Lower water made for great fishing (even though it was still good before)

Lower water made for great fishing (even though it was still good before)

May 23, 2011 7:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Big Rainbow out of the Meat Hole

To help alleviate the downstream flooding from the seven inches of rain over the past three days, the river was dropped to 3500 cfs. This made for some spectacular fishing for the last couple of days on sow bugs, midges and baetis. Fish had a lot of soft water to sit in and were very willing to eat.

The river will be coming back up now that the flood event has slowed down but the fishing will go into even a higher gear once the water gets back over 8000 cfs and warms up a few degrees. While higher water can be intimidating, the fish eat like crazy and some of the best fishing of the year occurs during this time.

Baetis are still going strong and bringing fish up at both low and high flows.

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