Fishing Report 6/26/2019


How's Fishing?

Fishing is great, but catching is better! The stream is in good condition with some staining. We received addition rainfall last weekend. The trout can be finicky and trying to find the best working lure or fly can be just as difficult. Kapok is a popular throwback lure, which is old life jacket material dubbed onto a hook.   We like to say that if it catches the anglers eye it will catch a fish. The last couple days I personally haven't found this to be true, but I have seen stringers full and people catching. Have a great week! See you on the stream!


Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
June 26, 2019
Gage house level is 2.45 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 78.0 in 1934
25th percentile is 124
Current level is 280
Median is 157
Mean is 181
75th percentile is 203
Max was 734 in 1935

Niangua River
June 26, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.98 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 31.2 in 2012
25th percentile is 69
Median is 99
Today's reading is 246
75th percentile is 332
Mean is 179
record high max was 429 in 1995

What's Working?

From the Fly Case

Rusty Spinner
Pale Evening Dun
Pheasant tail Nymphs
Blue Wing Olive
Black Caddis
Chartreuse Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shot~rust
Ginger or Olive Weighted Woolies
RGN's-light olive
Wooly Buggers-Olive, Black, or Brown

Zone 1 or 2

Mopflies-pink, chartreuse, orange and cream
Megaworms- red, white, pink, beige
John Deere
Yellowtail John Deere
Peacock mini jigs
Green Goblins
Apricot Supreme with a red dot glo-balls
Light Roe glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
Gold Nugget glo-balls
Marabou - black and yellow, red and black, black and white, gingersnap, ginger, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, Orange, yellow and brown, olive and orange, shell and white, salmon and brown
Rooster Tails - Bumblebee, Metallic Gold Spot, Crawdad, Blue Flash, Mayfly, Salmon Fly

Zone 3

Orange Lucky Lady worms
Fluorescent orange or Orange Pulp Powerbait
Cheese Powerbait
Rainbow Powerbait
White Powerbait
Salmon Peach with or without glitter Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs Orange or Sunrise
Fluoroscent Orange Powerbait
Orange floating worms
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Orange UV Eggs

Fishing Times



6:30 A.M.
8:30 P.M.


6:30 A.M.
8:30 P.M.


7:00 A.M.
8:00 P.M.


7:30 A.M.
7:15 P.M.


7:30 A.M.
6:30 P.M.

Weather Forecast

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

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

Lunker Club


Josh Krone from Brookville, KS 2 pounds in zone 1 on black and yellow marabou

Kyle Lock from Kansas City, MO 2.33 pounds in zone 1 on a woolie with a gold head


Jamie Clark from O'Fallon, MO 3 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on black and white marabou

Corey Price from St. Louis, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a nymph

David Price from Bethalto, IL 2 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou


Shay Edwards from St. Louis, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou

Jonathan Woodward from Springfield, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on orange powerbait

Calendar of Events

The Mayfly Project Fly Tying Night at the Bennett Spring Church of God Annex Building - . Everyone is welcome to attend. All ages and skill levels are welcome. All tying supplies are furnished for these events. July 10, 2019 6-8 P.M.

Weed Cutting- August 7-8

Weed Cutting September 18-19

Women's Free Fishing Day - September 28, 2019

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 though out the year.

Quote of the Week

To be successful, flyfishers' must live in a floating world away from the routine duties and schedules of life. They adjust to the flow of the water, the way of the trout. They are wholly preoccupied with finding a fish that will, for a few minutes, join them in the dance. It is a ballet between partners - anglers and fish - and set to the pace of the fly above and the trout below. The water moves, but the world stops.


M R Montgomery


The Way Of The Trout

Thanks for reading,


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