This week on the HomeWaters blog we are going to shift focus slightly away from fly fishing tips, and talk directly about high water in Spruce Creek last week. In my opinion, the water conditions we had last week are worth seeing, not just hearing about.
Flash flood warnings, thunderstorms, and high water would all be considered normal this year. However, even under this year’s “new norm”, last week we saw the highest water in many years on Spruce Creek.
The water conditions were such that I think it would be impossible even for most people that are familiar with Spruce Creek to imagine. As I was driving around looking at what the water was doing on each of our beats, I took a few pictures to pass along. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words; I’ll spare you the words. Here are a few pictures:
Based on the debris line the water at Burt’s Bend almost reached the rock. Take note of exactly where the rock is the next time you are down there!
Don’t worry, these water conditions are now settled down, and the fish are all just fine. The water levels have been dropping since last Saturday, and we expect to see water conditions that are excellent for fishing this week. If it’s been too long since you have spent some time in Spruce Creek at HomeWaters, talk to Joel or Mike.