We have some warm weather coming, the river will probably come up a bit, but I think we have moved past a peak melt period. Flows peaked last week, and has already started to drop. In town is a perfect 400cfs. Down in the canyon it is at 1000cfs which is good if you have a bigger stick. An 11ft switch rod is a good choice. I rock 4-5 AB split shot, maybe even 3-4 AAAs. Fish the edges in high flows. The color never went muddy…..only tan. If you look at the stats, 2018 was at 407 for historical low, we are at 470 now.
Still some Skwalla around……both nymphs and dries work.. The March Brown Mays are starting to pop. It’s very warm out, I have a calibrated palm. I can feel the BTUs increasing, so I’m feeling the Flying Carpenter Ants will emerge in a week or so. Tye them or buy them.
Since the snow is crappy at the resorts, more folks are out fishing. As a guide, I’m required to watch others fish (Continuing education….). Many fish here, few catch is my observation. If you find yourself frustrated, do not feel bad, this is known as a frustrating river. Give me a call, and we will square you away. This could be one of the worst water years ever. Fish now!