No Generation — Happy Fish!…..Happier Fishers!

Hot is about the only way you can describe the past several days and it looks like we have more of the same ahead of us.  At least mid 90s for the next week with no serious rain chances until a week from next Sunday.

For the most part, we have had a low one generator almost every morning, then ramping up to two or three in the early afternoon.  The only exception was this past Friday and Saturday when they turned the generators off from 6:00 a.m. until noon.  They were supposed to remove some cars that had been washed into the river and are sitting around the Fall Creek area.

Ali – 7/10/17

Allison – 7/10/17

Last Monday, James had Mike and his daughter, Ali on the river for half a day.  What a great start for this new fly fisher Ali.   I wonder who had the biggest smile….Ali or Dad.  Good day for them on the big ruby with either a cerise San Juan worm or size 16 P&P dropper.  Ali’s first fish on a fly rod.  Stan, Carolyn and Dana were out with a three boat group.  Dana took Dawn and Ashley.  They had a good day on the ruby 2, holographic green crackleback and the tiger tail.  John and Allison fished with Carolyn.  Fun and good day for they on the lightning bug but especially stripping the tiger tail.   Stan had Richard catching fish on the big ruby with the lightning bug dropper.

Tuesday, Steve and Jim spent half a day on the water with Stan.  It was the big ruby and either a lightning bug or ruby 2 dropper.  It was certainly HOT weather wise that day.  Carolyn had Dave and his friend Tom out fishing.  It was one of those days where the fish would hit a pattern two or three times and then nothing.  We’d change flies and get a few more hits, then nothing.  Probably the most consistent pattern was the tiger tail which Tom had fun working with.  Otherwise, we fished the big ruby, lightning bug, cerise worm and ruby 2.

Jim – 7/12/17

Wednesday Jim on the water with Gina for a long half day.  Too hot for a full day.  They had a very good day on the tiger tail and lightning bug.  Water was low until noon.   Don and his friend Terry spent the morning with Carolyn.  Don has been fishing for a while, but this was

Terry – 7/12/17

Terry’s introduction to fly fishing.  He did very well.  Both of them did very well.  Tiger tail and lightning bug.

If there was a day we would all say “you should have been here yesterday”, it was this past Friday.  They turned the generators off at 6:00 a.m. and kept them off until noon.  As I mentioned above, they were supposed to remove cars from the river and needed the water low.  We were all a little skeptical about how fishing was going to be and it

Dan – 7/14/17

turned out to be worry for nothing.  I guess the fish were happy to see no generation.  Each of our boats landed lots of fish and one could see bent rods of fishers standing up and down the river banks.  James had Dan and his

son Brandon on the water that morning.   Black copperhead, copper dun, ruby 2, and P&P

Brandon – 7/14/17

midges, or stripping the tiger tail.   Gina had Dan and Carissa from Kansas on the water.  Dan had fished with us before but this was Carissa’s first time with a fly rod.  What a day to start!  She wanted to know if it was always like this!  Ruby 2 and black copperhead midges were all the needed.  Kathy and Ron from Louisiana fished with Carolyn.  They have fished with us for many years and this was possibly one of the best numbers day they have had.  P&P, ruby 2 and black

Kathy – 7/14/17

copperhead midges.

Saturday was another no generation days from 6:00 a.m. to noon.  It was another really good days, but not quite a good as Friday.  Stan took John and Justin out for the morning.  They didn’t have to go far before they found fish.  Mainly the lower Rockin Chair area on the black copperhead early and then the P&P as the morning started getting brighter.  Great day for them.

 

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