Good news, finally, as flows stabilize at 12,000 cfs today. The fishing has improved dramatically from the past week and should get better as the Bighorn trout get used to their new homes. Moss is still an issue below 3 mile, so just a heads up on that.
Our fish continue to prefer Sowbugs as their main food source with a few minnows and worms mixed in here and there. Water temps are now up into the upper 50’s. We are on the verge of our best worm fishing of the year as the islands are flooding and fish are moving to the faster, shallower parts of runs. Make sure you have the following in your arsenal: Wire Worms, 2 Tone chenille worms, Pink Softhackles, Firebead SH Rays, Standard Ray Charles (Pink, Tan 14-16 have been the best lately), Carpet Bugs, Pink Crush, Caviar Scuds.
Streamer fishing has been great lately and will get better as the river comes into shape. This is the time of the year where the bigger articulated patterns have their place. Double streamer rigs are also a great option right now as well. We have a pile of new streamers in the shop for the season, so come check them out!
Be careful out there in these high flows!
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