Current River Flow Updates
Latest Update 4/8/2020 --
Flows below the lake are currently at 219 CFS as of 4-8. As we progress into warmer spring temperatures, mayfly/midge adult presence will become increasingly important. Pods of rising fish are not uncommon to come across in the canyon. Around mid-day we have been finding consistent risers in the calm back eddies. The best way to tackle this situation is light presentations and tiny dries. Fishing a larger dry as a "sighter" (Adams parawulff #16-18, para-extended body bwo #16, Humpy #16-18) trailed by a smaller "drowned" fly (RS2 foam back #20-24, griffiths gnat #22-24) has been working well. When fishing this set up, being able to locate your sighter fly on the surface is the most important part. Often times if fish are refusing the sighter on the surface, they will gladly eat the smaller pattern just below the film. On the other hand, nymphing has still been the most productive way to put fish in the net lately. Tandem rigs in a variety of shapes and sizes are working well. Stoneflies are on the move, so be sure to fish your favorite stone pattern as your point fly. FB Tungstones, tung-teasers, stone bombs, Pat's rubber legs, wired stonefly nymphs, & biot epoxy stones all in sizes #10-16. Your classic small patterns are still bringing in the bulk of fish. Black beauties, black sparkle wing RS2s, gray WD40s, mercury bead pheasant tails, & red midge larva alike in sizes #20-22 have been working great. For the canyon, presentation is often more important than fly selection. Changing up depth and amount of weight on your rig is imperative, as active fish are constantly changing their holding depths. Feel free to call the shop or live chat so we can help get you set up!