Beautiful Weather!

August 11th, 2022

Great days on the water.  Temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Looks like this trend will continue for a few more days.  Possible exception is Sunday when the forecast says upper 90s.  Otherwise, Mid 90s and 80s on past Sunday.

Generation pattern continues to be a very low to low one unit until around 1:00 p.m. when they fire up 3 units for five to six hours.  Then back to the low one for the balance of the evening.

Fishing has been up and down.  Talking to several of the fishers getting out and wading during the morning low flow, they are having days when they work hard for three or four fish and other days it’s a great day.  We had students wading Sunday and it was a great day for them for a couple hours stripping the golden variant sculpin pattern.

Chip holding Addie’s fish – 8/9/22

Chip – 8/9/22

Darren on the water Tuesday with Chip and his daughter Addie.  Wonderful day for them on some #18 gray scuds.  Addie caught her first trout on a fly rod.  She had several hits and misses, and  finally got one in!

Yesterday Jim took two young men, Will and Sam, out for the morning to get them started fly fishing.  Good day for them.  They learned a lot, had some fish on…and some fish off.  Got enough technique that they were out again fishing on their own.

Today, Jim took out their parents, Greg and Vicki.  Good day for them and I think Mom might get taken out for dinner tonight as she had the big fish of the two days!  JQ streamer and root beer midge.

Darren had a good first day of his two day trips with Jim from Arkansas.  Caught some nice fish on a double sow bug/scud rig.

Got A Little Rain!

July 31st, 2022

We have had some rain.  Not a lot, but at least enough to cool things down for a few days.  Mid 80s today, low 90s tomorrow, but then it will start moving up into the mid to upper 90s for a while.

Very lot generation yesterday and again today.  Monday morning will see low generation until 1:00 p.m. when they will crank it up to three units for six hours.  Then, back to a low one.

Dana out last Wednesday with Brent and hit son Blake.  Brand new fly fishers did an instructional wade trip.  Unfortunately, the fish were not real cooperative that day as they did not bring one to the net.

Thursday, Dana book Brandon out for half a day.  Another slow day but they had fish on and to the net on the copperhead black midge and cerise San Juan Worm.  Roger and Cory from Texas fished with

Cory – 7/28/22

Carolyn.  These brand new fly fishers had a good day on the black copperhead and ruby 2 midges, and stripping the holographic green crackleback trailing the tiger tail.

Friday we had a two-boat group from Iowa on the river.  Another group of brand new fly fishers.  Jim book Logan and Luke.  These guys caught some fish on the JQ streamer.  Dana’s boat had Darin and Dee.  They were also fishing the JQ streamer.

Bill – 7/20/22

Carolyn had Bill from Nebraska on the river for an instructional trip.  He caught his first fish on a fly rod on a black copperhead midge.

Mike – 7/30/22

Neither rain nor ? will keep some people off the river.  Darren took Mike and his son, Mike out Saturday.  They caught a few on the

Son, Mike – 7/30/22

black copperhead and wine zebra midges.

Low Generation Every Morning!

July 26th, 2022

Well, another 100 degree day.  However, according to the forecasts, we should start seeing a drop in temperatures over the next week.  As a matter of face, I see 80s in the forecast for Friday and Saturday!  I am also seeing some chances of rain starting Thursday and running through Sunday.  50-60% chances!

So far, they have continued to run low generation during the morning hours.  Cranking up the generation around 1:00-2:00 p.m.  After that, it is two or usually three units until late in the day, when they take it back to a low one unit.

Since more people are wade fishing with the lower generation during the morning hours, we are hearing good feedback from customers on good numbers of fish as well as nice quality and size.  Let’s hope they keep this flow going for a while.

Jim on the water last Friday with Tony and son, Dominic.  Good day for them on a size 8 JQ streamer and a #14 hot hare’s ear.

Sunday, Dana took Summit and Daryn out for the morning.  New fly fishers, so he worked with them on skills for a little before they hit the water.  Caught fish on the ruby 2.

David and daughter, Claire, from Texas, spent Monday morning on the water with Darren.  These folks were also new to fly fishing.  The got several fish to the boat on $16 scuds and the ruby 2.

