Date Posted: November 15, 2019

When I woke on Wednesday morning with a temperature of 16°, I thought someone had moved me to the North Pole.  With warming temperatures toward the weekend, the morning lows are to be above freezing with highs in the mid 50’s.  This should decrease the power demand and generation should be lower.  The generation has been a couple of hours in the morning and again for 2 to 4 hours late in the evening.  I expect little or no generation over the weekend since power demand is usually lower.  Please check the schedule before planning your trip since this is subject to change.

The river remains clear after Monday’s rain.  The fish are feeding on midges with size 20 or smaller midge pupa being a good fly choice.  Light tippet and small indicators are also a must when fishing these type flies.  The clear water makes the fish spooky so a stealth approach also helps.

There has been no brown trout spawning activity as of Thursday. This could change at any time since it’s that time of year.  Please be careful and watchful of redds while wading the shoals.  Redds are spawning areas where the trout deposit the eggs.  They can be recognized as clean areas on the gravel bottom that almost shine thru the clear water.  Wading thru these areas destroys the eggs and we depend on these for our brown trout population since the browns are not stocked.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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