Saturday and Sunday fished well. The caddis were still coming off but in lesser amounts. The fish were still keying on them but we used nymphs and fished sub-surface. Not as many fish rising as in the past few days. We caught a lot of fish and had two good days. Sunday, my clients had never caught a fish before trout fishing on the Little Red---well they have now! The rainbows really made their day.
Monday was a different story. The generation changed to running one generator around the clock. This changed everything for the trout because there was no caddis hatch and the fish were not active. We had to fish about six to eight foot deep with heavy nymphs to catch fish. It seems that when there is a major change in the generation scheduling it has a dramatic effect on the fishing for the first day of the change. After the fish have adjusted to one generator water, drift fishing usually improves. This being said, the fishing was tough on Monday but we managed to catch a few rainbows and a couple of nice browns.
They are scheduled to shut down at midnight and go back to 2 generators starting at noon tomorrow till 10 pm. so this will provide a better fishing window. We had a heavy rain in the area this afternoon--just have to wait till morning to see how the water looks. Since they are generating until midnight tonight this may help keep the river from becoming dingy.
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I will post another report late in the week to give an update on the water conditions. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday.