Bennett Spring Fishing Report 10-29-21
Another season comes to an end. In this crazy world, Bennett Spring is consistent. We change jobs, the Spring is a reassurance. Our Dad, or our best friend, passes on. The Spring is a comfort. Politicians play their games and change rolls. The Spring is reality. We get older. The Spring is timeless. Grandkids are born and we have new fishing buddies. The Spring is a renewal.
It doesn't matter how our lives change, one thing we know. The Spring is consistent.
There is a Fly Tying Group that is meeting every Wednesday until further notice. From 9am to noon in the old hatchery building there is a group of people tying flies and telling tales. Everyone is welcome. Bring your tying supplies to tie some flies or just drop in and watch as others do.
Bennett Spring water levels for 10-29-21
Gage House water level is 1.94
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68 in 1935
25th percentile is 94
Current level is 238
Median is 114
Mean is 126
75th percentile is 138
Max was 363 in 1971
Niangua River water levels for 10-29-21
Gage House reading (water level) is 3.04 feet
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second
Minimum was 28 in 1993
25th percentile is 41
Median is 55
Today's reading is 467
75th percentile is 126
Mean is 136
record high max was 783 in 1997
Tim Russo from Festus, MO
5-3/4 pounds on a tan ghost
Chad Massey from Pleasant Hill, MO
2 pounds on sherbet power bait
Nicole Wroblewski from Collinsville, IL
3 pounds on a tri-colored glo ball
Paul Wylie from Allegan, MI
2 pounds on a mop fly
From the Fly Case
cracklebacks: bennett blue, bead head, dark colors
midge - black or red zebra
Renegades, original and firecracker red
Zone 1 & 2
marabou: , white, peach & brown, pink, black & yellow, peach & white
white or cream thread jig
john deere mini jig, red eye or angry deere
glo ball - original tri color or any tri color
power bait: yellow, hatchery pellet, white, sherbet
Events at Bennett Spring
Fly Tying Group
Every Wednesday until further notice. 9am to noon in the old hatchery building there is a group of people tying flies and telling tales. Everyone is welcome. Bring your tying supplies to tie some flies or just drop in and watch as others do.
November 6 &7
The first weekend in November Stream Team #5462 will be holding a three day clean-up of the Bennett Spring. This year we will have two dive shops assisting us in this endeavor. James Presley will lead Diventures of Springfield in Zone 1 and Chris Heitman will lead Show-Me Scuba of Springfield in Zone 2 & 3. Our hope is to get a lot of fishing line, lures, etc. out of the Bennett Spring while other participants can clean the trash above and around the Spring. All are welcome to help! We made this a weekend event to allow for many participants as an end of the season family activity. If you know someone that wants to participate, there will be a daily sign-up sheet in the nature center from 10 am to 4 pm so that we may have a record of all that attend for the purpose of Stream Team reporting. Participants can get gloves and trash bags at the nature center.
There is a list at https://mostateparks.com/events/park/bennett-spring-state-park that gives all the details of other activities, such as hikes that are going on at Bennett Spring State Park throughout the year.
Events for 2022 - save the date.
April 23, 2022~ Veterans Free Fishing Day
Quote of the Week
The season is ended. There was not enough of it; there never is.
Thanks for reading,