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February 17, 2019, 05:57:33 am

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There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.  ~Steven Wright


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here is the temps below the Philpot dam  :-X
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Pyscho Fly Fishers / Re: PFF-V 39
Last post by 22midge - January 29, 2019, 11:04:26 am
Y'all told me years ago that the Indians wont bother JT anymore because he was tetched
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Pyscho Fly Fishers / Re: PFF-V 39
Last post by streamer - January 29, 2019, 09:11:56 am
JT is getting a tetch of cabin fever.

Yer Pal,
Streamer
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Quote from: Dougfish on January 28, 2019, 15:45:40 pm
Mark and I talked about this, but it was just my speculation: The lake levels.
Big rain events have put a lot of water in the lake. Quickly. Warm water. This has happened for a few years. They draw the cold water off from deep. The warm water layer above sinks more quickly than normal and they start drawing off warmer water. With no mixing tower, there is no good way to avoid this.



Plausible hypothesis for sure. Ken made a good point a while back that there are many other warm water small streams other than towne creek. With big rain events, that same warm water that filled the lake is also pouring into the river, sometimes at an alarming rate. Also, with as much rain as we had, the warming effect could be exponentially higher than one expects.
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Mark and I talked about this, but it was just my speculation: The lake levels.
Big rain events have put a lot of water in the lake. Quickly. Warm water. This has happened for a few years. They draw the cold water off from deep. The warm water layer above sinks more quickly than normal and they start drawing off warmer water. With no mixing tower, there is no good way to avoid this.

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Nice article. I don't like how he is basically blaming the current 650cfs as the only problem and only mentioning the martinsville pond draw down once. We had acceptable temperatures down low when the dam was out (summer 2017) and ~350-~450cfs sluice was constant. If 350-450cfs constant was enough cool water, then 650cfs is plenty. Something else happened..just my .02
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Trout Unlimited/Fly Fishing Federation / Re: TU blog on the Smith River...
Last post by Al - January 28, 2019, 06:46:17 am
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on January 28, 2019, 05:33:38 am

When will we be able to wade that river again?


To coin a phase  - "When hell the Smith freezes over"  -  As you know with only one turbine it takes twice as long to run the water that accumulates from  rain. It appears there is no such thing as "normal" rain anymore.  We will see what happens later on this spring and summer.
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:o the photo wasn't that bad  :P


When will we be able to wade that river again?
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