Fishing Report 10/30/2019

How's Fishing?
This season has had its ups and downs with all of the rainfall received here and across the Midwest.  The fishing has remained amazing and the stream well stocked.  A huge thank you to the Hatchery Staff and Park Store Staff!  Tag sales for the year will be posted at a later date.  We hope to see everyone during Catch and Release Season, which starts Friday November 8, 2019.  Bennett Spring Fire and Protection Auxiliary will be serving chili at the old hatchery building from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., or until the chili runs out on November 9, 2019.  See you on the stream or Opening Day!    

Water Conditions

Bennett Spring

October 30, 2019
Gage house level is 2.42 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 66.0 in 1938
25th percentile is 94
Current level is 231
Median is 110
Mean is 135
75th percentile is 139
Max was 753 in 2010

Niangua River

October 30, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 5.68 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 27.8 in 2008
25th percentile is 40
Median is 51
Today's reading is 2210
75th percentile is 122
Mean is 433
record high max was 6210 in 2010
What's Working?

From the Fly Case

Elk Hair Caddis
Pheasant tail Nymph
Griffith's Gnats
Black or Brown Caddis
Pale Evening Dun
Copper Johns
Wooly Buggers-olive, brown, white
Zebra Midges
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shots
RGN's-light olive, brown

Zone 1 or 2

Mopflies- cream, pink, white, brown, olive, orange
Megaworms-pink and white, red, white, orange, pink
Peacock mini jigs
Bedspread jig
Brown or black Roaches
Bumblebee mini jigs
Gray John Deere
Yellowtail John Deere
John Deere
White mini jigs
Army Green thread jigs
Egg Glo-balls
Apricot Supreme with red dot Glo-balls
Original Tricolor 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, black, salmon, moss and black
Rooster Tails - White Red, Copper Tinsel Brown Trout, Black Glitter, Brown Glitter, Limit Taker

Zone 3

Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, orange and white, mint, red and white, black and yellow, pink and white
Cheese Powerbait
Hatchery Pellet Powerbait
Yellow Powerbait
Orange Powerbait
Marshmallow White Powerbait
Pink Powerbait
Rainbow Powerbait
White Powerbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs pink, orange, or white
Peach Trout Magnets
Salmon Eggs

Fishing Times


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

Weather Forecast

Wednesday: Periods of showers. High near 42. Wind chill values as low as 29. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of freezing drizzle before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 46.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 58.

Windyville MO
 37.72°N 92.92°W (Elev. 1024 ft)

Lunker Club


Bryan Thomas from Troy, MO 3 pounds in zone 2 on a Rainbow Trout Super Duper


John Greer from Sweet Springs, MO 3 pounds in zone 3 on a worm

Calendar of Events


EVENT TIME: 10 A.M. - 11 A.M.


Snakes are some of the most misunderstood and undervalued creatures on Earth. Come explore these reptiles and learn about their anatomy, what they eat and where they live. Live snakes will be present. Meet at the nature center.

Trout Season Season Ends
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Anglers also have the opportunity to catch and release trout during the winter fishing season. Bennett Spring Trout Park is open for catch-and-release fishing only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from the second Friday in November thru the second Monday in February. For 2019, fishing will start on November 8 and end on February 10, 2020. During catch-and-release season, only flies may be used and all fish must be released unharmed immediately.

Bennett Spring Fire and Protection Auxiliary will be serving chili at the old hatchery building from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., or until the chili runs out on November 9, 2019.

There is a list at 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

If it appears I'm ignoring you it is most likely I'm - busy fishing - thinking about fishing - talking about fishing - reading about fishing - or I'm just plain not interested in what you are talking about!





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