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  1. #41
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    Looks like flows dropped to 1800, and water temps are dropping more rapidly with these cold nights. I went last weekend and got skunked for the first time since I started regularly last August. I did see a few adults in the river, though. And tons of suckers hugging the bottom (one even jumped right in front of me - first time I've ever seen that).
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    Here is an email reply from Justin Coupe, one of the young men who made the great movie, "Rivers of a Lost Coast".

    https://tubitv.com/movies/189479/riv...ng=google-feed

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    "Hi Bill, Hope you're doing well. I got a nice fish on the American yesterday. Several years ago I got a whitewater raft and have gotten pretty good in getting into some remote water with some big fish. Still having fun and still exploring.

    Best,
    Justin Coupe"
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    Sounds like Justin found the needle in the haystack!

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    At 1,800 cfs the wading is fantastic and the fish might stop at some riffles around Watt and below?
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    Fished Sailor Bar to Rossmoor on Monday. Landed an 18", lost a smaller half pounder and a nice adult. Wow, that wind was something, kept blowing me upstream. Had to push my way downstream all day to make the takeout.

    ShadiMaster Jeff, if you read this I sent you a private email.

    Troutie

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    Hi Jeff, did you see my private email?

    Troutie

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    Anyone know why flows were raised 200 CFS last weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutsource View Post
    Anyone know why flows were raised 200 CFS last weekend?
    I would like to think it was to help push out the 460,000 steelhead smolts that were planted at Sunrise Boat Launch Feb 20,21,22 but probably not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEELIES/26c3 View Post
    I would like to think it was to help push out the 460,000 steelhead smolts that were planted at Sunrise Boat Launch Feb 20,21,22 but probably not...
    so you're saying don't go swing a buggy fly right now unless you're using a 2wt? haha

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    I thought I read that the smolts were released in the Sacramento River(?).

    Funny story from the other weekend. I hit the A mid-river on that Saturday, eagerly baptizing my new rod and some new flies I tied the week prior. I got into an obscene amount of fish (one every 60 seconds) and became very enamored with my rod, my flies and my general skill level. I said to myself, "I never knew there were this many fish in the river in these riffly environments. I must be a real stud now! But it's strange that they're all hatchery fish and about the same size..." Then I encountered another guy who was also tearing them up. And then he informed me of the "stocking" that just occurred a few days earlier... Total ego deflation.
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