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Phil Lilley

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Water running hard- 4 units- early in the am which told me something was happening with the DO. I called the hatchery and sure enough, Bill told me the DO had risen from 3 to almost 5 over night. Great sign- and he agreed. So Table Rock is in the process of turning finally, slow as it is, it's a welcomed occurance.

We may see a change in generation patterns now that the Corp doesn't have to worry about injecting liquid O2 into the turbines each time they run water. They may use hydro over fossil, esp if it gets cold.

Vince and I boated up to the dam about 4 pm yesterday for some drift fishing. It's been along time since either of us had seen that much water. The fish too... and as usual they didn't like the change- esp that quick and that dramatic. They didn't want to eat anything. We threw jigs- white was the best but it only boated one small brown. Sculpin, black and olive didn't bring anything to the boat. Vince drifted a purple/gray #10 scud on the bottom using a drift rig style rig and caught maybe 10 for the evening. I tried an egg fly and finally a scud and caught one on the scud.

Reports all day yesterday were the same- slow. Gotta give the fish a day or so to get used to their new surroundings. The water isn't running as hard today... will be much better today and tomorrow!

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Is it gonna look alot different down by the dam , meaning can a guy with no waders still get down on the bank by outlet 1 and fish or is the water to deep there now ?

Yikes!!! I Hate that warning horn

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Whodat- they aren't running much today so far. You can fish without waders above #1. T/t a guy this am that said he fish there this am and caught a dz trout on a gold/black rapala throwing in the eddie there. Jig should work too.

Ducky- nothing will change due to generation. But when it is running, bank fishing isn't the easiest and there's only a few places one can fish from the bank and do half-way good.

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Talked to guys just now- fishing is better today. Water running slightly. Drifting jigs under a float from Fall Creek to Short Creek 5 ft deep. Jig- 1/80th oz brown/orange. One guy is trailing the jig with an orange glow ball (egg fly) and catching more rainbows on it than the jig but they are smaller in size.

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Cal Manske caught a 23 inch brown this am on a rapala down across the lake from Bass Pro. He has it in one of our live tanks on the dock- pic to come. He hopes to release it if it survives. They don't have a live well and had to keep stopping to keep it alive on the boat ride back.

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