Nature Archives - Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association - Springfield Chapter

Stream bed manipulation at Bennett Spring

By Bob Randall on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 in Conservation, Nature, Uncategorized, No Comments


MDC is manipulating the stream bottom to improve habitat/fishing.   There is a hole just where the main hatchery outflow stream enters the spring creek, some anglers call this the “Gut Hole”.  It’s about 15′ in diameter and probably 10′ deep.  It’s almost like looking into the spring itself.  Lots of fish holding and feeding […]


6/10/2017, James River Float Trip

By Bob Randall on Friday, June 16th, 2017 in Fishing reports, Fishing Trip, Nature, Social Events, No Comments


Text by John Bush: On Saturday, June 10th, Harry Morgan, John Dozier, and John Bush got together to float the James River from the Delaware town access down to Shelvin Rock. The water level was almost perfect, and the river had cleared up a lot from the rains. The temperature wasn’t bad most of the […]