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and the living is easy, but not the fishing. Flows are LOW (31cfs)as of this morning, and temps are ok at best (61 at masemore that will improve with reduced flows but.....) but the hatches are sporadic at best. Caddis in #16 and #18 and some sulphurs in the smae range are taking some trout. Ants and beetles are doing the yeomans work now fishing the edges carefully will get you into some fish. BWO's are coming off thruout the day and are surely worth a shot especially on overcast days.
The City has issued it's annual report on the resevoirs and the Gunpowder shocking report and you can see it here; http://www.greatfeathers.com/forums/index.php?topic=5.0
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Last weeks adjustments to flows have resulted in colder temps and more normalized hatches.
The river is at 78cfs ( ATTN. flow cut back to 34cfs onThursday) and running in the upper 50's to low 60's thru most of the catch and release area. Sulphers and caddis are the mainstay with better hatch activity in the early afternoon then we had with the warmer temps. Evenings are still seeing the heaviest hatches and the spinner falls have accounted for a lot of nice fish.
We got our orders from Cookshill and Veniard yesterday and as usual we didn't get everything we wanted but have a pretty good selection of the mainstays such as Snipe, English grouse, Woodcock, Jackdaw, and much more. Stop by or give us a call while there's a good selection. many of these game bird skins, wings, and feathers are seasonal and we won't see much more before the fall. We also got some SUPERB dyed partridge skins from Steve at Cookshill...like we have come to expect there's none better.