Long Run Of 100 Degree Days!

July 19th, 2022

Looks like we are in for a week of 100 degree days.  Nothing less than that shows up until next Thursday when they are forecasting upper 90s and slight chances or rain!  Whew!  No full day trips for a while.

Still seeing low (and wadeable) water during the morning hours.  Ramping up to two or three units at noon or after.

Dana on the water last Tuesday with Justin and his 9 year old son, Tanner.  Good day for them on the lightning bug and black copperhead midge.

Wednesday, Dana and Darren had a two boat trip for a group of guys from Texas.  Darren took Jacob and Elijah and they were catching on the lightning bug, gray scuds and the lil rusty midge.  Dana had Jay catching on the lightning bug, ruby 2 and cerise San Juan worm.  Since the water was low during the morning hours, everyone stayed above the boat ramp.  These guys were mainly used to salt water fishing but they handled the trout fishing just fine!

Another two boat trip for Dana and Darren on Thursday.  Darren took Mike, and Dana had Suzanne and Janice.  Darren’s guys had a good day on the lightning bug, a UV scud and the lil rusty midge.  Dana had his ladies fishing the ruby 2 midge.

Jim had a boat full on Friday.  One of Jim’s long-time fishers, Carmen brought Ruby and Jeff along for the ride.  They all caught fish on the JQ streamer and Shannon’s Hot Hare’s ear nymph.

Saturday, Darren took Greg, Carson and one other guy on a wade trip.  All fairly new fly fishers and they had a good day on scuds, a mini sculpin and the tiger tail with a holographic green crackleback trailer.  Jim was out again and had a couple new fly fishers, James and Angie.  He worked with them on casting and other necessary techniques so they could catch some fish on the JQ streamer or drifting a scud.

Mark and Bill fished with Dana Sunday.  They were catching on the black copperhead midge.  Jared and Kaycee took an instructional trip with Carolyn.  She worked mainly with Kaycee on her roll cast, regular cast and shooting line.  After a few hours of this, we decided to catch a few fish.  Really foggy that day, but when we found an opening in the fog, it was the lightning bug!

 

 

Much Needed Heat Relief!

July 12th, 2022

It has been HOT!  Think I said that before.  Anyway, today we are in the upper 80s.  Forecast was for lower 90s so this is even better.  Looks like a couple more cooler days (low 90s) then mid to upper 90s into the weekend.  Don’t see 100s until late next weekend.

No change in generation schedule.  Low one generator during the morning hours, then up to two or three by noon or 1:00 p.m.

Vinney – 7/8/22

Lots of fun days on the water.  Last Friday. Carolyn took Beebe and his grandson, Vinney out for 1/2 a day.  Fun day on the ruby 2 (of course) and the black copperhead midges and a cerise San Juan worm.  Dana was on the water with Claus from Texas.  They had a good day on the cerise San Juan worm.  Darren had started

Chris w/fish & friend Scott – 7/8/22

out early as we had a full day with Chris and his friend Scott.  Great day for these two guys on the Sir Camelot and rusty midges, and scuds all under the big ruby.  As a matter of fact, they went out again on Sunday and did it again!

Saturday was a really fun day.  Grandfather John, his daughter, Darcey, two grandsons, Graham and Porter, and their fathers, Chris and Porter. spent the morning with Dana, Darren and Carolyn.

Jon – 7/9/22

What a hoot when one of the grandsons would hook up!  Carolyn had Jon and Darcey fishing the lightning bug or black copperhead midges under the big ruby.  Darcey lost a 20+ incher right at the net.  Water was running and she had to play it quite a

Graham – 7/9/22

while…..just long enough.  Dana had Chris and Graham on the ruby 2 and cerise San Juan worm.  Porter and Tyler were fishing the lightning bug, a scud and a rusty midge with Darren.  Porter brought the first fish to the net and there was lots of hooting and hollering going on.

Dana had Billy from Illinois on the water

Billy – 7/11/22

for a half day Sunday.  Slow this day but they caught some on the lightning bug and black copperhead midge.  Monday was a whole nother story.  Very good day on the lightning bug and stripping the JQ streamer.  Ryan and Brandon from Iowa spend half a day on the water with Darren Monday.  They both had a very good day on the lightning bug, rusty midge and scuds.

