Fishing Report

 The Clayton Family from Centralia, MO

How’s fishing? We had a good week of fishing! We had a couple days with some rain which made the stream pretty murky and a little higher. The stream has receded to close to normal levels. Most anglers reported that fishing closer to the banks led them to catching more fish. Usually when the water is murky the consensus is fish dark and deep though the color didn’t appear to matter this week. Angler were using bright and also dark colors and were very successful.

So what was working? In zone 1 and 2 -The black and yellow marabou did very well again this week, along with jigs that contained shiny, sparkles or UV material. The mopfly and mega worms were also pretty popular in cream, white, olive and orange. In zone 3 white, yellow and orange worked well. A couple anglers reported the red salmon eggs were working great.

We have a pretty good chance of rain today though Sunday looks promising. I hope everyone has a great weekend.  We will see you on the stream!

Levi from Marshfield, MO

Brittany from Marshfield, MO

BENNETT SPRING gage height 2.58 feet

NIANGUA RIVER gage height 3.01 feet

Delane from California

Zone 1 and Zone 2- cream mopfly, orange mopfly, olive mopfly and white mega worm.

Gold plate- black and yellow, marabou- black and yellow marabou, ginger snap.

John Deere mini jig. Bed spread
Mini jig, bumblebee mini jig

Zone 3 - PowerBait(Yellow, white, salmon peach and orange.) Red Salmon Eggs


Isaak from Chillicothe, MO -3 lbs with black and yellow in zone 1


Ethan from Laplata MO- 2.25 lbs with black and yellow marabou in zone 1
Jerry from Tulsa, MO 2.5 lbs with a a white scud in zone 2
Kyle from Luray, MO- 2 lbs green PowerBait in zone 3
Joe from Harrisburg, MO- 2 lbs with olive mopfly in zone 2
Mike Kelly from Springfield, MO- 2 lbs with salmon egg PowerBait in zone 3
Ben from O'Fallon, MO 2.25lbs with yellow PowerBait in zone 3
Cindy from Eureka, MO -2 lbs with Black and Brown Marabou in zone 1
Kyle from Macon, MO- 2 lbs with a minnow in zone 3
George from Glasgow, MO 2 lbs with white PowerBait in zone 3


Clayton from St. Louis

Bennett Spring Events
Bennett Spring Fly Tying Group- Every Wednesday @ 9 at the Bennett Spring Church

Story Time Programs -MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11-11:45 @ the Nature Center

Art Rubbings - March 9th from 10 to noon @ the Nature Center


Veterans Day fishing April 15th
See for more Bennett Spring Events and dates
Have fun, stay safe and tight lines!

Thanks for reading,

Cory Bennett

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