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Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM

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Woolly Bugger


#21

mid 50s, partly sunny to mostly cloudy... Gas is going up, didn't need to get any but it was $3.49

got up to the river afternoon, Dougfish was already down at the usual spot. I looked at my quiver of rods and thought about the spey pole, but went with the 5 wt which was rigged with soft hackles.

Rocky is picked clean.

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I started up at Sally's run and didn't even get a bump. Then worked my way on down stopping along the way to swing the flies.'
The snow is mostly gone but some is holding tight on the shaded slopes of the ridge.


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Looks like Doug's stash.


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I studied the water and popped the top of Dunkel as Doug came up the bank.

He had taken a spill and had soaked his arms as he broke his fall.

He drank a beer with me and then split as he was getting chilled.

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I fished on till dusk.


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Not many bugs at all and only saw a handful of fish rise. I told Doug that I was going to title this TR "The River was as dead as the raccoon."






ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

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A bit warmer day. I scheduled this as a 50/50 day.
Trail maintenance and fishing.
I have been working on the riverside trail for years as I could.
I had done very little the last 2 years.
Keith had stepped up and done some heavy lifting back in the summer and fall.
Time to knock some  briars and other stuff back before the Spring flush.

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Stay hydrated!

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Took a forward tumble heading to shore.
Banged the sh!t out of my left knee, and soaked my arms and chest.
Wrung out my jacket, drank with Keith,
watched some fish start to rise and hiked out, shivering.
I was happy to have a dry shirt in the truck.

 :cheers 


"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger


#22 Gas $3.39

I started to step out of the car and the wind tried to rip the door out of my hand. I shut it quickly. Damn. Oh, what the hell. I regrouped, donned a wind block hat and began gearing up. A car pulled up and an angler jumped out all geared up and stated that he had just come from upriver and the wind was too much, he hoped to find some relief down here.

I packed the cooler and grabbed the 5 wt.  In the bog along the field the spring peepers were out and chirping I hiked in a mile hoping to get some shelter around the bend in the river. No dice, the wind was just whipping straight downstream.

I nymphed a couple of runs and was discouraged by the wind picking up the line and making things difficult. After an hour or so I was about to give it a break and go grab a beer when a shout out from behind me made me jump. One of those damn flycraft rafts had snuck up on me.

I waded ashore and drank my beer. The wind increased and I heard the crack of a large tree snapping and falling to the forest floor. Clearly this was a sign to get out of the woods. I witnessed another tree top snap and crash down. No need to stick around.


 :Dance


#23 Back for more punishment. Well, it was windy again but not quite as bad and from the south so there I would be in the lee of the ridge. I decided to work on my cack-handed spey cast. I had tied up some intruders in purple and black. I worked from sally's pool on down to the Hodgeman hole. Then the left hand run and the trestle pool. I caught nothing. So, I drank a beer.
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I thought about going down to the low hole. I was past 4:30, I envisioned the fly swinging over the shelf and down into the run where I've caught many trout before, and this would be the only river right casting on the day. I worked the water on the way down and caught nothing. When I got down to the low hole, I thought this would be the last chance to catch a fish. It did not happen.

I hiked out at dusk and hit some of the runs again on the way out with hopes of avoiding a skunk.

Back at the car I had a snad and then drove home.

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

With more rain on the way Philpott has opened up the gate to 520 cfs
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

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What's up with the gauges? Philpott say 520 below the dam and Basset is reading 514  :o  <-;:

The gauge must be stuck! 
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

#2375
it's a bit better now... bassett is reporitng 529... but it still must be off somewhere...

jis ob'servin


interesting form on the USGS web..

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Woolly Bugger

#2377
So I fired off an email to the usgs about the gauges...

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Dis be da reason da graph wez up dated bro
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

#2378
stumbled across this chart for Philpott.

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https://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/phil_summ.htm

The Guide Curve is what I am most interested in.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

creakycane

Interesting data.   When it starts steeply dropping toward 970, that's when I usually figure they'll drop the release a little or a bunch. Good to know it is Still a long way away from drought warning.  The folks with boats on the lake will be concerned way before it gets down to 960ish.......

Dougfish

Right at full pond and slowly dropping.
Look for reduced flows in the next 48.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

streamereater_101691

Quote from: Dougfish on February 28, 2022, 07:44:11 AMRight at full pond and slowly dropping.
Look for reduced flows in the next 48.

Doubtful. Guide curve is 972.5ish at this point in the year.Surfs up for a while.

Woolly Bugger

#2382
Quote from: streamereater_101691 on February 28, 2022, 21:20:27 PM
Quote from: Dougfish on February 28, 2022, 07:44:11 AMRight at full pond and slowly dropping.
Look for reduced flows in the next 48.

Doubtful. Guide curve is 972.5ish at this point in the year.Surfs up for a while.

check the gague...  <-;:  :cheers  d:b

dougfish 1, streamereater 0
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

creakycane

My understanding is that they will stay in water preservation mode unless a large 6 inch + storm is on the way.  The fear of late summer low water probably exceeds the high spillover threat based on current predictions.  All that translates into hopefully great levels for spring/summer.  Unless a washout comes!

Woolly Bugger

#2384

#25

sunny 70s

Water was clear and a little higher than the new normal low. 302 at the lower gauge.

It was just a feckless day on the water, the fish only added to the delightful outing. I caught enough to keep it interesting but I had to work for them. Not many bugs other than miniscule midges. I saw a total of 2 trout rise during the afternoon.

Pretty clean looking holdover stockbow
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Delightful weizen-doupelbock
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Typical trout
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Trout lily
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Spring beauty Hepatica nobilis aka liver leaf according to Fin...
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Found some floatant
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Delicious chocolate stout
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Shadow casting
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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

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