This is California Crossing spillway last week BEFORE the weekend deluges:
Ideal water clarity and flow for optimum fishing conditions for this part of the river. In fact while i was there giving away some hefty catfish i caught a couple miles upstream, I saw a HUGE hybrid break off from a guy right at the wall in the pic, and a HUGE Blue Cat throw a hook about 10 ft from the wall!
This is the same dam, on Wednesday afternoon:
The actual spillway, clearly visible in the first two photos, is a good 5-8 ft UNDER the water! Not at all fishable!
This is the elm fork near Luna/635 BEFORE the weekend rains:
Normal summer level, water clearing, very fishable, catfish spawning in the rocks no more than 15-20 ft from shoreline.
Then the rains came, and:
The spot I took the first picture from is under about 9-10 ft of water, and so dirty, it is unfishable.
Elm Fork between 635 and 183 is not very fishable if at all, right now.