DSC_0050    This morning’s fishing began at Parker Bend, and was a 'spoons only' outing. Fished with three different spoons, a Colorado, and two Bass Pros. The result was that no strikes were provoked. Moved to the gravel bar at the launch ramp closest to Beaver Dam. Switched to power bait and, within 6 minutes, four trout were landed, (and released). There were only a couple of folks fishing, so if you were wanting to fish in a less crowded venue where the trout seem to be pretty hungry, the gravel bar is waiting. Moved back to Parker Bend and bait-fished downstream from the ramps with a friend. The fish were biting on anything that I threw. Fly fishermen who were fishing off of the upstream ramp were doing very good using hand-tied midges.Since the trip of 8-29-15 did not make the report yesterday, a summary follows. Sam launched at 3:30 PM at Houseman Access. Several trout were caught very quickly, along with an undersized walleye. There were great numbers of fish marked on the down-scan imager. They proved difficult to get on board, even though we fished until it began sprinkling and darkness threatened. There are whites lurking among the bait-balls that were formed in the warmer waters downstream from Houseman. Early morning fishing is recommended, since the bite is much better than that in the afternoon. Regardless of when you fish, the time on the water is very rewarding. Hope you get out on the river! You will see more photos of our Saturday trips below. Generation is slated from 3 through 5 PM today. The high temperature for today is expected to be 84 degrees F., under partly cloudy skies with winds from the SSE at 7 MPH.

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