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Old 04-19-2018, 04:46 PM
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Lees Ferry Bug Flows Begin May 1!

Bug Flows Begin May 1. This is great news for the river!
The Department of the Interior plans to implement experimental Macroinvertebrate Production Flows (Bug Flows) at Glen Canyon Dam May 1 through August 31, 2018.
Bug Flows consist of steady weekend releases from Glen Canyon Dam that provide favorable conditions for insects to lay eggs along the Colorado River margins and slightly higher fluctuating releases during the weekdays designed to prevent the eggs from drying out. This experiment is expected to have positive benefits to the food base of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems below Glen Canyon Dam. The Bug Flow experiment is expected to provide resource benefits in the near term and will also provide scientific information to be used in future decision making. The Bug Flow experiment will satisfy the Department's goal to ensure effective and coordinated implementation of important research that the Department is undertaking through the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program.
The way these flows are going to work is that on Saturday and Sunday the flows will be held steady at 1,000-cfs above the weekday flow. For example, in May the flows would have been 7,000-cfs to 13,750 with fluctuating low weekend flows. The flows now will be 8,000 to 14,250-cfs 9,000-cfs constant on weekends. June 9,000 to 16,250 with 10,000-cfs weekends. July 10,000 to 18,000 with 11,000-cfs weekends. August 10,500 to 18,500 with 11,750-cfs weekends. The flow will end in August.
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Old 04-20-2018, 05:39 AM
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Thanks for the update Terry
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:18 AM
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Finally "management" that makes sense.
It's a start.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:55 PM
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Sounds like great news. Assuming there is increased bug reproduction is there a good chance the trout will begin to key in on the new food right away?
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:28 PM
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New Ferry flows

Hopefully, the new stockers will benefit from these new flows..
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:05 AM
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Walk In

With two weekends behind us since this was implemented, does anyone know how the fishing at the Walk In has been affected?
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:30 PM
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OK, this is third hand and dated . . . But skip says the bug flows have improved the walk in fishing, think Monday scuds . . .but in general, improved.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:24 PM
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I fished the Walk-In last Wednesday, May 9th. Fishing was OK from about 8:00 AM til about 10:00 AM, then fish became tight lipped. I left at noon and headed for S. Utah waters as planned.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:28 PM
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.....and I am delighted to report that all fish landed were WILD, with NO stockers in sight!!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:16 PM
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I am thinking that during the week when the flow comes up in the morning- especially Mondays after the flow has been low all weekend- it is bringing food in from the bank.

With the flows at a consistent low on the weekends now, my thought was that fishing on Sat / Sun it would be very slow. Anyone been there on a weekend in May?
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