Fishing Report



How’s Fishing? 
Fishing has been normal this week. It has been very hot for the past couple of days. The anglers who are fishing in the heat have said they are doing ok but are having to fish deeper. We have had very little rain and the water is moving slow and crystal clear. Zone three had a lot of action this past week with several lunkers brought up.  Salmon peach PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs did very well in zone 3. The Niangua river also had several lunkers caught in it. We Had several anglers who caught fish on the RGN which stands for Ross glitter nymph. This fly was created by the late Mike Ross and has made its place in many anglers fly boxes. It’s a small nymph that is tied on a size 16 and a 14 hook and has glitter thread near the curve of the hook. Many angler who fish the RGN drift it with a indicator. Adding a little twitch to your rod gives the RGN a little actions and makes the glitter thread irresistible to the trout.

I hope everyone has a safe Fourth of July weekend. Good luck, be safe and will see you on the stream.

Stream conditions
Bennett Spring- Gage Height 1.83 feet-
Niangua River-- Gauge Height 0.97feet 


David Berron from Washington, MO - 3 lbs with a tan ginger marabou in zone 1

Isabella McLemore from Pekin, IL -2.25 lbs with a minnow in zone 3

John Howes from Lebanon, Mo-5 lbs with a worm in zone 3

Garry Meredith from Marion, IA - 3.75 lbs with a olive marabou n zone 2

Kim Jaggers from Kearney, MO -2.25 lbs with a salmon marabou in zone 2

Todd Groshans from Collinsville,Illinois -2.3 lbs with a super duper in the Niangua

Kory Morton from O’Fallon, MO -2 lbs with a black and yellow rooster tail in zone 1

Dave Nelson from Evansville, IN -2.5 lbs with a black and yellow marabou in zone 1

Shalyn Price from Platte City, MO- 4.5 lbs brown on a RGN in the Niangua River

Jennifer Keller from Louisiana, MO-2 lbs with salmon peach PowerBait in zone 3

Mike Lewis from St. Charles -2.25 lbs with a black and brown Rooster Tail in the Niangua

Scot Keller from Louisiana, MO -3.4 lbs

with Salmon Peach PowerBait in zone 3

Andrew Wallenberg from Trenton, IL -2.06 lbs with white cheese ball in zone 3

Zane Richter from Circleville, KS -2.37 lbs with a white and pink jig in zone 1

Cathy Jones from St. Joseph, MO- 6 lbs with a Bennett Blue crackleback in zone 1

Kaleb Kaiser from Camdenton, MO, 2.6 lbs with a light pink marabou in zone 1

Fishing Hours
July 6:30am-8:30pm
August 7:00am-8:00pm
September 7:30-7:15pm
October 7:30-6:30pm 


Zone 1 or 2
RGN-Olive or Rust
Mopflies- Cream, orange and olive
Megaworms- white
Dry Fly- Renegade, Griffith Gnat, Quil Gordon
Crackleback- Bennett Blue, Olive, Pumpkin or Red
Mini Jigs
John Deere
Yellowtail John Deere
White with a cerise dot glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
Marabou - black and yellow, Light Pink  gingersnap, ginger, Crawdad tricolor-
Rooster Tails -Glitter Black- been working real well 
Zone 2 
Super Duper- Gold, Silver or Rainbow 
Zone 3
Yellow PowerBait 
Salmon Peach with or without glitter Powerbait
Hatchery PowerBait 
Trout Magnet- orange and white grub
Family Fishing-minnow or grub
Bennett Spring Fly Tying Group- Every Wednesday @ 9 at the Bennett Spring Church
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 great Fourth of July weekend. Good luck and be safe. 

Thanks for reading, 
Cory Bennett



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