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Going to make a day trip this weekend. Have never fished Bennett before and didn't know what to expect. Will be fly fishing and wasn't sure if conditions will permit wading or if I need to explore more options. Also any recommendations for flies would be helpful. Thanks.

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It is possible to wade most of it judging by the level now, but some areas might be tricky. You never know when high water will scour out an area that was waded. It will continue to improve if the forecast holds.

Best thing is to talk to the people at Larry's and Weavers for good information.

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Here is my standard line:

1. If you can based on fishing pressure, fish the bank first and work your way out. Most people walk straight out into the typical spots and start fishing the far side. Some of my best fish come from the bank out the typical spots.

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You must have a secret mic, the pet fish that hug the bank looking for food stirred up by waders or guts thrown in get pounded and seldom hooked. :rolleyes: .

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I agree with mic. I had not been to bssp in years and really had no clue. I sat and observed most getting in at zone 1 and going straight to the far bank. They were actually standing where I would have been fishing. There are some great holes and fish right as you would get in. I fished a pretty lady egg under an indicator. It was kinda funny as really no one seemed to be catching anything on the far bank. Most of the fish caught were of decent size.

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Just came back from Bennett. Water is murky but fishing is good- but fish are small. Somehow 3-4 inch rainbows ended up in the spring- pretty pitiful. I second the tip about not fishing too deep and in too fast of water- the fish aren't used to fighting the stronger current, so they hang out in the seams and eddys. We are not talking about the gut-eaters either- there aren't many gut eaters when the water is this murky. Fish typical murky water patterns- Our group had great fishing in Zones 1 and 2 using fly fishing gear only-under indicators primarily.

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I imagine they made a run for it when the flood came and followed cleaer water.

Now that the juvinile deliquents are back in their institution's and thiet parole officers are back to work fishing will be easier.

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