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River Flow 2280 CFS - Visibility Stained - AM Water Temp 35'F. - Scattered showers before 3pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 63. South wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. - AM Air Temp 58' - Today's High 63' - Tonight's Low 31'
Now for the fishing conditions. This weekend is going to see air temps in the low 60's !! Beefy 18" Rainbow was caught & released out of Cellar Hole this past weekend !!! These fish have not had any fishing pressure on them almost all winter. The river is at 2280 CFS. Best Bets in high water would be Push'em Up (east bank), Elms(east bank), Cellar Hole(west bank), Sand Hole (west bank), Corner Hole (west bank) & The Park (west bank) !!! Today is going to be in the low 60's and sunny. Time to get out on the river and dust the cobwebs off your fly rod. The flow was made for chucking streamers and nymphing! This time of the year you do well to wait until the sun gets on the water for a bit to help warm it up some. We suggest starting later in the morning with some big streamers and search the water. Strip these slowly as the fish are sluggish and not willing to move too far. All colors of streamers are effective at times, so swap out and modify your retrieve if you don't get any takes. Egg patterns dropped behind a big stonefly (8-12) are also very effective this time of the year. Trail the egg about 18" behind the stonefly so it gently rolls through the water.
In addition to the stoneflies mentioned above, we like the following patterns: Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a San Juan or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best!
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