Fishing Report 7/2/2019


How's Fishing?

Fishing has been good. The stream is almost back to it's average depth and color. The trout are hitting on various colors and patterns, which can definitely try your patience. Mornings and evenings continue to be the most productive part of the day, since the weather is so much warmer. If you are able to find some shade in the afternoon you will usually have continued success.Have a fun and safe 4th of July! A huge thank you to all of those who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces!   See you on the stream!

Water Conditions

Bennett Spring
July 2, 2019
Gage house level is 2.27 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 78 in 1934
25th percentile is 124
Current level is 227
Median is 155
Mean is 228
75th percentile is 195
Max was 3130 in 2015

Niangua River
July 2, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.31 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 23.4 in 2012
25th percentile is 52
Median is 79
Today's reading is 154
75th percentile is 263
Mean is 1260
record high max was 13900 in 2015

What's Working?

From the Fly Case

Pale Evening Dun
Tan/yellow Caddis
Copper Johns
Pheasant tail Nymphs
Blue Wing Olive
Yellow Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shot~rust
Ginger or Olive Weighted Woolies
RGN's-light olive and brown
Wooly Buggers-Olive or Brown

Zone 1 or 2

Mopflies-pink, chartreuse, orange, yellow, and cream
Megaworms- red, white, pink, beige
John Deere
Angry John Deere
Peacock mini jigs
Green Goblins
White or white and red thread jigs
chartreuse glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix glo-balls
Gator 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

Lucky Lady worms
Pink Powerbait
Fluorescent Red Powerbait
Cheese Powerbait
Rainbow Powerbait
White Powerbait
Salmon Peach with or without glitter Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs Orange or Sunrise
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Green UV Eggs
Salmon Eggs

Fishing Times


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: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 87. Heat index values as high as 92. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Independence Day: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

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

Lunker Club


Tim Whittler from Desoto, MO 2 1/8 pounds in zone 3 on orange powerbait


David Todd from Lee Summit, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a green mopfly

Bob Choate from Marshfield, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a Mepps Spinner


Paul Towner from Farmington, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on Kapok

Steven Wilson from Lebanon, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a white roostertail


Ashlyn Perkins from Bethalto, IL 2 pounds in zone 2 on a red nymph


Don McCain from Florissant, MO 3 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a yellow crackleback


Frank Yardley from Blue Springs, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou

Alex Wildt from Wildwood, MO 2 3/4 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow roostertail

Matthew West from Lebanon, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou


Bill Cloke from Camdenton, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 from pink 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

I don't go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life.



Thanks for reading,



1 comment

  • Good evening. Can you tell me what an angry John Deere mini jig looks like? I’ve not heard of it before.
    Thank you,


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