Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring 02-25-22

Fishing report 

How's Fishing?

It’s that time of the year again anglers.  March 1St is knocking at the door and everyone is raring to go and ready to get that line in the water. I spoke with a fella the other day that said the opening week of trout season at Bennett Spring was a tradition that has been passed down for several generations. He further ended the conversation by saying,  “Opening week of trout season is my Christmas.”
Opening week should have nice weather as it is forecasted to be in the 60's.
Remember to purchase your state fishing permit, except those 15 years and younger or a Missouri resident 65 years and older. Make sure to also get your daily trout tag. The stream is looking very clear and the weather should be perfect for Tuesday!
As Lucy always says, “See you on the stream!

What’s New?
Hello everyone! Weaver’s has changed ownership. My name is Cory Bennett.  My wife Hillary Bennett, father and mother in-law, Randy and Cheryl Custer are the new owners. Not much is changing, just a couple of new faces in the store. We have been coming to Bennett Spring for many years and enjoyed the traditions.  We look forward to meeting all of you and make sure you stop in to Weaver’s and tell us that big fish story!

Water Conditions (Comparison)
Bennett Spring

Gage House reading is 2.11
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 78.7 in
25th percentile is 123
Median is 181
Today's reading is 182
75th percentile is 242
Mean is 220
Record high max was 871 in 2018

Niangua River
Gage House reading (water level) is1.95
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 43.0 in 1996
25th percentile is 108
Median is 303
Today's reading is 316
75th percentile is 786
Mean is 945
Record high max was 8220 in 2018

"What's Recommended"

Recommendations from the Fly Case

Pale Evening Dun
Bennett Blue Cracklebacks'
Wooly Buggers- olive, purple, brown
Blue Wing Olive

Zone 1 or 2

Mopflies- cream, orange, olive
Megaworms-white, pink, red
Purple Nurple Mini Jig
Opossum Hair Roaches~ brown, white
Peacock jigs
John Deere
Original Tricolor Glo-balls
Peach Fur Bugs
Popsicle Glo-Balls
Jimi Hendrix Glo-Balls
Purple Dot Glo-balls
Monarch Mini Jigs
Marabou - black and yellow, gingersnap, Shell and white, white, John Deere (Moss and Yellow), moss, ginger, yellow, red and white, pink and white, Crawdad~Tricolor Marabou
Rooster Tails-White, Fluorescent Orange, Brown

Zone 3

Fluorescent Orange Powerbait
Glitter White Powerbait
Marshmallow White Powerbait
Salmon Peach PowerBait
PowerBait Power Eggs Red, Bubblegum, White, Orange
Bumblebee PowerBait
Fluoroscent Orange Powerbait Nuggets
Yellow Powerbait Nuggets
Salmon Eggs
Bentley's Secret Bait Garlic and Original

Weather Forecast

Saturday: High 43 and low 16
Sunday: High 50 and low 21
Monday:High 57 and low 28
Tuesday:High 64 and low 36 -Sunny Should be a nice day for the opener!
Wednesday:High 68 and low 41
Thursday:High 66 and low 41
Friday:High 70 and low 46
Saturday:High 63 and low 43
Sunday:High 55 and low 36

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

Bennett Spring State Park



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Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Quote of the Week
"The act of fishing-for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available-is enough. It transports us to a world, and a state of mind, where we are free."  Fennel Hudson
Thanks for reading

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