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Just came back from Taney. The fishing was good. I had luck with size 14 scuds in the rebar run area. Above the main outlet waterfall, natural brown/tan san juan worm were the ticket. There was some heavy midging activity, and they seemed to key in on small (22) emerging midge patterns. Also, stripping size 8 olive wooly buggers below the main outlet seemed to draw heavy strikes along with many follows.

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Yes the DO is low. Has been for several weeks. Normal for this time of year.

Water temp is the thing to watch. Warm temps coupled with low DO adds stress to the trout. Last I heard it was 51.

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I fished Saturday morning and talked with a hatchery volunteer while I was rigging up who said they temperature had dropped two degrees from the previous day, however, I did not ask what it was at. At least it is getting down where it needs to be. My toes started going numb and had not done that the 3-4 weeks prior. That's got to be a good(?) sign.

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The temp has warmed up the last couple of weeks and will continue to warm up through the fall. That's how the lake (Table Rock) cycles. DO will drop to almost nothing. Only O2 coming entering the lake when there's no generation will be through the hatchery outlets which will be rich in O2. Generating- they'll inject liquid O2 to keep it above 4 to 6 ppm.

Trout I caught today fought hard except for 2 or 3. That's a good sign.

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