Re: Lower Illinois River (Gore, OK)
I went to three spots on the river today. Met one other fly fisherman and he was very helpful. Gave me some pointers on one particular spot, such as how and when to fish it. He also shared some helpful hints about the dam operation upstream. Looks like I need to check the website for the dam schedule. When they open the gates, water level changes considerably and quite rapidly.
One other thing was immediately obvious. I need to buy flies in a big way. Midges, in particular. My collection is fine for bass or trout in the Northeast, but not so hot for Oklahoma.
frus·tra·tion (frəs-ˈtrā-shən) n. Watching a nine year old with a cane pole and a tin can of worms catch his limit while you get skunked.