Fishing Report 04/29/2022

How's Fishing?  Despite the raised and murky water, fishing this week has been good. The fly case has been opened this week as several anglers reported they were throwing cracklebacks, renegades, Copper Johns and having some success. If you enjoy fishing the glow balls, the "original tri color" has done very well this week. Last week I added a little red to the black and yellow marabou  which I have named a "Bleeding Black and Yellow." So far the reviews have been really positive. If you are having trouble in zone 3, the Pautzke Balls O Fire Salmon eggs work very well during  murky water conditions, so you may consider trying them. 

We do have rain in the forecast but it looks to be a nice weekend of fishing. Last weekend was Veterans Free Fishing at the park. I had the honor of meeting  several veterans on the stream. Next weekend , May 7th is Kids Free Fishing, so make sure you bring your kiddo to Bennett to enjoy the stream.  Have a great weekend everyone and good luck on the stream. 

Water Levels
Bennett Spring
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
age House reading (water level) 2.98
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 85 in 1981
25th percentile is 158
Median is 217
Mean 303
75th percentile is 313
Today's reading 501
Record high max was 2240 in 1983

Gage House reading (water level) is 3.73
Discharge levels in cubic feet per second:
Minimum was 122 in 2015
25th percentile is 187
Median is 401
Mean 1490
75th percentile is 1620
Today's reading 1240
Record high max was 8450 in 2017

Shelly from Oklahoma caught this beautiful Rainbow
Weather Forecast
Saturday: low 54 and high 79
Sunday: low 49 and high 72
Monday: low 52 and high 67
Tuesday: low 53 and high 67
Wednesday: low 50 and high 66
Thursday: low 53 and high 68
Friday: low 54 and high 64
Saturday: low 52 and high 64

Zone 1 or 2
Bennett Blue Crackleback 
Original Glo Ball and Jimmy Hendrix Glo Ball
Marabou - black and yellow
new "Bleeding Black and yellow marabou
Ginger Snap
Zone 3
PowerBait-Yellow Sparkle
PowerBait- Cheese Sparkle
Bentley's secret bait
Pautzke Balls O Fire Salmon eggs
Lunker Club
Rich from Troy, IL,-2.5 lbs with trout magnet in zone 3
Mike from Springfield, MO- 2.25 lbs with black and yellow marabou in zone 2
Quintin from St. Peters- 2lbs  with dough bait in zone 3
John from Marceline, MO- 2.89 lbs with kastmaster in zone 2
Stephan  from  Hope Mills, NC-2.75 lbs with peacock fly in zone 2

Upcoming events for May
Friends of Bennett Fly Tying every Wednesday at  9 A.M to Noon at the Nature Center
May 7- Kids Free Fishing
May 21- Hiking for Beginners 
May 28- Fly Tying Demo -Terrestrials

Thanks for reading,


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