Reply by: BigTeaser Posted: 3/22/2014 8:10:19 AM Points: 197
The water clarity was about a foot after the end of the flush at 10:00 AM. By mid afternoon, clarity was up to 3 feet. The flush only goes between midnight and 10:00 AM so the fish have all day to gorge themselves on the bug life flushed out of the after-bay and the silt in the river. They stack up in the runs so I had a problem with foul hooking them in certain situations. If you foul hook one of the bigger rainbows, you're into your backing real quick. I had to have another fisherman across the run net my fish and remove the hook because the fish was so far downstream. I gave him credit for half a fish.
Reply by: BigTeaser Posted: 3/22/2014 8:18:47 AM Points: 197
All of the fish I caught were brightly colored rainbows. My buddy only caught one brown and the rest were 'bows. There was one fisherman (obviously new to the sport) who was concerned that one of his trout was so "brown".
The browns will start spawning right after the end of the flush on the 26th. Everyone, please don't step on the redds. Let those little guys grow up to be caught in a few years.