Post by reelbigfish51 on Jul 2, 2019 9:29:43 GMT -6
I'm here in BB and have been a handful of times, 2 of them fly fishing. Not had a lot of luck and just curious what kind of flys work best for yall and also what advice would yall have for LMFR specifically. Thanks!
From the power generation station down in the park who's flows mainly affect Zone 2 which is a Red Zone and Zone 3 which is not a Red Zone
Select the day you'll be on the river and the first column of the basic chart that appears shows the Broken Bow power generation schedule in 1 hour increments beginning at midnight for that day. The water can take a couple hours to drop down to normal level after the inundation ends. Be mindful the power generation schedule changes without notice according to need.
That distant siren wail you hear when in other parts of the park is no doubt the power generation warning siren sounding the alert to get out of the Zone 2 and Zone 3 water and plod your way back up onto the old lane that'll take you back to the old park dam and parking lot where you can watch the rush of water.
Adding on the dawn and dusk times schedule for Civil Twilight when there's barely enough pre-dawn or post sunset light to see what you're doing at the start or end of the day.
As mentioned in the post below this one, besides the "warmer water/less oxygen/don't always revive after being landed" adversity upon the trout there's also the "I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be doing that here" kinds of human activities you'll witness all summer long which is why it is recommended you return in the fall, winter and springtime months. Trout fly fishing is at it's peak in the fall and winter and spring in the park and so too the fly fisherman stream side camaraderie.
Heck, if all you wanted to know was what flies are working and what's important to know about the LMF you could'a just phoned the shop at 580-494-6071.
Hiring a guide is a great idea and will certainly shorten the learning curve. However, the summer season June 1- Labor Day on the LMF is a complete circus. The water temps and the crowds provide for less than optimum conditions. Many rivers out west with 65-70 degree temps would close the river to fishing to protect the fish. However, the ODWC doesn't do too many things that make sense in regards to what is best for the fishery. So, hire a guide from BBFS, YES but best to do it In the fall, winter, or early spring for a much better day on the water.