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Be careful what you ask for

Posted on September 30 2015

Well, I finally got my rainy day. It was a perfect "olive kind of day", starting with a foggy mist and then a light rain on and off all day.  I was on the river by nine thirty and pretty much fished all day.

The DEP had dropped the WB flow to 300 cfs in anticipation of the predicted rain so I fished several places in the lower WB as well as two places on the big river.

How'd I due?  Not well.  Except for the perpetual risers at junction pool, I saw a grand total of three fish take something other than my fly on the surface. Of the three, I hooked one and lost it.  The rest of the day was spent blind casting an assortment of olives, isos and caddis.

On the big river I rose nine fish, had four takes and landed two.  On the WB I rose seven fish hooked three and landed two.

If we get the rain they are predicting the rivers will freshen and the browns will head to their spawning grounds either in the tribs or in the upper EB and WB.  The rainbows should begin to repopulate the lower EB and the lower big river.  Hopefully with cooler air and water temps the pseudos will get going and we'll have some decent fall fishing.

Until then, I'm going to sit up in a tree with my stick and string.


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