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Big Sugar 7/22


ollie

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Not much of a report to give you. The creek has all but dried up!!!!!! I have never seen that creek that low in my entire life and I have been floating it about that long. I decided to opt for wading since I knew it was low from looking at the gage and seeing the flow. When i got there I didn't expect it to be THAT low. Man, I'm telling you I had to walk sometimes and 1/8 mile inbetween holes just to fish. I was blown away by how low it really was. If you have fished above Deep Ford then you will know the s curve above there and it was dried up. I would hate to see the upper end! Back to the report. I caught some dinks with smallies and gills mixed in, but nothing over 12". The bigger ones are hunkered down under any structure they can find. Providing there still is any big ones in there. It was a sad day on the river. I'm sure the outfitters on the creek are having a hard time as well. No way would I put a boat on the river and even try to float. You would end up having to port the canoe over half the trip. I left around 11 when it started to get really hot out. Caught most of the fish on a fluke and some on a lizard. The fluke was the better producer though. Tonight when I get home I will try to remember to post a pic of the stream without water.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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Here is a couple of pics.

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"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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Wow that is dry! Little Sugar is still flowing with all its springs feeding it. Slow and low.

What about Indian Creek? Any water there?

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I think Indian will have a little water, but not much.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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It ain't got enough to wade.

I have been staying away from the smaller creeks for a few months now. The fish have enough stress to deal with.

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That's some flow there, Ollie.

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It ain't got enough to wade.

I have been staying away from the smaller creeks for a few months now. The fish have enough stress to deal with.

Good point Chief

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There will be sections downstream of Powell where the Big Sugar will disappear too because the water table is so low. It will then reappear in a few hundred yards, but even then there won't be much flow.

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