Rain In The Forecast For The Next Few Days!

Beautiful weather the past few days.  Not as hot as it was for a while.  We also have rain in the forecast through Wednesday.  We certainly could stand a little rain.  Trees are turning brown as are the yards.  And, the temperatures are nice.  The warmest day next week looks like Monday with upper 80s.  Otherwise, it is low to mid 80s all week!

Water continued to be off during the morning hours.  Came on one day this past week at 11:00 a.m. but most other days were noon or 1:00 p.m.

Will & Drew – 8/22/20

A week ago this past Saturday, Darren on the water with Will and Drew from Wildwood.  Fun day for these

Will – 8/22/20

guys on lots of patterns.  Size 20 scuds, red ass soft hackle trailing the crackleback and a black soft hackle.

Last Sunday, Carolyn took Tim and his son-in-law, Donghun out for the morning.  Both were pretty new to fly fishing, so we worked a bit on casting, line management, hooking and playing a fish, and then proceeded to catch some fish on the black #14 wooly bugger, a B-bug under a ruby 1, and when the water came on a red San Juan worm under the big ruby.  Fun day!

Dana on the water with Phil from Oklahoma last Tuesday.  They had a good day up near the root wad on the ruby 2 midge.

Wednesday, Billie and Dolph fished with Carolyn.  Slow morning with a few on a black soft hackle.  When the generators fired up things picked up and we fished the rise using the red San Juan worm under the big ruby.  Caught fish on both!

Gregg wanted his with Janell to learn how to fly fish, so they spent Friday morning in the water with Carolyn.  Janell got a good handle on the roll cast and regular pick up and lay down cast.  However, it was not a good day for landing fish.  One fish to the boat after the rise on a JQ streamer.  Had a few hits on other patterns, but just  TOUGH DAY!

Dana took Ken from Texas out for an instructional trip Saturday.  They got rained out at 11:00 a.m. and called it a day.  Carolyn had two new fly fishers on the water also…..Jim and John.  Worked on casting and headed up to the root wad.  Had a couple hits and break offs and the sky started turning black.  When the wind picked up and almost blew Carolyn into the river, it was get off the water time.  Waited out the storm in the car and headed back out just before the generators came on.  Fished and rise and located some fish on the ruby 2 under the big ruby.  They are both planning on getting fly fishing gear and heading to the water when they get home.

We continue to see low dissolved oxygen levels in Taneycomo and slow fishing.  Just another reminder, please take extra time to revive you fish when releasing.  I am starting to see dead fish on the bottom of the river.

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