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Old 01-26-2009, 12:57 PM
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Default Elk River, Tims Ford Dam

Saturday afternoon 1/24/09. Dam release schedule shut generation down at noon and were expected to turn back on around 6pm. Weather forecast called for 41 and howling cold winds from the north. Thinking the dam would provide a little protection from the wind we headed to the river around 1:30pm. Water was just getting settled and fish slowly churning back into feeding lanes. Protection from the wind was not available. The wind was coming straight down the river. Bitter cold seemed like 10 degrees.

Saw a few friends coming back up river with only 3 C&R's for the day on egg patterns and one on a small hares ear. My sons and I stayed around the hwy 50 bridge and managed 8 fish total. 7 little browns and 1 rainbow. 2 fish on a sz 12 tungsten hares ear, 6 on a sz 14 copper john. Was critical to have no drag on the drift and fish were holding on far seam. Current was causing drift and mends to be a little tricky for my 8 and 10 year old. Ended up hooking fish and letting them play them in. All in all a good day but cold, will be glad to see some warmer weather soon. No size..10" brown best fish of the day.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the update. Thought about it and went back to bed
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:45 PM
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We thought about it too. Glad we reconsidered. The warm weather today sure did make me look forward to spring!
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:08 PM
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Saturday afternoon 1/24/09. Dam release schedule shut generation down at noon and were expected to turn back on around 6pm. Weather forecast called for 41 and howling cold winds from the north. Thinking the dam would provide a little protection from the wind we headed to the river around 1:30pm. Water was just getting settled and fish slowly churning back into feeding lanes. Protection from the wind was not available. The wind was coming straight down the river. Bitter cold seemed like 10 degrees.

Saw a few friends coming back up river with only 3 C&R's for the day on egg patterns and one on a small hares ear. My sons and I stayed around the hwy 50 bridge and managed 8 fish total. 7 little browns and 1 rainbow. 2 fish on a sz 12 tungsten hares ear, 6 on a sz 14 copper john. Was critical to have no drag on the drift and fish were holding on far seam. Current was causing drift and mends to be a little tricky for my 8 and 10 year old. Ended up hooking fish and letting them play them in. All in all a good day but cold, will be glad to see some warmer weather soon. No size..10" brown best fish of the day.

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Anyone know how many generators or cfs are too much to wade at the elk? Its says its pushing 100 off and on tomorrow.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:56 AM
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100 is an easy wade. They have pretty much kept that flow for the new oxygen bars above the dam, but generation has been pretty heavy lately. be sure to listen to the forecasted report. They generated most of the night and stopped at noon with (100 pushing) and started back around 6pm.

Anything below 400 is wadeable but anything over is really too dangerous.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:38 PM
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looks like this weekend won't be bad!!
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