 

 

Fishing Has Been Good to Very Good!

July 7th, 2022

Sorry for the long lag since the last fishing report.  Had major problem with computer….hard drive.  Had to replace it.  New hard drive.  Working at retrieving lost information, but back in business!

A word for weather right now is…..HOT!  100 degree days make for a shade seeking outing when you are on the water.  Expecting 100+ again today, then upper 90s for a few days and possibly 100 again by next Monday.  No significant signs of rain in the forecast.

For several days now we have had low generation (one unit up and down) during the morning hours.  Around noon or 1:00 pm., they turn on either two or three units.  Run those for several hours then shut it back to one unit for the rest of the night into the next day.  Fortunately, this has allowed wade fishing in some of the upper areas.

Dana on the water a week ago last Saturday (6/25)  for a half day with Roy and his girlfriend Amy.  This was Amy’s first time fly fishing and she likes it.  They fished above the boats ramp area as the water was pretty low and caught fish on the black copperhead midge.

Monday before this past Monday, Carolyn had Debbie and Susan on the water for a full day.  Fun day!  Caught fish on most everything, ruby 2, black copperhead midge, holographic green crackleback, big ruby, lightning bug.

Randy and Anna fished a half day with Carolyn a week ago Tuesday.  Good day on the rusty midge under the big ruby.

Gina and Carolyn on the water last Wednesday with Jan, Pete, Anne and Leon.  Gina started out with the ladies and Carolyn had the gentlemen.  Low, slow water so we fished the area above and below the boat ramp.  Anne, Jan and Pete have fly fished before but this was Leon’s first time.  Anne and Leon started out with Gina and, of course, he was the first one to get a fished to the boat….not only one but a few more.  He was ‘top dog’ for the day.  Catching on a black copperhead midge under the big ruby.  We had to work for fish that day, but everyone caught fish and had a good time!  Fun day!

Marty and Devera from Texas fished with Dana last Saturday.  One of those good days on the ruby 2 or black copperhead midges.

John, Jr. – 7/3/22

Sunday, Dana has John, Sr. and John, Jr. out for the morning.  This was a really good day on

John, Sr. – 07/3/22

the ruby 2 midge.  Stayed around boat ramp as there was no generation!  Meanwhile, Carolyn had Ron and Debbie on the water.  A really

Debbie – 7/3/22

good day for them also on the ruby 2 and black copperhead midges.  Debbie set her all-time record for trout!

Dana had Chuck from Massachusetts on the water Tuesday.

Chuck – 7/5/22

Good day for him on the copperhead black midge under the big ruby.

Wednesday, Gary on the water wading with Ella.  No consistent pattern, but caught on the JQ streamer, red San Juan worm, ruby 2 and holographic green cracklback.

Meagan’s first on fly rod – 7/6/22

Carolyn had William and Meagan out for half a day.  This was Meagan’s first time fly fishing so we worked on basics, caught a few fish, and then did

Forrest – 7/6/22

some casting practice.  Most of the fish were caught on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  Did catch a few stripping the holographic green crackleback.  Neat and fun couple!

No Generation!!!

June 24th, 2022

As I am writing, the generators are off.  They were supposed to turn them off late last night and keep them off for a while this morning and turn one on at 8:00 a.m.  As it turned out, they left one unit on all night and turned it off at 9:00 a.m.  Now we’ll have to wait and see what the remainder of the day will be.

Another hot day today.  We are expecting low 90s today and upper 90s tomorrow.  Good news is that Sunday through Wednesday, it looks like mid to upper 80s.  Then, back into the 90s.

Darren on the water Monday and Tuesday with Matt from Indiana.  A couple of great days for Matt on the Sir Camelot midge, a ruby 2, and the sex dungeon streamer.

Robert – 6/21/22

Dana out Tuesday with Robert from Texas.  Good day for him on the ruby 2.

Weather In A Word…….HOT!

June 17th, 2022

Yes, it finally quit raining and now we are having hot days!  Temperatures in the 90s for several days now and there is no relief in sight.

