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Does anyone have any info on the stream conditions for this years opener

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Jim W

Hey Clevefan,

Long term forecasts as you know are highly unpredicatable. However, here is what I have to offer.
Unless we get some hardcore Spring rain, streams are going to be pretty low and very clear.
No snow for melt run-off, and the ground is'nt frozen as deep in years past, making for more absorbtion.

We need some Spring deluges, to increase the flow while stirring things up a tad.

If things remain constant, I would highly recommend avoiding opener. With all of the traffic, low clear water, trout will be a little more spooked than normal. Low light periods or weekday fishing is key.

ALso, give the catch and release pre-season a shot, preparing you for opener. If your goal is to catch and keep a few come opener?

Pray for rain!!!

Rememember to crimp!

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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