We launched yesterday morning as soon as we confirmed by radar that we could get in a little fishing before the rain started again. After Tuesday's rain and the forecast for more, we were not too sure how the day would play out. Beaver Dam has been generating for days, if not weeks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Needless to say, this has not done much good for the fishing for some time now.
Our launch was just after 8:00 a.m. and we proceeded upstream, trolling as we went. I marked plenty of fish but they thought they had better things to do than cooperate with our efforts. This trip was a surprise birthday present for the gentleman on board, who was delighted with the gift from his girlfriend. We caught our first rainbow who was dubbed Pinky, due to his pink coloring, the lucky Birthday Fish. We left that anchorage and went upstream a bit more and anchored again. We had the best luck throwing at the shear between the fast current and the still water. Even that was nothing to write home about, but better than other areas. We noticed the rain was thinking about starting again so we went back downstream and tried a few other places closer to the launch ramp. We elected to return to the ramp and hauled out about three minutes before the rain really picked up. The couple enjoyed the trip and nature of the river and left with enough fish to dirty the skillet.