Generation has been non-stop.  They cranked up to four units a few days ago and we continue to see four units during the main part of each day.  We are still over power pool in Table Rock Lake, but power demands are probable a big factor with the four generators.

Alex – 6/11/22

Dana on the water last Saturday with Heath and her son, Alex.  Fun day for them on the ruby 2 and a peach egg pattern.

Sunday, Darren took one of his regulars, Chris, out for the day.  Very good day for them on the

Chris – 6/12/22

Sir Camelot midge, the black and copper midge with a midge dropper and a black wooly bugger.  Dana had Martin and Mickey, from Oklahoma on the water for half a day.  They did well on the ruby 2 midge and the mega worm.

Chase – 6/13/22

Monday, Chase and his friend, Taylor fished half a day with Dana.  Almost all of their fish

Taylor – 6/13/22

were on the ruby 2 midge.

Tuesday, Dana had Jim and his friend Carol out for half a day.  This was the second day of four units and the water was off colored and dirty.  Several missed fish, but nothing to the boat.

Thursday, Jim took Frank and Lisa out for half a day.  Pretty good day when you could locate the fish.  Ruby 2 under the big ruby and stripping the JQ streamer.

Dean – 6/17/22

Dean from Kansas spent another day on the water with Carolyn Friday.  Once the fog lifted, the fish decided to hit.  Until then, it was no hits and no fish.  Holographic green crackleback trailing the tiger tail on a 5 ips sinking leader was the first combo.  When they decided they had enough of that, it was great on a lightning bug dropped under the big ruby.  Hot day in more than one way!

 

 

 

More Rain!

June 1st, 2022

Pretty good downpour this morning.  Think it might be over for a while but they are forecasting some more for this afternoon.  Dry for a couple days, and after that, it looks like slight possibilities of rain 30% every day for the next five days.   Temperatures in the 80s.

Starting to see a change in generation pattern.  Actually have had the water off late at night or early in the morning, then one unit on for a few hours, then up to two units for most of the day.  Not certain if we will see a change in that pattern after the rain we had this morning…..to be continued

Jim on the water Saturday and Sunday with a couple of his regular, regulars Mac a Bob.  They had a couple of great days catching on a ruby midge or stripping the JQ streamer.  Both are good fly fishers and it was an “old friends getting together day”!

Monday, Darren took Dean and Wendy from Oregon out for half a day.  They found some fish on the ruby 2 under the big ruby and the white mop fly.

Delaney – 5/31/22

Dana had Todd and his daughter, Delaney on the water Tuesday.  Caught fish on gray and tan scuds.  Highlight of the day, Dana turned both of them into strippers.  They were

Todd – 5/31/22

pulling the holographic green crackleback.  Meanwhile, Darren had Scottie catching on size 18 and 22 scuds and a zebra midge.  Fished best on the flat upstream before the water came up.

Beautiful Day On The Water….Sunshine!

May 29th, 2022

A couple of beautiful days that past two and again today.  Lots of sunshine….no rain!  Looks like this will continue until Wednesday when they are forecasting a 40% chance of rain.  80s until then, then it looks like upper 70s for several days with slight (30%) chances of rain.

Generation has been two units until noon or so, then up to three units until evening when it goes back to two.

Dana on the water Friday with Gwen and Rex from Texas.  Good day for them on a peach or orange egg under the big ruby.  Michael and

Michael – 5/27/22

Gary spent half a day with Carolyn.  Really good day for them on a cerise San Juan or Lightning bug under the big ruby.  Did some

Gary – 5/27/22

streamer work and they caught several on the Tiger tail with a holographic green crackleback trailer.  Fun day!

Jack – 5/28/22

Saturday, Casey and his son, Jack, from Kansas spent half a day on the water with Dana.  These

Casey – 5/28/22

new fly fishers caught fish on a peach egg under the big ruby.  Fun day for them.  Carolyn was on the water with “Bones” and his son,

Kayle – 5/28/22

Kayle.  Good day for these guys on a cerise San Juan worm under the big ruby or stripping the Tiger tail with the holographic green crackleback.  Lots of talking, laughing and missing fish!


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