Date Posted: August 02, 2018

The river remains low and clear with little generation over the weekend and thru Tuesday.  The Game and Fish has finished working on the access area at Dripping Springs where they are removing some of the silt that washed into the river from the berm failing on private property that caused a flash flood in the area.  They are reestablishing a boat channel directly above the launch ramp.  Care should be used during low water in this area until one becomes familiar with this new navigation when leaving the ramp heading upstream.

The fish are taking blue winged olives and midges during the hatches that are occurring more frequently on the upper and mid-river sections during the late morning and afternoon hours.  The bite has been fair to good during the hatches. 
This week brought more clouds and lower temperatures.  Hopefully this is a trend to continue thru August.  “We can always hope!” The long-range forecast shows temps back in the 90’s over the weekend but some 80’s with a chance of rain next week.  The generation should return to the normal afternoon type with 3 to 5 hours each week day during the peak afternoon hours.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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