River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 15 cfs
River Statistics:
»Above 4 mile Canyon
Current:   15 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   19 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   12 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   17 cfs
Gage Height:   1.79 ft

Current:   5 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   5 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   7 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   10 cfs
Gage Height:   0.41 ft

The canyon is pretty locked up, but you can still find some decent winter fishing through town right now despite the shelf ice. Look for the deeper, walking-paced pools and throw a light, short-leash nymph rig with a very light strike indicator and minimal weight (white foam Palsa pinch-ons are always great.) On very unusually warm days you might have a chance at seeing some midge sippers, but nymphing between roughly 12-3:30 PM is definitely going to be the best bet if you're looking to wet a line through town and touch a few fish. Top producers in town in the winter include midges and baetis such as Zebras, Poison Tungs, Top Secret Midges, Pheasant Tail variations, Micro Mays, Barr Emergers, Sparkle Wing RS2s, etc., in #18-22. You definitely want to run 6x, assuming you're not throwing a small streamer, and fluorocarbon will help convince these fish at low, slow flows.

Report Updated On: 02/04/2018
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