Matt, area manager of Blue River pretty much hit the nail on the head with his river report of 8:30 this morning.
The river is not chocolate milk, but, it is a watered down version of beef broth. Having to go to Tishomingo today I decided to swing my Blue and have a look-see for myself. The question for many of you wanting to come is the simple asking, "Is the river fly fish-able?" It wasn't today, well.. I mean to say it could have been fly fished, but, capturing fish would have been a huge challenge.
The bad news is it's probably not going to be fish-able any this weekend with more rain predicted for tonight.
I've seen the river much worse, and today you could still see rock structure in the middle of some wide stretches. The fringes are somewhat clear and shallow areas could be fished. By simply listening to the river today it was easy to sense the river's flow was up significantly.
On the trip down to the river, it became quite evident that the river area received a much harder rain than we did here near my prairie home. Checking Rock Creek before I left, I found that this little creek is still fairly clear. Not the case for Blue River however.
Sorry to be the messenger of such disappointing news for those of you that live a good distance from the river. But, I rather see you not make a trip than make it to find a stew, soup, cocktail of nature's doing.
Here's the pictures from today.