12/18/16 River Report
River Flow 57 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 33'F. - Guided Wade or Drift Trips are The Best Christmas Gifts..... - Rain showers before 4pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain showers after 5pm. Some thunder is also possible. Patchy fog before noon. Temperature rising to near 48 by 10am, then falling to around 35 during the remainder of the day. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. - Water levels stable and 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. - As 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.
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 572 CFS - Morning Air Temp 34'- Today's Air Temp High 48' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 13' - 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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