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Old 11-26-2007, 11:06 PM
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Just finished fishing the LMF at Beavers Bend this last week. This was my first trip there. I fished with Bob Woodruff for 1 day and he gave the low down on the river itself from 10 years ago to current. Seems like they have made a once dying non productive body of water into a great Trout fishery. There are plans for the future that I think will make it one of the best Trout waters in this part of the World. My hat is of to all the people that have made it possible.
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Quite a drive from Odessa, guess I can't whine about mine from the Metromess. The LMF is a wonderful fishery, and the efforts that are still continuing to this day have been amazingly helpful. Spillway Creek is great for its tumbling pocket water, and Lost Creek is a fine little flatter water fishery. Then there's zone 2 and all that great water and trout to pursue.
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I am going to the LMF the weekend of Feb. 17th. Can you give me any info on the flies that you used or any that Bob Woodruff recommended?? If you don't mind me asking.

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On spillway creek I have the best luck with smallish nymphs with peacock in them fished on the bottom. Getting it there can be tough because of the turbulence of the pocket water- you will liklely need a good bit of split shot.

In the main river channel in the park, midges are very effective.
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fish breath,
Feb 23rd is the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation meeting and One Fly Event. The LMFRF along with the East Texas Fly Fishers, Lone Star Fly Fishers, Dallas Fly Fishers, and many more have help supply funds to support the many improvements to the LMF. Some examples, Trout Rening Pins stocking, Lost Creek and Evening Hole project, Cold Water Project and many more to come.

How did you do with Rob last week?

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Yes, I fished the LMF about a week ago now and did very well. You should do pretty good with a BHPT or BHHE. Soft hackles are in there prime especially Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail. This week sould be a great week as well. Also, as BigCliff said, midges are very effective.

Hope this helps.

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Bigcliff and Fish Breath, thanks for the info. I can't wait for this weekend!

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To those of you intersted in this trout fishery.. the park has been vacated and no one is allowed in the park as of yesterday.. the Broken Bow lake is completely full with more rain expected tonight. the spill way is currently releasing1300 cfps through spill way and will proably get much more in the next few days which may flood the entire park.. Thinks are very critical right now and we may have much damage to our fishery. Sid Ingram at Beavers Bend Fly shop has removed all his merchandise from his store and could loose his fly shop.. Pray for us here..MikeLove
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Mike,
Keep us posted as to what is happening. Trust me my prayers are that this will all pass fairly quickly. Hopefully the most of the structure will hold and the fish will stay put. We appreciate the update.
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Thanks for the update Mike. I was actually planning on going up there next weekend.
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