Fishing Report - 4-19-10

Despite the low water and bluebird days our followers are still catching fish. We have weekend reports for fish caught from the Knife all the way up to the Brule. Most of the reports are coming back with larger than normal fish too. Below is teh MN DNR weekend report.

From 4/16 through 4/18, water temperatures ranged from 47-50 in the morning on the Lower Shore, 40-46 on the Middle Shore, and 38-40 on the Upper Shore. In the afternoon water temperatures ranged from 51-58 on the Lower Shore, 47-51 degrees on the Middle Shore, and 45-49 degrees on the Upper Shore.

From 4/16 through 4/18, interviewed anglers caught 31 Steelhead, 12 Kamloops and 9 Coho Salmon on the Lower Shore, 33 Steelhead, 5 Kamloops, and 5 Brook Trout on the Middle Shore, and 8 Steelhead, 1 Kamloops and 2 Brook Trout on the Upper Shore. Most fish were caught in the section of the shore from the Sucker to the Baptism. Large streams are low and clear, and smaller streams are blocked off already by gravel bars. One can visually see most fish. Successful anglers fished early and late, used flies, and snuck up on fish.

Totals for the Knife Trap are thus far are 338 unclipped steelhead, 265 maxillary clipped steelhead, and 21 Kamloops. Totals for the French River are 84 unclipped steelhead, 3 maxillary clipped steelhead and 360 Kamloops.

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