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Friday, April 17th
Unfortunately this isn't a report.  It is nothing more than my response to the constant rain and high water. Will it ever end?  Maybe, but it doesn't look to be the case anytime soon.  Last year I fished quite a bit in May and this year looks to be iffy at best during that month.  If you want to get out with me this summer then please consider booking your trip soon.  My regulars haven't gotten their fill of fly fishing and they are nabbing dates in June and July.  It will get better, but that might not be until mid to late May.  Keep the faith!


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters







Friday, March 27

There is good news and there is bad news.  What do you want to hear first?  Ok, it really isn't all that bad so let's look at the situation as a glass half full.  Water, water, water!  Way too much water, but what do you expect when you have a couple of snowstorms that dump over two feet of snow and then it is followed up by torrential rains?  The Corps has reacted by dumping and I mean dumping massive amounts of water through the dam. Right now as I type this they are releasing 29,000 cfs!  The result is that the lake is now dropping nearly a foot a day, not quite but very close to it.  What does that mean to the fly fishing world that is just salivating at the chance to get out and land some trout?  Well, at this rate the river might be fishable by mid April.  I know that is a big maybe, but ya gotta have faith.  Typically the Corps will run it hard until the lake levels get close to the top of the SEPA curve on the yearly graph.  If we don't get any torrential rains and they keep running it at the current rate then it is possible that we might be able to wet a line in April.  I know, fingers crossed and everything else.

If you are interested in booking a trip during the summer then I would advise you to do it soon.  A lot of people have contacted me about fishing in April and May and that is always iffy with the water releases, but by June it is usually stable and safe to plan on a trip.  What I have done for April through mid May is built up a list of clients that want me to call them ASAP when it is fishable.  If you want to be added to that list then please contact me at 502 432-5188.  This is my cell and it is honestly best to text than call.  If you want to talk then give me a ring after 5PM or just leave a message.  Yes, I am tired of tying flies!!!




Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


March 9th

Uh, no fishing.  You are probably saying to yourself duh Dave if you live in the region.  We have endured two snow storms over the past three weeks and a lot of rain.  Folks it is going to be a while, like a month while until we can get out and do some fly fishing.

Please call or text me at 502 432-5188 if you are interested in scheduling a trip.  Believe it or not, but May and June dates are filling up and people will really start nabbing them when it warms up.  My policy as always is if it is good we go.  If the water or weather is terrible then we will reschedule.  Take care and I guess I will keep on tying flies.




Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


February 27th

Sorry, but no real reports.  I haven't been out in the last couple of weeks due to snow and cold.  If you are trying to contact me then please do so by calling or texting at 502 432-5188.  You call also follow me on Facebook by searching Double D Outfitters.

 

Pros and Cons of this cold weather:  Lots and lots of shad should be dying on the lake due to this past three weeks of extremely cold weather.  So what is so great about that?  Well, they get sucked through the turbines and the trout gorge on them big time.  Last year we had a colder January than this year and you could see alewives everywhere in the first few miles below the dam while power was being generated.  Some of the rainbows that we landed have been a bit on the thin side and this will fatten them up.  Another pro is that we should have plenty of cold water this summer and early fall.  The downside is that with all of the snow and rain they are running water 24/7.  This will continue until the levels are down to normal and that shouldn't be long unless we receive a lot of rain, like we did last weekend.

Hang in there and check out my pictures and videos on Facebook.  I guess I can tye another 100 or more flies this weekend.

 




Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


Monday, February 9th

If you are needing to schedule a trip then please contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188.  I have gone through so many internet providers that my e-mail keeps changing.  You can always check out my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters for updates, pictures, and videos.

I guided on Saturday and the fishing was decent.  Lots of small rainbows, but we did land a handful of browns that were 17-18 inches long.  On Facebook there is a video of my guy landing a fish right before we called it a day.  I am notorious for not taking pics and updating them so Facebook seems to be the way to go.  Heck, even a person technologically impaired such as myself can post stuff.  Towards the end of the day we went to a salmon colored egg pattern instead of the peach and it caught some of the larger fish.  Guess I should have tried it out earlier.  The biggest problem was that the Corps ran a lot of water in the morning and it took quite a while for it to drop.  The best fishing was from 3-6 while the water dropped.  It was nearly 60 degrees but the winds prevented much of a midge hatch from happening in the late day.  A few weeks ago the fish really turned on with the late afternoon midge hatch and honestly there are times when it doesn't even matter what you are offering them as long as you get a decent drift.

I will be back out on the water this Saturday and the weather looks colder much colder than the 60 degree temps this past Saturday. 




Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


February 5th

Remember to contact me via Facebook at Double D Outfitters or contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188 if you are interested in booking a trip.

This Saturday is open.  Just found out.  First come first serve and the water and weather look great!!!




Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


January 25th
Go to Double D Outfitters on Facebook for updates and pictures. If you are trying to book a trip then please call/text me at 502 432-5188. Sorry, but there isn't a fishing report this weekend because the TVA was releasing too much water. It snowed a few inches, but it warmed up nicely on Saturday. Just too much water. Hopefully I will be able to get out next Saturday and post a report next Sunday. I guess it is back to the bench to tying.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters





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January 25th



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