Stillwater River Report 04/02/2018

Spring fishing conditions were starting to round into shape prior to this week’s weather events. Conditions are running a little bit behind normal this spring. The water temperature is around 42 degrees and there is a little bit of color in the lower river. Midges have been coming off most days and BWOs should be starting to appear as well, particularly on the cloudy, overcast days when it’s not too windy. It’s still a tad cold for March Browns. The streamer bite has been pretty fair fishing the Grinch or black buggers. Nymphing has also been good with rubber leg and stonefly patterns along with a beadhead trailer fly. For dry fly action, try a smaller size Purple Haze or Parachute Adams.

By Chris Fleck River Reports