Dennis, of course I'm getting out. The T is starting to turn nice, and the phone's ringing..
Water is still up in the grass, but nice color. H2O was 54 midday.
Still a few skwallas running around on shore.
The third rock I turned in the shallows for a client, had a skwalla nymph on it. Hatch is almost over though.
Some micro caddis fluttering, and large carpenter ants walking about.
Their mating flight should happen soon. Can't wait!!!!!
The menu is growing everyday.
Often, "extreme" conditions are normal/acceptable to me. High water, wind, snowing sideways, night, heavy weight, etc...
If no-one is on the water due to conditions, that leaves it open for me.
Which is why I posted in the first place.
Don't wait for it to get good, fish the flood.
Why fish just 10-20% of the time, (Unless that's your preference of course!) the fish have to keep eating.
I hope you get a chance to fish up here this year Dennis, it should be the best in many years.
Maybe PM too.
Dan, more than few folks fish that way for trout. Whether it's a bass style or not.
The question was, is it legal here? Still can't say. Warden doesn't know, regs don't say. (I'll check again with Ralph)
I just don't do it because I don't put lead in the watershed (guess I could use tin shot), and don't want to make it easier to catch fish. Who wants that?
There are.... no rules
... (except F&G rules of course, or if chasing fishing records)... for this sport, each to his own........it's just what you can do
, or get away with....or enjoy!
Some fishermen won't fish a SanJuan worm, yesterday, this little brown loved one. (Notice he was in the "soft water" at 500 cfs.)
I figure, if it's in my bug net, it's on their mind. Also, the day before one took an egg pattern, must be time for ham and eggs.
Also, if I can think of a new method, I should give it a try!!!! Float a worm, drown a dry, whatever.....
Hoping this sport will evolve for another hundred years or so.
Barret on "new" water. Notice Tee shirt weather, wooohooo.