What a Day!

Have had boats on the water every day this past week, and we have been catching fish.  Some days better than others.  BUT, yesterday was great!  Had three boats out.  Darrell and Dana had a party of three guys from the St. Louis area on the water, Malcomb, Dan and Larry.  Great day.  They were standing, yes, I said standing in the water hooking and missing lots of fish (this was in the early afternoon).  Red San Juan, red midge, grey scud and black zebra.  Carolyn had Mike and Jan from Oklahoma out.  Jan has been fly fishing maybe a little over two years (with us) and had mostly nymph style fished.  Yesterday she hooked her first fish on a dry   Size 24 Sproat Midge Emerger in olive.  She hooked and missed several on dries in the morning.  Mike was stripping the holographic green crackleback and hooking up with a lot of fish.  Jan has done some stripping for fish and wanted to work on the some more, so we rigged her up with the sink tip and crackleback.  They had several doubles before we left our first lay up.  A little before noon yesterday, they shut the water OFF.  By the time we got down to the lookout island, the water was at a wadeable level.  We had lunch and watch Darrell and Dana’s party bringing fish.  Jumped out of the boat and also started bring in more fish.  Gray scud, tan scud, crackleback, and a few on a flaming orange San Juan. 

Water is supposed to be off today from noon until 6:00 p.m. or so they back on for a while and probably off again late.  Not certain what will happen tomorrow, but they are scheduled to have the water off or low Tuesday and Wednesday to work on the boards at Powersite Dam.  You know what this means.  You should be able to get into the river and wade!  Let’s go!

Trees are gorgeous right now.  Hard to keep an eye on what is happening in the water.  Water is still very warm for our fish and the oxygen level is low.  PLEASE make certain you fully revive the fish before you release them.  Saw several belly up fish in the water yesterday.



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