Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring 03-04-2022

How's Fishing?

The weather was perfect as anglers from all over arrived to experience the opening of trout season at Bennett Spring. It was quite the experience to watch everyone pile in the spring to find that perfect spot before the siren went off. This year Charlie Reading of Reading’s Fly Shop received the number one tag and had the honor of shooting the start pistol for the official start to the 2022 trout season at Bennett Spring.

I have not been out yet but water appears to be up a bit, though clear for the most part. The first lunker brought up to Weaver’s weighed in at 7.25 lbs. by Brian from Mascoutah, IL, caught on a black and yellow with a little red tied into it (marabou jig). “Black and yellow, “is what a large majority of anglers who came in said was working on the stream.

We expect to have another great weekend of fishing with the weather on the warmer side.

See you on the stream!

Water Conditions for March 03, 2022

Bennett Spring-

Gage house level is 2.08
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 78.6 in 2015
25th percentile is 127
Current level is 175
Median is 179
Mean is 193
75th percentile is 244
Max was 455 in 1975

Gage house level is 1.97
Daily Discharge levels:
All discharge numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 79 in 1996
25th percentile is 107
Current level is 321
Median is 273

Mean is 406

75th percentile is 477
Max was 2110 in 2008

What's Working?

From the Fly Case

Bennett Blue Cracklebacks'
Wooly Buggers- olive, purple, brown

Zone 1 or 2
Mopflies-, orange and olive
Megaworms-white, pink and chartreus  
Opossum Hair Roaches- brown
Zebra midg-Olive
John Deere
Jimi Hendrix Glo-Balls
Marabou - black and yellow, gingersnap, Shell and white, and chartreus

Zone 3

Glitter White Powerbait
Marshmallow White Powerbait
White, Orange and Cheese PowerBait

Weather Forecast

Friday: low 45 and high 71

Saturday:low 58 and high 72

Sunday:low 42 and high 61-chance of rain

Monday: low 32 and high 47-chance of rain

Tuesday: low 27 and high 50

Wednesday: low 32 and high 56

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

Lunker Club:

Brian Lindsey from Mascoutah, IL-7.25 pounds on black, yellow and red Marabou zone1

Jay Stuart from Perry, MO 2 pounds on black and yellow marabou in zone 1

Corey Nolte from Krum, TX 2.75 pounds on black and yellow marabou in zone 2

Sarah Becky from Orrick, MO 2 pounds on black and chartreus in zone 1

Tommy Thomas from Mokane, MO 2 pounds on black and yellow marabou in zone 2

Kelli Jaenicke from Hannibal, MO 2 1/8TH pounds on white mega worm in zone 1

Nate Goodrich from Ashland, MO 2.75 pounds on brown marabou in zone 2

Frank Harris from success, MO 3 pounds on minnow in zone 3



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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

“A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.”-Author unknown

Thanks for reading,

Cory Bennett


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