View Full Version : Fly water report
09-16-2004, 11:10 AM
Basically, everyone I've talked to in the last 24 hours said there's fish all over in the fly water. A couple different groups of guys came in today and said that it seemed like every hole had some fish in it and that the gravel had quite a few fish until the sun got high. At least in the lower flies. I'd assume that with the rain we had last night and the cold overnights for the next 3 nights, the fly water is going to be very good from here on out. Granted, the weekend is supposed to be pretty warm, but at this point, it shouldn't matter. Hopefully everything below the fly water will fill in, instead of the fish mostly bolting up to the fly water.
09-16-2004, 01:29 PM
Floated GC - Gleasons yesterday, put in at 4:30. Enough fish around to keep you busy, there were a lot of fish on gravel but they were crazy skittish. Most of the regular, deep/well shaded areas had a few fresh fish in them. Also a lot of fish on the move. The wind was blowin pretty good too - I thought we were too far away to be getting hit with feeder bands from Ivan :eek: No shortage of fisherfolk though either, as usual.
When it comes to rain.. as of 9pm last night there were only a few scattered sprinkles while on the river. On my way home there was a lot of puddles, evidence of more significant rainfall (although apparently brief) on 14 mile, so the headwaters may have gotten a little bit more of a sprinkle, but not much. Not sure if it rained after that.
Also... Caught a fish by hand.. sort of. Below 1CB in the usual place, there was a fish that had been snagged just behind the dorsal and the fly and about 10 feet of ROPE was still attached to the fish. Fish became entangled in the branch and was floundering there at the surface facing downstream. I tailed it, pulled the tether-hook from it, and a couple others... judging by the placement of a few of the flies stuck all over the thing a few people must have swiped this fish while it was hung up there. Fish did swim away with zest though once I held it into the current for a min or so.
09-16-2004, 09:56 PM
It's guys like you that are going to keep our fisheries going for the future. I tip my hat to you. ;) :D
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