Fishing Report

How’s Fishing- We have had a great couple weeks of fishing. The weather has been pretty decent though the cold weather is moving in on us as the 2023 catch and keep season is coming to an end. So what’s been working? The white thread jig has been working great under an indicator. RGN and zebra midges have also landed several fish this past week. Cracklebacks in the Pumpkin Orange and Bennett Blue worked really well also. Now I said this in my last report but it again was successful for me. After attempting the Renegade dry fly on top, I tucked my rod tip under the water and stripped it as a wet fly. This was a very successful method for me. Now I should also mention that this is all with a floating line without a sink tip. In zone 3- Chartreus green PowerBait was the key for many anglers as it worked very well.

We have had a great year here at Weaver’s Tackle. We have made many new friends and along with some great memories. Everyone here at Weaver’s would like to thank everyone who supported us and we can’t wait to see you next year.  I will have the store open during the catch and keep season on Friday and Saturdays from 8 to noon. If you need anything at all please call the store. I hope everyone has a great last few days of the season. As always good luck, be safe and will see you on stream.




Nina Stout from Belton, MO-pounder with a San Juan Worm in zone 1

Jeremy Campbell from Hannibal Missouri - 2.14 pounder with a rooster Tail in zone 1

Harrison Eubanks from Riverton, IL. -nice 2 1/2 pounder in zone 2 using a pink marabou

Tanner Abbott from New Bloomfield, MO -4.25 with a purple marabou jig in zone 2

Shawn Retzloff from Marshfield, MO -2.5 pounder with a olive scud in zone 1

William Sikorski from Independence, MO - 2.7 pounder with Garlic Power Bait in zone 3

Lynn Adkins from Festus, MO - 2.5 pounder with salmon peach PowerBait in zone 3

Skylar Lane from Marryville, MO - 2.9 pounder with a Salmon Floss Jig in zone 1

Harrison Eubanks from Riverton, IL - 2 pounder in zone 1 with pink marabou

Kolton O'Dell from Wright City, Mo - 1/2 pounder in zone 3 using orange powder bait

Jake Chronister from Lake St. Louis - 3.25 pounder in zone 2 using a glow ball

Scott Burton from Highridge, Mo. -2.5 pounder with a mop fly in zone 1

Mason Gouge from Glasgow, Mo. - 2.1 pounder in zone 1 using a black marabou

Austin Dunlap from Bedford, IA - 2.11 pounder in zone 1 using a silver zonker

Harrison Eubanks from Riverton, IL-3 lbs with a white and orange marabou in zone 1

Rick Williams from Jonesburg, MO - 2.25 pounder with a pink mini jig in zone 1

Jim Dockins from Sioux Fall, SD - 2 pounder with red and white marabou jig in zone 2

James Shortll from Lebanon - 3.5 pounder in zone 3 using dough bait

Stephen Utterback from Odessa, MO- 2.25 pounder with a bed spread in zone 1

Linda Kelly caught this 2.75 pounder-salmon peach PowerBait in the Niangua

Joni and Greg Dobyns from Lebanon, MO 3 lb brown & 3.8 lb brown with PowerBait in the Niangua

John Greer from Sweet Springs, MO - 3 pounder with a gray scud in zone 2

John Greers from Sweet Springs, MO-caught two -2 pounders with a chamois fly in zone 2


Zone 1 or 2

RGN-Olive, Golden Olive, Olive
Mopflies- Cream, orange and olive

Dry Fly- Renegades, Klinkhammers, Griffiths Gnats, Quill Gordon

Crackleback- Bennett Blue, Olive, Pumpkin or Red

Mini Jigs

John Deere 

Angry Deere

Bed Spread

Bed Spead floss jig

white floss jig

White Mini Jig

white grub mini jig

Glo Balls-Apricot, orange, white, tri color original and Jimi Hendrix 
Marabou - black and yellow, Light Pink, Crawdad tricolor,-moss and orange
Rooster Tails -Glitter Orange, Glitter Pink, Tensile Brown Trout

Zone 2 

Super Duper- Gold, Silver or Rainbow 

Anything you fish in zone 1 you can also fishing in zone 2

Zone 3

Cheese PowerBait 
Salmon Peach with or without glitter Powerbait

Pink Glitter PowerBait

FL Orange with glitter PowerBait


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

 I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend. Good luck and be safe

Thanks for reading, 

 Cory Bennett


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