09/17/16 River Report
River Flow 81 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 62'F. - Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. - The cooler water temps have let the trout come out of the thermal refuges and have started moving around and feeding in the TMA. - Smallmouth Bass are getting ready for the fall by putting on the feed bag !! - The fish are taking daytime flying ants and evening ISO's on the top!! - The daytime streamer & evening popper bite is still going strong. - With the river flow at 81 CFS it is possible to wade almost anywhere in the Housy. - This is an excellent chance to explore almost two miles of water above Push Em Up that you can't normally wade in. - Fish the upper TMA as this area holds lots of smallmouths that haven't seen much fishing pressure. - The pike, bass and carp fishing is still hot right now at the power house in Falls Village. - Fishing above the dam by boat has also been producing some nice pike and smallmouths. - Today is a perfect day to get up here and throw some Rubber Legs for a bunch of those big smallies or trout !! - With this flow it's a good opportunity to fish pools and riffles that are normally unwadeable. - This is the time of year to come up to study the HOUSY river bottom structure and understand how the fishing holes are laid out. - Don't forget to take pictures of the river bottom with landmarks for future refrerence. - Besides the BASS & TROUT FISHING IS GREAT!!
Trout are coming out of the thermal refuges and have started moving around and feeding in the TMA. - Flying ants during the day. - Look for Iso's in the evenings. - Bass Popper Bite Is HOT during the late afternoon and into the evening!! - Look for Bass behind exposed boulders in all the deeper riffles & pools. - 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 - Popper & Streamer fishing is the way to go during daylight hours.
AM River Water Temp 62' - River Flow 81 CFS. - Morning Air Temp 48'- Today's Air Temp High 75' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 63' - The thermal refuge restrictions are off as of 09/16/16. - The trout & bass are starting to put on the fall streamer bite as they move back into the TMA !! -
Dry Fly Choices:Ants 14, 16 18, Isonychia 12, Rusty Spinners 12, 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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