A Little Cooler!

Temperature today is predicted to be 90.  Thursday and Friday still look like upper 80s and chances of showers today throuh Friday.  Saturday through Monday we expect low to mid 90s and sunshine. 

Somewhat of a pattern the past four days with the generation schedule.  The equivalent of one generator first thing in the morning until 6:00 a.m., when it ramps up to the equivalent of 1-1/2 generators.   By noon or 1:00 p.m., they are running the equivalent of  three.  At the lowest level early in the morning the tailwater level reaches 704 feet.  However, this is not a very big window of oppoortunity for wading.  Once we reach noon or 1:00 p.m., the level is at or approaching 708 feet.

Dana took Ralph, from Texas, out Tuesday for his second half day on the river.  They were out Sunday and still have another 1/2 day to take on Thursday.  Sunday fished better for them than Tuesday when they caught fish on the holographic green crackleback, cerise San Juan worm and silver bullet crackleback.  Tuesday,  they pulled a few on the holographic green crackleback, but probably did best on the flaming orange San Juan dropped under a size 14 ruby midge.  Darrell spent Tuesday morning with a couple from Wisconsin, Dick and Karel.  Their best pattern was the cerise San Juan worm.  Tuesday was a busy day.  Stan had Dan and his daughter, Hayley, out also.  They are from Wichita, Kansas.  Fun day for Hayley, as this was her first time with a fly rod.  She picked up on stripping pretty fast and caught fish on the holographic green crackleback, and another flashy-type pattern somewhat like a crackleback, but not exactly.  They also caught some on the red midge.  The other boat on the river Tuesday was Gina.  She was with John and his wife, Elsa, from Oklahoma.  They had a fun day as it was Elsa’s first experience and John had not fished for quite some time.  They each got some fish to the boat on the red San Juan and the floozie. 

Elsa Gray - 7/5/11

John Gray - 7/5/11

Past few days have been a little tougher than usual.  Even talking to some of the folks who fish up in the hatchery area, they are working for their fish.  But the good news is, they are having fun!

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