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I would like to tell you how well I did but I didnt do what I expect...

Got up there Friday night...got an hours fishing in in the last hour before darkness fishing the dam...had 6 hits all on egg flies...reflexes were slow only hooked one 18 inch bow...all on an orange egg fly...

Saturday was hope for optimism...decided not to fight the elbow to arsehole gauntlet along the east shore between the south boat ramp and the dam...went back to the dam...fished it from 6:45 am to noon...only 4 hits and two fish...17.5 and 19.5 inch bow...tried a little bit of everything...but they liked the deep orange egg fly again...by noon a bunch had given up...and there were holes in the gaunlet...I had lingered at the dam hoping for the normal 10 to 15 mile an hour winds that show up...they never came...some of my best fishing has been in the surf right at the base of the rocks two feet off shore...the fish just sit there and feed in the undertow...but any way back to the rest of the day...I worked my way back to the little bay by the south boat ramp...action seemed spotty...the fly fisherman were doing better than spinning guys...I stopped a little ways inside the inlet...the water was running so there was some current...I caught two on an orange scud, 3 on the same egg fly, and 3 on a red San Juan Garden hackle...missed probably a dozen more...but no clear pattern...size ranged from 17 to 21 inches with two over 20...got to bed early and got up late...

But I was encouraged by Sunday...overcast and snowing...some of my best days at Spinney had been this combination...but in 5 hours one hit on an orange scud trying 4 different spots...I didnt see many fish caught(3) and there were still many fisherman...I dont know if it was the intense low pressure zone that moved in...but nothing doing...nothing moving...like fish had vanished from previous days areas...I had only seen low pressure affect trout once before like happens with walleyes...when we were little my dad took us to a trout farm for fishing on the way home from an unsuccessful trip...the weather was severely unstable...and this is no lie...they wouldnt bite at the trout farm either much to the owner's chagrin...

We decided to hit a spot on Eleven Mile that is always successful early season...hike in to it and nothing...one of those days...I guess it could be worse...a long time fishing buddy that went with...got shut out for the weekend...I am not sure what he was doing...but I know it wasnt that bad...not the opening weekend I had envisioned...probably as bad as I have ever done there on an opener and there have been many...but at least I wasnt at work...sorry this has taken so long to be posted...got home late Sunday and too much time at work...

So if you go dont forget the San Juan Garden Hackles!!! The few folks that were using them seemed to be doing good...I had never had to resort to them there before...
 

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also was out sunday in a belly boat. cold and miserable and only about 10 fish in 3 hrs. mostly dinks. 1 18" RB.lots of people were catching dinks. Got a few on lures and the rest on either woolies or streamers. no consistancy to what pattern they were on. had to keep switching.definitly was not as good as i had hoped.
 

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i got one small pike and i saw a few small ones caught.no one was targeting pike. still too early i think. the water level is very low. i think the last report said it was 16 ft low. the boat ramp is not useable. only hand launched were getting out.
 
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