We haven't seen any shad coming over the top so far, and the trout are hardly biting on white at all. Very, very strange indeed. There is no doubt some small forage fish are coming over the top, including threadfin, but not many or we'd see something. We are catching a few bass but not like in past years.
More gates open should help our trout fishing, if not now, at least when the flow slows down and the fish are...
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