Water conditions for the last 2 weeks: water generation has been off most of the time with maybe 1-2 running and hour or 2 in the afternoon, with only a couple of days with it running 1 generator most of the day, but the maximum it came up was 2 feet, so it has been very fishable almost all of the time. Weather has been a little cooler also, mostly in the middle to upper 70’s.
On Tuesday, Bruce Oman went out with me on a waded guide trip. He landed a really nice 7.5# -8# rainbow on a size 16 scud, but in the afternoon he lost a really nice sized brown. Lots of good effort though!
Wednesdays trip was great too, Terry caught lots of fish. In fact he had so much fun he bought a really great St. Croix rod and Lamson reel.
Yesterday Bruce went out with me again on another guide trip. We waded from the Dam to the boat ramp and back. In a hunt for the biggers ones. Just as we were quitting yesterday we saw a really large brown, but they started up a generator and the fish left. I was starting to see some reds for the rainbows too.
Saw a few nice browns, just not seeing huge numbers of the bigger ones yet, but there are some scattered smaller browns in some sections. In the lower end of the trophy section there are definitely larger numbers of browns.
Anytime now the big ones should be starting to move. I suppose it will be like every year, overnight they will just show up.
If you want to book a trip with us this October do so soon as we only have a few times available.
Hot Fly patterns are:
Scuds size 22 thru 16.