Sunday, January 3, 2016

Club trip to Beavers Bend cancelled

Our club outing to Broken Bow, Oklahoma to fish the Lower Mountain Fork for coldwater trout the middle of this month has been cancelled due to historic flooding around Christmas.  For the second time since April, the gates on the spillway were opened due to extremely high water in the lake.  This time, the flow out of the gates exceeded 28,000 cfs.  Compare this to the normal flow of 150 cfs.  Extensive damage took place to the river, to structures such as bridges.  The fly shop was washed away.

The park has been closed and the word we received was that it could be closed until February.  The Lower Mountain Fork Foundation website is keeping everyone abreast of the latest.  Check out their website.

The Little Missouri River also experienced abnormally high water.  However, our club trip to that water isn't until March. So we feel confident things will be back to normal... or so we hope!