photo - Version 2DSC_0003     Launched at Houseman Access at 6:30 this morning ad noted that the water was 54 degrees F., which is OK for trout. But, that does not   mean that they are biting at that moment! We moved up river to see how far we could get before the boat needed portaging. We made it up almost as far as the old Hwy 62 bridge pilings when we ran out of water. After dragging over some gravel, we got as far as just below Spider Creek Island, where the fish were trying to grow legs and lungs. Moved back downstream towards the Hwy 62 bridge and caught quite a few fish, many of which we threw back so they could grow up. Moved farther down river and caught a few more, one of which was an impressive 17 or 18 inches. (See picture) We sent him back to grow even bigger. Only kept 6 pan-sized fish for dinner. The two Jims on board were fishing while Sam was guiding; too bad for Sam, who couldn't fish.  The trout were biting on chartreuse, salmon peach, yellow and fluorescent orange. The bite was pretty slow compared to that of yesterday, but not too bad. You can guess our advice....GO FISH!The generation today is scheduled from 2 through 5 PM. The weather forecast predicts a high temperature of 84 degrees F. under partly cloudy skies with westerly winds gusting to 16 MPH. The winds are expected to drop in the late afternoon to around 7 MPH and shift slightly north.