March Fishing Went Out Like A Lion! Weather Like A Lamb!

Had some balmy weather a couple says last week with the weather.  Wednesday and Thursday were pretty brutal.  Lots of wind Wednesday and bitter cold Thursday with wind and some light rain.  Friday was a little nippy early, but sunny and warm to finish off the day and the month.  Today is gorgeous.  Mid 65s and party cloudy.  Think we might see some rain this evening which is predicted to go into early tomorrow and hang around until some time tomorrow afternoon or early evening.  Tuesday is looking like mid 70s and dry.  Wednesday, mid to upper 50s with showers later in the day and into the evening.  Thursday looks nice again.   Maybe l0w 60s but dry and the same for Friday.  So far, the weekend is looking really nice with temps in the upper 60s, low 70s and sunny.

The SWPA generation is now showing “0” when they are not projecting generation instead of the “35” we have been seeing for days.  Table Rock Lake has come up considerably with all the rain we have been having and is now sitting at 911′ plus.  This is good as it puts us only 4′ below normal power pool.  Water projection for this weekend was “0” and that is what we are seeing.  According to the schedule, they will turn on a couple units tonight around 7:00 p.m.  There is quite a bit of generation scheduled for tomorrow.

Really good days on the water this past week. Gina on the water last

Jim and colorful bow – 3/29/17

Wednesday with Jim.  As I mentioned, this was one of those windy days and a good drift was tough.  However, fishing wasn’t.  Good day for Jim stripping a tan filoplume.  They did catch some on the ruby 2 or black copperhead midges, but it was a filoplume day.

Jim and Gina had a group of guys out Thursday.  Jim took David and Terry and they were catching on the baby ruby and

Randall – 3/30/17

Gary – 3/30/`7

hot hare’s ear nymph.  All Jim could say is wind, rain  and cold!  Gina’s guys, Randall and Gary did great on the ruby 2 midge and stripping the tiger tail.

Friday we almost emptied the guide pool.  Stan was on the water half a day with Rick and Doug from Independence.  These two had a ball on the ruby 2 and copper dun midges.  Gina had one of her regular

Dale – 3/31/17

Earl & Karsten – 3/31/17

regulars, Dale on the water for half a day.  They always have fun and catch fish.  It was a ruby 2, then filoplume and JQ streamer day for them.  Carolyn was on the water with two new fly fishers, Earl and his son Karsten.  It just doesn’t get any better than seeing new fly fishers learning and best of all catching.  We started with the ruby 2 and black copperhead midges and before the day was over, Karsten was pulling them in on the Tiger Tail using a 3 ips sinking leader.  Trying to get them off the water at the end of the day, I finally said “last fish guys”.  Well, they complied by doubling up….both caught

Steve – 3/31/17

their last fish at the same time.   James had Steve and Chris from Kansas out all day Friday.  They also had a great day  on the ruby 2, black copperhead and P&P midges.  They had so much fun they went out again on Saturday.

Chris – 3/31/17

Saturday was only a half day, but they did a lot of harm on the copper dun midge, black copperhead and a size 18 tan scud.

Bottom line is that fishing is good.  Had two different groups come into the shop today and one group was having a great day on red or the red ass soft hackles.  Another group caught “lots of fish in a short time” on cracklebacks.

 

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