Fishing Report

Janice, Jim, Diana and Anna from Louisiana, MO

How's Fishing? We have seen some nice fish come in this week, Several angers reporting the fishing was great and a handful reporting the fishing was great but the catching was a little slower.  The stream is holding some very nice trout left over from the weekend.  We had several anglers bring up full stringers with  fish weighing over 1.25 lbs to 1.50lbs.  For the most part the stream is looking very clear, slightly stained and flowing normally for this time of the year. We had several folks throwing Rooster Tails in the darker colors and reporting they were working really well. John Deere Mini jig with a tail and the Peacock mini jig worked well for a couple anglers. The crawdad marabou jig worked great for several anglers. This is for our first time readers so not trying to be repetitive  in my reports but don't forget about the cream mopfly and the good old trusty black and yellow marabou jig. These have to be two of our most popular jigs that can be used with a spinning rod or a fly rod.  
We had a great crowd in for the Free Veterans Fishing Day. Several nice fish were brought up by Veterans. We have a little cooler weathering moving in for this weekend though it looks like we are going to have some nice sunshine. 
Have a great weekend everyone, have fun, stay safe and see you on the stream. 

Army Specialist E5 Gil Strubberg from Washington, MO

Bennett Spring and Niangua River 
BENNETT SPRING gage height 2.14 feet

NIANGUA RIVER gage height 1.94 feet

Tina from Lebanon, MO 2LBS
Zone 1 or 2
White Megaworms
black and yellow mini jigs
Peacock mini jigs 
Black and red mini jigs
John Deere
John Deere with yellow tails
Angry John Deere
Tricolor glo-balls
Easter Egg glo-balls
Shrimp pink glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
Apricot Supreme with a red dot
Marabou - red and yellow, black and yellow, gingersnap, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), orange, pink and white, salmon and brown, Tequila Sunrise (yellow/orange)
Rooster Tails - Bumblebee, Tinsel Leech, Skunk, Glitter Pink

Zone 3
Salmon eggs
Spring Green Powerbait
White Glitter Powerbait
Cheese Powerbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Orange Pulp Powerbait
Pink Powerbait
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Salmon Eggs
Lee from Center, Missouri 2lbs
Rendell from Lake St. Louis, MO 4.5lbs 
4/15/23 -
SGT US Air Force Tom Maloney from Grandview, MO 2.5 LBS with a wooly and spinner in zone 2
Army Specialist E5  Gil Strubberg from Washington, MO 2.5lbs with Gold tinsel jig in zone 1
Mark Schmitz from Olathe, KS, 2lbs with a mopyfly in zone 2
Chad Ferrell from Wentzville, MO,  2lbs with a mopfly in zone 2
Doug Hallemeier from Buffalo, MO 2lbs with a minnow in zone 3
Eric from St. Peters, MO 2 lbs with a black and yellow marabou in zone 2
Eli Poyneer from Springfield, MO, 3lbs with a minnow in zone 3
Thomas Lee from Center, MO, 2lbs with ginger snap marabou in zone 1
Kevin Mitchell from Warrenton, MO, 2.25 lbs with homemade bait in zone 3
Tina Jarvas from Lebanon, MO, 2lbs with a cream mopfly in zone 2.
Fishing Hours
April 7:00am-7:30pm
May  6:30am-8:15pm
June 6:30am-8:30pm
July 6:30am-8:30pm
August 7:00am-8:00pm
September 7:30-7:15pm
October 7:30-6:30pm

Bennett Spring Events:
Bennett Spring Fly Tying Group- Every Wednesday @ 9 at the Bennett Spring Church
May 6th Kids Fishing 
May 17th and 18th- Weed Cutting
June 27th and 28th-Weed Cutting
August 8th and 9th Weed Cutting
September 19th and 20th Weed Cutting
September 30th Ladies Free Fishing Day
October 14th Holland Cancer Derby
I hope everyone has a safe weekend.
Thanks for reading,
Cory Bennett

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