Stream Management

Stream Management

Happy In day! Hope you all have plans for fun, and the day is filled with explosive drama.

The streams continue to clear and are fishable the last couple days. As I am guiding the same sections of river, I am amazed how they have changed character in many cases. ¬†Islands have been formed and swept away, Lumber piles have created hazards and new holes, Once beautiful complexes of braids and pockets are now sand bars. The changes are alarming, and they are cool. Of course, not everything has changed and some of the old familiar trout hotels are the same or even better. As the flows settle down it will be interesting to see what changes will have created good holding water and what will become marginal . Change is, pass the Beer Nuts. I can’t wait to see it all!

“Catching” has not exactly been hot and heavy but fish are cooperating. It nice to begin to see the stream bed once again. The water is staying nice and cool and I can’t remember the last time when ¬†flows were high, consistent and cool in July. I hope this bodes well for the rest of the summer. For the short term, make sure you have a good supply of split shot along. Flows are heavy and you won’t get to the bottom without it. I have not seen a rising fish for weeks. Maybe today, I hope.

Go get um now. Rain is forecasted for Sat and Sun. Who would have thought!

See Ya!

See Ya!