Fishing Report 9/9/2019
Fishing is a little tough, but with some trout powered tenacity it becomes an easy task. The stream depth has decreased, but the clarity is turbid. We encounter people everyday that say they haven't visited Bennett Spring for awhile sometimes this means decades. A day in the park brings back memories of childhood and rekindles a love for nature and the camaraderie of long lost fishing buddies. "The tug is the drug," is a saying I have read and repeat often, since it rings true and it rhymes. The zing of excitement felt when the "tug," occurs brings an instant smile to my face when I can shout "Fish on!" The "drug," or adrenaline surge, that whether or not this trout is small, big, or in between; I caught and released it for someone else to enjoy. See you on the stream!
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. A $5.00 donation is appreciated to provide supplies and support Kid's Fishing Events! September 13, 2019 6-8 P.M.
September 9, 2019
Gage house level is 2.23 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68.0 in 1937
25th percentile is 96
Current level is 168
Median is 120
Mean is 125
75th percentile is 140
Max was 280 in 1994
September 9, 2019
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.50 feet.
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 17.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 36
Median is 65
Today's reading is 157
75th percentile is 138
Mean is 100
record high max was 352 in 2007
From the Fly Case
Pale Morning Dun
San Juan Worms
Wooly Buggers-olive, black, and brown
Rabbit Hair Midges
Ginger and olive woolies
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, chartreuse
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, moss and black, green, black and white, gingersnap, ginger, black, orange and white, Crawdad tricolor-(orange, brown, and green), Tequila Sunrise, orange
Rooster Tails - Yellow Spot, Skunk, Copper Tinsel Brown Trout, Tinsel Leech, Black Tiger Roostertail
Lucky Lady worms-pink, white, orange and white, mint, red and white, black and yellow
Fluorescent Orange Powerbait
Salmon Peach Powerbait
Powerbait Power Eggs pink or white
Bentley's Secret Bait with or without garlic
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
37.72°N 92.92°W (Elev. 1024 ft)
Caleb Altic from Pleasant Hope, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 1 on a Black Tiger Roostertail
Steve Vincent from Overland Park, KS 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a John Deere
Doug Goldammer from Desoto, MO 2 pounds in zone 3 on powerbait
George Kaigh from Gray Summit, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a black roach
Tom Berryman from Platte City, MO 2.1 pounds in zone 2 on a midge
Grant Schmitz from Jefferson City, MO 2 3/4 pounds in zone 3 on Homemade bait
Barb Hatton from Bloomington, IN 2 1/2 pounds zone 1 on a yellow mini jig
Fred Masterson from Warsaw, MO 2.1 pounds in zone 2 on a Mepps Spinner
Madison McCannell from Bloomfield, MO 2 1/2 pounds in zone 2 on a chartreuse megaworm
James Shortell from Lebanon, MO 4 pounds in zone 3 on White Powerbait
Heather Jackson from Jefferson City, MO 2 1/4 pounds in zone 2 on a green marabou
Sawyer Junker from Warrenton, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a white mini jig
Mark Clay from Weldon Spring, MO 2 pounds in zone 2 on a gingersnap marabou
Jan Baechting from Festus, MO 2 pounds in zone 1 on a ginger marabou
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
Most anglers who have caught a trout - which is not by any means all anglers - are like criminals and invariably have an impulse to return to the scene of the crime
E G Webber
You Should've Been Here Thursday
Thanks for reading,