Fishing Report 8/7/2019


How's Fishing?

Fishing has been good. The stream is clearing up more everyday. Slightly stained and running a little quicker than normal. Extra weight or sinking line, leader, or tips are fairly effective, since the trout are situated deeper in the water column. Midday is slower, but finding some shaded areas works well to keep catching instead of just fishing or extra casting practice as I like to call it. There does not seem to be one perfect lure that works all the time, but everyone has a favorite that they totally believe in, which holds value and power in its self. See you on the stream!

Water Conditions

Bennett Spring

August 7, 2019
Gage house level is 2.25 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 84.0 in 2014
25th percentile is 106
Current level is 221
Median is 130
Mean is 147
75th percentile is 157
Max was 626 in 2013

Niangua River

August 7, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.05 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 18.4 in 2012
25th percentile is 33
Median is 48
Today's reading is 115
75th percentile is 154
Mean is 244
record high max was 2910 in 2013

What's Working?

From the Fly Case

Pale Evening Dun
Tan/yellow Caddis
Copper Johns
Pheasant tail Nymphs
Zebra Midges
Green Cracklebacks
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks
Red Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shot~rust
Ginger or Olive Weighted Woolies
RGN's-light olive and brown
Wooly Buggers-Olive, Brown, or Black

Zone 1 or 2

Mopflies- cream, pink, brown
Megaworms- red, white, orange, pink, beige
John Deere
Yellowtail John Deere
Angry John Deere
White Grub mini jigs
White mini jigs
White and red thread jigs
Tinsel Jigs
Shrimp Pink Glo-balls
Flame Tricolor Glo-balls
Easter Egg Glo-balls
Shrimp Pink Glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix Glo-balls
Peach Fur Bugs
Marabou - black and yellow, orange and black, black and white, gingersnap, ginger, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, Orange, yellow and brown, salmon and brown, salmon, red and white
Rooster Tails - Bumblebee, Tinsel Leech

Zone 3

Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, black and yellow, orange
Spring Green Powerbait
Pink Powerbait
Cheese Powerbait
Orange Powerbait
Rainbow Powerbait
Yellow Powerbait
White Powerbait
Zekes White doughbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs Orange or Sunrise
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Salmon Eggs
Gold Trout Magnet

Fishing Times



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: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

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

Lunker Club


Caitlyn Carsel from Lamar, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on Yellow Powerbait

Kelly Goodwin from Charleston, IL 2 1/8 pounds zone 3 on doughbait

Tom Jones from St. Joseph, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a white mopfly


Kyle Bishop from New Melle, MO 2 1/4 pounds on a Peach Trout Magnet and 2 1/2 pounds on Gold Trout Magnet

Chris Walraven from Eolia, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on Green Powerbait

Della Slisz from Springfield, MO 2 3/8 pounds in zone 3 on a worm

Bobby Pezold from Columbia, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a Dan Special

Ryan Creel from Centralia, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a John Deere marabou

Braden Jung from Kentucky 2 3/4 pounds in zone 1 on a peach fur bug

Tracy Mauzy from St. Louis, MO 3 pounds in zone 1 on a red and white marabou


Allison Reed from Columbia, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on an orange and chartreuse mousetail

Calendar of Events

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 through out the year.

Quote of the Week

Fly tying - The art of attaching feathers, fur, wool, and silk to a tiny hook to create artificial lures that imitate insects, a skill easily mastered by anyone who can peel a grape blindfolded with a pair of tweezers and a butter knife while wearing oven mitts.



Thanks for reading,


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