Date Posted: July 06, 2019

The river is clear with the 12-hour generation continuing.  The lake level is 472.2 which is 10 feet above normal.  The Corp has informed me that the generation will increase starting Saturday The generation will begin at about 5:00 am and will continue until 10:00 pm. This will increase gradually to an 18-hour release schedule, as the lower rivers will allow, until the lake is at the normal level of 462.04.  Since all forecasts are subject to change due to rainfall and lower river levels, one should check the forecasted generation before planning your fishing trip.
The bite has been good on mayfly nymphs and midge pupa.
Please exercise caution and courtesy on the river over the holiday since many persons will be on the water. Watch your wake while passing fishermen anchored or drifting, small craft and occupied docks.  Try to pass on the opposite side fishermen are facing.  This courtesy causes less disturbance to fish in the area. Also, try not to anchor in the boat lanes in shoals where shallow water only allows boats to cross in certain areas.
Plan your kayaking and canoeing trips on low water sections of the river and exit at your takeout before the high water arrives.  If caught in the high water, avoid obstructions and docks since the current will pull you and your craft under.
These suggestions are meant to increase your enjoyment and that of others.  Have a Happy and Safe holiday weekend!!

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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