Fishing Report 04/15/2022

Who ordered the rain....Fishing this week has been wet, again.. The past couple days, the Niangua and Bennett Spring water levels have increased quite a bit. It appears to be receding according to the gauge. I did see several anglers were down at the stream this morning and were catching fish. If I was fishing in high murky water, I would use darker colors such as black nymphs or zebra midges based on a couple recommendations of anglers I spoke with in Zone 1 who had stringers full of fish. As a wise angler once told me about fishing murky and high water, "go deep and go dark."  In Zone 2 and 3 this morning I spoke with a couple different anglers who reported orange was their color of choice this week.  Everyone is all ready for some warmer weather and a little less rain. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and great weekend. 
Good luck out there and see you on the stream.
The Rahn boys from Waterloo, IL
Water Levels 
Bennett Spring
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
age House reading (water level) 3.12
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 84 in 1981
25th percentile is 144
Median is 234
Mean 256
75th percentile is 330
Today's reading 561
Record high max was 666 in 1941

Niangua River
Gage House reading (water level) is 3.61
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 105 in 2014
25th percentile is 194
Median is 394
Mean 621
75th percentile is 908
Today's reading 1170
Record high max was 2500 in 2007
Matt and Amber from Topeka, KS
Zone 1 or 2
Zebra midge
black nymph.
Easter Egg Glow ball-you know because it's Easter this week!
Marabou - black and yellow 
San Juan worm- red and orange
Zone 3
Orange glitter Powerbait and white glitter Powerbait
power bait worms-orange
Don from Pittsfield, IL
Weather Forecast
Saturday: low 42 and high 61
Sunday: low 39 and high 47
Monday: low 37 and high 58
Tuesday: low 34 and high 61
Wednesday: low 47 and high 65
Thursday: low 51 and high 71
Friday: low 58 and high 80
Saturday: low 63 and high 82 

Giovanni-4lb lunker
Lunker Club
Mark from Moberly, MO- 2 pounds with minnow in zone 3
Robert from Kansas City-2.25 pounds with white jig in zone 1
Nathan from Wichita, KS-2.5 pound with Powerbait in zone 3
Colby from Springfield, MO-2.5 pounds with whit marabou in zone 1
Memory from Taylor, MO-2.25 pounds with black and yellow marabou in zone 1
Giovanni from Kansas City, MO-4 pounds with white jig in zone 2
Hunter from Center, MO-2.5 pounds with  flash jig in zone 1
Kurt from Clifton Hill, MO-2.25 pounds with white mop fly in zone 1
Sandra from Mexico, MO-2 pounds with black and yellow marabou 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 23rd- Veterans Free Fishing day
April 23rd- All about reptiles 
Quote of the week
"It is not a fish, till it is on the bank."  Irish Proverb
Thanks for reading,

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