Date Posted: May 24, 2011

The river is clear but still high due to generation.  They are running two generators at less than full flow so they can regulate the power grid.  This causes a pulsing of the river flow during the day.  You can go to the water level chart on this website to see the flow changing during the day.  This causes the bite to be on and off with the rising and falling water. 

Monday, my clients caught quite a few rainbows and five nice browns from 19 inches to 14 inches.  The action was best during the late morning hours and late afternoon when the reduced generation arrived at the area we were fishing.  Drift fishing will be the only option during this period of high water.  The power administration has told me that they will be keeping this schedule at least until the other reservoirs on the White River get below maximum flood pool. 

I will keep you posted on any changes in the generation pattern, but it looks like high water for the foreseeable future.  It would be best to check the generation schedule before planning your trip.  If a guided trip is in your future, just give me a call and I will update you on the current fishing conditions. As soon as the weather pattern settles and the rainfall gets back to normal a more predictable generation pattern will be determined.

Good Fishing!!


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