I finally worked a trip in today to the
Fork between all the generation. The schedule on the website
showed no generation from 8 AM to 1 PM. Surprise, surprise generators turned on
at disappointing a lot of
Lots of trout could be seen at every logical place I fished, telling me the tailrace had recently been stocked.
This stocker brown trout was one of many I brought to the net in the 2 hours I had to fish, before high fast moving water caused me to leave. When the horn sounds at this place indicating generation, you need to leave the water. Don’t wait to make that last cast. The midge was the hot fly the trout were taking during the short stay. I don’t like to fish tiny flies, but the size 20 and 22 got their attention.
I always enjoy sharing fly fishing with others who want to learn more about the sport. Tate who is an employee at the boat dock at
joined me in the Pelican recently for a day of casting the 2/3 weight fly rods.
He had fished the lake with his 5 weight but had never fished really light fly
rods there. I think it’s safe to say he will be purchasing a 3 weight very
soon. He landed numbers of bluegill that day using the light tackle. Thanks
Tate for reminding me that fly fishing is alive and well for the young. Montgomery
Bell State Park