A little snow when we woke this morning, but not much. Hardly enough to plow and it stopped later in the afternoon. The sdki slopes are reporting 8 inches. There may be more snow by next weekend but it is not looking promising.
In these good conditions there are a few fishermen out on the river enjoying the clear conditions. As the days get longer, the temperatures are warming a little so that this coming week the temperatures will be in the high 30's to low 40's. So it is comfortable out on the river.
So if you are in town looking for some snow, which isn't coming, take a little time to come out on to the river.
The clear weather continues with just a little snow today. But the temperatures remain comfortable with little ice to impede access to the river.
In these good conditions there are a few fishermen out on the river enjoying the conditions. The Pan is very accessible with minimal snow and ice along the edges.
Recommended Flies:Use midges, bwos, and egg patterns.
For mysis at the dam use Mike's Mysis. epoxy mysis, and BDV mysis.
The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try Wilson's Reverse Candy Cane #20, red and black chironocones #20, nick's larva in miracle pink, olive, and purple back, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, rainbow warriors, black polywings #18 - #22 and bling midges # 18 - #22.
In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, black cdc midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26.
The fish are taking generic nymphs such as pheasant tails and caddis larva patterns. The BWO's are coming off as well. Try emerger patterns such as rs2's and WD-50's.
For BWO naturals use standard BWO's, parachute BWO's, parachute Adams, and Thorax patterns.
Current Flow: near Emma - 336cfs (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).
The flows are at winter levels. The fishing conditions remain excellent and the weather looks ideal for the next week.
Try egg patterns and attractors. Try small baetis such as the FPA Sparkle Baetis, the FPA Thorax Emerger, and black pheasant tails have also worked well. For emergers, the rs2 in black or gray. Also the sparkle wing rs2.
For small flies, copper johns, pc phlash, mercury rs2's, pheasant tails, bubble back bwos.
Also try streamers.
Conditions are good.
Generally the way to go is nymphing with small baetis, the FPA sparkle baetis, sparkle rs2's and biot emergers.
For stonefly nymphs use the BTB Hot Spot 20 Incher, rubberleg patterns such as Mike's BTB Coffee/Black and the Halloween Speckled Girdle Bug, with midges, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.
Try streamers as well.