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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

a Flowing "Mea Culpa"!

My 5/10 and 6/1 posts; PEAKING & TREND LINES and ADJUSTED PROGNOSIS...SLIGHTLY, respectively, declared that the snow-melt was waning. I was wrong...oh so wrong! My crystal-ball whose accuracy I was touting...sheepishly...was not.

June 6 marked the start of this warm spell. The BT started raging from a wadeable 300 cfs to over 1000cfs along West River street in Truckee. The historical average for this period in this area has been 250-300 cfs; hence we're currently at 740; flowing at 240% of normal. The LT is now at 831cfs in the special reg area; the highest I can recollect at this time of year. Regardless of these challenging conditions; trout are being hooked & netted. The caveat is that the trout hooked at these flows are difficult to bring to the net. I'm thinking if you net 50% of those fish hooked that you're doing OK.
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One accuracy on my predictions is that now we fly fish the small creeks, streams and lake inlets....HINT!

2 comments:

  1. No need to apologize for trying to predict the unpredictable.

    Thanks for demonstrating that trout porn can be faked without silicone.

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  2. JdJ----I like your comment about silicone.

    The other common technique for making trout larger than they are is using a fixed, 35 mm lense; which is pretty much a moderate fish-eye lense. The image result, from a 'fish porn' perspective, is that the girth of the trout grows expodentially...or should I say deceptively.

    Frankie 'da honest broker' Pisciotta

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