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Heading to Bennett with some friends this weekend and was thinking about trying to fish the Niangua a bit below the park. Can I drive out the back of Bennett(like the Current) to access the river or is there another way? I am assuming the water is wadeable for a bit below Bennett.

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Heading to Bennett with some friends this weekend and was thinking about trying to fish the Niangua a bit below the park. Can I drive out the back of Bennett(like the Current) to access the river or is there another way? I am assuming the water is wadeable for a bit below Bennett.

Yes, just drive through the park, through zone 3 and over the wooden bridge and you'll see the confluence of the spring and the river.. It's most definitely wadeable.. I'd suggest driving past the wooden bridge, and out to 64. Turn left and go over the main bridge and you'll see the public access parking on the right.. That access goes back around 1000 yards and has 3 or 4 points where you can wade in...

But don't venture too far downstream, certainly don't go below the island.. There's no fish down there.. ;)

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Yes, just drive through the park, through zone 3 and over the wooden bridge and you'll see the confluence of the spring and the river.. It's most definitely wadeable.. I'd suggest driving past the wooden bridge, and out to 64. Turn left and go over the main bridge and you'll see the public access parking on the right.. That access goes back around 1000 yards and has 3 or 4 points where you can wade in...

But don't venture too far downstream, certainly don't go below the island.. There's no fish down there.. ;)

Perfect...thanks man. I won't hit your honey hole to hard.

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Perfect...thanks man. I won't hit your honey hole to hard.

No worries, they stock it with them miniature steelheads once a month.. ;)

Just go easy on the smallies, eh?

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No worries, they stock it with them miniature steelheads once a month.. ;)

Just go easy on the smallies, eh?

No problem I only keep and eat the short smallies anyway. J/k...all C/R for me.

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Yeah but the short smallies in the Niangua have a habit of growing up to be big smallies.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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Yeah but the short smallies in the Niangua have a habit of growing up to be big smallies.

I see. I will only keep and eat the big smallies then. :have-a-nice-day: I am just teasing I release all smallmouth, largemouth, and almost all of the trout(unless they won't make it). I'Ll be fly fishing so I shouldn't be a big threat to the smallie population.

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I was on the river yesterday and those fiesty smallmouth were hitting everything I threw. LM and SM were hitting on grubs between NRO and and One Eyed Willey's.

Sounds like they're done spawning then... Kewl!!

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