Located 500 yards east of Missouri's Bennett Spring State Park

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Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
Brought to you by
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November 6, 2016




 
     
   
     
 




How's Fishing?


 
 

It's quiet in the stream this week. Catch and Release season begins on Friday, November 11.

There are a generous amount of good sized fish, both rainbow and browns, still in the stream. It's recommended that you try by the hatchery roller dam or at the Spring head first. Zone two also has a good amount of fish.

For those of you that would like a few fish to keep, the Niangua has been stocked recently, also.

Dredging of the stream will begin next week. The crew will not work on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but may occasionally be working on Monday, so be sure to keep a safe and respectful distance from the machines.

The weather continues to be unseasonably warm. Enjoy!





 
     
   
     
 




Fishing Times

 
 

Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only

 
     
   
     
 




Water Conditions

 
 

I added this primarily for those that fish the river


 
 

For Bennett Spring
11-6-16
Gage house level is 1.90 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 66 in 1938
current level is 80
25th percentile is 94
Median is 118
Mean is 157
75th percentile is 160
Max was 814 in 1995



Niangua River
11-6-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.16 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 26 in 2008
25th percentile is 43
Median is 56
Today's reading is 113
Mean is 569
75th percentile is 137
record high max was 5230 in 1995






 
     
   
 



Lunker Club


 
 

10-30-16

Dawn Atkinson from Olean, MO
3-1/4 pounds on garlic power bait in zone 3

Lydia Hees from Eldon, MO
2-1/4 pounds on yellow power bait in zone 3

James Shortell from Lebanon, MO
6.25 pounds on secret bait in zone 3


10-31-16

Dale Davidson from Springfield, MO
3-1/2 pounds on a gingersnap marabou in zone 1



 
     
   
     
 




Weather Forecast


 
 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60..

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Veterans Day: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58




 
     
   
     
 



Of Interest


 
 

To those in our Bennett Spring Family who have lost friends or family members this year....please accept our condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.




 
     
 



Quote of the Week


 
 

The trout that seem to stick in my memory the finest aren't the big ones, and maybe it's because I have't visited all the corners of the globe, but my most unforgettable trout all lived close to home. In fact, when I take out my pouch of trout memories and spill them all on the table, it seems that the smaller ones shine the brightest.

Author: William G. Tapley

Published: Those Hours Spent Outdoors



Thanks for reading!
Lucy




 
     
     
 

Contact Information for Bennett Spring Area

https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam  - trout camera
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500  - real time water levels and cubic feet per second as well as historical data
http://mostateparks.com/park/bennett-spring-state-park  - official Spring site
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Weavers-Tackle-Store/371940309303 - Weaver's Tackle Store Facebook Page


Bennett Spring Hatchery Manager Ben Havens: phone (417) 532-4418, e-mail  ben.havens@mdc.mo.gov


Phone numbers for Conservation Agents:

Dallas County: Matt Hitchings 417-733-3876 or Jarrad Jewell 417-733-0286
Laclede County: Walt Hutton 417-718-1111 or Jared Milligan 417-288-8744




 
     
 



OUR PREVIOUS REPORT:


 
 

Trout Fishing Report for Bennett Spring
Brought to you by
Weaver's Tackle Store
November 2, 2016

 
     
   
     
 



How's Fishing?


 
 

This weekend has been very busy. Sixteen people brought up fish that were 2 pounds or better. With the perfect weather and the large numbers of big trout, everyone who can be here - is here.

There won't be a report next week because there is no fishing allowed in the Spring Branch until November 11. I will send the final tag numbers and some more great pictures from our photographer, George Sharon Franks. Thanks for all the effort and time you took, George Sharon, taking pictures to make this report happen.




 
     
   
     
 



Fishing Times

 
 

Catch and release will begin on November 11, 2016
8 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday only







 
     
   
     
 



Water Conditions


 
 

For Bennett Spring
10-25-16
Gage house level is 1.95 feet
Daily Discharge levels:
All numbers are in Cubic Feet per Second
minimum was 68 in 1935
current level is 88
25th percentile is 94
Median is 112
Mean is 125
75th percentile is 134
Max was 363 in 1971


Niangua River
10-25-16
Gage House reading (water level) is 1.98 feet
Discharge levels in
cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 28 in 1993
25th percentile is 33
Median is 52
Today's reading is 90
Mean is 146
75th percentile is 133
record high max was 783 in 1997




 
     
   
     
 




Lunker Club


 
 

10-26-16

Kenny Goth from Clinton, MO
2-1/4 pounds on a minnow in zone 3


10-27-16

Rohonda Bonds from Festus, MO
2 pounds on a white jig in zone one

Rick Bockelmann from Weldon Spring, MO
2 pounds, 1 ounce on a white jig in zone 1

Stanley Barnes from Edwardsville, IL
2-1/4 pounds on a pink & white in zone 1


10-28-16

Mark Dotson from Farmington, MO
2 pounds on a green worm in zone 3

David Looten from Henley, MO
2 pounds on a minnow in zone 3

Kyle Bishop from Wentzville, MO
3-1/4 pounds on a john deere marabou in zone 2

Jerry Sapko from Lebanon, MO
3 pounds on a scud in zone 2

Debbie Boswell from Maryland Heights
2 pounds on a gingersnap, gold plated head in zone 1


10-29-16

Tina Jarvis from Park Hills, MO
2 pounds on a black & yellow marabou in zone 1

Craig Nelson from Evansville, IN
2.5 pounds on a pink marabou in zone 2

Chris Gardner from Marshall MO
2-1/4 pounds on a multi color glo ball

Ernie Dawson from Beaufort, MO
2-3/4 pounds on a chamois in zone 2

Spencer Kendall from Arnold, MO
2 pounds on a ginger crackleback in zone 1

Anthony McElroy from Troy MO
2-1/4 pounds on a roe glo ball i zone 1

Marion Traynor from Louisiana MO
2-1/4 pounds on a renegade in zone 1



 
     
     
   
     
 



Weather Forecast


 
 

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.


Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.


Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.


Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67.




 
     
     
   
     
 



Quote of the Week


 
 

Ninety percent of all fishing knowledge is local knowledge.

Author: Lefty Kreh


Thanks for reading. Lucy

 
     
     
 


Contact Information for Bennett Spring Area

https://mostateparks.com/content/trout-cam  - trout camera
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?06923500  - real time water levels and cubic feet per second as well as historical data
http://mostateparks.com/park/bennett-spring-state-park  - official Spring site
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Weavers-Tackle-Store/371940309303 - Weaver's Tackle Store Facebook Page


Bennett Spring Hatchery Manager Ben Havens: phone (417) 532-4418, e-mail  ben.havens@mdc.mo.gov


Phone numbers for Conservation Agents:

Dallas County: Matt Hitchings 417-733-3876 or Jarrad Jewell 417-733-0286
Laclede County: Walt Hutton 417-718-1111 or Jared Milligan 417-288-8744


 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 


Noted fly fisherman Lefty Kreh was once asked by a non-fisherman what was the sense of catching fish only to let them go. He responded, "Do you burn your golf balls after a game?"



 
     

 

 

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