Welcome to June. Great fishing, great fellowship, great times.
And some folks around too.
In a couple days we will have the water projections for the month and months ahead. Until then we will enjoy the 4000cfs range and the coming bugs. Until the perennial June flies make their anticipated emergence we will sees couple more BWO’s, a couple random mayflies like March Browns but more likely Callibaetis and Mother’s Day Caddis.
The caddis on parts of the river in the sun can bring a good good bite. If you do not see the sun out you may not see as many caddis. Food for thought.
We do love the month of June here in Montana. It is green.
The Dearborn is still running above 1000cfs and the LPP is in shape and fine. Sheep Creek also running clear.
Canyon Ferry is at 92.8% filled and filling rapidly! Inflows 11K with outflows at 3500cfs. Good news for summer water flows!
The rest of the game? Waiting for the bugs. Today and this week with rain on the mind we will wait and see. The water temps are rising slowly as we make our way into the wettest Montana month.
Bring your PMD nymphs, your caddis dries and nymphs, your streamer boxes, your BWO’s, a box of beverages of your choice and go out there.
Floats above the Dearborn are more common with the mud…but not everybody is fishing above the DB.
This month can bring weird weather so always pack appropriately. Rain gear is a good idea. Warm clothing is a good idea. Hot coffee is a great idea. Hot chicken broth? Oh yeah!
Still some time with only a few boats on the water this week. Then the cork comes off.
Shop open at 7 daily for all your river needs and the best in flies, fly lines, and information at Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig.