ronk Posted June 19, 2008 Report Share Posted June 19, 2008 Fished a cupl hours in 3 areas.Caught a 14"er in the first few casts on a bluegill fly. Figured that was a good omen but that was the only fish I hit.Just as this year's hi murky water kept the algae at bay earlier this Spring it has also kept the weeds from being as bad as they've been in recent years by this time.They are on the increase however and as Summer wears on likely will become as bad as ever.The water is still hi and murky but falling and clearing at least until the next rain due in a cupl days. The main reason for this post is the appalling increase in the amount of silt in the river.When it first started becoming noticeable a few years ago it was largely confined to slackwater areas.It now exists throut the entire main branch even along shorelines having a good currentJust about everywhere you step off shore you step into silty mud of varying depth and if you're foolish enuf to step off in a slackwater area you risk the fate of one of those prehistoric beasts in Labrea.What I don't understand is where all the silt is coming from.I've waded just about the entire main branch from the confluence of the east/west branches and have never seen any evidence of anything that could account for such a massive accumulation of silt.Just about everywhere I've seen there's been vegetation buffering the shorelines etc. Does anyone have any ideas of the source(s) of all this silt? Could it be washing down from either or both of the branches? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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