01/24/15 The big Nestucca looking very good.
After last weeks high water the big Nestucca
took it's sweet time getting back to fishable shape, but
fishable it is now! Great color great height, fishing
however is a bit on the slow side. It did pick up some
yesterday but still it's early and I expect as we move
into February things should heat up pretty good. Most
everyone is drifting high up, Lots of folks from Blaine
to 1st bridge. Not many going to Three Rivers or
Cloverdale. From Three Rivers down there is still lots
of water. The reading we show is measured at 1st Bridge,
what ever that is you can add two to two and one half
feet to that for the level under Three Rivers.
PS thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, I
couldn't figure out how everyone knew, until I read
01/17/2015 It only took four days of
predicting to finally get it right! If
you say the rains will come and the rivers will rise
often enough, eventually it will happen, after all we do
live in Oregon. We did manage to get the morning fishing
in before much happened. Most folks started coming off
the river around one O Clock. Even at that, as we speak
the river is at 6.2 feet, not terrible for fishing. It
will go higher and I'm sure it will color up..
01/17/2015: Where's The Beef!
OK I meant where's the water. If you will recall It was
supposed to pour Wednesday night, then Thursday, then
Friday. I'm beginning to think this is all a massive
government plot to make us less dependent on foreign
oil. Think about it . If NOAA can get everyone all up
and down the west coast to stay home for four days,
think how much import oil and gasoline we save. Of
coarse it doesn't do much for jobs and local economies,
but hey, when has this administration cared much about
the folks. You all know this is tongue in cheek, my bad
sense of humor right? Seriously, they need
to stop trying to protect their behinds and start
supplying information that is useful. The Nestucca is at
5.72 and so far, looking good.
01/16/2015 Here we go again.
So NOAA said rain on Wednesday night, river going to 7.
something, didn't happen, so then they predicted
Thursday night, river going to just short of 8'. As you
all can see the river topped at 6.2 and has dropped to
5.88 and we had another beautiful day to fish. Sunny,
river color not bad, and lo and behold a few fish
around. Sadly they even had me buying into it and I
neglected to buy shrimp thinking we might get blown out.
What do you do with an organization that seems to always
predict worst case scenario. It's getting to be like the
boy that cried wolf! Many fishermen today saw fit to
show up in spite of it all, turned out to be a good
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