Stillwater River Report 04/1/19

After a spike in flows and off-color water in the lower river due to a rapid melt of low land snow, spring fishing conditions are starting to round into shape. Conditions are running a little bit behind normal this spring due to the extended cold weather in March. The water temperature is still cold. Midges have been coming off occasionally, 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 and olive 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