Well our luck sorta ran out with all the rain we have gotten in the last few days. Table Rock has jumped to 917.3. Of course Beaver was dumping last week to get their levels down. But we did get to enjoy some time with no generation for about a week. The last couple of days they have been running 1-2 generators. But the actual levels on Taneycomo have been low enough to wade out and fish on most of the gravel bars. Like it was up about 3 feet higher that the off level this morning, until they turned on all 4 generators at 12:45 pm today.
We have been doing trips continuously though, some wading and some in the boat. Yesterday we did have to take a break when it started to lightning, but went back out after lunch and finished our trip. Yesterdays trip was a 70th Birthday celebration. Bill and his 3 son’s got to spend some wonderful time out on the water together. They really had a good time and caught several fish, even some larger than average fish too. Arms were tired only after a couple of drifts! What a fantastic group of guys, I can’t say enough good things about them!
Probably one of the best patterns this whole week has been the green hornet (a tungsten beaded midge). It’s one of our local patterns that we created 13 years ago. Scuds behind a apricot san juan worm has done well too. When we were wading we threw the bunny sculpin and caught lots of fish working it off the bottom. Soft hackles and cracklebacks did well also at times.
We stay extremely busy here, on the water guiding and in the store, so I just don’t always have the free time to update our report every day, if there hasn’t been any changes.