Water conditions continue to greatly improve as Soap Creek has cleared up immensely. Visibility is 6-8 feet even after Soap Creek dumps in. Flows are still stable at 7,500 cfs with a water temp warming up to 41 degrees as of Monday. Streamer fishing has been exceptionally good as small Emerald Shiners are being washed over the spillway from the reservoir and are dazed as they are washed into the river. Best streamer patterns have been White/Pearl Zonkers, White Floating Gurglers, and Hot Spot White Buggers all in sizes 6. We are still seeing good Baetis hatches on cloudy days with some midges present. For best opportunities look for areas of slower water, like back channels, inside corners and the ends of islands. For the midge hatch use a Griffith’s Gnat (14-16) trailed with a gray or black Smokejumper (16-18). For Baetis, use a Blue Winged Olive Parachute trailed by a Black Baetis Emerger (16-18). Subsurface use an orange or red Wire Worm (4-6) trailed by a beadhead black or red Midge Larvae (both in 16-18).