Sam launched at Bertrand and, with a dad and son duo aboard, proceeded to the last known addresses of a few trout which he had recently encountered. They were home and accepted an invitation to become lunch for the guys on board. Sam fished down river from Bertrand and learned that the bite was slow to begin with, but picked up as the morning wore on. The stretch between Bertrand and Spider Creek has changed somewhat dramatically since the high water. The river has filled in to the point that finding 6 feet of depth where the water was 10 a few months ago is not unusual. The 'real estate' out in the river from Spider Creek is MUCH shallower than before the high water event. Regardless, the trout can still be found and are willing to sacrifice themselves to those who put in a good effort to catch them.While Sam was fishing downstream from Bertrand, I was trying my luck downstream from 'river access 1’ near Beaver Dam at the end of the gravel bar. As Sam found, the bite was slow first thing in the morning, but improved after 8 AM. Generation today is slated for 4 PM, for only that hour. The high temperature today is expected to be 79ΒΊ F. under mostly sunny skies with SW winds at 9 MPH.

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