The short fishing report from the info source Headhunters this morning.
The last week brought us snow and cold temps. This week, starting today brings us much warmer temperatures and no snow. Just rain.
Fishing is good. For many it is not great. The water levels have some grasping at straws. I know the feeling. Fished with Andy form Colorado yesterday and caught some nice trout. But they were not always easy to find.
The fish certainly have spread out in the watery freedom they have be granted. They are in all the normal spots. Slow and deep, faster and shallower, medium speed runs, deep slack eddy’s, and a few other locales as well. I just did not find them all. Definitely not. The river certainly is much bigger.
Worms and pink lead the charge with the BWO/Midge stuff coming in second place. Make sure you got them all in your boat bag/fly boxes before you get out on the water.
A handful of boats on the water this weekend with Saturday afternoon turning out to be the jewel. Sunday more snow and north winds.
This week we will have more spring like conditions. Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Does that jive with your fishing schedule?[forecast]
Dries? Too windy to bring too many up yesterday, but that is changing. I predict this will be the week the irk comes off. Or next week?
Streamers? Yep, with tips. Get them deep. Swinging at the tail ends of islands? Finding the perfect depth is harder with the flows.
Flows @ 6360cfs and water temps 37.5F. All good. Will be up for some time, we think with the low level snow and rains.
The high level snow and such has not moved. It has just been added to as the snows low come and go while the snows in the hills is staying put. We will open Pandora’s Box with the water meeting April 11th in Helena.
The shop is going through some changes this week as the counter got torn out yesterday. New fixtures for reels, lines, rods…all arriving this week. We will jam them into place and get on with the end of March.
The Spring Special continues with guides out this week. Guides out last week were treated with good fishing from the Dam to Cascade. You coming?
Shop open daily @ 8am with shuttles, flies, info, coffee, fly rods, cheap guide trips, fishing licenses, tippet, bobbers, split shot, waders and anything you may need for your trip to the Missouri River.
Still looks a little chilly over there.
As my friend said in an email to me today from Alberta…”winter really, really sucks”…!