Fishing report

Fishing this week has been good. Off and on we have had anglers telling us the fishing had been tough this week though for the most part  a large majority are reporting they are catching fish left and right.  The weather this week is a bit confused on whether it wants to change over to spring. We  have had some rain and snow this morning and it is going to get colder on Saturday morning and then back up into the 50's in the afternoon.  But.... a warm streak looks to be on the end of the cold for the rest of the week.   So what are the fish biting on? Can you guess? Yep,  black and yellow marabou! This week if I had a dime for every time I heard black and yellow marabou. For the spin casters out there, 1/16 oz. and for the fly fisherman, the 1/80th oz. has been working great.  With that being said we have also been selling several cream mop flies.  I have heard of many ways to fish the mop fly but the majority of anglers say they are dead drifting with an indicator.   For zone 3, (orange and glitter) and (white and glitter) Powerbait has been the go to this week. This was the case also last week for the Powerbait.  Have a great weekend everyone and good luck out there. 
Water Levels 
Bennett Spring
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
age House reading (water level) 2.31
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 80 in 1936
25th percentile is 133
Median is 210
Mean 234
75th percentile is 295
Today's reading 295
Record high max was 902 in 1986

Niangua River
Gage House reading (water level) is 2.05
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 94.6 in 2016
25th percentile is 134
Median is 285
Mean 304
75th percentile is 375
Today's reading 450
Record high max was 818 in 2013
Zone 1 or 2
Mopflies- cream
White and original tri glo ball
Marabou - black and yellow 
Rooster Tails-Gold and black glitter and bumblebee 
Renegade with hopper dropper-Zebra midge
Zone 3
Orange glitter Powerbait and white glitter Powerbait

Weather Forecast
Friday: low 33 and high 45
Saturday: low 29 and high 62
Sunday: low 47 and high 78
Monday: low 56 and high 75
Tuesday: low 56 and high 79
Wednesday: low 54 and high 74
Thursday: low 44 and high 58
Friday: low 51 and high 61
Saturday: low 40 and high 59

Lunker Club
Bobby from Louisiana, MO- 2 pounds with golden nugget in zone 3 
Jeff from Higbee, MO- 2 pounds with white thread jig in zone 1
Upcoming events for April 
Friends of Bennett Fly Tying every Wednesday at  9 A.M to Noon at the Nature Center
Bennett Traditions-Nature Quilt blocks every 4th Thursday of each month
April 8th and 9th -How to build a fly rod 
April 9th- Savanna Trail Hike
April 23rd- Veterans Free Fishing day
April 23rd- All about reptiles 
Quote of the week
"A fisherman is always hopeful -- nearly always more hopeful than he has any right to be." Roderick Haig-Brown
Thanks for reading,

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