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falling water temps with the onset of fall
The story on the river right now can be summed up in one word--fall: as in fall has arrived and brought with it falling air temps which in turn are finally allowing the reservoir temps to fall. Water from the dam was a splendid 66 this morning. As you might imagine, cooler water temps are heating up the fishing for the river's rainbows and browns.
Also on the fall are the water levels. While the USACE is still letting water go on the weekends, weekday flows are on the low side--500 cfs--and that means great wade fishing for those willing to pick their way through the boulder fields on the Y. One advantage to this low water is that the fish have less room to spread out and anglers can really tally up some numbers if they find the right combo.
Hatches of Iso's and BWO's continue on the river daily and the low water has fish looking up with greater frequency than is usual. Nymphing has been great and these cloudy days are likely to have the fishing chasing streamers for those willing to chuck and strip some big stuff.
You can't beat the scenery on the river right now and add to that the prospect of darkening bows and colored up browns and you have a color palette so varied you'd be crazy not to go take it in.
Get out there and get 'em.
Posted on: 2009/10/6 14:56
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