Date Posted: June 17, 2020

The river remains clear with a twelve-hour generation schedule. The start time for generation has been varying between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  Since this pattern can change it is best to check the daily SWPA forecast when planning your fishing trip.
Fishing is good by staying ahead of the new generation.  The blue-wing olive mayflies are beginning to hatch, mostly in the afternoons ahead of the rising water.  There is also a midge hatch in the morning. Wade fishing is available at the dam until the generation begins, at Cow Shoals until about an hour after the start of the generation and Winkley Shoal until about 3 and ½ hours after the start. This is the time it takes for the generation to reach these areas. The best flies seem to be small mayfly nymphs, hares ear nymphs and midge pupas in the lower water and larger nymphs in the deep areas.
If you are planning a canoe or kayaking trip on the river, please select a section of the river that will not be affected by the generation while you are on the river.  Avoid the high water and swift current caused by the generation. 

Be Safe and Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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