Post by trluce001 on Sept 20, 2020 16:49:39 GMT -6
The long hot summer has gone far enough, and I absolutely have to get my tail end in a trout stream. I grant that I am probably pressing a little, but I stood and watched the water run out of the rain gutters and over the drainage rocks like a window had just opened to heaven. It is time for me to be standing in moving water.
That said, I haven't the first clue how the fish and the river react to cooling water temps on the LMF. Apparently TS Beta may add a little extra water and have some effect on temps as well this week, but the chance presented itself, and I am headed to the river this week. Would anyone care to enlighten me as to, generally speaking of course, how any weather transition may affect things? I would be most appreciative of any wisdom and experience y'all might wish to contribute. Thank you.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2020 19:33:38 GMT -6 by trluce001
Post by darrelln09 on Sept 20, 2020 21:08:15 GMT -6
Heavier rains with runoff flowing into the river will definitely turn it dark pretty quickly. I have never had good luck at the LMF when the water was murky. Otherwise, I haven't experienced weather changes that have thrown the fishing off very much. Most of the fishable water (above the power house) has a controlled flow rate that doesn't get changed very often. I think insect hatches are turned on and off by water temperature changes, but again, the controlled flow out of Broken Bow Lake isn't going to have any rapid changes in water temperature. One other 'old man's tale' is that fishing is poor during a falling (or is it rising?) barometer. However, I've never followed the atmospheric pressure close enough to confirm if that's true or not.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2020 23:26:58 GMT -6 by darrelln09
Let us know how you do. I was fishing out of my canoe last week Thursday evening, above the fly shop. I found the water was still more cloudy then usual but hopefully it should begin clearing up. Just before dark, a good hatch of something was happening (not good with my bug knowledge). I did get a few on a balanced leech, fished under an indicator but did better without the indicator with a slow strip retrieve fishing deep.
We are getting some rain here, but a more steady rain. Good luck!