Hello friends and thanks for checking in at the O’Grady Fly Fishing Adventures. What a fun Spring we are having. The mild winter had the fish out early, the tearing out of the cofferdam temporarily ruined the clarity, and just recently, the fear of the river blowing up and even through all that, the river has been amazing. Now I do have to admit, the river no longer has the goober fish of yesteryear, but a great cast and drift and the fish will eat. The last update the shop received stated that the “big flush” is no longer needed and that the river should stay low, now the day we got the e-mail, the river jumped up 300cfs. The river is still very fishable, but please be very careful in these flows.
Cat and I will be out next week and the Big Boss will be running the shop. We thought that we had planned our trip perfectly around the “big flush” but now we may actually find ourselves missing our water. My prediction for the water is that I think around the 15th, the river will drop back into the 300-500cfs range and after seeing the size of fish during the spawn, I think this will be the best Spring fishing we have seen in years. My schedule is already beginning to fill up late in April and into May so if you want to see what this river can produce, call the shop and get your date booked.
This Spring has been so busy for Cat and I that when we got to the river yesterday together, we realized it had been over a month since we had fished together. The video we produced, we hope is the best we have ever made, it was a little bittersweet since it is the first video without pooh-dog to make everyone smile. Pooh-dog watched the video at home and approved but at the same time had a longing in his eyes. Trying to make people laugh, we added a little parody and hope you find it amusing. The music is a little heavier than I usually prefer but after I heard it, I was blown away. Music is from a guy called, Iamlamprey out of Australia and is awesome! I wanted to ask our readers a favor, if you enjoy the blog and the youtube videos then please subscribe to both and give them a like. As always, Connell, Cat, Winston and the Drift Fly Shop want to thank you for reading….