Fishing Report 12/27/2020

How's Fishing?

Fishing has been excellent this Catch and Release Season.  We are looking forward to "reeling," in a beautiful, bright, and shining New Year! 

I have been using a little bit of everything from my arsenal of flies.  Dry flies, wet flies, new patterns, and old reliable patterns have been productive.  My favorite zone to fish right now is three.   

When I make time I like to involve myself in groups that pertain to fishing.  United Women on the Fly is one of my favorites groups I am part of.  I was super excited when I happened to meet up with a few of these great anglers at Bennett.  We exchange stories, flies, advice, and smiles.  

Happy New Year!  See you on the stream!


Water Conditions

Bennett Spring

December 27, 2020
Gage house level is 1.94 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 64.0 in 1938
25th percentile is 96
Current level is 143
Median is 148
Mean is 209
75th percentile is 185
Max was 2580 in 2016

Niangua River

December 27, 2020
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.10 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 40.8 in 2013
25th percentile is 60
Median is 175
Today's reading is 89.1
75th percentile is 236
Mean is 1300
record high max was 21100 in 2016

Weather Forecast

 Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Wind chill values as low as 25. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning.

Tuesday: A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of snow showers and sleet between 8am and 9am, then a chance of rain showers after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Showers. High near 52. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday: A chance of snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

New Year's Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

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

Calendar of Events

Catch-and-Release Season

2nd Friday in Nov. - 2nd Monday in February 8 a.m. 4 p.m
(Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only)

For additional information, please call 417-532-4418 or 417-532-7612.

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

 In big water we often find ourselves lost in awe. But in small streams and rivers we are able to see ourselves


Matt Smythe

Thanks for reading,



  • Luv the stream, luv the pics, been fishing there for 45+ yrs!! The more pics the better, keep em coming!!!

    Jeff Arns
  • My cousin Mark and I are looking forward to visiting your store in late March. We’re also both aiming to catch a lunker this year.

    Butch Withrow
  • Happy New Year to all of our trout fishing friends.

    Jerry Seiler
  • When is Veterans event in zone 2 in 2021?

    Scott Westfall
  • When is Veterans event in zone 2 in 3021?

    Scott William Westfall

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