It Just Doesn’t Get Much Better!

Nice weather the past few days.  Temperatures in the 60s and 70s.  No rain, no wind…a little sprinkle today but I think it is short lived.  We expect another nice days tomorrow with temperatures in the 70s.  70s through Wednesday, but 50% chance of showers Tuesday and 90% by Wednesday.   Looks like a cool down coming through on Thursday as temperatures will be in the 50s both Thursday and Friday and sneak back into the 60s for the weekend.

Pretty stable on the generation schedule the past few days.  Other than ramping it up in the mornings for 3 hours or so, then back down to the 25 mwh level for the balance of the day.  For the most part, this is a nice 1100 to 1800 cfs with an increase in height to some where between 703.6 to 704.6.  Definitely a wading level in places and a great float!

With all that said, fishing has been wonderful!  Wonderful in many ways.  Not only is fishing good, but we have seen several new to fly fishing folks these past few days, and quite a few of these are young people.

Thursday, Dana had Gaylon and his son, Kenton, from Oklahoma on the river for half a day.  Great half day for these new fly fishers.  It was the Ruby 2 or the JQ streamer that hooked most of their fish.

Max - 1st on fly rod - 3/19/15

Max – 1st on fly rod – 3/19/15

Max’s 12th birthday present from his Grandmother was a fly fishing trip.  So Dad rode along to watch Max learn how to fly fish with Carolyn for half a day.  Max had a very good day on the water with either the Ruby 2 or black copperhead midge.  He was throwing a respectable line and definitely had his line management under control as he pulled in fish the whole trip…..and he missed a few too!  The catch of the day was out of Gina’s boat who had Brian and his son, Zach out for half a day.  This was

Zach - 22" rainbow - 3/19/15

Zach – 22″ rainbow – 3/19/15

Zach’s first time fly fishing and I believe he too just turned 12.  Zach’s last fish of the day was a beautiful 22 inch rainbow.  What a birthday present!

Brian - 3/19/15

Brian – 3/19/15

Very good day for these guys on the black copperhead midge under an egg pattern.

And the catching goes on.  Friday, Aubrey and her mother, Abigail, took half a day float with Carolyn.  Both ladies are new to fly

Aubrey & 16-1/2" rainbow

Aubrey & 16-1/2″ rainbow

fishing and both did very well.  Mom took a picture of Aubrey’s nice 16-1/2″ rainbow so I’ll post it as soon as I get it.  It was hard getting either of these fishers to finally put down their rods.  Another black copperhead midge or ruby 2 day.

Abigail - 032015

Abigail – 032015

Darrell was out with James Albert from Louisiana.  This young man throws a line!  They had a great day on…..you know it!….the black copperhead zebra and Ruby 2!!!  However, I did observe them catching quite a few stripping the holographic green crackleback.

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