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GoDoe

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  • Birthday 03/29/1961

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    Norman, OK
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    Fishing, Bow Hunting, Real Estate
  1. We arrived at Watts at 10am just as the water was flushing out after generation halted. The water looked good with about 2' of visibility. There were lots of fish rising for the first couple of hours we were there and some fish rising all day. We quit fishing at 3:15. I was stubborn and tried mostly top water flies. Fishing under an indicator is just not for me. I caught 3 fish on a Deer hair caddis and had another 3 or 4 get off. My partner was fishing a 1/80 oz white jig under an indicator and he caught over 20 fish. All fish were 14" or less. In a conversation after the day was over I was told the rising fish might have been eating midges before they could reach the surface. That was about the only thing I didn't try. John
  2. JCW, Keep us posted. It has been way too long since I was over to the river but the conditions just seem to be staying bad. It hasn't been worth the 2.5 hr drive. My plan of attack was to put in at Marvel and kayak up stream a mile or two then fish my way back down. Have you heard any more trouble about wading or anchoring that stretch just up stream from Marvel? That landowner had sicked the game warden on some folks for trespassing, right? Supposedly even anchoring was considered trespassing? And of course now I guess I have to pay to park and launch at Marvel. Change..............not always good. Thanks, John
  3. JCW,   Keep us posted.   It has been way too long since I was over to the river but the conditions just seem to be staying bad. 

    It hasn't been worth the 2.5 hr drive.     My plan of attack was to put in at Marvel and kayak up stream a mile or two then fish my way back down.   

    Have you heard any more trouble about wading or anchoring that stretch just up stream from Marvel?   That landowner had sicked the game warden on some folks for trespassing, right?  Supposedly even anchoring was considered trespassing?

    And of course now I guess I have to pay to park and launch at Marvel.

    Change..............not always good.

    Thanks,  John

  4. Good info Al. I guess the only way to know the limit is to test it. I hope someone that is unaware and stumbles into this mess will have the means and the attitude to fight! Kind of hard to hate the landowner either if the law is not clear. I wouldn't want people roaming around on my property either, but he had to kind of know what he was getting into when he bought it. Maybe one day the water will go down and we will get to go to the river again. I am headed to the gulf for some fly fishing as soon as this tropical storm does it's thing. John
  5. I heard from a good source that there is a guy that bought property just above Marvel's on the LIR. He owns both sides of the river and is calling the Game Warden to issue trespassing tickets if you anchor or set foot in or out of the river on his property. If you are floating and don't touch bottom it is my understanding you are OK but otherwise beware. Anybody hear of this? It effects the way I fish because I have been putting in at Marvel and paddling my kayak and fishing my way up and back to the Watts area. Marvel is now charging to park for the day also but I don't know the rate. The world just keeps getting more complicated to live in................... John
  6. The river has not been fishable in a month. Right now the water is 6' higher than normal and there is no chance it will fall because of the gates open trying to draw the lake down to normal. Those trout got to be missing the fly fishermen! Maybe by August.
  7. Thanks. Getting everything to line up is tough. I will keep watching it. I don't want to go unless I can paddle up and down stream and get out and wade. John
  8. I am watching the release data for the lake and it shows they are releasing 5000 cfs from the flood gates to try to get the lake back down to roughly 632'. I was hoping to go fishing on Monday because there is not generation scheduled. Is that 5000 cfs going to mess up my trip. I don't have enough experience there to know what that amount of water will look like. I plan on taking my kayak and moving up and down stream from Watts area and then wade fishing. Thanks for any help, John Proctor Norman, OK
  9. Thanks ya'll. Now trying to get my schedule to work with the generation schedule. John
  10. Some of the water was cloudy and some was clean. Seemed like the faster moving water was clear but the slower, deeper water was a little cloudy. We were fishing the faster clearer but the guys we saw and that gave us help were fishing the slower dirtier water. Yep to the midges. A couple of fish were not as picky and ate the big flies I was throwing but not many. I tied up some stuff yesterday and will again today to be more prepared for the next trip. Thanks for the info. John Norman, OK
  11. 2 of us headed from Norman to Marvel Trout Camp to put in the kayaks and paddle up stream. Surprised to see the water still moving at a pretty good level at 10:30am. The schedule said generation would stop at 7:30am but it didn't appear that that had happened. Anyway, we made our way up stream stopping to fish a few spots along the way. Water was just too swift and too deep for my liking. At noon we decide to sit down and have lunch as the water was falling. By about 1 it was at a decent flow to fish but we just were not finding and fish to cast to. From about 2 til 5 conditions were perfect and there were lots of trout boiling the surface. We threw everything we had at them and they just would not eat our flies. Finally we saw other fishermen having success so we asked for help. The smallest flies we had were about size 12 and what we found that they finally would take were size 20. Paddled back down to Marvel and off the water about 5:30. Between us we only got 3 trout but it was good to be out and there were lots of opportunities. We will be better equipped next time. Thanks to those guys on the river that gave us some help.
  12. If you don't mind some floating company keep me posted. I kayak all the time in the saltwater around Corpus Christi fly fishing. We stand and pole around sight fishing only. Ride 135 and Prowler 13 are my current kayaks. I usually put in at Marvel and paddle up and then fish my way back down. I took my striper rod and caught a couple of really nice stripers a year ago in the summer. I can put three kayaks in my truck with the ladder rack on it so I am good for part of the transport. John Proctor Norman, OK
  13. I had some success last year on a very cloudy day with a big topwater bait. Poppa Dog I think. I even caught a couple of rainbows that were barely twice the size of the bait. I believe cloudy or rainy days help due to the very clear water. I put a spoon fly, size 4, right at their noses and they wouldn't even look at it. I think it takes a big bait making a big splash to get their interest. I find the same thing at Lake Texoma. In the deep holes you can see them cruising. I saw a few busting some bait too but by the time I could get up to them they were gone. I wish I was close enough to just run over a couple of times a week. It is so beautiful paddling the kayak to places you know not many fishermen get to see. John Norman, OK
  14. Just wondering if the river is still there since no reports have been posted. I keep watching the release schedules hoping for a window to get over and fish but so far their schedule and mine have not jived. Anybody hear anything about the fishing? I have been chasing Carp on Lake Thunderbird in Norman to stay in practice but would like to get on the river soon, John
  15. Thanks. I have never used an indicator either. I will work on that too. Hoping to get to the river soon. Let me know if you guys get working on another kayak trip. Kayak is my preferred method of getting to the fish pretty much everywhere I go. John
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