It’s finally been a real winter here in our neck of the woods. Snowpack over 150% and lake levels full, make for a promising 2017 season. We don’t want to scare anyone away, but just a heads up, there should be a fair amount of water in the river by May and especially June. The great news is our fish love more water and opens up plenty of new spots. No guarantees on this yet, but just a projection. Meanwhile fishing remains solid and the weather has been fairly cooperative.
Most anglers are concentrating on the upper 3, although the entire river is fishing great. It is about as clean as we have seen it in the past couple years, so no complaining about grass! Nymphing is still the productive method. Firebead anythings, SH Ray Charles, Small 2 Tone Worms, Black Zebras, Orange scuds, same old stuff has been working well. Streamers are a great option as well right now. Small black or olive leech type patterns seem to be the ticket.
A handful of BWO’s were out the other day and a few fish seemed to notice them. Keep an eye out for fish in really skinny water eating dries. Look before you walk, especially toward the top corners of riffles. Plenty of midges as well..
Be careful on the roads and ramps right now. We have had some serious ice build up and luckily, just a few minor accidents. We’re still open everyday for lodging, shuttles, rental boats and guides!
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