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Offline HEN

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17 January 2023 “they stocked again!”
« on: January 17, 2023, 09:46:20 PM »
The water was still flowing really good today at about 2:00 when the stocking truck from the spring river hatchery backed down the ramp at Old Factory Site. I was surprised to see it because I had been told by my source that they would stock tomorrow, the 18th of January. Junior, the driver, said Melissa let him bring the load today so he could attend his daughters basketball game tomorrow. Good for her and good for us, got our fish early!! 🤗🤗.  That puts approximately 3500 more fish in the lower Little Missouri River. The river was still running from the mornings generation when they stocked and they cranked up again as scheduled at 3:00.  We should have morning and evening generation all week, thus scattering the new fish all over the river. Will try to get an idea of the quality of the fish we received sometime tomorrow if it doesn’t rain. I don’t do rain days😎😎. Will let you know what I find. What I saw looked good!! 

Water temperature is staying about 46 degrees over the entire river and the water clarity has improved a lot. It’s still a little green but not brown like it was a week ago because of the lake turning over. Good chances to fish falling water all week, which is always fun. 

Sampled the fish yesterday, January 18th, at all 5 stocking sites. Most seemed to be on the smaller size, 9 to 12 inch fish, with a few 13 to 14 inches thrown in here and there. All healthy and lots of them. Still seem to be hanging out right at the stocking sites even with the generation. A quick note, they didn’t generate yesterday evening as scheduled, and it’s 7:30 on Thursday morning and they didn’t start at 6:00 this morning as scheduled???  Once again remember when you are exploring up and down the river, you can’t trust the Corp!!  Be vigilant, they can start generating at any time and trap you on the wrong side of the river. 😬😬😬.
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Offline pawpaw77

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Re: 17 January 2023 “they stocked again!”
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 07:42:37 PM »
Thanks for the update, Mike.