Fishing Report 9/4/2019
Fishing has been very good especially over the holiday weekend. The water was up and murky, but the trout were in a feeding frenzy. The stream is going back down day by day. The stream is still moving quite fast and is still cloudy. There happens to be a very nice Mayfly hatch happening, although getting a good drift on top is a challenge at times. Speaking of Mayflys', The Mayfly Project Fly Tying Night is 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. A $5.00 donation is appreciated to provide supplies and support Kid's Fishing Events! Friday September 13th, 2019 6-8 P.M. See you on the stream!
September 4, 2019
Gage house level is 2.40 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 70.0 in 1936
25th percentile is 99
Current level is 216
Median is 121
Mean is 131
75th percentile is 142
Max was 391 in 2008
September 4, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.83 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 20.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 35
Median is 58
Today's reading is 216
75th percentile is 85
Mean is 89
record high max was 540 in 2010
From the Fly Case
Pheasant tail Nymphs
San Juan Worms
Wooly Buggers-olive, black, and white
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks
Copper Hot Shot
RGN's-light olive and brown
Zone 1 or 2
Mopflies- cream, pink, brown, olive, white
Megaworms- red, white, orange, pink, beige
Bumblebee mini jigs
White mini jigs
White and red thread jigs
Apricot Supreme with red dot Glo-balls
chartreuse with black dot Glo-balls
Easter Egg Glo-balls
Jimi Hendrix Glo-balls
Peach Fur Bugs
Marabou - black and yellow, olive and black, black and white, gingersnap, ginger, black, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, red and black, salmon and brown, salmon, red and white
Rooster Tails - Bumblebee, Metallic Gold Black, Clyde, Glitter Black, Yellow Spot
Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, orange and white, mint
Fluorescent Orange Powerbait
Zekes White doughbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs chartreuse or orange
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
37.72°N 92.92°W (Elev. 1024 ft)
Robby Newkirk from Adrian, MO 2 1/8 pounds in zone 2 on a Grasshopper Crickhopper
Forrest Brown from Kansas City, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a multicolor glo-ball
Tina Jarvis from Park Hills, MO 2.1 pounds in zone 2 on a Hillbilly Special
Gil Kauffmann from House Springs, MO 2.2 pounds in zone 2 on a beaded brown fur ball
Tom Kinney from Shelbina, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a Jimi Hendrix Glo-Ball
John Johnston from Philipsburg, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 3 on a worm
Johnny Holt from Lebanon, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on an olive wooly bugger
Rob Jamison from Kansas City, MO 2.4 pounds in zone 2 on a John Deere
Bub Linch from Camdenton, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a gray scud
Archie Acrey from Conway, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a white jig
Kayla Smith from Fulton, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 3 on Hatchery Pellet Powerbait
Travis Hayes from Centerview, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a gold jig
Matt Halliday from Alton, IL 2 pounds in zone 1 on a black and yellow marabou
TJ Kemp 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a B.U.B jig
Jill Brewer from St. Peters, MO 4 pounds in zone 1 on a black marabou
Jason Dane from Park Hills, MO 3 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a Hillbilly Special
Teague Myers from Westville, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a 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. June 7, 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
There don't have to be a thousand trout in a river; let me locate a good one and I'll get a thousand dreams out of him before I can catch him - and, if I catch him, I'll turn him loose.
Thanks for reading,