   
     
 



Weather Forecast


 
 

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85.


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84..


Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.


Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.


Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.




 
     
   
     
 



Quote of the Week


 
 

Ninety percent of all fishing knowledge is local knowledge.

Author: Lefty Kreh

Thanks for reading,
Lucy







 
     
     
     
 


PERSONS OF INTEREST

 
 

Ben Havens
Hatchery Manager
Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery
26142 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, Mo 65536
417-532-4418 x1062


Craig Fuller
Fisheries Management Biologist
417-532-7612 x 224
craig.fuller@mdc.mo.gov


Patricia Chambers
Bennett Spring Nature Center
26250 Hwy 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536
(: 417-532-3925| 6: 417-532-7006
www.mostateparks.com


Operation Game Thief Hotline, 1-800-392-1111.



Dallas County Conservation Agent Matt Hitchings and Ryan Wood
Matt.Hitchings@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail) or at (417) 733-3876

Ryan.Wood@mdc.gov (link sends e-mail) or at (417) 733-0286.




Conservation agents for Laclede County
Jarrad.Jewell@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail) or 417-718-1111

Jarad.Milligan@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail) or 417-288-8744


Trout Cam At Bennett Spring State Park https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam




 
     
     
     
     
   
 

Mike Sapp Photo

 
     
   
 

Mike Sapp Photo

 
     
     
     
     
     
 


Noted fly fisherman Lefty Kreh was once asked by a non-fisherman what was the sense of catching fish only to let them go. He responded, "Do you burn your golf balls after a game?"



 
     

 

 

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