Date Posted: November 25, 2011

The river is clearing and they ran one generator for about 9 hours last night.  The fish are holding on the shoals, with the brown trout beginning to make redds.  The rainbows are also spawning on the shoals. 
Since there is no set rule for the generation, the best guess I have is that they will stay on this same pattern for several days, since the lake has stabilized.  The lake is about 4 feet above normal at this time.  They will generate the maximum amount that they can according to the gauge at Georgetown on the White River until the lake is back to the 461.4 level.  This gauge will change at Georgetown on December 1st from 13 ft. to 21 ft. which will allow the generation to increase.  This being the case, I would expect more generation beginning then and running until the lake is back to normal.  Additional rain is forecast for Saturday so we’ll just have to see if this affects the river.  If this pattern holds, wade fishing will be possible on Cow shoals beginning mid-morning and Winkley Shoal a little later in the morning.  Check the generation before planning your trip.
Please be careful wading and avoid the redds.  These will be in the river until late January or early February.  They will appear as a bright, clean area on the gravel bottom of the river.  Do not wade through these areas since disturbing them will destroy the eggs.

Good Fishing!!


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