Whole Lot Of Fishin Goin On!

Lots of wading time these past few days.  Tuesday they started shutting down for a few hours in the morning until 6:00 p.m.  Wednesday we had off water from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday was from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 pm.  Friday and the whole weekend absolutely no generation.  Must say the weather was not the best last Wednesday and Thursday, especially Thursday when it rained most of the day.  Friday, sunny and in the 60s, Saturday and today, sunny and temperatures in the 70-80s. 

This coming week doesn’t look too bad weatherwise.  Tomorrow is probably going to be the worst day of the week.  Low 50s with rain.  Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be partly sunny and 60-70s; Thursday a chance of showers with temperatures in the low 70s; Friday partly cloudy and low 70s, and we see a chance of showers again on Saturday but temperatures in the upper 70s.  Monday’s generation projection is for off all day until 6:00 p.m.  This, we will have to see.  Both Beaver and Table Rock are creeping up a little.

Jim out with Jim and Ron (brothers), from Minnesota last Wednesday.  Good day for the guys on the olive sculpin bugger, a size 18 black midge and a size 18 gray scud.  Good day for the guys despite the cool day.  But, being from Minnesota, they thought it was a pretty nice day!

Thursday, in the cool…almost cold!, rainy day, Carolyn had Ron and Kathy, from Louisiana out all day.  Even in the rain, Ron boated a nice 17 inch rainbow on a size 18 black soft hackle.  However, I think Kathy (front of the boat syndrome) outfished Ron that day.   Fish didn’t know it was raining  most of the day….as they hit soft hackles and holographic green cracklebacks all day!  Good day.  Stan was out all day with John, from Sedalia, and his friend, Phil, from Kansas.  They had a good day fishing a size 18 black zebra midge drifting the high bank below Lookout Island. 

Friday was an awesome day!  Stay took Dr. Ernie and his grandson, Tom, out for half a day.  They are from the Springfield area.  Grandpa said his grandson was a better fisher than he was.  Watching Tom throw a line, he was pretty darn good!  They had a wonderful day on the primrose & pearl, rusty and ruby midges.  All size 18.  Darrell and Carolyn were rowing the Louisiana crew around!  Carolyn had “the Stripper”, aka Dawn, and Darrell had Albert and James Albert out.  This was Darrell’s first outing since his knee replacement.  Maiden voyage and he did really well.  Good to have you back on the water Darrell!  As for the fishing, the guys quit because they got tired of catching fish.  Their best flies were primrose & pearl and copper dun midges in size 18.  Now the ladies, on the other hand, were still fishing when the guys were loading up the boat.  Hot flies were a size 18 ruby midge and a size 16 rockworm caddis soft hackle.  Couldn’t keep the fish off it!  Needless to day, the “cacklecraft” was in true form.  Jim introduced a couple guys from Maine to the wonderful world of fly fishing.  Norm and Phil said they wanted to try their hand at this fly fishing thing.  Jim had them throwing pretty good lines by the time he kicked them loose.  They had a great day pulling the olive sculpin, as well as drifting the size 18 primrose & pearl midge with a blood worm dropper.

Talked with a few people who said yesterday was a bit tough.  Gina and I were at the Tri-Lakes Fishing expo in Brighton yesterday wishing we were fishing.  Pretty good turnout, but I think lots of people were taking advantage of the beautiful day.

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