Fishing Report for April, 2009

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Fishing Report

The past two weeks has seen higher water with more rain in the forecast. The fish have been larger in size with rainbows up to 24″ being caught. The fish below 14″ have been few and far between. This high water shouldn’t last too much longer, but why wait the big one could just be a couple casts away. We have been fishing a lot of 7x lately to produce the educated fish. We have been fishing sculpins, ice shrimp, scuds, egg patterns, and adam’s bug. If you have the opportunity grab some rain gear and get out there…Good Luck

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Fishing Report

We sure have had our fair share of high winds lately which can add some more challenges for fly fishers, plus they have been running 2-3 generators during the day for almost 3 weeks now. Most are fishing the outlets, using a brown san juan worm trailed by a scud or our new personal favorite: an ice shrimp* (*our newest hot fly pattern only tied here). Also fishing some midges in 18’s & 20’s in black or gray, or the Adam’s bug midge. Scud colors have been gray or sowbug, in smaller sizes.
Drifting from a boat is always a good plan “B” when water is running. In fact almost all of our guide trips have been in a boat. Drifting we have been using a red san juan followed by an ice shrimp or scud. We have been also using a new sculpin pattern also with good success. Our trips have produced several fish, even on the last few colder mornings.
Right now Table Rock is about 1 foot over power pool, and Beaver is 1/2 foot low. Beaver has ran quite a bit lately too, also contributing to the generation of Table Rock Dam.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Fishing Report

Well the water has been running again for the past five days or so, but at least the silver lining is that we didn’t get as much precipitation as was previously predicted. Most fisherman are intimidated by higher water, but let me assure everyone that lots of fish are being caught with larger fish presenting opportunities near the shoreline. Fishing is always good in a boat during high water for those who want to get their boat out on the water. Along the bank we have been fishing several combinations including ice shrimp, chamois worms, scuds, zebras, and sculpins. The fish are still hitting egg patterns with them being just recently post spawn. In some slower pools I’ve also had luck on a few larger dry flies like a tarantula or a big ugly. Our guide trips have been going out daily and everyone has been impressed with numbers of fish. The average size of fish has been very impressive lately too. There have been two monster rainbows that have been teasing several local fly fisherman, and anyone coming here on vacation will be welcome to give it a shot! Tight lines everyone….get out and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer.