A Window of Opportunity

We experienced a little window of opportunity yesterday when they shut down the generators on Table Rock.  At 10:00 a.m., just as the projection stated, they shut back the generators to two then off at 11:00.  By 11:00 a.m. the level was at 702.5 feet and at normal pool by 2:00 p.m.  Back on at 4:00 p.m. with two then ramped up to four generators within the hour.  Pretty nice day too!  Sun was out, in the 30s with a little wind.  Today is another day.  Full four generators going with the level staying pretty steady at 710.1.  The next few days are predicted to be pretty nice as far as the weather goes.  Low to mid 40s tomorrow and mid 40s on Saturday.  Both days threatening some sun mixed in with the clouds. 

For those people who were able to hit that window of opportunity yesterday, fishing was great.  Stan walked down by the Hatchery area just to watch.  He said everyone was catching fish…..fishers throwing scuds, midges, streamers, soft hackles….didn’t matter. 

One of our customers who just left  the shop missed the off water yesterday but managed to fish today.  He said he had a wonderful day!  He said he must had a fish on a least on every third cast.  He was fishing the holographic red large tungsten beadhead midge (our high water midge) with a cerise San Juan worm dropper.  The ratio of takes was about 50% on each pattern.  When they shut off these patterns, he finished up with a size 14 tan scud.

Sounds like fishing is pretty good.

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