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grey reef "flush"

Post By: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/8/2014 8:47:53 AM     Points: 84484    
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Starting on the 17th of March-4000 cfs flows....

 Reply by: sportfisher      Posted: 3/17/2014 9:08:57 PM     Points: 4832    
Guess Ill have to wit til April again to get out there.
 Reply by: BigTeaser      Posted: 3/21/2014 8:51:33 AM     Points: 197    
Don't wait, go now. The fishing is incredible. Just got back from fishing there and had two of my greatest days ever. Purple SJWs, annelids and small egg patterns worked all day for me.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/21/2014 10:19:35 AM     Points: 84484    
Nice Teaser! How was the water clarity? Bunch of junk in the river?
Bows and or browns?

I would think that right by the spillway all the fish would move closer to
shore out of the super fast water?

Thanks for the heads up.
 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.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/22/2014 10:17:27 AM     Points: 84484    
BigTeaser, great up date! Thank you. My wife will be over there for a couple more weeks and ill be there the week after next! Good info!

If you do a conditions report you get points for the winter giveaway and could win some nice prizes.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/22/2014 10:20:51 AM     Points: 84484    
Do the browns really spawn in the spring in this water?
 Reply by: Mr.Charles35      Posted: 3/22/2014 12:07:49 PM     Points: 87    
I think he means the bows are spawning.
 Reply by: BigTeaser      Posted: 3/23/2014 3:06:20 PM     Points: 197    
Mr.Charles is correct, I meant rainbows. Thanks for catching that.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 3/23/2014 5:46:13 PM     Points: 84484    
That would be crazy to have all the differnt species of trout spawning at the same time.
Again. Great Info!