12/12/16 River Report
River Flow 674 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 33'F. - Crazy weather this morning, but improving as the day goes on. This afternoon would be a great time to enjoy the river to yourself and chase some big fish. Snow on the ground from overnight, some rain showers this morning until 1 pm with clearing skies this afternoon. - South wind 5 to 10 mph. - Water levels will rise slightly, but the river is clear, so it's time to break out the big rods, sink tip lines and big streamers !! - It's also time to break out the spey rod !! - Search the water in the morning by swinging big streamers for Rainbows and Browns. - When the water levels drop a little bit more; switch over to a big Stone Fly nymph or San Juan Worm with an Egg dropper and nymph the water more closely. - Egg Patterns are fishing well as trout are into spawning mode. - At this time of year it's best to get on the river a little later in the morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river a couple degrees. - The fish will become more active in the slightly warmer water.
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Try nymphing deep during the day with a two fly rig.- On your two fly nymph rig start with Rubber Leg Stone Fly nymph or San Juan Worm and an Egg Pattern as a dropper. - Streamer fishing is a great way to cover water and to find fish. - Swing streamers for Trout behind exposed boulders in all the deeper riffles & pools. - Then go back and deep nymph over any river section that produced takes on streamers.
AM River Water Temp 33' - River Flow 674 CFS - Morning Air Temp 34'- Today's Air Temp High 41' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 25' - Brown Trout are in the spawning mode all thru the TMA!!
Soft Hackles: Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange,
Wet Flies: Alexandria, Eggs, Sucker Spawn, San Juan Worms
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, BH Princes, BH Pheasant Tails, Big Yellow or Brown Stones, Rubber Legs(all colors), 20 Incher's, Yellow Wire Stones & Euro Bead Head Princes
Streamers: Pick Your Pocket, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, Home Invaders, Clousers
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