As many of you know, my wife, Lori, is also a fly-fishing guide. Last week, she had a job guiding two boys on Dry Run Creek. I was not working that day, and I figured I would go along. I really like to fish with her, and this was a great opportunity for us to share time on stream. Dry Run Creek is a real workout for guides, and two clients makes for a busy day. It seems like one client is tangled at the same time the other has a trophy trout on the line.
When I checked the water releases this morning, I noted that Bull Shoals Lake was 5 1/2 feet from power pool and the lake was dropping 4 feet per week. Even when you consider that Beaver Lake is 3 1/2 feet from power pool (it drops fast and has to pass through Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes) and Norfork Lake has 3 1/2 feet to go and is dropping 2 feet per week, we are close to wadeable water. It looks like we will be facing low lake levels and greatly reduced generation in about two weeks.
Last week, I guided two anglers from Kansas: Craig and Clint. Craig had fly-fished a few times, but Clint had never cast a fly rod. We began the day with a quick casting lesson. In a few minutes, both were casting 20 feet with ease. That is really all the distance you need to fish from a boat. We were fishing from a boat, because the Corps of Engineers were running about 250 megawatts, the rough equivalent of 17,000 cubic feet per second, or a little over five full generators.
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