Fritz with a good one!
Water is in great condition…..it will most likely stay big as the reservoirs are full and the current snopack is roughly 140%. Water temps are varying between 42 and 50 degrees depending on time and zone.
We should see some great fishing throughout the season.
Bugs of the week
Best patterns of the week
#4-6 Black or Orange and Black Pats Stone
#14-16 CDC PT, Perdigon, YB, Red Halo Prince
#4-8 Sparkle Minnow
Upper Proper 4 feet
Upper Flatlands 5 feet
Upper Canyon 4 feet
Farmlands 4-3 feet
Lower Canyon 2.5 feet
Water clarity is at about 6-7 feet and green. Nymphing and Soft Hackles have been the ticket lately with some healthy fish. Catching has been good on average. We have a busy schedule coming up !
We do have a cancellation special June 6-9 …. 30% Discount available. Call Jack @ 509.859.2280
We are looking forward to the opener just around the corner!
Amazing …. The snotel snow water equivalent one month ago on the top and the current on the bottom!
This is the time of year that we find some Smallmouth to play with. Although it is a little early for top water based on our cold weather patterns, it should turn on soon on some of the waters we fish…not on all of them. If you are looking to schedule….. call Jack @ 509.859.2280
Water has been all over the board lately. Things are stabilized for now!
Predomonant bugs are Blue Wings, March Browns and Caddis. Food source also includes Salmon Smolt patterns. Short leash More here nymphing has been the mainstay recently. Shortleash = 7.5 foot leaders with 2-5 feet below the Indicator…. ..
The Indicator aka…
Float(Old school name)
ASID (Acute Strike Indicator Detector)
Bobbers are used to detect strikes while drifting a fly suspended below the bobbercator in a static free fashion. This technique is
the complete opposite of fishing a fly under tension or commonly referred to as the ‘swing’
I should never say this river doesn’t blow out, because it does, but rarely. Bugs include Caddis, Blue Wings and March Browns. Nymphing has been the GOTO recently with a little streamer, soft hackle and dry fly action.
Fish are healthy and the river is in great shape . We have some availability in May!