Weather Forecast

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
3:07 PM MST on November 16, 2018
Expires:
12:00 PM MST on November 17, 2018
24° F
Snow
Snow

Not much change from last week other than the uptick of streamer fishing. Current flows remain steady at 7,500 cfs with a water temp of 36 degrees. Soap Creek is still kicking in quite a bit of dirty water and will probably remain the same for a few weeks as the low land snow melts. Then we also had the addition of close to an inch of rain early this week. So stay river left after it dumps in just a couple of miles above Bighorn Access. Dry fly fishing is very good even with the higher than normal flows. Lots of midges and Baetis are present so look for areas of slower water, as in back channels, inside corners and ends of islands. For best results use a Griffith’s Gnat or Cluster Midge (14-16) trailed with a Gray, Black or Red  Smokejumper (16-18). Subsurface use a Red or Orange Wire Worm (4-6) trailed by a  Beadhead  Midge Larvae in Red, Black or Rootbeer (16-18). Good streamer fishing has been reported with white being the hot color. Best pattern White Zonkers, sizes 4-6