Fishing Report 10/3/2019
Fishing has been great. The 3rd Annual Ladies Free Fishing Day went well with upwards of 500 ladies tags handed out. The mid day rain didn't even put a slight damper on the festivities. The stream is low and clear. The trout abundant and sometimes willing to attack, with a silver flash, your best guess at a fly they would like to devour. I have been working the water with a variety of Midges sizes 18 to 22, Woolies, and Cracklebacks sizes 8 to 12 that I have tied or that have been gifted to me to try. I try to work my way through zones one and two with various patterns that I know work or that I have been told work. See you on the stream!
This weekend you can bring a bomb proof fly and try your luck at the One Fly Tournament~ October 5, 2019 from 9:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. at Hidden Valley Outfitters 27101 Marigold Drive Highway 64 Lebanon, MO. Sign up begins at 8:00 A.M. Free entry. All ages welcome. Individual or two person teams. The Fly Fishing Film Tour presented at Hidden Valley Outfitters on the Niangua River~ Saturday October 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
October 2, 2019
Gage house level is 2.07 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 76.0 in 1939
25th percentile is 95
Current level is 137
Median is 106
Mean is 140
75th percentile is 135
Max was 1090 in 1987
October 2, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.03 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 27.5 in 2015
25th percentile is 32
Median is 43
Today's reading is 91.4
75th percentile is 81
Mean is 83
record high max was 491 in 1994
From the Fly Case
San Juan Worms
Wooly Buggers-olive, black, and brown
Ginger and olive wooliesAnts
Pale Yellow Cracklebacks
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shots
RGN's-light olive, brown
Zone 1 or 2
Mopflies- cream, pink, white, orange, chartreuse
Megaworms-pink and white, red, white, orange, pink, chartreuse
Brown or black Roaches
Bumblebee mini jigs
Gray John Deere
Yellowtail John Deere
White mini jigs
White, brown, orange, red thread jigs
Apricot Supreme with red dot Glo-balls
Chartreuse with red dot Glo-balls
Original Tricolor Glo-balls
White with cerise dot Glo-balls
Easter Egg Glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix Glo-balls
Peach Fur Bugs
Marabou - black and yellow, olive and black, ginger, gingersnap, orange and black, pink, orange and white, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, orange, black and white, cerise and black
Rooster Tails - Yellow Spot, Skunk, Copper Tinsel Brown Trout, Tinsel Shad, Orange Tiger, Tinsel Leech
Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, orange and white, mint, red and white, black and yellow
Orange Peel Powerbait Worms
Hatchery Pellet Powerbait
Marshmallow White Powerbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs pink, yellow, or white
White or Gold Trout Magnets
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
37.72°N 92.92°W (Elev. 1024 ft)
David Wassman from Boonville, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a Gold Metallic Roostertail
LeeAnn Durbin from Republic, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 in white megaworm
Kristen Merritt from Sullivan, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a Jimi Hendrix Glo-Ball
Dena Fuhr from Augusta, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on homemade doughbait
Joyce Kniepkamp from St. Jacob, IL 2 pounds and 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou and orange and white marabou
Bobby Pezold from Columbia, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a ginger jig
Robbin Peniston from Hillsboro, MO 2 1/8 pounds in zone 3 on a worm
Pamela Hill from Warsaw, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a Super Duper
Zen Thomas from Fulton, MO 3.2 pounds in zone 2 on a Brown Roostertail
Pierce Tiefenauer from DeSoto, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a Hillbilly Special
Debbie Block from Bonnetmill, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 3 on a minnow
Linda Kozlowski from St. James, MO 3.2 pounds in zone 2 on a spoon
Marilyn Madison from Warsaw, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a Super Duper
Jennifer Kelch from St. Charles, MO 2.2 pounds in zone 3 (Suzy Hole) on Orange Powerbait
Kate Kampeter from Westphalia, MO 2.4 pounds in zone 3 on Orange Powerbait
Katrina Schaefer from Canton, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou
Laurie Atha-Weimer from New Cambria, MO 3 pounds in zone 2 on a Green/White/Pink Spinner
Melissa Kampeter from Westphalia, MO 2.5 pounds in zone 3 on Orange Powerbait
Karlee Sue Siperko from Springfield, MO 2.1 pounds in zone 2 on a white egg
Megan Fuhr from Augusta, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on Homemade doughbait
Justin Moss from Spring Hill, KS 2 pounds in zone 2 on a white thread jig
Hank Kampeter from Westphalia, MO 2 3/4 pounds in zone 3 on Orange Powerbait
Mark McCarty from Belton, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a Bennett Blue Crackleback
Joseph Diener from Columbia, MO 2 3/4 pounds in zone 1 on a white marabou jig
Chuck Swoboda from Parkville, MO 4 3/8 pounds in zone 2 on a Black Roostertail with a gold spinner
Kyle Weimer from New Cambria, MO 2 pounds on a white and orange marabou in the Niangua River
Sharon Owens from Chesterfield, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou
Calendar of Events
One Fly Tournament~ October 5, 2019 from 9:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. at Hidden Valley Outfitters 27101 Marigold Drive Highway 64 Lebanon, MO. Sign up begins at 8:00 A.M. Free entry. All ages welcome. Individual or two person teams.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour presented at Hidden Valley Outfitters on the Niangua River~ Saturday October 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
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 through out the year.
Quote of the Week
My most comfortable seat is the one in my 'fishing car'. It takes me to my favorite streams and soothes my aching back on the way home, after a long day on the water. Of course, a beer or two doesn't hurt anything either.
Author:Jimmy D Moore
Thanks for reading,