Fishing Report 9/19/2019
Fishing has been good. The stream is low and slightly stained. The streams current remains quick with a bounty of beautiful trout holding in its ebbs and flows. We continue to have beautiful warm weather. Come join us for some end of season fun! Ladies Free Fishing Day is quickly approaching Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 7:30 A.M. to 7:15 P.M. Ladies of all ages welcome. A special area of Zone 2 will be reserved for Ladies only. Educational activities from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. If you have questions or would like to volunteer contact Ben Havens at 417-532-4418 or email: Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov See you on the stream!
September 19, 2019
Gage house level is 2.08 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 70.0 in 1936
25th percentile is 96
Current level is 140
Median is 113
Mean is 127
75th percentile is 144
Max was 346 in 2008
September 19, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.11 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 22.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 37
Median is 58
Today's reading is 101
75th percentile is 150
Mean is 294
record high max was 3500 in 1993
From the Fly Case
Pale Morning Dun
San Juan Worms
Wooly Buggers-olive, black, and brown
Ginger and olive woolies
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shot
RGN's-light olive, brown, gray
Zone 1 or 2
Mopflies- cream, pink, brown, olive, white
Megaworms- red, white, orange, pink, tan, chartreuse
Easter Egg Glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix Glo-balls
Peach Fur Bugs
Marabou - black and yellow, olive and black, ginger, gingersnap, orange and black, pink, orange and white, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, orange
Rooster Tails - Yellow Spot, Skunk, Copper Tinsel Brown Trout, Tinsel Shad, Orange Tiger, Flame Spot Roostertail
Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, orange and white, mint, red and white, black and yellow
Orange Peel Powerbait Worms
Hatchery Pellet Powerbait
Marshmallow White Powerbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs orange or white
White Trout Magnets
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
37.72°N 92.92°W (Elev. 1024 ft)
Russell Dapp from Overland Park, KS 2 3/4 pounds in zone 1 on a brown woolie
Todd Sharp from Milan, MO 3 3/8 pounds in zone 3 on a white trout magnet
Allen Shortell from Lebanon, MO 3 pounds in zone 2 on a white marabou jig
Owen Thompson from Savannah, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black and yellow jig
Reid Hughes from Topeka, KS 2 1/2 pounds caught and released in zone 1 on a tan mopfly
Steve Kinney from Shelbina, MO 2 pounds 1 ounce in zone 2 on a black and yellow marabou
James Long from Amazonia, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a white glo-ball
Calendar of Events
The Mayfly Project Fly Tying Night at the Bennett Spring Church of God Annex Building - www.TheMayFlyProject.com . Everyone is welcome to attend. All ages and skill levels are welcome. All tying supplies are furnished for these events. September 13, 2019 6-8 P.M.
Weed Cutting September 18-19
Women's Free Fishing Day - September 28, 2019
The Fly Fishing Film Tour presented at Hidden Valley Outfitters on the Niangua River~ Saturday October 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
There is a list at https://mostateparks.com/events/park/bennett-spring-state-park 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
All fishermen are liars; it's an occupational disease with them like housemaid's knee or editor's ulcers.
Till Fish Do Us Part, 1949
Thanks for reading,