Good news is the flows are still double the normal for this time of year

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  40 cfs, winter levels

Flows are at 40 cfs as of 11/1

Good news is the flows are still double the normal for this time of year......bad news is normal is only 20 cfs.

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good?

Only 2 weeks to go before closing!

The hatches are still the same, they've just been pushed back and not as strong as before so streamers, especially smaller ones, will become even more important. The numbers of 1-2 inch perch fry downstream from the dam are truly impressive.

The predominate fish being caught are the 12"-15" holdover planters being sucked down out of the lake. Food out of the reservoir dominates the action above the bridge while below the bridge you see mostly stream insects and bait fish. Above the bridge larger midges, Daphnia and perch fry. the fish have seen enough of the perch if you're dead drifting them start imparting life into them by mending, twitching or swinging them. Below the bridge the main food groups are Tricos early and Baetis midday, midges (as the fish get pickier try downsizing midge patterns). We are also seeing some success with large rubberlegs, kind of late for the Stoneflies but then who knows what to expect this year. The lower flows will probably cut down on the crowds but also cut way back on the fishable water. ALSO, with the dropping of the flows the fish are going to be a WHOLE lot spookier so you may only get 1 or 2 before you have to sneak up on the next spot.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24 | S&M Nymph #18-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 |  JuJu Baetis # 18-24 | V-Rib midge Claret #14-16 | Joe's Mini Crayfish #10 | Dead Drift crayfish | Pat's Rubberlegs #6-10

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Baby fat Minnow #8 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4 | Hornberg #6-12

EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #12

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