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March 22, 2018
Oak Orchard Creek - Freshwater Fishing Report
Clear but cold-ish weather is forecast thru the week with highs in the 30's°F. No impact is expected here from the latest Nor'easter. In fact, with no real snow melt going on lately, its getting kind of dry. There is a chance for a warm up toward this weekend and although right here on the Lake Plains there isn't much snow, there is some more to the south. Hopefully that will get flows in the Oak back up some when it begins to melt.
Flows in the Oak are moderate and pretty clear, not far off from typical fall time conditions. There were a few more anglers out this past weekend, but over all, the fishing pressure is relatively light. Fish numbers are still pretty good. They are not fresh and dumb anymore so presentations have to be good with generally lighter leads and tippets. A fair amount of fish are still tucked up at the dam with scattered fish spreading downstream.
Way downstream, frog water small craft anglers are into a few steelhead and mainly browns. The next warm -up with any kind of rise in flows should re-energize the fish and action and encourage some fresh fish migrations. Flows in the smaller area tributaries are hanging in at moderate with still a little color to the west and clearer to the east. We're still hearing of hook-ups at Johnson Creek while the reports from other waterways are a little quiet with not a lot of guys out there. Small boat trollers able to find decent weather and wave windows are into good numbers of fish in the typical in-shore waters.
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