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Autumn On The EB
Friday, May 25, 2012
Millers Update And The EB Too
On Thursday the 24th the Millers gauge at Erving read 565cfs at 5:00am. high but acceptable. I knew that the river was rising but didn't know that it crested at 760cfs at noon until I got home in the late afternoon. The fellow that I guided had multiple hits but few landed and that was because of the heavy flow. The area deserved a second chance.
Friday morning I hit the Orcutt section.
This place has never been a favorite section due to the heavy crowds. It is a very easy section to fish in high water and today there was only one other fly caster. One wades down the right side of the river and casts across. Normally this is a good technique but the flow was too heavy to fish it correctly. I waded across the flow until I was about between the center and right bridge supports looking upstream and then cast a #8 black WB into the calm water near the opposite bank.
I took four large browns and two rainbows of the same weight class. These big fish dug deep and took some effort to get to the net.
Now the Kempfield - The water is too high and I didn't want to bother the goose family that claimed the "Island" section which is still fishable. So I went down to the large pool at the end of the run, waded out on the sand bar as far as I could go and dropped that wb for a slow deep drift. I took two very healthy browns doing that. Personally I like light lines and lower water and today's fishing was something that I would consider for Patriot's Day but not Memorial Day Weekend.
There is no rain in the forecast so this river will (hopefully) drop by Sunday and Monday.
THE EB - It is loaded with fish but success has been spotty. I took a few in a few hours. It will get better soon. The fish are there!!