Fishing Report

How’s Fishing- Hello anglers, sorry it’s been a while since the last time I posted. We have had several good days of fishing with the tough condition of higher and murky water. The past couple weeks, the rain has been very common and making the fishing conditions slightly tougher but I believe the water is starting to normalize. I was down this morning and watched several anglers catching fish. The water level is near normal with a milky color. The summer is definitely among as several families are starting to roll in to Bennett for vacation. The heat has also made it's ways here too.

What to use? So, the cicadas were a huge hit the past couple of weeks and we still have a week or two left for the cicadas. So, whether you are using a fly rod or a spinning rod you can throw the cicada. With the spinning rod- Marabou jigs in the brighter colors have worked well for several anglers such as orange, orange & white, chartreuse and of course don’t forget black and yellow. If you like mini jigs, I would throw the mop in a white, cream or even orange has been working great. Don’t forget about our new “IndKtor” floats. They are a game changer for a spinning rod. They float flat and move even with the slightest bite. Rooster Tails in yellow and black, orange sparkle was a couple fan favorites the past couple days. With the fly rod pretty well the same for jigs and drifters as the spinning rod. My personal favorite though, has to be stripping an olive crackleback with a sink tip. I have noticed that the fish have been quite deep with all the rain we have had. I wouldn’t be afraid to throw a woolly also in orange or ginger. Dry Flies have been great during the early morning in a small white pattern. Several anglers reported great top water action during higher water but as I said the water is near normal levels again so it always changing.

In zone 3 Shrimp has been a go to. Also, Sherbet PowerBait and Green Label Pautzke Salmon Eggs were tasting good this morning for the trout. I watched a couple near the wooden bridge catching one after another with the Salmon eggs.  Several anglers also threw plastic worms in pink and white colors and seemed to be doing good.

I mentioned this in my first report of the season but it’s a great way to catch fish and that is with kapok. This works really great with a split shot. The kapok fly comes from the kapok tree. This was originally used for life jackets as it floats. Running a split shot approximately a foot from the kapok and letting it bounce the bottom works wonders. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Good Luck, be safe and we’ll see you on the stream.

BENNETT SPRING gage height 2.44 feet

NIANGUA RIVER gage height 2.80 feet

Zone 1 and Zone 2- cream mopfly, orange mopfly, white mega worm, renegade, Bennett blue crackleback, white thread jig,Gold plate- black and yellow, marabou- black and yellow marabou, ginger snap, black, shell, shell & white. John Deere mini jig, peacock jig, white glo ball, Jimi Hendrix glo ball and Lt Roe glo ball.

Zone 3 - PowerBait( Sherbet,Yellow, white, salmon peach, cheese and orange.) Bentleys Secret Bait. Pautzke Green Label and Red Label Salmon Eggs

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

See for more Bennet Spring Events and dates

Have fun, stay safe and tight lines!

Thanks for reading,

Cory Bennett


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