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Offline HEN

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6 February 2023 “Barometric Pressure “
« on: February 06, 2023, 08:38:38 AM »
It was a good weekend on the Little Mo.  The water clarity is great and the water temperature is 46 degrees all up and down the trout water. Still hard to catch a bunch of good fish because the little “catch pen” fish are everywhere!!  Saturday it didn’t matter what fly you dropped in the water, a Trout jumped on it!!  The barometric pressure was at 30.45 and still rising, and we had a sustained ripple on the water. By Sunday morning the pressure had dropped to 30.05 and fell thru to 29.85 by late afternoon, and it was dead calm on most of the river. The Sunday fishing was much tougher!!!  At times the fish just would not bite anything. It’s amazing how much the barometric pressure affects how well the fish bite. If you can, you should always fish on a rising barometer and with a good ripple on the water!!🤔🤔🤔. I know, easier said than done

I did catch a little 7 inch brown on Sunday. First one I’ve seen in a couple of months. He was in “No Name #1” hole, below the Pipeline hole and above Milk Creek confluence. Of corse he hit a brown fly, no trash flies for them. 🤣🤣.

Did have a couple of reports of nice fish being caught. One 16 inch hook jawed fish at Hinds Bluff and a nice group of 13 to 15 inch fish at the wall hole, go figure??  Like I said,  Saturday everything was biting.

Should be getting a new batch of fish from the Spring river in the next week or so. Will try to keep you posted.

I have noticed that Ron White, our local game warden is checking the river more often. That’s a good thing!!!  Maybe he can stop some of the poachers down in the winter catch and release area. The people that are renting those 3 big rental cabins are working the trout over!!!  I fish that area a lot and always see bank fisher people catching and keeping fish with power balls. When you tell them it’s a catch and release area they just say they didn’t know???  Maybe they just didn’t care!! 

They are not generating this morning. If they stick to the schedule this week, you better fish early in the week because Wednesday thu Friday looks like a wash out with them generating all day.
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Offline Jeff Guerin

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Re: 6 February 2023 “Barometric Pressure “
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 08:50:15 PM »
Thanks Mike! I’m supposed to be up there Sunday. Should be good! 👍

By the way, the No-name #1, I believe, is what I had always referred to as the Pasture Pool because of the huge pasture that was on the west side. That pasture is now a stand of good sized pine trees!  ;)
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Re: 6 February 2023 “Barometric Pressure “
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2023, 05:30:39 AM »
Will try to find you Sunday and say high🫡. That’s the place, COW Pasture Pool, I knew I had heard you call it that in the past. It sometimes holds some nice fish. I called it no name # 1 because that’s what’s on your old map. I love that old map and still use it to reference places on the river. I doubt many people still have a copy of that. 🤔🤔. Thanks for your hard work on it in the past. Didn’t you do that when you still had your shop in Shreveport??  How many years ago was that!!  That’s a fun fish thru there. Start at the Pipe Line and end up in the upper end of the Couch Hole. That whole stretch gets little pressure, no bait fishermen and it holds some larger fish in 2 or 3 classic “Ripple, Run, Pool” configurations. You can start that “fish” at Sycamore  run and add another “ ripple, run, pool “ to it, I used to do that all the way to what’s now River Ridge, but it’s gotten farther through there over the years!!🤔🤔😂😂.
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Re: 6 February 2023 “Barometric Pressure “
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2023, 11:16:37 AM »
If it’s the map I believe you’re referring to, that was probably from the mid 80’s!!!

Yep, Pipeline, Pasture Pool to the Confluence Hole - a very nice stretch. Used to be easily accessed, not so much anymore. 😐
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