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Water thoughts, and fishing epiphanies.

October…changes

A brief flurry of whiteness and clouds are hinting hard that winter is near. All the snow melted on contact with the warm ground. not enough to help flows, but the Browns are feeling the change. Have turned more Browns … Continue reading

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October…finally

It feels fishy out there…….54 degree water, 54 deg. air temp. That is a watershed point. Now, if only we had some water……….32cfs near town. think ankle deep. In the canyon it’s a little better at 100cfs. Feels like hunting … Continue reading

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A little more Sept….

This last bit of Sept. is always interesting. There is little change over Summer, and then change accelerates into Fall/Winter. Water temps have dropped back to happy temps for fish (60 deg)……and that means for us fishers too. The flows … Continue reading

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Sept…cont.

Summer’s not over, but you can see the end from here. The nights are fantastic right now. I suggest sleeping one day so you can go take a night walk…a whole lot of stars. Owls hooting it up….. Fewer folks … Continue reading

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September

Slight weather shift for this week…..Nights have cooled and days are a little less warm, just below 80 deg daytime, and upper 30s at night. Flows are below 150cfs, 163 in the canyon, and dropping slowly. Water temp has come … Continue reading

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August pt II….

As a fisherman, I am responsible for the fishery. The better I fish the more responsible I am, because I will handle more or larger fish. As a guide it is imperative that I am responsible for teaching good ethics … Continue reading

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August

OK, now it’s August……..Cracko’dawn starts are in order. I try to be approaching the water at 5:30 AM. Bugs get up early! Flows are nice….Clear/green and 173cfs. The flow is dropping a bit every day, about 10-20cfs . Water temp … Continue reading

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July……..

With the minimal snow pack this year, we are already looking like late summer. Water temps are hovering near my temp cutoff by the end of the day 64-65…….. Dawn temps are around 60-62. So if you fish, do so … Continue reading

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June!!!!

Since the bugs and fish and other critters don’t go by clocks or calendars, so neither do I…. Here goes…..The Spring melt is over, and the tribs are quiet. The river just dropped below 500cfs. It is flowing very clear, … Continue reading

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May!!!

The weather has warmed to the point where we are starting to seek shade around noon…..The bugs are coming along nicely. March Browns are starting to show. The Baetis like clouds and dusk mostly. The Green Drakes are showing in … Continue reading

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