Flows coming from Holter Dam are steady at 4,080cfs with temps beginning to creep up in the next few days. The town of Craig has gotten a sneak preview of Fall over the last few days, with a light dusting of snow in the peaks and some higher winds. Water temp has dropped slightly, falling below 60 degrees, so keep an eye open for some BWO’s in the coming days. Trico hatches are tapering off, but pseudo and callibaetis hatches are picking up the slack, providing dry fly opportunities in the mid to late mornings and afternoons. Also, caddis hatches have been spotty, but more prevalent lower in the river. The weeds are still making the streamer fishing a bit difficult, but a few more cold days should help the situation. That being said, if the weather cooperates, these trout can undoubtedly be coaxed into taking multiple streamer patterns. Rolling a hopper in the mid to late afternoon can be quite productive, especially with a nymph or ant dropper. Nymphing is producing as always, especially higher in the river.

Dries:          Parachute Adams #14

Rusty Spinners #16-20

Terrestrials #14-18

Nymphs:     Little Green Machine #18-20

Lightning Bugs #18-20

Mirage Nymph #18-20

Zebra Midge #18-20

Pheasant Tails #18-20

Streamers: TC’s Crawfish

Polar Minnows

Grizzly Buggers


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