It Was A Great St. Patrick’s Day!

Weather continues to be unseasonally warm.  80s the past 3-4 days, and, of course, the wind blows in and out almost every day.  We are expecting rain, and possibly a lot of rain starting some time tomorrow and going into Tuesday and Wednesday.  Looks like this will cool us down a little, into the mid 60s both those day and low 60s by Thursday…but no rain on Thursday.  Friday is looking up, with partly sunny skies and upper 60s.  Lots of sunshine over the weekend with temps in the low to mid 70s.

Had a break in the generation pattern yesterday and today.  Generators were off all morning and did not start up yesterday until 2:00 p.m. and today they started at noon.  Tomorrow looks like back to off in the early morning then on around 6:00 a.m.  Back off at 10:00 a.m. and on again around 3:00 p.m.  With the rain coming in, no telling what the generation pattern will be for the rest of the week. 

New fly fishers on the water with Stan on Friday.  John and his son, Beau, spent the morning learning how to fling a fly rod.  Pick up pretty quickly on casting and even landed some fish.  The red San Juan worm was the pattern of the day for them.

Saturday, we had the fleet out.  Jim on the water all day with a couple of his regulars, Morgan and Larry, from Georgia.  They had a lot of fun and caught fish on a black bugger, the red San Juan worm and a gray scud.  Greg and Kathy , from Kansas City, spent the morning with Stan.  They are both fairly new to fly fishing and had a very good day on the copper dun midge early in the morning.  Later, it was an olive midge and a holographic green crackleback.   Dana has a couple fishers from Sunset Hills, Mo…..Francis and Frank.  When they weren’t joking with the other drift boats going by, they were catching fish on the red San Juan worm, an olive midge and the clown egg pattern.   

Carolyn Kerr - 3/17/12

Last, but not least, Darrell and Carolyn had three generations of Kerrs on the river; Carolyn, Albert and James Albert.  Carolyn and Albert fished with Carolyn in the morning.  Albert likes to wade and he was out wading and catching fish on a gray scud, and later the g-bug.  Carolyn was catching on the ugly midge and a copper dun midge.  Darrell had Dawn and James Albert.  They were catching best in the morning

Dawn - 3/17/12

on a dark olive midge or the primrose & midge.  A little after noon, Carolyn Kerr left the water so Dawn got into the boat with Carolyn and along came Gina.  The “cacklecraft” was gearing up.  Darrell with Albet and James Albert just followed the noise going down the river.  Lots of cackling and catching on the red San Juan worm under the big ruby as the water started up around 2:00 p.m.  I have to say, it was the normal Taneycomo fishery on Saturday.  Lots of fish and several nice sized ones in the 17 inch range. 
Gina & Carolyn – 3/17/12

Happy Birthday Ray!  For his birthday his daughter, Angela, sent him, and his grandson, Nathan out for half a day fly fishing.  Stan took these two new fly fishers out today they learn a lot (we hope) and caught some fish on the copper dun midge.  Nathan says he normally gets bored fishing, but fly fishing is a lot more active and he enjoyed it.


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