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Time for me to deal with what Irma left behind.

Posted on September 19 2017

It's all clear to me now.  September and August have switched places. Today was another scorcher with temp in the eighties, bright sun and the freestones hitting 70.  Did chores around camp, tied some flies and took a little siesta before heading out about 3:00.

Decided to take a look at the WB in Deposit.  It wasn't pretty.  The water beneath the thermocline in the reservoir is gone and the murky water that has been sitting on top of the thermocline is now being sucked out the pipe and into the WB.  In the silt laden water I saw no bugs, one rise and but one fisherman.  I left town without putting a toe in the water.

By 4:30 I was in a pool on the UEB with a good number of rising fish to cast to.  A very few olives and stenos could be seen on the water but the fish were on top feeding like hatchery fish when the pellet machine turns on. Tied on 7X for only the third time this season and tried some of the tiny little flies I tied this morning.  Also tried ants, olives and stenos. Caught fish on all of the above (except for the ant), but didn't have what they were chowing down on.

The fishing the last two days is a come down from the last two months.  The olives have all but disappeared, the heat wave has pushed things back until the sun is off the water and the fall window of opportunity is getting smaller every day.  There are rising trout to be fished to but until we get a little rain and fall weather you'll earn every fish you catch.

They have supposedly gotten the power turned back on down in the Keys and I am heading down to try to restore order and repair the damage done to our home by Irma.  Hope to be back within a week, until then you're on your own.  Good luck.

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  • Samuel Rutkowski: September 24, 2017

    Best of luck in the Keys, I hope Irma didn’t hit your property too hard. Safe travels and thanks for your reports.

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