Stillwater River Report 6/26/2017

Flows and clarity have been yo-yoing the past few weeks in reaction to temperature fluctuations. Cooler weather dropped the flows and improved clarity. However, warmer weather this week will melt some of the higher elevation snowpack and there will likely be another spike in flows and a decline in clarity. There may be some fishing to be had along the edges, particularly up higher. Once it clears back up, float fishing may be doable, but the river will be swift in spots.

Dead drifted dark buggers, rubber leg patterns and san juan worms are good high water fly patterns. For float fishing try a chubby with a rubber leg as a dropper.

The volume, speed and temperature of the water can still be hazardous. Use caution if wade fishing.

By Chris Fleck River Reports