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Hey guys just wanted to see if anyone has fished out here lately.

I am itching to do some trout fishing, but no boat for me so I am wondering if we are back down to wadeable levels yet. Looks like lake level at Table Rock has dropped out a lot (918.5 according to link on forum), so I should be good to go but I wanted to check with someone more local before I make the 1.5-2 hour drive out there.

Thanks for the help.

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I was on the tailwater today, but I was in my kayak. There are some places to wade- just below the dam, some areas up from parker bottoms. I've been fishing from my kayak. Regardless, fishing is slow these days. Throwing a big fly on a sink tip line might be your best bet right now. It's worked for me. Got 10-12 today, mostly before 12pm.

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Thanks for the reply, I appreciate the input. If you don't mind my asking, when you say a big fly, what size does that mean? #8? I am sure size probably varies from one body of water to the next but what kind of range would you suggest at Beaver?

I have been wanting to learn how to fish streamers on sink tip for trout...I have tried a few times with very limited success. I fish this way for bass quite often with a fairly high success rate, but trout seems to be a different animal for some reason.

Thanks again for the info.

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Thanks for the reply, I appreciate the input. If you don't mind my asking, when you say a big fly, what size does that mean? #8? I am sure size probably varies from one body of water to the next but what kind of range would you suggest at Beaver?

I have been wanting to learn how to fish streamers on sink tip for trout...I have tried a few times with very limited success. I fish this way for bass quite often with a fairly high success rate, but trout seems to be a different animal for some reason.

Thanks again for the info.

This is the actual fly I caught the smallie with....it's called a "baby bugger". I guess it's not all that big after all... :rolleyes:

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I fished below the dam today and didnt do to bad. I was fishing size 16 and 18 midges 2-4 feet below an indicator and was able to catch and miss several fish. Many of the takes were really aggressive and I lost a fly or two. They seemed to like a basic red midge and a burnt orange w/ red wire midge. I managed to catch one on an Olive Wooly, but since my 4 wt has floating line...I didnt fish with it very long. I was at parker bottoms at the end of the trail that takes you through the wooded area( that's to the left of the parking lot) I wet waded and became a little numb dsaJUST as the horn blew. I forgot how much I enjoy the scenery down there! Lots of canoes and kayaks on the water...but they were all very courteous and went behind me.

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Thanks for the heads up OTF6.

I haven't really fished at all down by Parker Bottoms, always up closer to the dam than that. I will have to give that a try sometime here in the near future. I could see them liking red or burnt orange midges, I typically do best with copper johns out at Beaver (similar coloration).

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Any seen some hopper action on the tailwater yet?

I was on the river today, and there were a lot of dragon flies on or just above the water. There was a hatch going on, but I didn't see a whole lot of takes off the surface. I managed to catch around 10-15.( I wasn't really counting nor am I bragging!) I fished a size 16 burnt orange midge w/ red wire most of the morning and into the early afternoon. Fished at Parker Bottoms. A lot of people going by in boats and canoes said they were having trouble catching anything and many mentioned not evening getting any bites! I'm glad I wore my lucky hat!

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