Our mountain paradise has been inundated with outdoor staff writers seeing everything there is to do at 7000’ and boy were they impressed.
Hi, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Fishing Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.
Well, Windy certainly has been present but recently she’s had Gail with her making for quite a blow. At least she’s coming from the West rather than the back door and hasn’t had a significant effect on our fishin’.
Current skinny on that blue jewel is she’s 65 degrees on top and 60 degrees on the bottom from the Boom Line to Papoose Bay, 66 and 60 off the West Public Ramp, 67 and 63 are read off that Big White Dome and finally it’s 68 surface to the floor at Juniper Point. Our thermocline exists at 26’ deep at the Dam, 33’ off our old favorite Honey Hole, 23’ around Boyer and finally 20 feet deep at the Observatory. Our oxycline is where the D.O. drops off below 5ppm which is a level not to penetrate is at 39’ down at the Boom Line, 33’ at Papoose, 26 feet at the West Ramp and finally 20’ down around the Big White Dome. The alum treatments continue and it’s shown by 9 ½ feet of clarity or light penetration as shown by our SECCI dish. Wow! We haven’t seen that kind of clarity in quite awhile. Atta boy to our MWD!
This weekend is special as it’s MWD’s annual carp round-up where all your bow fisherman need to give numerous of those bugle mouthed bass “one hell of a headache.” The carp are so invasive as a natural pollutant and need to be gone. Our drought rid us of thousands of em by the nesting island and our Chris landed about a 12 pounder off the boat in the slip and she was Ripe! Getting that one female out of the lake probably saved thousands of being born in the future. So sharpen up your skills and arrow points and let’s see how many pounds we can put through the Carp-O-Matic!
Trout counts are still good, but as I’ve mentioned, we got a lot of small ones. It really helps to release whatever you classify as sub-catchable to help maintain the quality of our fishery.
Paradise does exist @7000’ so grab your stick and let’s GO BENDO!
This is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell’s Guide Service signing off with your most recent copy of Fowlers Fish Tales.