So, once again, thank you all for reading what I write and for visiting my blog on a regular basis.
I heard a rumor that the water being released from Tiger Creek Dam was vastly increased which would make the water level in the Mokelumne River at the Middle Bar Bridge rise. Not too long ago I did a post on how low the water was and how you could see the bottom because it was only about two feet deep. When I got there his morning the water level was up, but not by much. My guess is that the river is three feet deep in most places with an occasional spot being around four feet.
This presented two problems. First, since the water has not been running deep, there have been little if any fish coming up the river. Second, since the level have been so low the green crap on the bottom has flourished. This makes for a nice green wrapping around your line, sinker, and hook.
Apparently I wasn't the only one to hear the water level was up. When I got there at 0830 there were already a bunch of people there and maybe a dozen rods in the water. I was lucky to get a spot even though it was not very far off the bank. In the three hours I was there I only saw one hookup and the fight only lasted ten seconds and the fish was gone.
You've seen pictures of the bridge and pictures of people fishing off the bridge so I won't bore you with more and the only photo I took was the one below of the spider web.
Saturday is opening day of the general trout season. Let me give you a few buzz words to whet your appetite.
I'll have a report Saturday afternoon. Tune in then or.