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From the OWD website, http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/fishregs/troutarea.htm, I get the following information on the LIR:

"Four other public access sites are available along the state designated trout stream, including a pool off the river located immediately below the dam which allows trout fishing even during high power generation."

I've only been out the the LIR once (back in August) and I tried to find out where this pool is based on the website's map, but I didn't have any luck. Where I thought I needed to turn the road was blocked off, and I didn't have the time/daylight to make an exploratory hike right then.

I'm taking myself and my two oldest boys to the LIR this Fri/Sat and given all the talk of high flows lately I'm thinking I need a backup plan/location if the generators are going non-stop. I had fun, but not a lot of fish (operator error), in the upper part of the Watts management unit the last time I came out but that's not going to work this time out if the water is too high/fast.

So, if anyone could point me in the right direction (or tell me if it is or is not worth the effort to reach this pool during high generation periods), I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,

- Aaron

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Aaron,

According to the Map that you referenced, the Pool is located where the arrows point to the "Park and Public Access (No Camping" area. You can access this area by continuing past the Watts Area turnoff and turning where you see the PowerHouse sign on the right. This road will take you to the PowerHouse Parking Lot. If you park in that lot, right as you pull into the lot, you can walk down to the river and see the small cove that they are referring to as a Pool.

Good Luck and have fun.

BTW, I've also had success when the water was up, spin casting a lead head jig, red hook, with a mister twister type grub (green or oil colored). You can find them at Bass Pro.

DaddyO

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If you're talking about TenKiller, there was a road on the west side that dropped down to the tailwater. It has been many years since I've been there however.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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