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Old 02-11-2006, 04:55 PM
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Question Water Flow CFM

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.


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Old 02-11-2006, 08:19 PM
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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?
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:33 PM
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Hi Mike,

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


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