2024 Spring at Westover

What’s New at Westover Farms?
April at Westover is going to be an exciting month. The warmer temps and higher water levels
really have the fish biting. Overnight and day fishing trips can be booked at any time. Don’t
forget that your “non fishing” friends can enjoy the hiking trails especially while the spring is
exploding in the Ozarks. Flowers and blooming trees cover the landscape while the wildlife is
moving through the property. Reservations should be made early as a lot of weekends are
filling up and we expect a busy spring season. We hope to see you and your friends soon.

Spring House Completed
We are super excited for the completion of the Spring House. This house is unique because it
can be a 1 bedroom or a 7 bedroom house. The 1 bedroom Spring House is connected to the 6
bedroom Branch. You will just need to let us know how many bedrooms you will need, and we
can help you make the reservation. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Solar Eclipse
If you are looking for a place to enjoy the next solar eclipse, Westover still has space available. Some of
you are staying the night and others are driving down for the day. The eclipse provides an interesting
opportunity to fish every hatch twice in one day! So, let us know if you would like to come down for the
day or rent one of the rooms for the night.

Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 101 classes begin in a few weeks. This all-day class will cover all the basics of fly
fishing with lots of time to fish on the water. In just one day beginners will learn about casting
a fly rod, trout feeding behaviors, stream entomology, fly selection, reading the waters and, of
course, how to catch fish. You’ll also tackle the basics of equipment selection, knot tying, river
structure, how to choose the right fly and how to reel in trout with nymphs, wet flies, and
streamers.  For more information or to sign up for a class please click here or call us at 573-

Reel Recovery
Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that conducts fly-fishing retreats for men
living with cancer.   The Mission is to help men in the recovery process by sharing with them the
healing powers of the sport of fly-fishing, while providing a safe, supportive environment to
explore their personal experiences with cancer, and with others who share their stories. 
Retreats are offered at NO COST to the participants and are led by professional facilitators and
expert fly-fishing instructors.  Reel Recovery provides lodging, food, and fishing gear.  NO
FISHING EXPERIENCE is required.   Space is limited.
When:  Monday, 4pm, April 24 – Wednesday,2pm April 26. 
Where:  Westover Farms, Steelville, MO
Eligibility:  Men living with cancer 
Apply:  www.info@reelrecovery.org or call (800) 699-4490  (space is limited)

Happy Birthday
Fish for FREE on your birthday! Just let us know your birthdate and we will send you an email
to fish for free for 1 day, during the month of your birthday. We look forward to seeing you and
want to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Photo of the MonthStream Conditions and what They’re Biting
Jim W. is the winner of a “Free Day” of fishing at Westover Farms. Jim and his family spent the weekend at Westover Farms and the grandchildren caught some nice fish! To enter the contest, just send us your favorite picture of your fun filled day at Westover Farms to enter the contest. We look forward to seeing your next pictures too!!We just had about 3 inches of much needed rain at
Westover Farms. Our waters are finally up and off color. The warm weather is encouraging the trees and flowers to bloom and the bugs to hatch. Spring water levels can force a variety of fishing techniques and flies. When the water is up, woolies, leeches, and egg patterns do well. When the waters are down, try scuds, midges, emergers. Everyone is also talking about the return of the Cicada! I’ve seen many fly patterns that people are tying for the upcoming hatch. This should be an interesting Spring and Summer with the Cicadas. We look forward to hearing from you!