Yesterday we had an unusual, but much welcome July rain storm. It dumped buckets all day, with temperatures barely coming out of the 40’s. There are lots of reports of snow accumulation above 8000 ft. A couple of our clients who are here for the week opted to hit the river regardless of the weather, while some others took off to enjoy the hot springs. Those that braved the weather were well rewarded, boating lots of fish who were hungry for streamers.
Look for continued action on the streamers (olive, white, yellow, copper) as the river came up 112 cfs at Maiden Rock, and is still rising with all of the rain we received. Today is supposed to warm up to about 70 degrees, with some lingering storms clouds. Tricos, hoppers and caddis are working well for dry flies.
Flows and water temps are as follows:
Wise River: 371 cfs, 54 degrees
Maiden Rock: 538 cfs, 53 degrees
Melrose: 528 cfs, 53 degrees