Fishing Report for April, 2007

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Fishing Report

I had a client out yesterday, fishing high water. It was the first time he had done that kinda fishing with a fly rod. Started with some instruction on deep water fishing and he picked it up really quickly. Started catching fish almost right away. Fishing the main current. Saw alot of fish just not any big fish. Tried several flies but the scuds were doing the best.

Today the water has been off. The hot flies today consisted of: soft hackles in olive, cracklebacks in green or yellow, or scuds in possum brown or sowbug colors. 6x fluorocarbon has been the tippet of choice. But if the bite really slows down for you, don’t be afraid to go to 7x. Fish have been hitting in just about every section of the river lately with a wide variety of flies getting the fish. They have not been real picky lately. Also for the guys that like the zebra’s fish the black and silver or the rusty color, or even the mean green midge. There has not been alot of people on the water the last couple of days so you should be able to find a spot to fish without being over run. Good luck and hope to see you on the water.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Fishing Report

Well the biggest news is that 3 generators ran yesterday starting at 10 am, and they are running 3 today, I believe they started at 6 am. Water had been off Saturday and Sunday (4-15 & 16)
With water running the typical nymph rig does the best. Just add more weight!
San Juan worms in brown or red, and/ or Scuds in sowbug color or gray (smaller sizes).
Also brown zebras have been doing real well.

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Fishing Report

Water Generation: Still sporatic. It’s off today (as of this posting) Yesterday they had run 2 till middle of the afternoon when they shut it off, but when I checked around 4 pm they had turned on 1.

When I had a trip out yesterday, they were running the 2 generators. At first it was a little slower than normal but soon picked up. I started out with the typical nymph patterns; san juan worms and scuds. Later I put on a white sculpin pattern, and it did very well. After the water shut off, a crackleback stripped just under the surface was working so well that the fish were hitting them so hard, they were breaking the line.

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Fishing Report

The weather sure has changed here. We went from beautiful 70’s and 80’s to down right freezing. Lots of fisherman out braving this cold snap, and doing pretty well.

The water was off today. Generation has been very sporatic. No real consistant patterns to it.

We had a trip out today, and he did very well. Caught a lot of fish, probably missed just as many, nothing huge, but it was definitely a “good day”.
Our hottest pattern was still the little rusty midge, with the tungsten beaded midge coming in a close second. We also stripped some south platte brassies, and cracklebacks.