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A good friend of mine and I went out on our local river here. The water was just gorgeous, I mean great clarity, low turbidity, tons of mallards, ducks, geese, frogs, cardinals (had I a decent camera in me it would have been epic), the water temperature was likely in the high 40s-50s and that's after a week of 80degree days. The river is 30 miles long. It hasn't been stocked in a few years. I canoed a portion Thursday and only saw three fish. The level is actually medium low.

This river is known for its great fishing until a hurricane three-four years ago destroyed it. But it has recovered. The State no longer stocks it as the hatchery was destroyed in the storm

Yesterday a friend of mine and I went out and fished two thirds of the more productive part of the river. It was just amazing weather. We didn't have one bite, not one. He is a guide and we were both really stumped.

It's the first time I've never hooked up on this water. I fished three days last week and few prior, nothing

It sure was pretty though -

At one point we stopped in a neighborhood to ask for permission for access and not only did the home owner rudely and vehemently deny us, his neighbor cut us off as we were leaving and grilled us on our purpose. It was strange

Toward the end of the day my nearly new Orvis boots lost both their bottom of the boot and the screws leaving me on slippery rubber that nearly drowned me as I had to cross the water back to the vehicle. I'm going to call them this week, I was not impressed. It got my heart pumping :)

Anyone experience this kind of scenario? Regarding the fish that is

Thanks, hope you all are well
 

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Glorious weather and water
 

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I don't know if you're fishing for migrating fish like steelhead which are here one day and gone the next, but I'm kind of assuming you're after resident trout. One of my local rivers, the Metolius, was stocked for years. When they quit stocking the hatchery fish quickly disappeared and there were a couple years where wild fish were hard to find. Each year there were more fish, and it took about 5 or 6 years, but the wild fish repopulated the river in numbers that made fishing worthwhile. I hope that happens to your river, but it's dependant on spawning gravel, food, and a host of other conditions.
That's exactly what I'm afraid of. Hurricane destroyed the hatchery and all the wild fish.

Thanks all. I'm very appreciative for the opportunity to be out there, I felt it was strange. I've never seen anything like it anywhere
 
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