08/01/16 River Report
River Flow 153 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 70'F. - After the rain this weekend we are seeing the river start to rise slowly which means the fish are getting more aggressive - the weather conditions call for cloudy conditions with some showers and a possible rumble of thunder mixed in - now that we have lower temps - its a perfect day to call in sick and get up here, throw your favorite popper on the stream for some of those big smallies during the day and afternoon. Take a break or nap and fish the Blizzard in summer: the white fly hatch. This only goes on for a couple of weeks and is well worth seeing a hatch that looks like flying snow once the sun begins to set. Also the pike and carp fishing are really heating up behind the dam. Showers on and off all day. High near 76'. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible. With the lower water - it's always a good opportunity to view your favorite haunts and study the structure and flows - it will only help you in higher flows to understand how the fishing holes are laid out. Also start booking your trout fishing trip for the fall as we are already seeing some dates fill up!!!
White Fly Bite Is On!! - Fish a tandem rig with a White Wulff followed by a White Spinner or a White Parachute..... Deadly!! - White Fly Hatch comes on at about 8:00pm. - Night time fishing tip: We always use a headlight for wading around in the dark for safety's sake. - Bass Popper Bite Is HOT during the day!! - Trout are in the thermal refuges during the day. - Make sure that you stay out of the Closed Thermo Refuge Areas. - Carp are in the deeper pools in the TMA. - Try dragging some Woolly Buggers, crawfish or Big Stone Fly Nymphs by them. - Fish the side channels of the power house in Falls Village for Bass or Carp. Lot's of exposed river structure to target at the power house - Look for Bass in the TMA behind newly exposed boulders in the deeper pools. - Nymphing & Streamer fishing is the way to go during daylight hours.
AM River Water Temp 70' - River Flow 153 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 66'- Today's Air Temp High 76' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 62' - Remember from June 15th until September 15th the mouths of tributaries that are posted by the DEEP are closed to fishing (Look for White DEEP No Fishing Signs).
Dry Fly Choices: White Wulffs 12, White Parachutes 12 & 14, White Spinners 12 &14, Light Cahills Size 14, Green or Tan Caddis Size 16 & 18
Bass: Any Color Popper, Pick Your Pocket, Woolly Buggers, Zonkers,Circus Peanuts
Soft Hackles: Olive Caddis Pupae, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, March Brown Spiders, Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange, Red Squirrel, Pheasant Tail
Wet Flies: Lead Wing Coachman, Hornbergs, March Brown, .
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, Green Caddis Pupae, BH Princes, BH Pheasant Tails, Big Yellow or Brown Stones, Rubber Legs(all colors), 20 Incher's, Yellow Wire Stones & Euro Bead Head Princes
Streamers: Pick Your Pocket, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, Home Invaders, Clousers,
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