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: Water Flow CFM

02-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi All,

I'm trying to learn about water flow, and what the optimal flow is for trout fishing in streams and rivers.

Is there such a thing as optimal water flow or does it really depend upon the size of the river and stream? I can't profess to being well versed when it comes to rivers, dams and streams, so hopefully someone can make some sense out of what I'm asking.



02-11-2006, 08:19 PM
hello Mike, and welcome to the Forum.

CFS is definitely river-dependent and the trick is to learn the optimal range for each river, sometimes even breaking it down into stretches of river per flow etc.

What rivers do you fish?

02-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Hi Mike,

I found the following site that might help as a starting point...


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