Date Posted: October 24, 2018

After the rain last Friday night, the river was off color but fishable above Scroncher Shoal and from Lobo to Dripping Springs. Canoe Creek, Sulphur Creek and Big Creek were putting muddy water into the river.  This has cleared down to below Lobo Landing as of today.  They are scheduled to run 2 units for 4 hours this evening starting at 7:00 pm.  This should help clear the lower section of the river but the forecast is for rain on Thursday, so one might need to check on the amount of rainfall and the effect it will have for the rest of the week and weekend. How fast the river clears is dependent on the amount of generation and this time of the year it can be limited.
Fishing has been good during the low water period with no generation since Saturday.  It has been a matter of finding the clearer water and using small flies with a good presentation. The moss is very thick and small flies without much weight seem to be the best choice. A few browns are being caught and they seem to be starting to be more active during the day with no signs of spawning activity but this should begin within the next few weeks.  

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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