What Happened to Normal October Weather!?

Cold and wet!  Some rain during October, but these temperatures!!  High in the low to mid 50s.  Rain looks like it will stay with us through most of Saturday.  By Sunday, however, we get a break.  Mid to upper 60s, but then, back to the 50s and even 40s after Monday.  Heard the weatherman say this morning that we might see freezing one of the upcoming nights.

Generation has been a little different over the past few days.   The equivalent of a low two units Wednesday and they turned it off from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Ran a low two yesterday, but again today, they turned it off and it will be off until probably 4:00 p.m.  No idea of what they will do over the weekend!

Lots of trips on the water the past two weeks and lots of nice, quality fish in the 15-18 inch range.  The only down side was the wind.  We had three days of 30 mph plus wind gusts and some days, even 40 mph.  The fish were having to chase the flies!

Meredith and Chester had such a good time on their first day, they had to go out again with Carolyn on the 15th.  An even better day for them that day.  Hopefully, Meredith will send some of the pictures he took of their nice fish and I’ll post them here.  Think the main bite was on either the cerise or red San Juan worms.

Don – 10/16/19

Wednesday, 10/16, Gina took Don out for half a day.  Good day for them on the red and pink San Juan worms, the big ruby and a few on the lightning bug.  Jim had Jim on the water that day and they had a good day too.  It was the lightning bug that made the day for them.

Jan and Mike from Oklahoma spent all day Thursday on the water with Carolyn.  They had a good day fishing the red, pink and even white San Juan worms.

Last Friday, Gina had Jay and his

Staci -10/18/19

wife Staci out for half a day.  This

Jay – 10/18/19

was their first drift boat trip and they

really loved it.  They had a good day of catching on the red or pink San Juan worms under the big ruby, and even a few on the bug ruby.

Darren on the water Saturday with Eric from Texas.  Lots of nice, quality fish for them on a #16

Eric – 10/19/19

pink San Juan worm or the #12 red tungsten San Juan.   Dana took Bryan and his wife, Roseann out for half a day.  He is wanting to get her started fly fishing.  They were catching on the red or cerise beaded San Juan worms, and the big ruby.

Sunday, Dana took Charlie out for half a day.  Charlie is not living in the Springfield area and wanted to learn the river.  So, they spent the day catching on the red or cerise beaded San Juan worms and learning the river.  Carolyn had a couple regulars from the Kansas City area, Gary and Barry, on the water for half a day.  Yep!  Good day for these guys on the red and cerise San Juan worms.

Jan – 10/21/19

Monday was the start of the high winds!  Carolyn had Mike and Jan on the water

Mike – 10/21/19

all day again and they had a really good day on the red and cerise San Juans.   Gotta tell you the cool thing about these two.  Mike lost his sight a little over ten years ago and they are both still very active.  Mike, of course, prefers to pull streamers as he can feel the take.  He had a great cast before, so casting is no problem for him.  Unfortunately, when the fish are mainly hitting nymph-style presentation, he gets yelled at a lot….”Mike, set!”  Fun day!  Darren had John out, also for a full day.  We all must be nuts to spent all day on the water in the wind!!!  They had a good day on a #14 scud, the big tungsten beaded red San Juan and a size 16 pink San Juan.  Jim blew down the river with Ken   Unfortunately, Ken is fairly new so there was some instruction going on.  They were catching on the big ruby and red San Juan.  We were all looking for a finding a few places where we could get out of the wind.  And when we did, good fishing.

Jim – 10/22/19

On Tuesday, Gina took Jim out for the day.  Another wonder, WINDY day.  When the fish could catch them they were hitting on the red San Juan under the big ruby and even caught a few stripping the tiger tail and the crackleback.  Jim has been out with us several other time and has fished with both Jim and Stan in the past.  Jerry and Kenny were on the water Tuesday with Jim.  Jim’s comment “Ungodly wind”.  They were catching on the ruby with a lightning bug dropper.  Chip and Richard were out all day with Carolyn.  Chip’s third trip with her and Richard’s first time fly fishing.  What a way to get started.  They both did pretty good the first day on the red and cerise San Juans.

Chip – 10/23/19

Wednesday was the last day of wind and the first day for a while where they turned the water off in the morning and kept it off until 3:00 p.m.  None of us really knew what to expect, but it was good!  Carolyn had Chip and Richard out for their

Richard – 10/23/19

second full day.  Had the nerve to complain their arms were tired!  Really good day on the red San Juan.  Caught a few on a #16 gray scud under the lightning bug, but the red worm reigned

Scottie – 10/23/19

King.  Darren had Scottie out for half a day and they were catching mainly on a #18 scud.  Nice fish!  Last, but

Bob – 10/23/19

not least, Dale and Bob spent half a day with Gina.  Good day for these guys on the ruby 2.  Water was off!  Nice to see midges back into the picture.  They wanted to do it again, but cancelled due to the rainy

Dale – 10/23/19


Beautiful Bow!







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