Flood Gates Opened Again!

Flood Gates - 5/25/15

Flood Gates – 5/25/15

Getting rain off and on this week, but so far, we have still been able to get onto the river as the rain has been very early or late at night.  Looking at 60% chances for rain Thursday through the weekend.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

Since Beaver Lake is very close to flood pool, Beaver has opened up their two generators which dump into Table Rock.  This, along with all the rain we have been having warrants all four generators going at Table Rock.  Unfortunately, the two units which were down a couple weeks ago are still off line.  Thus the eight flood gates.  Probably will see them open for a while to compensate for the off two units.  If you call the information number on the amount of generators going and the cfs flow, they only give you information on the generators.  They do not report on the amount of water is flowing through the flood gates.   You can always give us a call if you have a question.

Stan on the river the first day they opened the flood gates, Monday, with Tom from Nebraska.  Not a great day, but they had a good day on the big ruby with the ruby 2 dropper.  With all this water moving, Tom had a good day of exercising his skill in mending.

Yesterday, we had Sam, from the St. Louis area, and his friends Vickie and Tom who recently moved to Springfield out for half a day.  Stan kept Sam busy catching fish on the big ruby with the ruby 2 dropper or a peach egg pattern with the ruby 2 dropper.  They also caught a few on the holographic green crackleback.  Vickie and Tom were with Carolyn.  This is Vickie’s second time with a fly rod and all this current was challenging.  But she persevered and caught here first and several other fish on a fly rod yesterday.

Tom - 5/26/15

Tom – 5/26/15

Vickie’s patterns were the big ruby and a cerise San Juan worm dropper.  Same rig was also working for Tom.





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