Post by fishingpaul on Aug 10, 2018 8:05:06 GMT -5
Up stream in the DHAO will hold trout all year. The water temp stays cool enough for them to survive, not much natural reproduction happening though. Although I have seen pictures of what are believed to be wild trout caught there.
That being said I would wait for some cooler temps
Water levels have been ridiculous all summer so that may do some damage.
Post by duratechfa on Aug 27, 2018 17:03:39 GMT -5
There are several streams that contribute to the East Branch that support trout reproduction. Usually, I try to get out once or twice a year in February before the season closes. When I fish the East Branch in February I usually catch small wild browns along with bigger holdover browns. I don't remember the last time I caught a rainbow in the late season. My point is, there are areas upstream where the water is influenced by spring seeps and higher oxygen levels which allow the smarter or luckier stocked trout to survive. The holdovers do make spawning efforts in the tributaries and when conditions are right, they are successful.