Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bennett Spring, Laclede County, MO. Oct 29th: Streaming Wolley Buggers is the key!




Arrived at Bennett Spring around 2:00 p.m. and had a chance to hit the water for a couple of hours....fished it about 2 1/2 hours. A big rain front was moving in for later, so I was curious how well the fishing would be....either real good or real bad.
I spent the whole time in the spot right below the first falls. Flow was very sporty and was at a nice pace. Some things I have learned this year as an angler: I think 9' leaders will work better for you in most applications opposed to the 7.5' leaders.....just a thought. When I rigged up this time, I made sure to strip off the tippet and tied on 5x tippet for stripping wooley buggers.
Cast out into the current and let the current strip out the bugger....got it down stream about 15' and then slowly stripped back to me....so the wooley bugger was actually swimming up river. Caught (3) trout using this method. I was using this technique right in the seam of the river (where the fast pace hits the slack water). I really enjoy this technique to acquire trout. It seems like as we get later in the year, this is a great method (opposed to dead drift fishing nymphs).
Even if I was not to catch a trout one, the day was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the couple of hours spent...what a great day!
Fish ON!
MLT


1 comment:

hatch270 said...

Thanks for the tip. I am going to be in Missouri for several weeks this summer. I planned to do some trout fishing, bass fishing, and catfish fishing. I started out with just the catfish trip I found on huntfishguide.com. Ended up booking the others, how can you resist?