05/06/2022 Fishing Report

How's Fishing? The first part of this week was great fishing, though the April showers have created some high waters at Bennett Spring. We received several inches of rain in a short time causing major flooding at the spring and several other places around the area. The word is that this is possibly the 3rd worst flood the spring has had. The kids free fishing has been canceled for this weekend and moved to Saturday August 20th.   If I was going to be fishing in this high water, I would definitely be using a Rooster Tail in a part of the stream that is less violent though that might take a day or so. Several anglers reported they were very successful this week with the Rooster Tails and Super Dupers.  If you like throwing marabou, the crawdad and gingersnap  were also working well this week. If you plan on fishing this weekend, be very careful with the high waters. Be safe and have a great weekend everyone. 
Bennett Spring 
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
age House reading (water level) 3.9
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 85 in 1981
25th percentile is 150
Median is 203
Mean 266
75th percentile is 338
Today's reading 970
Record high max was 1050 in 1929

Niangua River
Gage House reading (water level) is 9.47
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 86.0 in 1992
25th percentile is 162
Median is 402
Mean 529
75th percentile is 750
Today's reading 6280
Record high max was 2010 in 1996

Zone 1 or 2
Ginger Snap and Crawdad- marabou
black roach 
Zone 3
PowerBait-Yellow Sparkle
Power Bait Salmon Peach
Pautzke Balls O Fire Salmon eggs
Lunker Club
Dave from Lebanon, MO, 2.5 with black and yellow marabou in zone 2
5 year old Kole from Kansas-2.25 with dough is zone 3
Upcoming events for May
Friends of Bennett Fly Tying every Wednesday at  9 A.M to Noon at the Nature Center
May 14th and 15th- Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association Fishing Derby 
May 21- Hiking for Beginners 
May 28- Fly Tying Demo -Terrestrials 

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